Built in 1708, the third rate French ship Le Superbe was 143 feet long with a beam of over 40 feet. At 1,029 tons, Le Superbe carried adequate provisions to remain at sea with a crew of more than 600 men for up to six months. King Charles was so impressed by her majestic size and beautiful ornamentation that he ordered Dean (England's foremost naval architect) to copy her lines and design.
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, lost wax castings and wooden fittings, etched brass detailing, cloth for the sails and flags. The instruction booklet is very detailed, taking you through every step of construction.
Scale 1:75, Length: 1125mm.
Skill Level 3