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Benjamin W. LATHAM

model shipTheBenjamin W. Latham is an outstanding example of a turn-of-the-century Grand Banks fisherman. Built in the Tarr & James yard at Essex, MA in 1902 she sailed out of Noank, CT as a mackerel seiner. From 1906 to the end of her career, she operated as a dory trawler out of New York's Fulton Fish Market. She was lost off the coast of San Juan in 1943.

This model for many years was a staple of the old Model Shipways solid hull fleet. Now she's back in a true plank-on-bulkhead form. Six sheets of plans and a 48 page instruction book by Ben Lankford, whose credits include work in the Smithsonian Institution make building a breeze.

The model is a joy to build and the large 1/4" scale allows for lots of detail. All wooden parts, including the false keel and 14 piece bulkhead set are laser cut. The kit contains basswood planking for the hull and deck, and plenty of strip stock for timberheads, monkey boards, riding bits and deck pads. Basswood is also supplied for deck cabins, hatches, wheel and chain boxes. Wooden blocks and deadeyes number more than 100, and rigging comes in 3 diameters. The cast metal fittings set is one of the most comprehensive ever compiled. It includes windlass parts, anchors, bilge pumps, props, exhaust pipes, fife rails and smoke heads. One of the most remarkable features of this model is an authentic plank-on-frame seine boat. You'll build it upside down on a set of formers, just like the real thing. Sail cloth, display pedestals and brass rods for mounting the seine boat complete the kit. The model is displayed on a 30" oak base (available separately below)

Intermediate level #MS2109
Length 33" /Height 27" / Scale 1/4" = 1'

model ships ............$269.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$31.99 23 BUYNOW

Includes.......12 1oz. bottles including 2ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4814 Hull Bottom Copper Red, 1ea. MS4831 White, MS4825 Deck Light Gray, MS4821 Deck House Light Buff, MS4828 Iron Cannon Black and 2ea. MS4972 Clear (Polycrylic Protective Finish)

30" Oak Display Base........$27.0023 BUYNOW

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BLUENOSE

s-ms2130.JPG - 1460 BytesThe schooner Bluenose was built in Nova Scotia in 1921 to fish the rough waters off the coast of Newfoundland. A salt banker type, she stayed out until her holds were full, using salt to preserve the catch.
To encourage the development of faster schooners, the Halifax Herald and the Halifax Evening Mail offered a prize of $4,000. to the schooner that won a series of 40-mile races. Bluenose beat New England's Elsie in 1921, won three races in 1922, two in 1921 and three more in 1931. Bluenose was Canada's official representative at the "Century of Progress" exhibition in Chicago in 1933.
Bluenose was lost on a reef near Haiti in 1946, but an exact replica was launched in 1963.

Model Shipways kit is the most authentic representation of any Bluenose available. And now, it's even more accurate and easier to build, thanks to newly drawn plans and revised instruction book by Ben Lankford. Plank-on-bulkhead construction uses laser cut basswood parts for a perfect fit. Flexible basswood strips are supplied for planking the hull. fittings are true to the originals, and include wooden blocks and deadeyes, brass rings and eyebolts, plus Britannia metal bilge pump, fife rail and anchors. Three diameters of rigging line, cotton and sailcloth ensure and impressive model.

Entry Level #MS2130
Length 32" / Height / 26 1/2" / Scale 3/16" = 1ft.

model ships ............$219.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$55.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....14 1oz. bottles. 2ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4814 Hull Bottom copper Red, 1ea. MS4831 White, MS4818 Deep Brown, MS4825 Deck Light Gray, MS4821 Deck House Light Buff, MS4809 Bright Yellow Trim, MS4828 Iron Cannon Black, AND 2ea.MS4972 Clear (Polycrylic Protective Finish)

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CHAPERON
CHAPERON, STERNWHEEL STEAM PACKET 1884

ship modelThe steam packet Chaperon was built for trade traffic at Chambersburg, Ohio in 1884. At that time river shipping was inexpensive. A bushel of coal was carried from Pittsburgh to New Orleans for the price of a first class postage stamp. But, the Ohio River was shallow during the summer and often choked by ice in the winter. This made steamboat travel seasonal and delays frequent.

In 1906, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the Green River Lock and Dam 6, just downstream from Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave. Chaperon was the first boat of its kind to pass through the new locks. In addition to hauling cargo, she ran sightseeing excursions between Bowling Green and Mammoth Cave during the summer months. Sold just before WWI, Chaperon sailed the Tallahatchie River until fire destroyed her in 1922.

The model you’ll build from Model Shipways’ kit will be a historically accurate and perfectly scaled replica almost three feet long. An amazing number of laser-cut basswood and limewood parts make up the hull, superstructure, paddlewheel, gangplank and railings. A photo-etched brass sheet provides incredible ornamental detail. Other brass parts include bell, eyebolts, cleats and nails. Ready-to-use Britannia metal lifeboat, lanterns, capstan and whistle, hardwood blocks and three diameters of rigging line add life-like authenticity. Six sheets of plans and clear assembly instructions pave the way to a magnificent model.

