Euromodel 99/011 Falmouth 18th Century East Indiaman Company Armed Merchant Ship 1/75 scale wood ship kit!

History:
The Falmouth was commenced by Mr. Perry to Blackwall Yard (England) on the 22nd of August 1750 and launched on 14th August 1752 as show on page 27 of “Chronicles of Blackwall Yard” by Henry Green and Robert Wigram . It was the first trading vessel of the English Indiaman Companies and showed a close resemblance to a warship in sail plan and rigging, with the most up-to-date reef-points to her topsails The ship was equipped with a large amount of artillery, unusual for the trading vessels of that period. In that she was run along the lines of naval discipline was due to the fact that the vessel could sail alone without any convoy ship, since its rich load was a good bounty for all the enemy vessels and pirate ships.
The Falmouth could easily combat a war-ship of the same tonnage, thanks to its crew of 180 experienced men including the best trained gunners. The superiority of the crew was partly due to the incentive granted to each gunman allowing each individual to transport his own 5 tonnage of goods there and 2 tonnage back. These goods were usually sold as smuggled goods to the black market. The Falmouth was of 499 tons and was in service until 1764 completing five voyages for the East India Company under the Captain George Hepburn. She was lost on her sixth voyage, wrecked at Sogar Bank in 1766.

 

 

Some examples of the large number of parts and cast metal parts

Overall Kit Specifications
CONSTRUCTION KITS REF. 99/011
BUILDING PLANS REF. 66/011
MAXIMUM LENGTH 1020 mm.
HULL LENGTH 770 mm.
MAXIMUM WIDTH 365 mm.
HULL WIDTH 165 mm.
MAXIMUM HEIGHT 845 mm.
GUNS 36
SCALE 1:75

All materials used for our kits are exclusively made in Italy.
In each kit there is all the material necessary to buld a complete model.
All kits contain:
• double planking -first planking limewood second planking walnut
• all frames are in plywood laser cutted
• All decks are in mahogany and laser cutted
• all timbers are in walnut of first choice
• Cloth for sails
• Anchors
• Blocks
• Capstains
• Cleats
• Deadeyes
• Chain plates
• Gratings
• Ladders
• Mast caps
• Rigging yarns
• Ship’s boats
• Lanterns
• Flags
• Carriages complete of wheels
• Brass guns & brass half guns
• Set of plans
• Instructions

Please note that these models are designed for the advanced modeller and the plans cover a huge amount of detail. There are notes available to go even further than what is included in the kit.

These are most outstanding kits for the modeller who has built ship models before but who does not want to build every part themselves.

Thanks for looking.

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Euromodel 99/011
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Euromodel 99/011
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