EAGLE  - Historic Scale Wood Model Ship Kit By Corel Model

EAGLE  Wood Model Ship Kit  SM61  $329.99 
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Corel Ship Model
Length 25-1/2"   Height 17-1/3"   Scale 1:85   Intermediate Level
Double Plank-On-Bulkhead Wood Hull Construction

Eagle - 20 Gun American Brig "1812"

EAGLE - Corelís double-plank-on-frame kit Eagle uses laser cut wooden components. Ready-to-use hardwood fittings consist of blocks, deadeyes, ladders and gratings. Eyebolts, rods, wire and hundreds of miniature nails are genuine brass. Other metal detail parts include belaying pins, anchors, cleats, capstan and rudder hinges. The guns on board real frigate are reproduced in fine burnished metal. Scale rigging line, silk-screened flags and cotton sail material are also included. Nine sheets of expertly drawn plans and illustrated instruction manual make for reliable building assistants.


On July 23, 1812 two hundred American shipwrights, under the direction of Adam and Noah Brown, laid the keel for a 20-gun brig Eagle. The new brig Eagle was launched on August 11, just 19 days later.  

The vessel measured 117 feet, 3 inches in length and 34 feet in the beam. Armament consisted of twelve 32-pounder carronades and eight 18-pounder long guns. The crew numbered about 150.

The new brig Eagle joined the U.S. Squadron just as British military and naval forces in Canada began a major offensive into the Champlain Valley.

On August 31 the U.S. Navy squadron withdrew from the Canadian border to Plattsburgh and prepared a series of spring lines that enabled them to turn their broadsides to face attack from any direction. There, the American warships awaited the appearance of the British.

On the morning of September 11, 1814, the Royal Navy squadron on Lake Champlain (consisting of the 36-gun frigate Confiance, the 16-gun brig Linnet, two armed sloops and thirteen gunboats) entered the bay and attacked the anchored American ships. After a bloody battle lasting 2-1/2 hours, the British surrendered. This disastrous defeat at Plattsburgh influenced the British Government to sign a peace treaty with the United States on Christmas Eve of that year.

The battered American ships and their equally battered prizes were taken to the southernmost port on Lake Champlain, Whitehall, New York, and laid up. When the war ended they were stripped of guns, rigging, and equipment, their decks were housed over to protect them from the elements, and the ships were anchored in a line below town. Rot quickly spread through the green-timbered ships, and in 1820 they were towed into the nearby Poultney River and allowed to sink.

The paint sets for these kits are historically accurate colors that have been specially formulated for model ships. They are high quality acrylic based paints that can be thinned with water, thinner or alcohol. They clean up easily with water, making them ideal for airbrush use. Brushed or sprayed, paints dry flat with good grain structure and a smooth finish. The colors contained in each paint set are based on the colors shown in the picture of the model. 1 oz. bottles

 Eagle Paint Set (4 bottles) SM61PS   




CAUTION!!  Although these are high quality ship model kits, they may not be suitable for some one not familiar with building foreign model ship kits.  (click here to learn more)