Intermediate Level.....#MS2190
Length 34-1/2"/ Beam 7-1/2"/ Height: 12" Scale 1/4"=1’ (1:48)

model ships .............$399.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$35.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....9 1oz. bottles. 4ea. MS4839 Primer, 1ea. MS4830 Black, 3ea. MS4831 White, 1ea. MS4802 Bulwarks Red.

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DAPPER TOM

s-ms2130.JPG - 1460 BytesDuring the early 19th century, many Baltimore clippers were granted privateering licenses by the US government. Since all commerce was subject to the legalized banditry of privateers, only a fast, well handled ship could be reasonably sure of reaching its destination. Privateers like the Dapper Tom depended on their sailing abilities and fire power to prey on foreign shipping and to escape the British men-of-war patrolling the high seas.

The Dapper Tom, an 8-gun topsail schooner, is to great extent, typical of Baltimore Privateers of a stormy decade when ships were at the mercy of any stranger, and even armed ships were safe only in proportion to their nimbleness.

Model Shipways’ Dapper Tom kit features a machine carved basswood hull with accurately shaped bulwarks and transom. Fittings include 8 cast metal cannon, mast caps, anchors, capstan and gratings, brass eyebolts and belaying pins, plus hardwood blocks and deadeyes. Scribed decking, wooden masts and yards, and three diameters of cotton rigging provide the finishing touches of authenticity. With the help of clearly drawn plans and revised illustrated instructions by Ben Lankford, even first time builders can finish an impressive model. (Display base and brass pedestals are not included.)

Entry Level....#MS2003
Length 24" / Height 18" / Scale 5/32" = 1 ft.

model ships .............$189.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$23.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....6 1oz. bottles. 1ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Black, MS4831 White, MS4809 Bright Yellow Trim, MS4801 Bulwarks Dark Green, and MS4802 Bulwarks Red.

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DESPATCH #9
Diesel Harbor Tug

s-ms2130.JPG - 1460 BytesThe Diesel harbor tug Despatch #9 was built for the Marine Corps in 1945 at Tampa, FL from a US Army design. Later sold to Standard Oil of California, she worked oil barges in the San Francisco Bay area. Powered by a Busch-Sulzer 6-cylinder engine, she was equipped with practically every modern device of the time, including electric capstan, electric towing machine and watertight doors. Despatch #9 was 85 ft. long with a 23 ft. beam.

Model Shipways Despatch #9 kit features a pre-shaped, machine carved solid wood hull, shaped deck house and superstructure. Other wooden parts include dowels, strips, sheets and blocks. Brass wire and airports, plus over 80 cast Britannia metal fittings outfit your model just like the real tug.

Clear plans and newly written instructions by Ben Lankford make building easy. (Wooden display base and brass pedestals are not included.)

Entry Level ...#MS2011

Length 13-1/2" / Height 7-1/2" / Scale 5/32" = 1 ft.

model ships .............$169.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$31.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes..... 8 1 oz. bottles of Model Shipways paint: 1 each/MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4801 Bulwarks Dark Green, MS4816 Deck House Dark Buff, MS4835 Bright Red Trim, MS4828 Iron/Cannon Black, MS4823 Clipper Pearl Gray, MS4962 Aluminum

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ELSIE

model shipBuilt in 1910 at Essex, Massachusetts by Arthur D. Story, the Elsie was designed with a semi-knockabout schooner rig, reflecting the influence of the safer but costlier knockabout schooners. She was outfitted with power after her 1921 race with the Canadian schooner Bluenose. Under Canadian ownership in 1935, her seams opened at the stem rabbet and she foundered in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Model Shipways’ Elsie kit is easy to build with its machine carved solid hull, which needs only light shaping and sanding. Blocks and deadeyes are pre-finished hardwood; other fittings are expertly cast Britannia metal. Deck planking is basswood, and there's plenty of wood material for deck houses, furnishings, keel, stem, rudder and trim. Four dory nests and cordage complete the kit.

Three sheets of plans by Erik A.R. Ronnberg, Jr. are based on surveys by Howard Chapelle and photographs of the original vessel. A thorough 32-page instruction book updated by Ben Lankford concentrates on modeling techniques for 1/8" scale. (Display base and brass pedestals are not included.)

Entry Level .....#MS2005
Length 21-1/2" • Height 16" • Scale 1/8" = 1 ft. (1:96)

model ships .............$149.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$23.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes..... 6 1 oz. bottles of Model Shipways paint: 1 each/MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4831 White, MS4814 Hull Bottom Copper Red, MS4826 Deck Medium Gray and MS4972 Clear Protective Coat.

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EMMA C. BERRY

model shipEmma C. Berry was built in Noank, CT. in 1866 as a well smack. A watertight structure inside the hull allowed fresh seawater to circulate, keeping the catch alive as it was transported from the fishing grounds to market. In 1890, she was sold to Maine fishing interests and abandoned 30 years later. She worked as a coaster for a short time, but was out of service again in 1931. The Marine Historical Museum in Mystic, CT. acquired her in 1969, and spent several years restoring her. Model Shipways' kit is based on drawings and documentation provided by Mystic Seaport.

