America racing schooner 1:75

A detailed, non-floating model of an American racing schooner from 1851 with a wooden plank hull with a length of 560 mm from the Danish company Billing Boats. 1:75 scale scattered kit for moderately advanced builders.

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In the early 50s Danish architect and former wartime RAF pilot Ejnar Billing exhibited a self-made model of a fishing boat in the window hobby store belonging to his wife. After the photo of the model appeared in a magazine, Mr. Billing overwhelmed in order to position dozens of pieces of the same model. Because it was not in his power so much to handle, it occurred to him that the boat will offer a kit - the first mass-produced kit with wooden frames with the keel, ribs and planking hull design mimicking the most real ship. This method of construction is quickly befriended by Mr billing models and began to conquer the world. In 1958, then founded the company bearing the family name still Billing Boats. Over the years, the design perfected and upgraded models in the '60s introduced the use of plastic moldings hulls, then embarked on CNC machines at the turn of the 80s and 90s in Billing Boats started to benefit from laser cutting parts. Today the company manages the third generation billing and floating RC models and mock-leafing table still represents the ultimate in marine modeling.

We are pleased to offer a series of kits Billing Boats from which you can build sophisticated exquisite detail leafing models and create a stylish complement your interior with salty smell of the sea and the call of faraway places ...



America 1:72

In 1850, the challenge of the New York club plachetního renowned boat builder George Steers drew the plans for the new very fast boat. August 22, 1851 dvoustěžňový the schooner America at the invitation of the Royal Yacht Squadron participated in the Hundred Guinea Cup race around the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England. In the competition of 14 British vessels easily won; Three days later aboard a ship during his visit to Queen Victoria herself. America returned with great fanfare home and won the trophy (sea wolves affectionately nicknamed "Auld Mug" - "Mind mug") gave the New York plachetnímu club. Cup since then bears the name of America's Cup and compete with him to this day, making it the oldest sporting trophy world. America then participated in another 50 races, served as a training ship for Naval Academy in Newport, in the 20th century, then fell into disrepair in the various ports. Although President Roosevelt tried in 1940 to convince Congress to approve the funds to rescue the ship and its location in the National Maritime Museum, the time had other priorities. During a snowstorm in 1942, America came to an end - from salvaged pieces of wood ship model was built, which can be found in the Museum of Naval Academy at Annapolis. In the past 50 years we have built three replicas of the schooner - two in the US - but the third (christened Scythia) has its home port of Rostock in Germany and serves as a commercial cruise ship. America is intended for intermediate boat builders; It is designed as a non-floating table mockup.

America has a classic wooden hull structure made of laser-carved parts of the hull planking and a wooden deck. Kit includes all wooden and plastic parts needed to complete the model, dummy accessories, sails etc.

Scale 1:72
Length [mm] 560
Width [mm] 100
Height [mm] 450
Building intensity S2

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