18th Century Longboat Build


My third model ship project is the 18th Century Longboat from Model Shipways.   This build was started on January 7, 2018.

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Keel and Frames January 7, 2018 - Day 1. Time to get started on my third build…the Model Shipways 18th Century Longboat. This build is a plank-on-frame model, so rather than have solid bulkheads to support the…



About the Model Shipways Longboat Kit

The kit was designed by Chuck Passaro.  He wrote the practicum that I followed for my first build.  He runs Syren Ship Model Company, where I’ve purchased all my rigging line and blocks.  He’s also one of the moderators of the Model Ship World Forum.  Basically, he’s one of the rock stars of the model ship world.

The instructions for this kit are basically a practicum.  They are very thorough and cover every step.

  • 1:48 scale, 10″ long, 11.75″ tall.
  • 40+ pages of instructions.
  • 2 full size sheets of plans.
  • Plank-on-frame construction.
  • All required wood is provided.
  • Plans and instructions by Chuck Passaro
  • Kit developed in 2011.

Click here to view the build log.