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Picked up a couple of old constucto kits on eBay.  Wasn't expecting much but the subjects, Wifredo, a mid 19th century steamer and Velachero, a late 19th century barkentine rigged cargo vessel using lateen sails on the main and mizzen were interesting and price was right.  After receiving them I am pleasantly surprised.  First the bad; No scale given but guesstimated at about  1:284 (1/32" = 1 foot) give or take a bit for the Wifredo / 1:32 (3/16" = 1 foot) for the Velachero, plastic dead eyes and really limited instructions.  The good; very well made kits with nicely machined solid hulls, pre-shaped spars and well made fittings.  Not a great challenge but the results will look good and be something a bit out of the ordinary.

constructo wifredo.jpg

constructo velachero.jpg

Edited by grsjax

My advice and comments are always worth what you paid for them.

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