Mantua 1/60 Vasa Swedish Man of War 1628 # 737
Vasa Scale 1/60 Length 1180mm. The Vasa 1626-28 was the largest ship ever built in Sweden at that time, she weighed in at approximately 1,400 tons and carried 64 guns.At about 3.30pm. on 10th. August 1628 she was towed out to open water to gain a head wind and upon hoisting her sails she heeled over so violently that the sea entered her lower gun ports and in a matter of minutes she sank to the bottom of the sea, where she stayed until finally being raised in 1959-61 and is now located in the Vasa wharf in Stockholm.A plank on frame construction, the kit contains:- Building plans with general details, English instructions, lost wax brass castings walnut or lime planking, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, laser etched details, rigging cord and silk flag. All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy. A video is also included to show the general method of building.