Model Shipways Kits

Solid Hull, Plank on Bulkhead and Plank on Frame model ship kits

Model Shipways 1/96 Phantom - New York Pilot Boat - Solid Hull MS2027
Model Shipways MS2027 1/96 Scale Phantom, New York Pilot Boat
Classic Solid Hull Ship Kit

The Phantom is an authentic 1868 pilot boat especially designed for the first time modeller.
It comes with a solid basswood hull that only requires some minor shaping and sanding. There are laser cut wooden parts for the cabin and companionways, ready to use wooden blocks and deadeyes, solid brass and finely cast metal fittings, three sizes of rigging line and copper strips to cover the hull.
Full scale plans and clear, easy to follow instructions guide through every stage of assembly.

1:96 Scale / Length: 13.5in / Height: 13.5in
Display base and brass pedestals are not included.
£62.99
Warehouse: 1
Plymouth: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 60519)
Model Shipways 1/48 18th Century Long Boat Plank on Frame Kit MS1457
Model Shipways MS1457 1/48 Scale 18th Century Long Boat
Plank on Frame Ship Kit

Designed by master ship modeler Chuck Passaro, the longboat is a true plank-on-frame model, built much like the real longboats of the 18th century.
The kit uses the finest laser cut basswood for false keel, ribs, locker, floorboards and thwarts. Other materials include brass strips, belaying pins, eyebolts and nails, wooden blocks and deadeyes, black and tan rigging line plus cast metal anchor. Preprinted side friezes and stern decorations are included as well.
Two sheets of plans and a 20-page illustrated instruction manual address every detail of construction.

1:48 Scale / Length: 11.75in / Height: 10in
£62.99
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 4315)
Model Shipways MS1458 1/16 Scale 21 Foot English Pinnace (1750-1760)
Plank on Frame Kit

The pinnace was a lightly built carvel planked boat, designed to be rowed it had fewer than ten oars. Its only duty was transporting the captain and other officers from their anchored ship to the dockyards. Carrying crew and provisions was the job of heavier boats like the longboat or launch.

Designed by master ship modeler Chuck Passaro, our model replicates a 21-foot English pinnace inspired by similar contemporary models in National Maritime Museum of England. Plank-on-frame construction uses the finest laser cut basswood for the false keel & ribs. Planking strips, and other wooden components are provided for the floorboards, cap rail and thwarts. Other materials include cast metal anchor and stern transom, eyebolts, plus scale rigging. Pre-printed side friezes and rudder decorations are included as well.

1:16 Scale / Length 11.75in / Width 2.5in
Suitable for advanced modellers only.
£89.99
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 6923)
Model Shipways MS2032 1/32 Scale Willie L Bennett Chesapeake Bay Skipjack
Plank on Frame Kit


Model Shipways Willie L. Bennett kit is based on the craft discovered in 1954.
You'll build your model the way the real Willie L. Bennett was built, following the plank-on-bulkhead techniques used on life-sized skip-jacks. To make building easy, we've supplied laser cut wooden molds, keelson and transom. Basswood is used throughout. Outfit your craft with cast Britannia metal anchor, ship's wheel and deck machinery. Deadeyes and blocks are wood, and there's plenty of brass for eyes, hoops, rings and chain. Sail cloth and rigging line complete your model.
The 56 page instruction book by Ben Lankford gives you a wealth of detail with lots of photographs and drawings. Model Shipways provides three sheets of plans that are so accurate that you could almost build a real skipjack using them.

1:32 Scale / Length: 24in' / Height: 16'in
£116.99
Warehouse: 1
Fast delivery from Warehouse.
(Product Ref 60523)
Model Shipways MS2261 1/24 Scale US Navy Picket Boat No.1 (1864) The Boat that sank the Albemarle
Plank on Frame Kit


Model Shipways’ historically accurate kit recreates Picket Boat No. 1 in great detail. Plans are taken from research done by the History Channel for its 2005 program, 'The Most Daring Mission of the Civil War'.
You’ll build your model much the same way as the real boat was built almost 150 years ago, using many of the same materials. Only your job will be much easier, thanks to the laser cut basswood parts and ready-made fittings, 5 large sheets of plans and illustrated step-bystep instruction manual. Laser-cut basswood parts facilitate plankon- frame interior construction. High quality, flexible basswood strips are supplied for hull planking. Britannia metal fittings, brass and aluminum parts are used for deck furnishings, including a miniature steam engine, pump and 12-pounder Dahlgren Howitzer.

