NIAGARA - HISTORIC SCALE WOOD MODEL SHIP KIT NIAGARA BY MODEL SHIPWAYS

NIAGARA  Wood Model Ship Kit  Niagara MS2240  $259.99 
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit Niagara by Model Shipways Ship Models
Length 36-1/2"   Height 24-1/2"  Scale 1:64   Intermediate Level
Plank on Bulkhead Wood Hull Construction

Deck View

 

Cannon View

 

Lifeboat View

NIAGARA US BRIG "1813"

"Don't give up the ship"
"We have met the enemy and they are ours"
Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry
 

NIAGARA - The Battle of Lake Erie took place on September 10, 1813, with Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry commanding the American fleet. Perry was forced to abandon his flagship, the Lawrence. He was rowed through heavy gunfire to the Niagara, from which he continued the attack. His victory over the British ensured American control of the Great Lakes during the War of 1812.

Model Shipways' Niagara kit is a faithful representation of the reconstructed Niagara at the maritime museum in Erie, PA. Model design is based on research and plans for the 1990 reconstruction of the Niagara, provided by Melbourne Smith of the International Historical Watercraft Society in Annapolis MD. Laser cut basswood parts facilitate plank-on-bulkhead construction.

Individual basswood strips cover the hull, and we provide six filler blocks to make the job easier. True-to-scale Britannia metal, brass and hardwood fittings assure scale accuracy. Eighteen cast metal carronades and two long guns duplicate the armament of the original vessel. Rigging material include over 600 blocks and deadeyes and four diameters of rigging line. Six sheets of detailed plans and 40 page illustrated instruction manual by Ben Lankford clarify every phase of construction.

(Display base and brass pedestals are not included with kit)
 


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
 

Niagara Paint Set (12 bottles)  MS2240PS

$59.88   

Niagara Display Kit  MS2240DP

$37.58   

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