I am going to build this kit with my daughter. She was really insisting on building her own wooden ship, like daddy's. Seems to even be ready that it will take a year. Will see, will see, she seems to be really interested
The kit is a 1777 schooner in 1:72 scale made by russian manufacturer Master Korabel (translated as "Master Shipwright").
Laser cut planking, nice wood, seems to be very well thought through!
Includes few PE sheets, very nice castings (anchors and cannons), all fittings have a good quality. The laser cutting is top notch and plywood is high quality as well.
Best part - the price is $95!
Despite having english text on the box, all instructions are in russian. But maybe photo manual would be enough?
Here is the link to the manual, it answers most of questions about this kit construction: http://forum.master-...com/mk0302f.pdf
Some build logs for the ones who are curious:
Got a few questions "where to buy the kit". My friend bought it in Russia and gave it to me, it is a cheapest option.
I also found it on ebay, the seller has a 100% rating and looks like a producer of the kit. So maybe buying it directly from the producer via ebay is better.
It is a "plus" version, so a bit more expensive. The kit I bought is a regular one - no boat and the blocks are simpler.
The main goal is to enjoy the process together, learn the handcraft and generally have fun. In the end, I would be super proud of her if she will have enough stamina to finish the hull and plank it. That would be quite an achievement for 6 years old.
I will try to show that kit in details, please pardon for the build quality - I am letting her to do as much as possible, not focusing too much on quality and accuracy. Step by step
Edited by Mike Y, 16 November 2016 - 09:19 AM.