|Ratlines were a common site on sailing ships, and even
some transitional era steam ships. They allowed the crew to climb the masts
and work the sails much more efficiently. This is a noticeable feature
on those ships and a noticeable omission on many 1/1200-1/1250 sailing
ships. Navalis, a newcomer to the photo etch word has just what you need
to overcome this. Two sets of generic ratlines are now available in the
small and large types. The small set include symmetrical and right angle
type lines in sizes including 20', 30' 40' and 50'. For those "tall ship"
use the Large set with it's 75', 100', 125' and 150' ratlines. Both sets
can be cut into custom lengths by following the simple instructions shown
on the right. Adding these ratlines to your sailing ships should make them
stand out from the rest, and give them a more realistic appearance.
Both sets are etched from thin stainless steel and are very finely detailed. At $9.00 for the small set and $12.00 for the large these sets could equip your whole fleet making them a real bargain.
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