Billing Boats BB604 1/35 Scale H.M.S. Renown Model Boat (Unassembled Kit) - 428354

New Billing Boats BB604 1/35 Scale H.M.S. Renown Model Boat (Unassembled Kit) - 428354

Billing Boats BB604 1/35 Scale H.M.S. Renown Model Boat (Unassembled Kit)

In the mid 1800's, the Royal Navy began to equip its larger men-of-war with so-called steam barges or steam pinnaces. After experiments with a number of different types, 30, 40, 50 and 56ft boats became most widely used. By the end of the century, the first motor pinnaces were ready for duty.

The 50ft pinnace for 'HMS Renown' dates from this period. As many as 4 of these boats other man-of-war. The boats had a small forepeak, a crew compartment, a boiler room and a cabin. Above the crews' quarters was a conical steel base with a permanent universal ring, on which a 3lb quick-firing cannon or maxim machine gun could be mounted.

This type of boat was used for a variety of tasks; ranking officers between boats, or to patrol the mouths of harbours for the protection of ships anchored therein hence the name 'picket boats'.

All of the 600 Series Model Boat Kits (item numbers 600-609) include an easier way of building the hull. The hull is assembled in halves, on a table. This allows for easier assembly and is quite useful in learning plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead construction! Once each half is done you join the two for a completed hull. Make sure you work each half in opposite directions so that when joined they marry up evenly!

Features

  • Scale Model Boat Kit
  • Plastic Hull
  • Complete with Fittings
  • Made to the Highest Standards by Billing Boats
  • Requires Paints, Glues and Modelling Tools to Complete
  • Accurate and Realistic Construction

Specifications:
Scale - 1/35th
Height - 140mm
Length - 450mm
Width - 95mm

In the Box
Billing Boats BB604 1/35 Scale H.M.S. Renown Model Boat (Unassembled Kit)

Required to Complete
Modelling Tools
Paints and Glues

Please Note:
This Static model Boat Kit is Not Suitable for RC Use

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    Brand: Billing Boats
  • Product Code: 428354
  • Availability: In Stock This item is in stock and available to buy now!
  • £79.99

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