In 1588, King Philip II of Spain put the Duke of Sidonia in charge of the Spanish Armada. With the goal of invading England, 131 ships and 17,000 men set out for Dunkirk, where they were to join forces with the Duke of Parma and pick up another 16,000 men. One of the most important ships of the fleet was the San Marcos, a Portugese galleon of 790 tons. She carried 33 guns, 292 soldiers and 117 sailors. Heavily damaged during the battle and punished by high winds, San Marcos broke up on the reef between Mutton Island and Lurga just off Ireland’s west coast.
OcCre’s San Marcos plank-on-bulkhead ship model kit uses laser cut wooden parts and double planking in flexible limewood and rich African walnut. A generous fittings package contains lifeboat, brass cannon, belaying pins, eyebolts and rings, gudgeons and pintles, hardwood blocks and deadeyes and photo-etched detail parts. Pre-sewn cloth sails, silk-screened flag and rigging line complete the model. Detailed plans and pictorial instructions with over 100 photographs assure a magnificent San Marcos model ship.
Advanced Intermediate Skill Level.
Length 31-3/4" / Height 25-1/2" / Width 11-3/4" / Scale 1:50OcCre Links: Video of what is inside a OcCre kitModel Ship building Links: Model Ship World Forum
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For new or limited experience wood modelers,
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Please note: The manufacturer of this wood kit is based in Spain.
Although complete plans and instructions are included, the limited English instructions
provided require critical thinking and some modification as needed.
This is not a build by numbers kit, and is not for everyone. Additional technique books, and or
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