This is the Latina 1:90 Scale San Francisco II Spanish Galeon S. XVI kit. The most fearsome ships of the Spanish Armada were her galleons, sailing ships that first appeared in the middle of the 16th century and which were, for a hundred and fifty years, the warships par excellence. The San Francisco II was one of the most outstanding of its age. FEATURES: Hand sewn main, top, stay and fore sails. All-wood construction features African Walnut, Mukali, Sapelly Mahogany, Manzonia, Ramin, Apple-Wood plywood and boxwood. Brass hardware such as blocks, eyebolts, fore-sheet bars, pinracks and much more. Four colors of thread, brown and raw (pale green) for different rigging applications. INCLUDES: One Latina 1:90 Scale San Francisco II Spanish Galeon Model Kit with pre-sewn sails, all fittings and rigging, all deck planking, hull masts bowsprit, ten rolls of rigging thread, flag, photo-illustrated instruction sheet and plans. REQUIRES: Contact cement, needle nose pliers, small hammer, hobby knife, Hand saw, hand drill, sandpaper. SPECS: Scale: 1:90 (1ft = 2/15") Length: 26-3/4" (680mm) Height: 20-7/16" (520mm) Beam: 9-7/16" (240mm) COMMENTS: Painting is not required, but a good choice for enamel model paint in a large variety of colors would be the Humbrol line found under vendor prefix ARXR. This is an intricate model with many pieces and much finish work required, previous modeling experience is helpful.
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