CONTENTS OF LA NIÑA CARAVEL WOODEN MODEL KIT
Build your La Niña 1:65 wooden scale model, 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 built, this caravel with which America was discovered measures 16.33'' (415mm) length, 4.37'' (111mm width) and 19.48'' (495mm) height.
The model has high precision laser cut board parts, wood and birch veneer, various parts of brass, foundry and fabric as accessories, high quality photo-etched brass parts, as well as ready-to-fit hand-sewn sails. As a gift, it includes the wooden base for its exhibition.
For the assembly of the model of La Niña, one of the most famous ships in history, you can follow our complete step-by-step full colour instructions in 7 languages, accompanied by the drawings of the completed boat, both of them on DVD format for computer (Windows and Mac). The kit does not include printed instructions.
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 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 voyage, it had to be the 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 in 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.