The kit offers TRUE PLANK-ON-FRAME-CONSTRUCTION, with the same number of frames as the original. The frames are erected with the hull upright, just like a real ship. Although a bit more difficult than building it upside down, this permits the addition of many inboard details. Over 180 laser cut basswood parts simplify the building process. Kit contains basswood hull planking strips and wood stock for launching ways. A host of finely cast Britannia metal fittings includes windlass components, running lights, bow chocks and anchor shank. Brass is used for eyebolts, rings, chain, belaying pins and wire. Walnut blocks and deadeyes come in five sizes, and 50 yards of black and gray line is provided for accurate rigging. Four sheets of plans and a 40 page instruction manual by kit designer and naval architect Ben Lankford record every detail of construction.

Intermediate level #MS2150
Length 26 3/8" / Height 28 1/2" / Scale 3/8" = 1'

model ships ...........$159.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$31.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....8 1oz. bottles. 1ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4831 Hull Bottom Copper Red, MS4821 Deck House Light Buff, MS4820 deck House Cream, MS4825 Deck Light Gray, MS4828 Iron Cannon black, and 1ea. Clear (Polycrylic Protective Finish)

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H.M.S. BOUNTY LAUNCH
14-Gun Privateer, 1778

Plank-on-Frame Kit

model shipAs captain of the HMS Bounty, William Bligh demonstrated an obsession with paltry matters. Too hastily provoked, he antagonized officers and crew with frequent and uncontrolled outbursts. With tempers already flaring and resentment simmering, a trivial matter of coconuts stolen from the ship’s store provoked a true mutiny. On April 28, 1789, Fletcher Christian and his sympathizers took over the ship, casting Bligh and 18 of his loyal supporters adrift in the Bounty’s 23’ launch.

In a remarkable feat of seamanship, Bligh navigated the dangerously overcrowded boat on a 47-day voyage to the Dutch colony of Timor, equipped only with a sextant and a pocket watch. He recorded the distance as 3,618 nautical miles. While struggling to survive, he kept a log and produced highly accurate charts and surveys of the seas and the terrain, such as the Fijian Islands and the northeast coast of Australia.

The Bounty’s launch was typical of boats issued to Royal Navy ships of the period. Historically accurate and highly detailed, Model Shipways’ HMS Bounty’s Launch kit is based on original plans from the Nautical Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. It features true plank-on-frame construction with laser cut wooden components, laser engraved rabbet and bearding lines. Beautiful cherry wood is provided for the frames and deck beams. Hull and quarterdeck planking, floorboards and mold stiffeners are flexible basswood. The fitting package replicates authentic gear, including ten oars, eight lathe turned wooden barrels, wooden chest, cast metal anchor, brass gudgeons and pintles, plus cotton sails and cordage. Five sheets of plans and illustrated instruction manual assure trouble-free assembly.

Intermediate Level .....#MS1850
Length 17-1/4" / Height 14-3/4" / Beam 5-3/8" / Scale 3/4"

model ships ...........$99.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$27.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....7 1oz. bottles. 1ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4832 Warm White, MS4826 Deck Medium Gray, MS4836 Bright Green Trim, MS4829 Hull Yellow Ochre, MS4979 Cherry Stain, Ms4978 Tung Oil.

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FAIR AMERICAN
14-Gun Privateer, 1778

MODEL SHIPModel Shipways' Fair American is a reproduction of a model built over 200 years ago, now on exhibit at the U.S. Naval Academy Museum at Annapolis, MD. She is said to represent the 14-gun privateer Fair American sailing out of Charleston in 1778.

Plank-on-bulkhead construction uses high quality basswood, the preferred wood of professional modelers. All structural hull parts and major fittings are laser cut, so they fit together with remarkable ease. Model Shipways’ Fair American kit contains over 60 cut or shaped wooden parts, plus 120 extra wood strips for a second layer of planking, should you wish to build your model with a double planked hull. More than 500 fittings of wood, brass and Britannia metal fittings include 14 brass guns on wooden carriages, cannon, chainplates, bell, anchors and wheel. Six plan sheets a 48 page instruction book by Erik A.R. Ronnberg, Jr. and Ben Lankford, plus a 38-page guide to planking the hull make building easy. (Display base and brass pedestals are not included.)AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA23

Intermediate Level .....#MS2015
Length 26-1/2" / Height 22" / Scale 1/4" = 1 ft.)

model ships ...........$269.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$31.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes....8 1oz. bottles.....1 each/MS4839 Primer, MS4832 Warm White, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4803 Hull Tallow, MS4802 Bulwarks Red, MS4825 Deck Light Gray, MS4969 Gold, and 1ea. MS4972 Clear Protective Coat.

