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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 item.
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 semi-finished sails by MarisStella, 27 sails ;
... Photo etched copper plates in scale.
...3D printed bow and side counters are included in the main kit.
''... Within the set of the semi-finished sails, which modelers have to sew and complete, is one single sail that is sewn completely, and modelers have to add bolt ropes and other ropes on it. This sail is an example of a completely sewn sail. ...''
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As a link between easy to build models and more advanced projects, we offer a series of easy to build kits from MarisStella Model Ship Kits and The Old Seller lines. If you have already mastered the basics of model ship building, these kits will guide you into and through more demanding projects, that are not too complex for a careful model builder.
The "Step above" program is the next step for ship modelers who have mastered our beginner's courses at the first, second and third levels, and are prepared to start work on a larger project. The instructions in these projects are like all MarisStella kits, highly detailed, but they still allow independent thinking and planning. All you need is the ability to read blueprints.
The assembly kits that we have included in this program, which connect other programs from our assortment, are:
Saint Jerome 16th c. 68cm, 26.77'', 1:75
project. It is an exception to the entire MarisStella program and is a model of the famous Hvar galley. This model is a priceless pearl for any modellers collection. It was created decades ago by the old famous master Mr. Verle, a great ship modeler.
In English we define the qualifications of the ship modeler to enable them to decide on the level of models they want to build in this program. They are:
. This means a model maker should have built at least three or more models to a reasonably high standard. This level will enable the modelbuilder to choose models from the MarisStella list without any problems. These are all unique works that were presented to the world for the first time through this line of kits.
Saint Jerome 16th c. 68 cm, 26.77'' 1:75
is a special project that we recommend as a very interesting and beautiful model. It is a model with an artistic flair that is definitely a priceless pearl that was originally created decades ago.
While the entire offer is divided into seven programs, each of which includes a special group of ship and boat models, we also launched a beginner’s course 1 divided into levels to allow a beginner to practice and build their skills. The beginner's course is divided into three levels: