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Thursday, August 03, 2017 - 12:36 AM UTC
Round 2 models, under the Lindberg label, has recently reissued Pyro’s classic Barbary Pirate sailing ship model.
One of the very early units of their "Antique Ship" series, Pyro's Barbary Pirate (Felucca) dates way back to the 1950s. The kit was designed for younger modelers with simple, fast construction and a minimum of parts. It has also been reissued numerous times over the years since by Life-Like and more recently by Lindberg.

According to Round 2:

From the sails to the oars…this kit is ship-shape! The Barbary Coast was the name given to the Northern Coast of Africa during the 16th to 19th century – now part of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. One of the most romantic types of sailing ships of that time was the Barbary Coast Felucca. A shortened version of a galley; it is recognizable by its two lateen sails and its 16-20 long oars protruding out its sides. Though referred to as the Barbary Pirates the crew of these ships always considered themselves properly commissioned men-of-war. This kit from Lindberg offers a detailed 4 ¾” replica of the distinctive sailing ship. It features details like wood grain and injected plastic sails.

Kit details include:
• 4 3/4” length
• Detailed kit captures wood grain, sails and flags
• Decal sheet and illustrated assembly guide included
• 1:250 Scale

The Barbary Pirate includes new packaging featuring the restored 1960s boxart, easy-to-follow instructions, display base with nameplate and Cartograf decals. The new decal sheet includes flags, name for display and stern decoration.

This most recent issue of the ship by Round 2 is available from various on-line retailers ranging in price from $9.00 to $12.00 (US) plus shipping.

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So happy to see this line again. Some of my first kits as a kid, I wouldn't mind building them again for nostalgia's sake. Hope they repop the Roman Merchant Ship as well.
AUG 03, 2017 - 01:25 AM
Glad to see this one released again as well. I've got one of the earlier releases It looks like it will build up pretty nice. The oars look grossly over scale to me but I don't know a lot about these ships yet. I hope to try some of the techniques Tim Reynaga displayed so well in his builds of the Nina, Pinta, and Chinese Junks here on Model Shipwrights. .
AUG 03, 2017 - 02:14 AM
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