San Felipe | Large Scale Model Ship
San Felipe | Large Scale Model Ship
The San Felipe is typical of the largest warships built around the end of the 17th century to protect Spain's colonial interests in the Americas, and to safeguard the long and hazardous passage back to Spanish ports. Heavily armed and ornately finished, three-decker ships of the line such as this were symbols of the might of Spain and its ruling dynasty.
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Key Features of the San Felipe
The hull uses a double-skinned plank-on-frame construction with a base of frames, pre-cut gun ports and planks, which are then covered by a dark hardwood outer layer before adding the more complex and detailed parts.
The elaborate stern and deck details make the San Felipe a favourite ship for modellers.
The kit features cast metal parts, including gun port frames, windows, doors and ornamental pieces, as well as brass fittings that include turned pillars and photo-etched beakhead rails.
Stitched sail set, rigging threads.
Double-skinned plank-on-frame construction - Dark hardwood outer layer and pre-cut gun ports - Cast metal parts including gun port frames - Brass fittings including turned pillars and photo-etched beakhead rails
Size 63 x 32 x 83 cm
Clear step-by-step instructions show how to assemble and finish the parts - every step of the way. Even if you've never tried this type of project before, you'll be able to put your San Felipe together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.
Through your building experience, you will have help from our experts with the easy-to-follow step-by-step assembly guide. Take a look also at our exclusive San Felipe Forum and discuss with fellow modelers.
Even as a model-making novice, you can build the San Felipe together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.
Download here the assembly guides of San Felipe if you have subscribed before June 15, 2020.
2015-03-21 10:08:55As I come to the finishing stages of my Sovereign of the Seas model I started to turn my attention on to what I would do next. This ship very much appealed to me, the more I looked at and studied it the more impressed I became. Beautifully ornate with quality hardwoods, excellent castings and metal fittings, coupled together with the easy to follow step by step instructions, all helps to ensure you are able to produce a high quality model. When I start on this build it is my intention to maintain a build diary on the Modelspace forum for anyone to follow so why not subscribe to this one, join us on the forum and allow us to help you build a first class model ship you will be proud to display...
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