CONTENTS AND ACCESSORIES 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. This model ship is aimed at modelers with an intermediate skills level. 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 all the parts you need to built it: high-precision laser-cut board parts; wooden parts and birch veneer; numerous parts in 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 bonus, 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 -PC & MAC-. So thanks to this guide you can complete your magnificent scale replica of La Pinta. 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 Content’.
HISTORY OF LA PINTA: THE FASTEST CARAVEL
Discover La Pinta, 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 -Huelva, Spain- 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 3rd, 1492. The sail and the rudder of La Pinta were repaired on this scale, and finally departed to the New World on September 6th. It was in October 12th when the famous Rodrigo de Triana cried “Land in sight!”, 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 March 1st, 1493.