Monitor – BlueJacket


(BJ-K1035) Length 10-3/4″ / Scale 1/16″=1′


Monitor (BJ-K1035) Length 10-3/4″ / Scale 1/16″=1′

Designed and built by John Ericsson, the U.S.S. MONITOR became the model for an entire class of 60 gunboats, now know generically as “monitors.” Her unique low hull, presenting a small target, was sheathed in 1″ iron plate. The rotating gun turret permitted firing in all directions while underway.

BlueJacket’s kit contains detailed comprehensive instructions, accurate plans, a pre-carved hull of basswood, a history of the vessel, etched brass and cast fittings, plus all the wood required to complete the model.

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Additional information

Weight 10 lbs



BlueJacket is one of the leading manufacturers of quality wooden ship model kits. This Maine-based company is perhaps the oldest ship model kit manufacturer, having been in continuous operation since 1905! The company focuses on American subjects. Most kits feature pre-carved solid wood hull, but many kits are laser-cut plank-on-bulkhead and some are even true plank-on-frame kits.

BlueJacket also maintains the Laughing Whale line of kits, which are predominantly small American watercraft. With the demise of Midwest boat kits, these are about the only source for these small subjects. However, you will find them to be excellent quality kits of classic subjects.

Note that BlueJacket kit instructions are provided in english only.
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