H.M. Brig Supply was launched in 1759 as a Deptford yard transport. In 1786 she was converted to an armed tender. It is in her modified form that she wrote herself into history by arriving ahead of the first convict fleet in Australian waters. She was also the first to sail into Port Jackson. H.M. Brig Supply is now known as the ship from which Australia was founded.
The Caldercraft Brig Supply kit features: Double plank on bulkhead construction, Keel and frames are CNC cut in Birch ply as are all the major constructional parts. Extensive use of CNC cut Walnut has been employed for the majority of visible structures and fittings.
The wood strip pack contains Lime wood for the first planking, Walnut for the second planking and Tanganyka for the decks. Ramin dowel is supplied for the masts and yards.
The gundeck features an Elm tree pump, pre-cut wood grating kit, pre-cut companionway hatch, Capstan kit, pre-cut pin rails, wooden belaying pins, powder kegs.
Rigging thread is supplied in natural and black to rig the model as depicted in the photographs. Blocks, deadeyes, etched brass chainplate assemblies with strops, shroud cleats, trucks, stunsail yard brackets as well as CNC cut Walnut tops, crosstrees, trestle trees, mast caps and a wealth of unique detail parts. The kit instructions take you step by step through the construction process. Full size plans with exploded diagrams of the various sub assemblies and comprehensive rigging drawings are provided to allow the first time builder to make a first class model.
Part No: C9005