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MISS ADVENTURE (R/C)

MODEL SHIPINCLUDES ELECTRIC MOTOR AND RUNNING HARDWARE! LASER-CUT WOODEN PARTS! The Flyer 91 Cubic Inch Class Racing Hydroplane Series was introduced in the early 1930's. At only 13-1/2 feet, it was the smallest of the inboard hydroplane racing classes. Powered by a Gray Blue Streak Jr. 91.5 cubic inch engine, Flyers attained speeds of over 45 mph. A perfect combination of speed, control and beauty, these boats became popular as fast runabouts. A Fabulous Kit, Built Just Like The Original Model Shipways, Miss Adventure is based on plans found in Building Plans for Forty-Three Small Boats published by Motor Boating Magazine in 1936 and is reproduced in authentic detail. You'll assemble your model according to the plank-on-frame construction methods used on the original boats. Laser cut basswood parts make building easy and assure an accurate hull form. High quality mahogany planking strips provide a beautiful finish. Photo-etched instrument panel and perfectly scaled nickel plated Britannia metal fittings add life-like detail. Clear plans and a step-by-step instruction manual guide you to a fabulous model. Includes Electric Motor & Running Hardware As abundantly detailed as a fine display model, Model Shipways' Miss Adventure was designed for fast cruising. The easily accessible interior has plenty of room for R/C equipment. We include a powerful Mabuchi RS-540 electric motor and all necessary running hardware- - - - propeller, rudder, brass shaft and tube, coupler and steering push rod.

Intermediate level.....#MS1830
Length 27 inches / Height 4-1/2 inches / Beam 9-5/8 inches

model ships ...............$269.9923 BUYNOW

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FLYING FISH

HOBBY SHOPDonald McKay, one of the greatest designers of the time, built the Flying Fish in 1851 at East Boston, MA. Flying Fish was registered at the Boston Common House as a ship of 1505 tons, with a hull length of 207 feet, and a beam of 22 feet. She sailed from New York to San Francisco in 92 days--only 3 days short of the record set by her sister ship the Flying Cloud.

The new, plank-on-bulkhead Flying Fish is Model Shipways most elaborate conversion project to date. They've replaced the solid wood hull of the old model with a laser cut basswood keel and 21-piece bulkhead set. Stem, stern post, rudder, stern pieces and plank sheer are also laser cut. The hull is planked with individual basswood strips, and they supply self-adhesive copper coil to sheath it below the waterline. Masts, yards and spars are high quality beech. Rigging plan is faithful to the original with three diameters each of black standing and white running rigging, plus 170 wooden deadeyes, 30 bullseyes, and 225 blocks in various sizes. Eyebolts, belaying pins, backing links and ship's bell are genuine brass. To insure scale accuracy they cast the Britannia fittings themselves and reproduce virtually every detail of the real clipper ship. You'll find figurehead, anchors, five ship's boats, capstans, binnacle, mast caps, window and ladders, chocks, davits and stanchions-even the cabin stove.

Six sheets of plans and a 56 page step-by-step instruction manual by Ben Lankford assure trouble-free completion.

Advanced level #MS2018
Length 36" /Height 22 1/2" / Scale 1/8"= 1 ft.

model ships ...........$449.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$55.47 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....14 1oz. bottles. 2ea MS4839 Primer, Ms4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4831 White, 1ea. MS4823 Clipper Pearl Gray, MS4811 Dark Blue Trim, MS4821 Deck House Light Buff, MS4825 Deck Light Gray, MS4805 Carving Gilt Gold, MS4828 Iron Cannon Black and 2ea. Clear (Polycrylic Protective Finish)

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HARRIET LANE

HOBBY SHOPBuilt in New York for the U.S. Revenue Service in 1857, the Harriet Lane was powered by a combination of steam and sail. She was 180 ft. long, with a 30 ft. beam, and carried a 30 lb. Parrott rifle, plus three 9" smooth-bore Dahlgrens. Her design clearly illustrates the transition from sail to steam, as steam engines were not entirely reliable, and power was not yet sufficient to allow the elimination of sail.

An Extensive History of the Harriet Lane
Harriet Lane, built for the Treasury Department by William H. Webb, was launched in New York City November 1857. She served as a revenue cutter until temporarily transferred to the Navy late in 1858. Her new assignment took her to Paraguay with a squadron ordered to support the discussions of U.S. Special Commissioner James B. Bowlin with Dictator Carlos Antonio Lopez concerning reparations for damages incurred during an unprovoked attack on Water Witch by the Paraguayan forces 1 February 1855. This display of sea power quickly won the United States a prompt and respectful hearing which 4 years of diplomacy had failed to obtain. Paraguay apologized, paid an indemnity to compensate the family of an American seaman killed during the fight, and signed a new commercial treaty containing provisions highly advantageous to the United States. In his report Flag Officer William B. Shubrick singled out Harriet Lane for special commendation on the invaluable service she rendered in extricating his other ships repeatedly running aground in the treacherous waters of the Parana River.

Returning to the United States, Harriet Lane resumed her former duties as a revenue cutter. In September 1860 she embarked Edward Albert, the Prince of Wales, the first member of the British Royal Family to visit the United States, for passage to Mount Vernon where he planted a tree and placed a wreath on the tomb of George Washington.

Harriet Lane again transferred to the Navy 30 March 1861 for service in the expedition sent to Charleston, South Carolina, to supply the Fort Sumter garrison. She departed New York 8 April and arrived off Charleston 11 April. The next day she fired a shot across the bow of Nashville when that merchantman appeared with no colors flying. Nashville avoided further attack by promptly hoisting the United States ensign, but 2 days later raised the Palmetto flag to begin her career as one of the most elusive Confederate privateers. When Major Robert Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter 13 April, Harriet Lane withdrew with her sister ships.

