Gentlemen, with great pleasure I want to show a new model!
The model was built by Yura Kimborovich according only to our drawings by "MasterKorabel"
Drawings we prepared on the basis of archival information of the 1840s.
This is a 20-oar 42-foot longboat #1 of the 120-gun battleship “Twelve Apostles” - the flagship of Admiral Lazarev of the Black Sea Fleet.
Date: 1841 -1855
Sailing: the Plymouth bot.
Art.: one 24-pound carronade. 80 shots.
Crew: Midshipman, 160 marines and 22 sailors.
Scale 1: 48
length - 498.5 mm,
width - 80 mm,
height - 350 mm
Thanks! ...yes, it's the 1:144 Airfix Classic kit. It was released to me (along with several kits) from a family of a devoted builder. They saw my internet sites, and at his request, they honored him by releasing the models.
Part of the tribute to this individual was to bring out the best in them...which I've done with this and the previous Airfix ROYAL SOVEREIGN (Sovereign of the Seas).
Those who have this kit can see that it's of good quality and can be brought to another level with, of course, patience. Again, thanks for your comment. Much appreciated.