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1/76 USS Constitution - "Old Ironsides" - Now on sale! Options
Tomick
#1 Posted : 03 March 2017 11:08:29

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USS Constitution (or "Old Ironsides" as she is more commonly known) is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy, named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America.
Retired from active service in 1881, Constitution served as a receiving ship until designated a museum ship in 1907. In 1934 she completed a three-year, 90-port tour of the nation. Constitution sailed under her own power for her 200th birthday in 1997, and again in August 2012, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her victory over Guerriere.

"Old Ironsides" is a living monument and is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat.

http://www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org/

http://www.navy.mil/local/constitution/

"Old Ironsides" model:

Scale: 1/76
Height: 80cm
Length: 115cm

Features laser-cut plywood framework, double plank-on-frame construction, stitched sail set, metal ornamentation, wooden masts & spars, assorted rigging threads and an assortment of armament.

On sale here: http://www.model-space.c...e-uss-constitution.html

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#2 Posted : 03 March 2017 14:23:10

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Very interested. A Great looking ship, there are also loads of pictures of Connie and books available out there.

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#3 Posted : 03 March 2017 19:01:36

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Cool definatly upnfor this one as its on my wish list

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#4 Posted : 03 March 2017 19:16:39

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The museum in Boston where the Constitution is moored has some amazing large scale ship models too.

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#5 Posted : 03 March 2017 19:22:00

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Saw the ship in Boston a few years ago.
Amazing.

I'm not really a boat/ship person but this does look good...
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#6 Posted : 03 March 2017 19:24:43

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Love Definitely be up for this one Love Love

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#7 Posted : 03 March 2017 20:31:16

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BigGrin Looks a nice kit and will look for its releaseCool
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#8 Posted : 03 March 2017 23:27:50

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A fab looking ship and would be great to see it appear... look forward to seeing it....Cool Cool

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#9 Posted : 04 March 2017 12:12:43

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Great looking historic ship, a must have for the ship builders on here.

Al
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That looks like a very nice kit for the ship modellers. Cool

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#11 Posted : 04 March 2017 19:20:33

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I would certainly consider a subscription to this one.

Its a great era so if the magazines follow the SofS and Victory there would be some great history to read about.

I have a Billings version of this one in store but it seems lacking.

This model looks very nicely detailed.
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birdaj2 wrote:
I would certainly consider a subscription to this one.

Its a great era so if the magazines follow the SofS and Victory there would be some great history to read about.

I have a Billings version of this one in store but it seems lacking.

This model looks very nicely detailed.


Model shipways is considered the best kit on this subject and interestingly is the same scale as the DeAg kit, initial photos on this post look like she has plenty of detail, suspect it may blow your Billings version out of the water, excuse the pun BigGrin

hear is a link to the model shipways version, looks very similar to me

http://forum.model-space...aspx?g=posts&t=8125

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#13 Posted : 04 March 2017 21:21:53

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jase wrote:
birdaj2 wrote:
I would certainly consider a subscription to this one.

Its a great era so if the magazines follow the SofS and Victory there would be some great history to read about.

I have a Billings version of this one in store but it seems lacking.

This model looks very nicely detailed.


Model shipways is considered the best kit on this subject and interestingly is the same scale as the DeAg kit, initial photos on this post look like she has plenty of detail, suspect it may blow your Billings version out of the water, excuse the pun BigGrin

hear is a link to the model shipways version, looks very similar to me

http://forum.model-space...aspx?g=posts&t=8125

Jason
The Shipways kit is not an easy kit to build even experienced ship modellers, which Karl1113 intimated during his build of the Shipways kit, also the plans measurements are imperial
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Tomick wrote:
jase wrote:
birdaj2 wrote:
I would certainly consider a subscription to this one.

Its a great era so if the magazines follow the SofS and Victory there would be some great history to read about.

I have a Billings version of this one in store but it seems lacking.

This model looks very nicely detailed.


Model shipways is considered the best kit on this subject and interestingly is the same scale as the DeAg kit, initial photos on this post look like she has plenty of detail, suspect it may blow your Billings version out of the water, excuse the pun BigGrin

hear is a link to the model shipways version, looks very similar to me

http://forum.model-space...aspx?g=posts&t=8125

Jason
The Shipways kit is not an easy kit to build even by the experienced ship modeller which Karl intimates during his build, also the plans measurements are imperial


I have a model shipways kit and I can certainly confirm that it is tricky to work through and why I hope this constitution is released soon, if it looks all but the same and same scale but has the ussual DeAg qulity instructions then its got to be a winner
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Mr T,

Do you plan to also release this in the Colonies?

Wasn't it first designated as the USF Constitution (United States Frigate)? The Smithsonian has a very detailed set of plans also. I don't know if they are still available. Mine date to the 1970's, blueprint presentation, and badly faded. They were taken off at the time of a 1920's restoration I believe.

The box art is interesting. So many ship models are shown with its national flag flying astern but with a full set of sails looking as she is running before the wind. This one seems to look as she is working against the wind so the flag flys correctly. Well done.

On the other hand I also find a model with a full set of blown sails without any crew portrayed as amusing. Does the kit provide rigging instructions for display with standing rigging, spars lowered, etc?

Not an expert.

Tom Nequette
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#16 Posted : 05 March 2017 22:41:14

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Yes it will be made available to the US market. It's instructions only cater for running rigging (with sails).
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#17 Posted : 05 March 2017 23:07:04

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Now that is different and I really like it.... love the figures....Drool Drool

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#18 Posted : 06 March 2017 00:10:21

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I quite like this would go well next to the deag Connie.

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#19 Posted : 06 March 2017 12:39:03

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Well i like the look of this one and having my U-boat sub finishing end June early july i will make a note to myself to watchout for the launch BigGrin of this one.
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