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Santal Maria ship model, Mantua

Wreck of Columbus' flagship Santa Maria was found?
Underwater explorer Barry Clifford, who led a team that found and investigated the wreck, says he's confident it is.

Santal Maria wreck?

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Bluenose II restoration

As we know the original Bluenose was a Canadian fishing and racing schooner from Nova Scotia built in 1921. The schooner became famous for winning in several International competitions. The Bluenose is considered by many to be an iconic symbol of Canada.

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Famous Kon-Tiki raft journey

Kon-Tiki was the raft used by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl in his 1947 expedition across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands. It was named after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, for whom "Kon-Tiki" was said to be an old name. The Kon-Tiki expedition was funded by private loans, along with donations of equipment
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Famous Half Moon - fine wood work
Exploration ship Half Moon was commissioned on March 25, 1609, for the Dutch East India Company. Her captain, Henry Hudson, was already a famous explorer when in 1608 he was hired for journey which had important role in establishing of American nation. Half Moon kit from Corel is a nice memory of this significant event.

Half Moon and Henry Hudson
Exploration ship Half Moon (Halve Maen in Dutch) was commissioned on March 25, 1609, for the Dutch East India Company. Her length on deck was 85 feet, length on keel was 64.5 feet and height was 78 feet. Crew size was about 20 and displacement was 112 tons. Half Moon used square and lateen sails. Her captain, Henry Hudson, was already a famous
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Occre introduce another new kit - Bounty
The Bounty features a cutaway in the hull which allows the internals to be seen. Built in 1783 as a cargo ship, in 1787 she was purchased by the Royal Navy for the transporting of breadfruit from Tahiti to the Caribbean. The breadfruit was supposed to serve as cheap food for the slaves that worked in the sugar cane plantations.

In the footsteps of Admiral Christopher Columbus journey

Read about the events of the first journey to the New World by Santa Maria, Pinta and Nina as it describes directly Admiral Christopher Columbus. Santa Maria was a flag ship of Christopher Columbus, the Pinta was commanded by Martin Alonso Pinzon and Nina was commanded by Vicente Yanez Pinzon.

San Juan
Following the War of Independence, after Spain had lost her American colonies, merchant marine ships all but disappeared from the peninsula, leaving only small coastal sailing boats behind to re-establish the routes to the Antilles. Through the Royal Decree issued by Charles III, trade was re-opened with those colonies that remained faithful and it was the felucca, San Juan (El Glorioso) that made the first voyage.

H.M.S. Victory 1:98
Ship model H.M.S. Victory 1:98 is favorite wooden scale kit from Mantua manufacturer. It is popular for its good quality and the customers often buy it as a valuable and nice gift. Scale model kit H.M.S.Victory MM776 from Mantua contains necessary building material and parts.

Amerigo Vespucci tall ship history
Tall ship Amerigo Vespucci took its name from the famous Italian sailor and cartographer who also lent his name to the new world. Its home port is La Spezia, Italy, and it is in use as a school ship.

The Royal Caroline
Royal Yacht the Royal Caroline was built at Bedford shipyard in 1749 as yacht for the English Royal Family. She served for many years, during which she sailed all around the world.
Royal Caroline Model Ship was a Royal Yacht built for the use of George II and his wife, Queen Caroline. She was sailed for pleasure cruises by the Royal Family and as a transport for members of the court sailing between England and Holland.

Le Soleil Royal MM796
845,00 € Add
Santa Maria MM775
186,00 € Add
Half Moon CO18
178,00 € Add
Cala Esmeralda OC13002
199,00 € Add
Herm. La Fayette AL 22517
185,00 € Add
King Mississippi AL20505
159,00 € Add
Surprise AL22910
659,00 € Add
Mary Rose JO9004
385,00 € Add
Kon-Tiki MM703
137,00 € Add
Victory MM776
336,00 € Add
New to ship modeling?

Don´t know where to start?

If you’ve never built a wooden ship model before, we recommend one of the kits in the VictoryShipMadels such as our San Juan Nepomuceno Cutter from Artesania Latina. Artesania Latina uses only the finest materials - premium woods, cotton rigging and accessories. Sewn cotton sails are also included. Laser cut wooden parts guarantee a perfect fit, making assembly fast and easy. Excellent illustrated English instructions explain every step of constructions. Using of double planking technology is advantage for starter modelers, too. In this way the small errors of first planking layer can be easy eliminated.

San Juan Nepomuceno Cutter (
Step-by-Step instructions
Double planking

Are you thinking that building a historic wooden ship model is too difficult? Let us assure you that many of our customers who once thought the same thing are now seasoned modelers.

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