The Maris Stella kit HMS Speedy uses the sail plan, rigging, armament and flagging as of her original commissioning. To maximize authenticity, we have freshly designed all cannons, of the type, weight and time frame appropriate, using Armstrong and Blomefield construction formula, historical patterns and photos of antiques.
The Maris Stella kit is suitable for intermediate level modelers. For those who want to go a step beyond, we are providing copper hull plates, details on period appropriate stains and paint schemes, and rigging rope diameter information. Our three-dimensional modeling of the Admiralty draughts and the kit’s plank on bulwark hull construction with 19 bulkheads makes it easy for even casual modelers to achieve the original hull lines with great accuracy.
The Maris Stella Royal Navy’s HMS Speedy ship model kit is as of the sloop’s floating. It is based on painstaking research that includes use of three Admiralty draughts, an original 4-pounder cannon design from the applicable Establishment tables based on historical treatises, masting using the Admiralty hull draught and the Royal Navy formulae for Brig-Sloops, and period-authentic rigging. It further includes a rather large boat and hull copper plates. The hull copper plates are an additional article.
This 1/48 scale kit is designed for intermediate modelers and those with more experience. We regressed a bit by providing some 3D-printed decorative parts as an alternative to working wood and brass, but those parts need not be used.
This is a wooden model ...
Photo etched sheets :
...93,4mm x 178,1mm brass ;
...89,7mm x 286,2mm brass .
16 laser-cut sheets :
...6 large sheets ; 7 medium-sized sheets ; 3 small sheets .
Instruction booklet : new technique of instruction making :
...85 sheets of clear text ;
... ...4 A4 gray-scale illustrations ;
... ... ...111 A4 color cad illustrations .
Designs; 3 sheets measuring 950x1000mm each, 38.78''x39.37''
Wood, fittings and rope are the first class quality .
Even though this model kit is fully complete and ready to be built out of the box, several parts to make construction easier are available for purchase in addition to the kit .
Addition , if desired, novelty in the Model Ship Kits' world :
...Set of HMS Speedy pre-sewn sails by MarisStella, 27 sails ;
... Photo etched copper plates in scale.
...3D printed bow and side counters are included in the main kit.
See more about the project and technical solutions in the news section: HMS Speedy 1/48 scale 36.61`` 93.0cm Model Ship Kits MarisStella