£130.00 – £162.00
( Post and Packing not included)
Deck boat “St. Gabriel” 1:72
Deck boat “St. Gabriel” was built on the eastern coast of Kamchatka peninsula as an exploration ship for the First Kamchatka expedition of the Russian explorer Vitus Bering in 1728. After the expedition she sailed in the Pacific Ocean for 27 years until 1755. Many historical events are linked to this ship including the first crossing of the Arctic Circle in Chukchi Sea by Europeans in 1728, discovery of Alaska in 1732 and the first visit to Japan by Russians in 1739.
- Scale 1:72.
- Assembled dimensions are (LxWxH) 350mm x 150mm x 300mm.
- All wooden parts are laser cut to simplify assembly.
- Hull design compensates for material deformations.
- Double plank-on-bulkhead hull. Final hull planks are made of redwood veneer.
- Historically accurate cast falconets.
- Laser etched deck made of anigre veneer.
- High quality pearwood blocks.
- Multitude of highly detailed photo-etched brass parts.
- Sail plans and cloth for sewing the sails.
- Silk screen flags.
- Different diameters of tan thread for standing and running rigging.
- Ship stand with two nameplates, one in English and one in Russian.
- Windlass and pumps.
- Three large sheets of ship plans (+translated plans in English).
Please note that this kit does not come with a ship’s boat. We offer a 75mm boat to suit this kit.
A set of pre-stitched sails is also available for this kit.