Her next important service came the following summer when a task force was sent against Fort Clark and Fort Hatteras on the outer banks of North Carolina to check blockade running in the area. The ships sortied from Hampton Roads 26 August 1861 for this first important combined amphibious operation of the war. The next morning Harriet Lane, Monticello, and Pawnee slipped close inshore to provide direct support to the landings while heavier ships pounded the forts from deeper water. The last resistance was snuffed out the following afternoon, giving a badly needed boost to morale in the North disheartened a month before by defeat in the First Battle of Bull Run. Of greater importance was the fact that this combined operation opened the inland waterways to Union ships and gave the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron a base deep in Southern waters.

Harriet Lane ran aground while attempting to enter Pamlico Sound through Hatteras Inlet 29 August and suffered severe damage while fast on the shoal. She was refloated at the cost of her armament, rigging, stores, provisions, and everything else on board which could be heaved over the side to lighten ship. Temporary repairs completed 3 September, she proceeded to Hampton Roads, arriving 8 September 1861.

Harriet Lane sailed 10 February 1862 to join Commander David Dixon Porter's Mortar Flotilla at Key West, where units were assembling for an attack on Confederate forts in the Mississippi River Delta below New Orleans, Louisiana. Comdr. Porter embarked at Washington. During her passage to Hampton Roads, Harriet Lane was taken under fire by the Confederate battery at Shipping Point, Virginia, which inflicted such damage to her port wheel that her departure for Key West was delayed another 2 days. On 24 February, she captured the Confederate schooner Joanna Ward off Florida.

The Mortar Flotilla sailed from Key West 6 March to begin the operation which would deprive the Confederacy of the use of its largest inland waterway. Harriet Lane, as Porter's flagship, was among the ships which engaged Forts Jackson and St. Philip, which protected New Orleans. She helped provide the intense fire which covered Flag Officer David Farragut's daring rush past the forts on 24 April. "You supported us most noble," wrote Farragut in praise of Porter's action. On 29 April Harriet Lane steamed up river to accept the surrender of upstream forts. The success of this attack opened the way for the movement of waterborne Union forces, now free to steam up river to join those coming south from Illinois to form a pincer which would sever the Confederacy.

Farragut ordered the Mortar Flotilla to Ship Island 1 May, and Harriet Lane continued to Pensacola, Florida where she transported Brigadier General Lewis G. Arnold's troops from Fort Pickens to the other side of the bay where they occupied Forts Barrancas, and McRee, Barancas Barracks, and the Navy Yard which had been abandoned by the Confederates. Back at Ship Island for repairs 30 May, Harriet Lane prepared to ascend the Mississippi with Porter's mortar boats to engage enemy batteries on the cliffs of Vicksburg, Mississippi while Farragut ran past this river stronghold to join Flag Officer Charles H. Davis in an effort to clear the entire Mississippi Valley of obstructions to Union shipping. However, sufficient ground forces to take Vicksburg were not made available, nullifying the value of his operation, and after a frustrating encounter with new Confederate ironclad ram Arkansas, Farragut ran back down past Vicksburg while Harriet Lane and her sister vessels in the Mortar Flotilla again covered the dash by bombarding the Confederate batteries 15 July.

As his ships required extensive repairs and most of his men were ill, Farragut ordered his ships to rendezvous at Pensacola. Following blockade duty in Mobile Bay, Harriet Lane sailed for Galveston, Texas, which she bombarded and captured, with the aid of Westfield, Owasoo, Clifton, and Henry Janes, 3 October 1862. She was in Galveston Harbor when the Confederates retook that base 1 January 1863; and, after a bitter contest in which her captain, Comdr. Jonathan M. Wainwright and executive officer, Lt. Comdr. Edward Lea, were killed, she fell into Southern hands. After serving the Confederate Army's Marine Department of Texas, she was sold to T. W. House, who converted her into a blockade runner named Lavinia. She finally escaped Galveston 30 April 1864 and sailed to Havana, where she was interned.

In 1867, following the war, she was recovered from Cuba; was converted to a bark rig; and renamed Elliott Richie. She was abandoned off Pernambuco, Brazil, 13 May 1884.

Model Shipways Harriet Lane features a machine carved hardwood hull which needs only light shaping and sanding. We provide plank-scored basswood for decking and cabins, spars and hardwood blocks. Ladders, anchors, paddle wheels, two ship's boats, four cannon with carriages and numerous other fittings are finely cast Britannia metal. We’ve upgraded the kit to include laser cut paddle wheel covers. Model Shipways includes detailed plans and newly written clear instructions by master ship modeler, Ben Lankford, are easy to follow.
(Baseboard and brass pedestals are not included.)

ENTRY LEVEL..#MS2010
Length 18-1/2" / Height 9-1/4" / Scale 1/8" = 1 ft. (1:96)

model ships ............$169.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$27.49 23 BUYNOW

Seven 1 oz. bottles of Model Shipways paint: Includes:....1 each/MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4828 Iron/Cannon Black, MS4825 Deck Light Gray, MS4831 White, MS4826 Deck Medium Gray, MS4816 Deck House Dark Buff.

