Academy Models 14204 Bedford Whaler Plastic Model Sailing Ship Kit 1:200

Academy ModelsSKU: ACD00014204


Until the 1870s whaling was a very important industry in New England. Sailing
half way around the world to hunt the Sperm Whale in the Western Pacific ocean
for its oil, the typical whaling vessel made terribly long 3 to 4 year voyages
to fill its barrels with the rendered oil that provided the fuel for oil lamps
and lubrication for machinery before the discovery of petroleum. Typical whaling
vessels carried 20 to 30 men. At its peak, New Bedford had 429 whaling vessels
registered calling it home port.:

  • Plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in brown, black, an white..:
  • Fully engraved hull with copper-plate sheathing detail..:
  • All parts are precision injection molded including billowing sail and
  • Molded in three colors to minimize painting..:
  • Five life boats are provided in the event the ship begins to sink..:
  • Thread rig lines are included..:
  • Display stand is included..:
  • Detailed pictorial instructions guide you through assembly..:
  • Scale: 1:200:
  • Length: 7 (17.7cm):
  • Width: 1-1/2 (3.6cm):
  • Height: 7 (17.6cm) (approximately)

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