Model Shipways USS ESSEX 176 SCALE
ADMIRALTY MODELS, A BRITISH TRADITION. Only then, upon consideration, would the Board approve funding for it. Called admiralty models, these were some of the finest ever made. They were unrigged with exposed hull and deck framing to allow inspection of the vessel's architecture, deck furnishings and decorative work in a three-dimensional format. The Model Shipways kit is relatively easy to build with plank-on-bulkhead construction, thanks to its 20 sheets of CAD-assisted laser-cut basswood parts, which come in a variety of thicknesses from 1/32" to 3/16". Fine basswood is also used for hull and deck planking. An unusual feature of this model is that the fully detailed gun deck is left visible for dramatic exhibition through the partially planked main deck. Masterfully cast Britannia metal guns are miniature versions of the original armament.
Brass nails, eyebolts, Belaying Pins, and split rings are correctly scaled, and a photo-etched sheet of detailed parts adds the finishing touches. Although this Admiralty model does not have full-size spars or sails, some rigging elements are included. Five diameters of rigging line are used, and deadeyes, blocks, and bullseyes are ready-to-use hardwood. Hull Width: 5.25 (on beam). Scale 5/32 = 1' (1:76.8).
Kit design, plans, instructions & prototype model by Bob Crane. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats & Ships". The seller is "modelexpo33020" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Model Shipways
- MPN: MS2041
- Material: Wood
- Features: Kit
- Modified Item: No
- Age Level: 17 Years & Up
- Type: Boat
- STORE_CATEGORY: 3873218016
- UPC: 856462005776