Why not think about getting the Colonial Sloop Norfolk 1798 – Starters Pack which includes:
> Colonial Sloop Norfolk model kit;
> Beginners Tool Kit – Basic covering all your beginner modeling needs;
>The Complete Beginners Guide to Model Ship Building – 104 page ebook & 5 DVD practicums covering Hull Planking, Deck Planking, Masting & Rigging
This unique set provides the easiest possible introduction to the world of modeling.
You won’t need to purchase any further tools, books or DVD practicums.
Don’t delay, why not get started today on your new hobby which we know will bring you many hours of enjoyment.
The Sloop Norfolk was built on Norfolk Island in 1798. The 25 ton sloop was constructed from Norfolk Island pine. Governor Hunter lent the Norfolk to Bass and Flinders with the task of proving the existence of a strait between the mainland and Van Diemen’s Land (named Tasmania after 1856). Flinders and Bass were under orders to pass through the strait and return by the south of Van Diemen’s Land.
Flinders, Captain, George Bass, and there eight crew departed Port Jackson on the 7 October 1798. They had been allowed twelve weeks for the voyage. In her they completed the first circumnavigation of Van Diemen’s Land.
They made many important discoveries on this voyage. On the north coast of Van Dieman’s Land they spent time exploring Port Dalrymple, the future site of Launceston. On Christmas day they climbed Mount Wellington which now overlooks Hobart, Tasmania’s capital. The Norfolk sailed back into Port Jackson on the 12 January, 1799. Governor Hunter, upon Flinders recommendation, named the newly discovered passage, Bass Strait.
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.
Modellers Shipyard offer historically accurate Wooden ship model 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.