Amati & Victory Kits
Superb models for those with time for an absorbing interest!
The "Granado" was one of twelve bomb vessels built for the Royal Navy to supplement its depleted fleet at the outbreak of the War of Jenkin's Ear (1739). She was originally built as a sloop by Thomas Slade, who went on to design Victory, she was converted to a bomb vessel in 1765. Designed for laying siege from the sea, it had to accommodate heavy mortars with their tremendous recoil. As a bomb vessel she performed her duties admirably. The kit has been based upon the original Admiralty plans that still exist.
The kit includes laser cut frames for keel & bulkheads, and exotic wood strip for hull planking. Also included is the wooden deck planking, masts and spars, metal and wooden fittings and photo-etch detailing. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.
Scale 1:64, Length: 800mm
Skill Level 3