THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL VERY HIGH QUALITY NEW HANDCRAFTED WOOD MODEL THE SHIP IS HANDCRAFTED FROM SCRATCH BY A MASTER CRAFTSMAN, COMES FULLY ASSEMBLED AND READY FOR DISPLAY.
THE SHIP IS 22" LONG X 7.5" WIDE X 21" HIGH
Goto Predestinatsia was an eighteenth century Russian flagship.
She was commissioned on April 27,1700 on the Voronezh Admiralty wharf, and was in service until 1711 as part of the Azovflotilla. After the unsuccessful Prut campaign and the lost of Azov the Goto Predestinatsia was sold to the Ottoman Empire.
She was the first Russian ship of the line and the first ship of this rate built in Russia without the help of foreign experts.
The model is handcrafted from scratch by skilled craftsmen and it's built according to scale of the original ship, through original plans or pictures using plank on frame construction. The hull is joined by multi-pieces of dry thin wooden bar together. Inside the hull a special glue is used which helps thin wooden bars stay close to one another and not split, crack or twist when the weather changes. The ship is then painted. The construction method is entirely by hand and it takes hundreds of man hours to finish by master artisans.
Only the highest quality woods like rosewood, ebony, blackwood, mahogany and teak are used in building the model ships. In general, this is how the following woods are used:
Ebony (for blocks and small details) English Sycamore (for the hull) Rosewood (for the hull) Blackwood (for the hull) Mahogany (for the masts, squares, crow nests4 herrywood (for the deck) Canons, muskets, anchors and other tiny details are made of metal (for decoration) Sails and rigging lines are made of linen.
THE MODEL SHIP IS NOT A TOY, PLEASE KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN.
INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS ACCEPTED THROUGH PAYPAL ONLY.
On Aug-24-10 at 08:48:21 PDT, seller added the following information:
On Aug-24-10 at 08:48:34 PDT, seller added the following information:
Items must be returned within 7 days . Refund will be given as Exchange. Refund policy details: If damaged in shipping the model can be returned for an exchange. If the model is not available a refund will be issued.