This is a plank on bulkhead construction and a relatively easy build with its basic topsail schooner rigging and its fine hull lines. This would be great for the beginner who is good with his or her hands and good with reading drawings.
There are two types of wood planking strips, one for the hull and one for the deck. The mast and trim are made of walnut. All fittings for this kit are made of walnut and brass. There are carriage mounted cannons on the deck. Comes with 2 sheets of detailed plans.
For those wishing to add sails, you can make them yourself, or you can buy a set of pre-sewn sails here: Mantua Albatros Sails Set.
For some additional help building a kit of this type, we recommend this classic book: Ship Modeling Simplified, by Frank Mastini.