A famed lateen rigged vessel derived from the Xebec used by the Barbary coast pirates. Armed with 14 medium calibre cannons and 6 culverins for close-quarter combat, the Xebec was also used by the Spanish for coastal defence against Algerian pirates. Oars made navigation possible even in the doldrums.
Advanced Skill Level.
For new or limited experience wood modelers,
we strongly recommend the technique book
Ship Modeling Simplified.
Please note: The manufacturer of this wood kit is based in Italy.
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
access to the advice of an experienced wood modeler or wood model club is
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