CONTENTS OF LA NIÑA CARAVEL WOODEN MODEL SHIP KIT
Build your La Niña wooden model ship kit at 1:65 scale, Discovery of America’s caravel. Its system of assembly by means of false keel and frames resembles its design to the one of the real ship. Once it is built, this caravel with which America was discovered measures 16.33” (415mm) length, 4.37” (111mm width) and 19.48” (495mm) height.
The model box brings all the needed parts to build it: high precision laser-cut board parts, wooden parts and birch veneer, various brass parts, foundry and fabric as accessories, high quality photo-etched brass parts, as well as ready-to-fit hand-sewn sails. As a bonus, it includes the wooden base for its exhibition.
For the assembly of the model La Niña, one of the most famous ships in history, you can follow our complete step-by-step full colour instructions, accompanied by the drawings of the completed boat, both of them on DVD format for computer -PC & MAC-. The kit does not include printed instructions. You can also download the digital instructions for free on the button of this product sheet called ‘Instructions and Downloadable Contents’.
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.
THE SHIP THAT CHANGED HISTORY: CARAVEL LA NIÑA
Discover La Niña, a wooden model ship of one of the three Spanish caravels used by Christopher Columbus on the first voyage to the New World in 1492. Built in the shipyards of the Port of Moguer (Huelva, Andalusia) a few years before the travel, it had to be the flagship of the expedition after the stranding of the Santa Maria. Now it will delight the modelers.
The expedition departed from Puerto de Palos to the Canary Islands on August 3rd, 1492. On this scale, the Latin sailboat we represent on this model was transformed into square sails. After discovering the New World, La Niña would return with Christopher Columbus on board reaching Lisbon on March 4th and finally the port of Palos (Spain) on March 15th, 1493.