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MAYFLOWER, 1620, PLANK-ON-BULKHEAD KIT by MODEL SHIPWAYS

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INCLUDES DISPLAY BASE & PEDESTALS!

On September 16, 1620, The Mayflower set out from Plymouth, England. Bound for Virginia to establish a permanent colony in North America, she carried 102 men, women and children. Many of the passengers were Separatists fleeing religious persecution in Europe. After two months at sea, the ship dropped anchor at what is now Provincetown, MA. It was almost 200 miles farther north than planned, but winter was approaching, so the Pilgrims decided to stay. Half of the colony did not survive that first winter, but the rest lived on and prospered.

Historians have tried to identify the Mayflower, but all that’s certain is that she was a wine-ship of 180 tons of the type commonly used during the early 17th century. In 1957 a British group sponsored the voyage of a replica from Plymouth, England to Plymouth, MA. The vessel was given to the United States as an expression of international goodwill and remains on exhibit at Plymouth, MA.

Model Shipways’ kit is a re-make of the very popular Mayflower manufactured by Model Shipways in the late 1950s with a very notable improvement in that the hull is now plank-on-bulkhead. All wooden components have been laser cut. A generous fittings package contains ready-to-use hardwood blocks and deadeyes, precision cast Britannia metal and brass detail parts and five diameters of rigging line. Detailed plans and illustrated assembly instructions make building easy. Hardwood display base and pedestals are also included.

Entry Level • Model Shipways Ship Model Kit No. MS2020
Length 22” / Height 17” / Scale 5/32” = 1 ft
model ships ..............$269.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set..........$27.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....7 1oz. bottles . 1ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4831 White, MS4805 Yellow, MS4802 Red MS4801 Bulwarks Dark Green and 1ea Clear (Polycrylic Protective Finish)

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NEW BEDFORD WHALE BOAT

New Bedford Whale Boat Model Ship KitFrom 1720 to 1920 nearly 60,000 whaleboats were consumed by the American whaling industry. With a useful life of no more than three years, whaleboats were discarded on the spot throughout the coastal U.S. and around the world. Remarkably, only a dozen or two have survived to become part of today's museum collections.

You'll follow the original plank-on-frame method of construction in building your model. Hull planks, oar and paddle blades, tubs, casks, and rudder are accurately pre-cut basswood. Authentic scale whaling gear gives this kit remarkable detail. Photo-etched brass and copper fittings include harpoon, lance and cutting spade heads, knife blades, oarlocks and mast hinge hardware.

This kit is supported by a superb set (6 sheets) of plans and a 150 page instruction book by Erik A.R. Ronnberg, Jr. The book, To Build a Whaleboat, gives you step-by-step building instructions, design and technical data, and a history of development and design.

Advanced Level #MS2033
Length 24" / Height 4-5/8" / Scale 3/4" = 1'
model ships ..............$169.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set..........$27.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....7 1oz. bottles . 1ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4831 White, MS4825 Deck Light Gray, MS4821 Deck House Light Buff, MS4801 Bulwarks Dark Green and 1ea Clear (Polycrylic Protective Finish)

We highly recommended............To Build a Whaleboat by Erik A. R. Ronnberg Jr.............$19.99 (Included in kit, but can be purchased separately also.)

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NIAGARA

MODEL SHIP The Niagara is a new model of a U.S. Brig of 1813. The Battle of Lake Erie took place on September 10, 1813, with commodore Oliver Hazard Perry commanding the American fleet. After three hours, Perry was forced to abandon his flagship, the Lawrence. In a daring move, he was rowed a half mile through heavy gunfire to the Niagara, from which he continued the attack. His decisive victory over the British ensured American control of the Great Lakes during the War of 1812.

Model Shipways kit is a faithful representation of the reconstructed Niagara, now the centerpiece of a new maritime museum in Erie, PA. Model design is based on research and plans for the 1990 reconstruction, 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 materials 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.

Intermediate level #MS2240
Length 36-1/2" / Height 24-1/2" / Scale 3/16" = 1" (1:64)

model ships ............$399.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$51.47 23 BUYNOW

Includes 13 1oz. bottles of paint. 2ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4801 Bulwarks Dark Green, 1ea. MS4831 White, MS4821 Deck House LIght Buff, MS4802 Bulwarks Red, MS4829 Hull Yellow Ochre, MS4828 Iron Cannon Black and 2ea. Clear (Polycrylic Protective Finish)

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CHARLES W. MORGAN

model shipDuring her 80 years and 37 voyages, the Charles W. Morgan caught and processed more whales than any other whaling ship in history. built in 1841 at the Hillman brothers Shipyard on the Acushnet River in New Bedford, MA. she was registered at 351 tons. The Morgan was originally built fully ship-rigged, but shortly after the Civil War she was modified to become a double topsail bark. Her whaling days came to an end in 1921 with the decline of whale oil prices. Purchased for Mystic Seaport in 1941, she's now a beautifully restored monument to the men who built and sailed her.

