Sometimes known as the replacement for the famous Liberty ship, the 14,000 ton SD14 general cargo ships are found under many different names and flags in most of the worlds ports and on all of the high seas.
Quite apart from sheer size, the kit is remarkable, for it is, in fact, put together in much the same way as the original was built. Consisting of three sections, Forward, Amidships and After, which together contain approximately 4,500 pieces, it is printed in black on top quality manila card for painting with an authentic colour scheme or one of your own choice. The three sections can be fixed together or left dismantled.
No deck fittings are included in the kit, so these will need to be either scratch built or sourced from commercial model boat fittings.
The model can be made either for display or, with suitable waterproofing, for sailing there being space for R/C gear.
Comprehensive illustrated instructions also contain sections that explain the actual fabrication of the original, so that, as you work through the model. You learn about the SD14, how it was assembled and how it works. The correct nautical terms are used and explained, showing how each part of the ship functions and how the whole design draws on centuries of experience to produce the modern ocean going vessel.