Convulsion is a ketch rigged mortar boat. She was built in 1804 at Rotherhithe and commissioned for shore bombardment duties. She was over 60ft long and had a displacement of 76 tonnes. She was armed with one 10 inch mortar and four 18 pounder carronades.
The Caldercraft Convulsion kit features: Double plank on bulkhead construction, Keel and bulkheads 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 Maple for the first planking, Walnut for the second planking and Maple for the decks. Ramin dowel is supplied for the masts and yards.
Scale 18pdr carronade chairs. The 4 18 pounder carronades and thw 10″ mortar are scale replicas in cast white metal. The deck fittings feature pre-cut wood gratings, pre-cut pin rails and wooden belaying pins and C.N.C cut companionway hatches. Walnut Elm tree deck pumps.
Rigging thread is supplied in natural and black to rig the model as depicted in the photographs. Walnut Blocks and deadeyes; etched brass chainplate assemblies with strops. White metal shroud cleats anchors and a wealth of unique detail parts.
Full size plans along with a comprehensive instruction booklet make this attractive and unusual vessel ideal as an introduction to plank on bulkhead modeling.
Part No: C9012