1:24 Scale / Length 22 1/2in / Width 5in
£134.99

Plymouth: 1
Delivery from stores takes a few days longer!
(Product Ref 68696)
Model Shipways 1/96 Taurus American Steam Tugboat Solid Hull Kit MS2021
Model Shipways MS2021 1/96 Scale Taurus American Steam Tugboat
Classic Solid Hull Kit

Steam Towboats like the Taurus were a familiar sight in every American harbour in the early 20th century. While no longer in commercal service a few steam tugs survive today as museum exhibits.
Model Shipways Taurus, an authentic turn-of-the-century wooden towboat is fun and easy to build.
Kit includes a machine carved solid wood waterline hull, laser cut cabin, and pilot house with plank-scored siding. It comes complete with doors, windows, lanterns, steam pipe and whistle... all in lead-free Britannia metal. Railing and stack guys are brass.

1:96 Scale / Length 9in' / Height 3.5in
Display base and brass pedestals are not included.
£71.99

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 42201)
Model Shipways MS2016 1/64 Scale 'Sultana'
Classic Solid Hull Kit

The Model Shipways Sultana features a machine carved basswood hull that requires only light shaping and sanding. Other wooden parts, including the 2-1/8" ship's boat, are laser cut for a perfect fit.
Plank-scored decking, spars, wood materials and eight cast metal swivel guns are all included.
For historical accuracy, original rigging is duplicated with scale rigging line and 67 wooden blocks.
Detailed plans by Ben Lankford and a 24 page instruction manual help you build an authentic replica.

1:64 Scale / Length 17in / Height 15in
Display base and brass pedestals are not included.
£89.99

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 72564)
Model Shipways MS2010 1/128 Scale Harriet Lane Armed Paddle Steamer
Classic Solid Hull Ship Kit

Model Shipways Harriet Lane features a machine carved hardwood hull which needs only light shaping and sanding.
The kit includes plankscored basswood for decking and cabins, spars and hardwood blocks. Ladders, anchors, paddle wheels, two ship's boats, four cannon with carriages and numerous other fittings finely cast Britannia metal. The kit has been upgraded the kit to include laser cut paddle wheel covers.
Model Shipways includes detailed plans and newly written clear instructions by master ship modeler, Ben Lankford, are easy to follow.

1:128 Scale / Length 19.5in / Height 9.5in
Display base and brass pedestals are not included.
£116.99

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 24528)
Model Shipways MS2033 1/16 Scale New Bedford Whaleboat (1850-1870)
Plank on Frame Kit


Whaling historian Erik A.R. Ronnberg, Jr. made a thorough study of Delano’s half-sized boats in order to produce this kit of a uniquely American working craft.
You'll follow the original plank-on-frame method of construction in building your Model Shipways kit. Hull planks, oar and paddle blades, tubs, casks and rudder are accurately laser cut basswood. Authentic scale whaling gear gives this kit remarkable detail. Photoetched copper fittings include harpoon, lance and cutting spade heads, knife blades, oarlocks and mast hinge hardware.
New Bedord Whaleboat kit is supported by a superb set (6 sheets) of plans and a 150 page instruction book by Erik A.R. Ronnberg, Jr. The book, To Build a Whaleboat, gives you step-by-step building instructions, design and technical data.

1:16 Scale / Length 24in' / Height 4 5/8'in
£107.99

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 4910)
Model Shipways MS1850 HMS Bounty Launch
Plank on Frame Kit


The Bounty’s launch was typical of boats issued to Royal Navy ships of the period. Historically accurate and highly detailed, Model Shipways’ HMS Bounty’s Launch kit is based on original plans from the Nautical Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
The kit features true plank-on-frame construction with laser cut wooden components, laser engraved rabbet and bearding lines. Beautiful cherry wood is provided for the frames and deck beams. Hull and quarterdeck planking, floorboards and mold stiffeners are flexible basswood. The fitting package replicates authentic gear, including ten oars, eight lathe turned wooden barrels, wooden chest, cast metal anchor, brass gudgeons and pintles, plus cotton sails and cordage.
Five sheets of plans and illustrated instruction manual assure trouble-free assembly.

1:16 Scale / Length: 17.25in / Height: 14.75in
£109.99

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 85862)