A new series of exact scale plank on frame kits from Caldercraft. Two years of extensive research have gone into producing the first kit. Using the latest CAD-CAM technology Caldercraft have been able to produce a kit with detailing never before seen in a kit of this type.
Keel and bulkheads are CNC cut in high quality Birch ply as are all the major constructional parts. Extensive use of CNC cut Walnut has been employed for the majority of visible structures and fittings. For example: pre shaped side steps, pre cut and stepped plank sheer, exact scale cannon/carronade carriages, (these include taper, different wheel sizes and quoins) .Where appropriate, stem and side galleries are a composite construction of CNC cut ply for the basic fascia, Walnut, Brass etched windows and some decoration with the remaining decoration of finely cast white metal.
The wood strip pack contains Maple for the first layer of hull planking, Walnut for the second and Tanganyika or Maple for the decks. Ramin dowel is supplied for the masts and yards.
Rigging thread is supplied in natural and black to rig the model as depicted in the photographs. Blocks, deadeyes, shroud cleats, trucks, stunsail yard brackets as well as CNC cut Walnut tops, crosstrees, trestle trees, mast caps and a wealth of unique detail parts. Where appropriate, copper plates are provided to sheath the hull bottom.
Fully detailed plans and instructions will take you step by step through the construction process with many hints and tips to assist you along the way.