Designed by naval architect Ben Lankford, Model Shipway's it replicates the Charles W. Morgan as a double topsail bark of 1892-1908. Lankford's precise drawings (a set of six) are based on plans for the 1983 restoration provide by Mystic Seaport. A 40 page step-by-step instruction book includes many of the author's own photographs of the reconstructed ship.

Plank-on-bulkhead construction uses laser cut basswood for the hull components. Wooden bow and stern filler blocks help you shape the hull, and individual basswood strips allow you to plank it just like the real ship. They supply 75 feet of copper sheathing to cover the hull below the waterline. Wooden yards and masts, 140 deadeyes in three sizes, nearly 200 single and double blocks, four diameters of black running rigging and two of white standing rigging duplicate the rig plan of the original whaler. An assortment of fine metal fittings includes brass ship's bell, belaying pins, eyebolts, split rings, strips, wire and chain. Britannia metal anchors, bilge pump, chocks, cleats, fire door, chimney, and galley stack. Seven whaleboats, to be assembled from laser cut wooden parts, come complete with authentic scale whaling gear.

Advanced level #MS2140
Length 30-3/4" / Height 25" / Scale 3/16"=1'

model ships ............$399.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$39.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes 10 1oz. bottles. 2ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, 1ea. MS4821 Hull Yellow Ochre, MS4831 White, MS4825 Deck Light Gray, MS4802 Bulwarks Red, MS4828 Iron Cannon Black and 1ea. Clear (Polycrylic Protective Finish)

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GLAD TIDINGS

The Pinky originated in the 16th century in Europe, and received its name from its uplifted, narrow or "pinked" stern. These sturdy craft ruled the New England fishing industry from 1815 to 1840. They were gradually replaced by the larger and faster Gloucester schooners. Because of their stability and grace, many of them were built as pleasure boats in the late 1900's.

Model Shipways' plans are based on original drawings by Howard I. Chapelle for a typical Maine pinky, a boat he had built and actually sailed. Launched in 1937, his Glad Tidings was a two-masted schooner with a gaff rigged fore and aft mainsail, and single jib

Model Shipways' Glad Tidings contains features never before seen on any commercially available kit. They have laser cut the bulwark strakes, and their plans show the spiling and placement of the hull planking strips to exact dimension. Single plank-on-bulkhead construction uses laser cut plywood, basswood and cherry components. Britannia metal castings include anchor shanks, stacks, windlass, cabin port-lights and turnbuckles. Brass is used for eyebolts, split rings, nail and other fittings. Keel, stem, hull and deck planking strips, dowels for masts and yards are fine basswood. Six diameters of beige standing and black running rigging, deadeyes and four sizes of blocks guarantee a realistic replica. Five sheets of detailed plans and an illustrated step-by-step instruction manual assure trouble free assembly. (Display base and pedestals are not included.)

Intermediate Level...#MS2180
Length 29-1/2" / Height 23" / Beam 5-1/4" / Scale 1:24

model ships ............$219.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$39.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes 10 bottles of Model Shipways paing: 2ea. MX4939 Primer, 1ea. MS4830 Black, MS4831 White, MS4809 Bright YEllow Trim, MS4829 Hull Yellow Ochre, MS4825 Deck Light Gray, MS4814 Hull Bottom Copper Red, MS4828 Iron Cannon Black, MS4976 Colonial Pine Stain

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PHANTOM-1868

s-ms2027.jpg - 0 Bytes The New York Pilot Boat, Phantom was designed as a pilot schooner by Dennison J. Lawlor, and was built in East Boston in 1868 for the Port of New York pilots. She was the forerunner of the legendary Lawlor-designed pilot boats of New England.

On March 14, 1886 Phantom was the first to aid the sinking British liner S.S. Oregon off the coast of Long Island. She oversaw the orderly rescue of 852 people, 400 of whom she returned to port herself. At that time, she was listed as New York Pilot Boat No.11, displaying those numerals on her mainsail. She was lost during the great blizzard of '88 going ashore at Sandy Hook, New Jersey. The boat keeper, cook and four seamen went down with the vessel.

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KIT FEATURES:

  • Historically accurate and perfectly scaled
  • Machine carved hull reduces building time
  • All basswood and metal construction
  • Copper hull sheathing and hardwood launching ways
  • 3 sizes of rigging line
  • 3 sheet of detailed plans and clear instructions

ENTRY LEVEL #MS2027

Length 13-1/2" / Width 2-1/2" / Height 13-1/2" / Scale: 1/8"=1ft. (1:96)

model ships ..............$89.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$27.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes 7 bottles of Model Shipways Acrylic paints: 1ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Black, MS4831 White, MS4825 Deck Medium Gray, MS4802 Bulwarks Red, MS4803 Bulwarks Green and MS4972 Clear protective coat.

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PRIDE OF BALTIMORE II

ship modelThe Virginia-built schooners of the late 1700's and the early 1800's helped win the war for independence, and established the city of Baltimore as a major shipbuilding center. Known as Baltimore Clippers, many were used as privateers during the War of 1812. Sleek, light, and exceptionally fast, they could overtake and seize the enemy with ease, obstructing British shipping and earning huge profits for their owners.

