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(B514) BILLING BOATS HMS Endeavour - Boat Kit and Fittings. 1/50 scale

Our Price: 225.00
 

 
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Billing Boat  Kits are imported by Amerang UK.  Srp £249.99

  In September 1769, she anchored off New Zealand, the first European vessel to reach the islands since Abel Tasman’s Heemskerck 127 years earlier. In April 1770, Endeavour became the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia, when Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay.

 Endeavour then sailed north along the Australian coast. She narrowly avoided disaster after running aground on the Great Barrier Reef, and Cook had to throw her guns overboard to lighten her. He then beached her on the mainland for seven weeks to permit rudimentary repairs to her hull. On 10 October 1770, she limped into port in Batavia (now named Jakarta) in the Dutch East Indies, for more substantial repairs, her crew sworn to secrecy about the lands they had discovered

  She resumed her westward journey on 26 December, rounded the Cape of Good Hope on 13 March 1771, and reached the English port of Dover on 12 July, having been at sea for nearly three years.


Kit Contents:

Plan with detailed building instructions German, English, French, Danish, Italian and Dutch, wooden hull, decks from wood, plastic, sail material and wooden parts to finish the model.

Fittings Contents:

All fittings included (e.g. position lights, anchors, life-belt, etc.)

Specification:

  • Length 890 mm.
  • Height 730 mm.
  • Width 178 mm.
  • Scale 1:50.
  • Laser cut components

Requires:

     Glue, paints / varnish and tools.

 

 

 



 
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