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Nina 1492 Columbus caravel 1:50 Scale

Manufacturer Mantua Model code 756



Nina was a classic caravel with pure latten rigging, with hanging sails in the middle point of the lateen yard and with shrouds hooked to ship’s broadside.

It had no forecastle and it had a small quarter deck.

Christopher Columbus, S. Mary’s captain in the first historical expedition.

Took the next Atlantic passage with Nina, which had a particularly strong construction, but with reduced length a little shorter than 20 meters at the mercy of the waves.

The Mantua kit features a plank on frame hull construction, building plans with general details, English instructions, lost wax brass castings walnut or lime planking, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, etched brass details, rigging cord, sailcloth and silk flag.

All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy.

Scale 1:50 Length: 410 mm Width: 110 mm Height: 425 mm

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