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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Xebec Re Post





Here are some images plus a composite of Amati's 1/60 scale Xebec armed vessel 1753. The following description is taken off Historic Ships. "Used by Barbary pirates, Xebecs were equipped with both sails and oars. They featured a distinctive hull with overhanging bow and stern. The lateen rig allowed it to sail close hauled to wind, giving it an advantage in pursuit or escape. The oars allowed the Xebec to approach vessels that were becalmed. Sea-going Mediterranean peoples used Xebecs as corsairs and built them with a narrow floor to achieve a higher speed than their victims.but with a considerable beam that enable them to carry an extensive sail plan. They carried a crew of 300 to 400 men and mounted 16 to 40 guns". My only complaint about this model is that it did not come with a double planking option considering the cost $260 Cdn you would think they would have done so. I should point out that this kit does not come with any instructions, plans only. So one should have some model ship building experience before attempting this model.

10 comments:

sinfuselaje said...

Big work, spectacular!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks sinfuselaje.

Modellours Workshop said...

very nice. the last picture looks AWESOME!!!

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Modellours Workshop.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! the composite is amazing...

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Pat - It's an oldy but a goody.

Hanny said...

Where'd you get this kit? I was thinking about taking up modeling again, and I found a good-looking kit of the Golden Hind from modelexpo.com, but I know nothing of brands.

I like the race-built ships of the Armada era, and the Golden Hind in particular, since I was on the replica in London.

Warren Zoell said...

Hanny - This is a wooden from Amati. If you're thinking about taking up model building again this kit is not easy. Have you ever built model sail ships before?

Hanny said...

Plastic ones, and I wouldn't try this particular one yet. I was hoping to find one with clear instructions and exercise some patience.

Warren Zoell said...

Try starting on the Airfix or the smaller Revell sail ship kits. That's what I started on.They are challenging and they produce a nice display piece afterwards.

http://www.airfix.com/airfix-products/ships/classic-ships/

http://www.bestrc.com/hobbies-bin/search-rmx/search.pl