What a pretty boat! And that it's within your boatbuilding reach makes it all the more tantalizing. Robert Balsdon of Florida did a great job building from the kit. That's his model pictured . He even improvised a handsome stand and a few other details.
The Shellback Model kit will be a bonafide boatbuilding experience for you. No pre-cut parts here, everything is as if you just returned from the lumberyard. When this model is ready to launch, you'll have total confidence in your building skills. Then it's just a question of which is more fun... building the model or the full-sized boat.
The finished model is approximately 17" long, with a scale of 1 1/4" = 1'. Sails, wood, and instructions are included, but you get to supply the glue, paint, and tools. (Stand not included.)
If you'd like a better understanding of just what you are getting yourself in for, view the 16 pages of instructions by clicking: INSTRUCTIONS.
Skill Level = 2
Skill levels are:
1 = beginner
2 = intermediate
3 = advanced