HISTORY OF A MYTHICAL SHIP: VIRGINIA PILOT BOAT SWIFT
The Swift was an early 19th century Virginia pilot boat. Light-weight and over powered twin master ship, it safely guided largest incoming vessels into port. In short, these types of boats were used to guide large ships in and out of ports. In this case, they helped those on the North American East Coast because they were easy to maneuver, fast and light.
Pilot boats technical features let the great naval powers of the time to enlarge them creating the famous Baltimore Clippers class. That is why it was an obligation that the scale model or replica that we offer you existed.
CONTENTS OF SWIFT PILOT BOAT WOODEN MODEL SHIP KIT
The contents of the wooden model ship kit for the construction of the American pilot boat called Swift are of highest quality. It brings with all the necessary parts for you to build it. Laser pre-cut wooden parts, pre-cut brass parts and hand-sewn sails ready to be placed. As a bonus, it comes with a magnificent wooden exhibition base with a name plate so you can display your model wherever you want once it's built.
For the assembly of this beautiful 1:50 scale miniature replica, you have a DVD for your computer -PC and MAC- with a very detailed step-by-step assembly guide and a 1:1 plan of the model. The kit does not contain printed instructions. The DVD also features tips and tricks videos on how to assemble the Swift. You can also download the digital instructions for free at the button of this product sheet called 'Instructions and Downloadable Contents'.
Paint your model ship with the Paints Set for American Schooners Models (277PACK9), for sale separately. Once it is built, this faithful miniature replica measures 24.48'' (622mm) length, 4.72'' (120mm) width and 17.24'' (438mm) height.