Display this gorgeous Old Ironsides right in your own home or office! Constitution, a legend in the War of 1812, is available as a museum-quality, FULLY ASSEMBLED model. This is an Exclusive Edition where the model has a unique serial number etched into the hull, which allows us to identify production date, the material used and all other production information of a model.
Master craftsmen using historical photographs, drawings or original plans meticulously handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch. They are built to scale with high-grade wood. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
The front bowsprit and three large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging and lines painstakingly knotted and fastened by hand. Each yard has an attached hand-stitched rolled-up sails made of fine linen. The glorious American flag is attached to the mizzen yard. On the deck, there are authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks, stationed metal cannons, metal steering wheels, metal bell, captains dining and sleeping cabin, and many other handcrafted ornaments.
There is also an exquisite detailed admirals quarter on the stern with spectacular brass ornaments. This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate. Itll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector. Constitution, a three-mast frigate, is the worlds oldest commissioned warship.Built primarily with dense southern live oak, its hull was 21 inches thick in an era when 18 inches was common. Paul Revere forged the copper spikes and bolts that held the planks in place. It was during the ferocious battle with the Guerriere that British seamen, astonished at how their cannonballs were bouncing off the Constitutions hull, cried out, Sir, Her sides are made of Iron! " Hence, the nickname, "Old Ironsides.
The Constitution today is a national landmark and is currently docked in Boston. The item "USS Constitution Old Ironsides Tall Ship XL 59 Wood Model Sailboat Assembled" is in sale since Tuesday, April 14, 2015.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden". The seller is "atlantisgift" and is located in New York.
This item can be shipped to United States.