Perseverance Model Ship Kit Colonial Brig – Modellers Shipyard (1003)
The Colonial Brig Perseverance 1807 Model Ship Kit is manufactured by Modellers Shipyard. Modellers Shipyard offer historically accurate Wooden Model Ship Kits and Wooden Model Boat kits which are faithful interpretations of the original vessels. The comprehensive instructional DVDs, plans and highly detailed English instructions will assist you throughout the whole construction process. All ship model kits are double plank on bulkhead construction and only use the highest quality parts.
The Colonial Brig Perseverance model ship kit is a double plank on bulkhead construction with laser cut plywood. This ship model kit comes complete with all timber, rigging cord, and wooden and metal fittings. All parts and fittings are of the highest quality. It Includes a detailed instructions with photographs and diagrams, and construction plans.
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The 3 DVD set ‘The Complete Guide on: How to Build the Colonial Brig Perseverance’. This DVD set takes the modeller through planking the hull and deck, building the deck furniture and completing the rigging. Many tips and techniques of building a period wooden model ships are presented.
History of the Colonial Brig Perseverance
The Colonial Brig Perseverance was owned by Robert Campbell, a noted Sydney merchant of the time. Campbell launched his first ship the Perseverance, a 136 ton brig, at the site of Australia’s first shipbuilding yards in 1807.
In 1810, the Perseverance was fitted out for a trip to the southern oceans on which the ships Captain Frederick Hasselborough discovered two new sealing grounds, Campbell Island which he named after his employer, and Macquaire Island, named after the Governor of New South Wales at the time.
Sadly on his return voyage to Campbell Island, Captain Hasselborough, drowned when his jollyboat capsized in Perseverance Harbour, Campbell Island, 4th November 1810.
The last voyage of the Perseverance began on the 7th September 1828, when she departed Sydney headed to New Zealand. In October 1828 she was wrecked on Campbell Island. The Perseverance, was employed in the Southern New Zealand trade the whole of her career, with the exception of a short period when used as a hulk at Sydney.