The "National Cruise" Constitution is one of the best and most accurate USS Constitution models available. This kit is based on the 1927 Navy drawings, photographs, and documentation that were used during the 1993-97 restoration. It is so complete and highly detailed that the shipping weight is an incredible twelve pounds!
Plank-on-bulkhead construction features laser cut wooden parts. High quality basswood planking strips cover the hull and we include self-adhesive copper tape for hull plating. true-to-scale Britannia metal, brass and hardwood fittings and sixteen photo-etched brass sheets provide life-like detail. Over fifty cannon, carronade, and gun barrels duplicate original armament. Extra touches include laser cut gratings and engraved scrollwork. Four hundred yards of rigging line in six diameters is also supplied.
Model Shipways kit includes eight sheets of detailed plans and a forty-eight page step-by-step instruction manual by Ben Lankford. Uncover the secrets of building a museum quality replica. When completed the built-up model measures 48" in length, 32" in height, and 16" in width (display base and pedestals not included).