Wooden model ship of La Pinta caravel (15th Century) at 1:65 scale. This fabulous wooden model ship kit should be in your ship collection, along with the other two caravels from the Discovery of America. It contains high quality parts. Aimed at intermediate level modelers.
CONTENTS AND ACCESORIES CARAVEL LA PINTA WOODEN MODEL SHIP KIT
Build your model ship at scale 1:65 of La Pinta caravel from the Discovery of America. The system of assembly of the model by means of false keel and frames approximates its design to the one of the real boat. Once it is built, this faithful miniature replica measures 20.07'' (510mm) length, 9.05'' (230mm) width and 15.74'' (400mm) height.
The wooden model ship kit contains high-precision laser-cut board parts; wood and birch veneer; numerous parts in wood, metal and brass; high-quality brass photo-etched parts; Hand-sewn sails ready to be placed; cotton threads; real-scale plane of the caravel; exhibition base, as a gift, to expose the model once it is finished; and everything necessary to delight the modelers.
Also, for the assembly of the model of La Pinta you will have a super detailed step-by-step guide on DVD format for computer (Windows and Mac). So thanks to this guide you can complete your magnificent scale replica of La Pinta. The kit does not include printed instructions. This model ship is aimed at modelers with an intermediate skills level.
Paint your model with the Paints Set for Caravels and Galleons Models, for sale separately. You can also buy the Set of 10 Metal Figures for Caravels and Galleons, ready to be assembled and painted.
HISTORY OF LA PINTA: THE FASTEST CARAVEL
Discover La Pinta, a wooden model, the fastest of the three caravels used by Christopher Columbus on the first voyage to the New World in 1492. Built in the shipyards of Palos de la Frontera a few years before the voyage, it was the fastest of the three boats and it often had to wait for the other two.
The expedition with the three ships departed from Puerto de Palos to the Canary Islands on August 3, 1492. The sail and the rudder of La Pinta were repaired on this scale, and finally departed to the New World on 6 September. It was in October 12th when the famous Rodrigo de Triana cried "Land hot!", and it was heard from La Pinta's ship. Later La Pinta would be the first one to arrive at an European port, reaching Bayona 1 of March of 1493.