1/96 Santa Maria 05405

1/96 Santa Maria 05405

Brand: Bill and Walt's

The Santa Maria was a typical merchant vessel of the 15th century. Except for Noah's ark, she is undoubtedly the best known ship in the world. On September 9, 1492 Christopher Columbus set sail from the Canaries in search of the westerly sea route to India - on a voyage that was to become one of the greatest voyages of ...Read more

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Description

The Santa Maria was a typical merchant vessel of the 15th century. Except for Noah's ark, she is undoubtedly the best known ship in the world. On September 9, 1492 Christopher Columbus set sail from the Canaries in search of the westerly sea route to India - on a voyage that was to become one of the greatest voyages of discovery in history. He chose the Santa Maria as the flagship of his little fleet. With 100 tons and a crew of 52, she was the biggest of the three ships. After an arduous voyage, on 12 October, Columbus at last reached Watling Island in the Bahamas, believing it to be one of the islands which are set down in the maps at the end of the Orient. On a subsequent reconnaissance trip the Santa Maria ran aground off Haiti. Her wood was ultimately used for the construction of a fort.

FEATURES: Structurally detailed decks
Ladders and windlass
Two anchors
Structurally detailed hull
Two water barrels
Masts with yards
Shields with coats of arms
Linen-look sails
Crew figures
Rigging yarn
Display stand
Transfers for the sails and shields

REQUIRES: Assembly
Cement
Sprue Cutter
Modeling Knife
File or Emery Board
Scissors
Tweezers
Water for Decals
Glue Tips
Cloth
Paint (see MARKING OPTIONS)
Adult Supervision
Paint (Yellow, Orange, Carmine Red, Rust, White, Purple Red, Leaf Green, Black)

SPECS: Scale: 1/96
Length: 14.25in (362 mm)
Height: 344 mm
137 total parts
Skill Level 4

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