San Marcos galleon was successful...
San Marcos galleon was successful boat in war and trade.
Scale 1:50, Length: 810 mm, Height: 650 mm
Display scale kit difficulty: 3
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This galleon is a direct descendant of the “caracks”, large, distinguished galleons, originally Mediterranean based but later sailing the Atlantic. The name galleon was first given to a type of ship from Liguria, built at the start of the 16th century. Initially designed as merchantmen they were heavily armed, for defense against pirates and other enemies, but ended up, after 1570, becoming men of war. Although the galleons reached their greatest splendor when they plied the Atlantic, the height of their development, they were the result of accumulated experiences on the European Atlantic front and their experiences as merchantmen in the Mediterranean.
This advanced kit is suitable for ship kit builders who previously built two or more models of a similar style. The plan was drawn from the French period books. Standard plank on frame hull construction, utilize walnut, maple and lime wood. Figure head, caryatids, angels & other ornamentations in cast or pressed brass, sails. All dead eyes, blocks, etc. are in walnut. Flags printed on silk, standing & running in black & natural rope. All lanterns, cannon, anchors, hinge & strops made in metal. Fully detailed building plans with English instructions.
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