This little ship formed part of the fleet commanded by Christopher Columbus for his voyage of discovery in 1492. She was originally named "Santa Clara" but was nicknamed and became widely known as "Nina". There are not many contemporary evidences on the two caravels, except for the few oblique references that can be found in a resume of Columbus Journal. Nevertheless two things are pretty sure: both ships belonged to the Pinzon family and at the very beginning both of them had lateen sails. Then during the first stop at the Canary Island the Pinta replaced its lateen sails with square sails. This operation, together with the substitution of the mast delayed the departure of four weeks. Columbus always referred to NiÃ±a and Pinta as the Caravels
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, resin and wooden fittings, cloth for the sails and flags. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.
Scale 1:65, Length: 370mm.
Skill Level 2