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Manufacturer of the kit: Mamoli
Vehicle type: Civic
Engine type: Sailing and rowing
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Model scale: 1:100
Dear colleagues, here is a knight’s move! Wooden sailboat model of Endeavour assembled from Mamoli wooden model kit!
So, about the model. That’s “Endeavour”, James Cook’s ship on which he went on his first trip around the world. Cook hasn’t managed to open Antarctica on it, but thoroughly investigated Australia and New Zealand. “Endeavour” was the first vessel, from which people managed to pinpoint the longitude and the first ship that performed such a long voyage, during which not a single person died from scurvy.
It is the bark, initially built for the transportation of coal, but converted into an expedition vessel. “Endeavour” was allocated to Cook by the Admiralty, but still it turned out that it required quite a major overhaul. But the ship proved to be very good and survived through all the storms and reefs.
Some notes on Endeavour model construction
P.S. Actually, I came into modeling originally for building wooden sailboats, and then started to assemble from plastic, because of the high cost of “wood” (five thousand rubles at least, for the most unpretentious kit). By the way, that’s why I became stretching biplanes with a yarn – at first I didn’t bother too much and took the yarn I used for rigging.
P.P.S. The work on the model took me almost a year, but with the big break. Upon completion of the work, “Endeavour” was gifted to the pub Tara Brooch, where everyone can see it firsthand))