Next time you tuck into some delicious seafood, spare a thought for the frontline workers who brought it to you. Early starts, long hours and often atrocious working conditions are normal for fishermen. Pay your respects to the amazing people and the vessels that make this happen by building this Fishing Ship by Robotime.
The ship itself has the shape you'd expect along with several embellishments such as an anchor, hook and lifebuoy rings to complete an authentic design. You might not like the life onboard but, when your ship is complete, you'll love the look.
Fun to build
Collect the set
The fun of building your own wooden ship model doesn’t have to stop here. There are four models in this collection.
- Moderate ★★★☆☆
- 104 pieces
- Build time: 1.5 hours
- Wooden plywood sheets
- Illustrated instructions
- Model Number: TG308
- Model weight: 70 grams
- Box weight: 140 grams
- Assembled size: 190 x 48 x 158 mm
- Box size: 229 x 155 x 116 mm
- Not a toy - not suitable for children 3 or under
- Includes small parts that could be a choking hazard
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What could possibly go wrong?
Although you're pretty much just punching out parts and putting them in the right places, all model building requires skill. If you're not careful, you could damage the parts during removal, lose parts or install parts the wrong way round. Some parts are delicate and can get damaged if you apply too much pressure. As with any skill, the more practice and experience you have, the better the result. Take your time and enjoy the experience.
What is the recommended minimum age to build the fishing ship?
8 - however at this age you will need to step in occasionally to help out. All kids are different of course, but we're going to say that an average 12 year old could most likely build it independently.
What is the recommended maximum age to build the fishing ship?
If you have steady hands and patience then the only thing left to stop you is your eyesight.
Do any parts need to be glued?
Not usually. Occasionally you will get a part that is a bit loose which can be fixed with a drop of regular craft glue.
Is the model fragile?
It's unlikely to get damaged if it topples over, but if it is dropped from a height then be prepared for disappointment.
Do I need to sand the parts?
The parts can be slightly rough on the edges so we recommend that you give them a light sanding. If you don't bother then it's unlikely to cause you any grief.
Can I paint it?
We think these models look great in their nature raw state. However one of the nice things about a kit is you can make it your own, so feel free to personalise as you wish. It's made from plywood so you can apply just about anything including paint or lacquer. Our recommendation is to paint prior to assembly as getting a brush into every little section would be really fiddly once it's been built. It's possible that the parts will not go together quite as easily once paint has been applied so if necessary, lightly sand your paint on parts that need adjusting.
I love these kits! Do you have any more?
Sure do - check out more 3D Puzzles.
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