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1:106 Santa Maria - Mini Mamoli Kit - Dusek

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Dusek Ship Kits

MM02 Santa Maria NEW

 

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In 2016 Daniel Dusek bought all rights for producing of all Mamoli and MiniMamoli kits. Since then the kits are released

in batches.

 

History

 

What were the ships of the great discovery of the New World like? Tradition always speaks of three caravels, a sort of swift ship with a light hull, several masts and an assortment of sails. Scholars advise that, in reality, Columbus’s fleet consisted of 2 caravels, Nina and Pinta, and of a “Nao”, Santa Maria, a boat with 3 masts, 2 square sails and a lateen one, provided with a foredeck, which makes it belong more to the class of carracks. The strong construction, together with nautical knowledge of the time and with the perception of the great sailor allowed such a great enterprise. The year 1492 is an historical date known all over the world.

 

 

Technical data

  • Scale 1:106
  • Length 310 mm
  • Height 255 mm

 

The kit

  • 5 sheets of plans and instruction (english, french, dutch, german)
  • Prefabricated wooden hull
  • 4 sheets of lasercut wood (1 sheet in pear!)
  • round timber for masts and yards
  • Fine-meshed sail cloth

 

 

All parts of the kit are stored safely and tidily in the box so as to minimise any movement of items within. 

 

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Let's look deeper at this kit.

 

The Prefabricated wooden hull makes it easy even for beginners to create the fuselage shape in a great

small model.

 

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All small parts are well stowed away.

 

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Also the castings make a very good impression.

 

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Let's start with the cleanly lasered wooden boards. First of all, there is the deck of the Santa Maria with all planks pre-

lasered in a beautiful pear. And this in a beginner kit. Wonderful!

 

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Other boards are laser-cut in beech. But there is nothing wrong with this either. Very very less laser char. All is clean and

crisp.

 

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And see the dowels for masts and spars.

 

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And last but not least, for all those who would like to make sails, a very nice fine-meshed fabric is included.

 

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The multilingual manual should make it easy for beginners to build a wonderful little model with a lot of fun.

 

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Conclusion

 

With high quality components (where to find pear wood in a "beginner's kit"...) a revised manual and a really attractive

price Daniel Dusek leads the Mamoli Mini Kit series into a successful future. This little kit of a classic historic ship is

really great. For the beginner, but certainly also for the advanced, who are simply looking for a small, loving

intermediate project, this small model promises a lot of fun.

 

Dusek Ship Kits currently lists this model for €70,50, and I think that represents really good value for money for this

beginner kit.

 

 

My sincere thanks go to Daniel Dusek for sending this kit for review here on Model Ship World. To buy, go to your

favorite Dusek dealer or directly to http://www.dusekshipkits.com

 

 

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Nice looking kit, and a super introduction to the hobby, or even for someone who just wants to make something fun and relatively quick.

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Indeed it is a great beginner introduction with the potential to tweak the kit even more. Daniel Dusek made a great Job 🙂

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