In 1974 Baltimore city officials decided to build a replica of a 19th century clipper to serve as a goodwill ambassador for the city. The ship, named Pride of Baltimore was launched at Baltimore's Inner Harbor on February 27, 1977. She was lost at sea during a hurricane on May 14, 1986. The city commissioned a larger sister-ship, and the Pride of Baltimore II was launched on April 30, 1989.

Model Shipways' kit is an accurate representation, designed by naval architect Ben Lankford from original plans. Ease of assembly and quality of components are two of the most important attributes of the model. Structural parts such as keel and bulkheads are fine basswood. All wooden parts, from keel to sternpost, are laser cut for a perfect fit. Many of the Britannia metal castings have been designed specifically for this model, and include windlass, life rings, vents, propellers, anchors, wheel, bilge pumps and swivel guns. Ship's bell, port lights, eyebolts, belaying pins and cannon barrels are brass. 150 wooden blocks and deadeyes, and four sizes of cotton line duplicate the rig plan. No detail has been overlooked. Even 21 crystal deck prism are included to allow light below deck. Six sheets of plans and a 48 page illustrated instruction manual guarantee smooth sailing. You'll display your finished model on wooden launching ways, also included with the kit. (Display base is not included)

Intermediate level #MS2120
Length 32" /Height 22 1/2" Scale 3/16" = 1 foot.

model ships ............$269.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$55.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....14 1oz. bottles of paint. 2ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4801 Bulwarks Dark Green, 1ea. MS4831 White, MS4809 Bright Yellow Trim, MS4806 Antique Gold Trim, MS4820 Deck House Cream, MS4802 Bulwarks, Red, MS4828 Iron Cannon Black and 2ea Clear (Polycrylic Protective Finish)

We highly recommended
The Pride of Baltimore by Thomas C. Gillmer......$14.9923 BUYNOW

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PRINCE DE NEUFCHATEL

model shipOne of the most distinguished of the American privateers of the war of 1812, Prince de Neufchatel was built by Christian Bergh at New York in 1812-13. A superbly built brigantine of 310 tons, she measured 107' 6" at the waterline. She carried sixteen 12-pound carronades and two long 18's as chase guns. Captained by J. Ordronaux of New York, she sailed with a crew of 150 men.

Model Shipways' Prince de Neufchatel is one of the finest ship model kits on the market. High quality basswood is used for internal frame-work instead of less expensive plywood, and all wooden parts are laser cut to absolute perfection. Single-piece keel and deck planking is basswood, and 22 bulkheads are high quality 1/8" plywood. Stem, rudder, windlass supports, gun carriages and mastcap are walnut. The hull is planked twice, flexible basswood strips are covered with a layer of rich walnut. They include extra walnut strips for channels and railings. Perfectly scaled fittings include two sizes of deadeyes, six sizes of single and double blocks in walnut. Beige standing and black running rigging is provided in four diameters each. Metal fittings are plentiful and accurately detailed. Sixteen turned brass carronades were designed specifically for the Prince. Brass is also used for rudder and gun port lid hinges, spar bands, pumps, belaying pins and eyebolts. Galley sack and two-horned cleats are Britannia metal, expertly cast in their own foundry. Five sheets of plans leave no detail unrecorded, and a 32 page illustrated instruction manual is the most comprehensive ever. Basswood launching ways complete the kit. (Display base in picture is not included.)

Intermediate level #MS2110
Length 32 1/2" / Height 23" Scale 3/16" = 1 foot.

model ships ............$239.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$39.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes 10 bottles. 2ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, 1ea. MS4831 White, MS4802 Bulwarks Red, MS4809 Bright Yellow Trim, MS4801 Bulwarks Dark Green, MS4828 Iron Cannon Black and 1ea. MS4972 Clear

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SPEAKEASY
1921 RUMRUNNER

Plank-on-Frame Kit by Model Shipways

Includes Electric Motor And Running Hardware!

model shipModel Shipways Speakeasy model is based a 1921 design a 36' rumrunner launch powered by a 450HP V-12 Liberty engine. Plank-on-frame construction with laser-cut basswood offers a simple building method. Self-aligning, interlocking parts assure a straight and accurate hull. Finely cast Britannia metal, brass and hardwood fittings create authentic detail. A powerful Mabuchi RS-540 electric motor, stern tube, propeller shaft and propeller are also included. Instructions contain many assembly photos and explain how to install the R/C equipment. A laser cut display stand completes the kit. Clear plans and a step-by-step instruction manual take you to a beautiful finish.

Entry Level .....#MS2070 Length 25" / Height 20-1/2" / Scale 3/16" = 1 ft.

model ships ............$269.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$35.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes....9 1oz. bottles...3ea. MS4839 Primer; 2ea. MS4801 Dark Green, MS4826 Medium Gray; 1ea. MS4831 White, MS4961 Brass.

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Required for R/C Operation (Sold Separately)
HRCL1100 Two-Channel Radio
HT41840 Speed Control
R72K Battery Pack /Charger

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RATTLESNAKE

model shipThe Privateer Rattlesnake was built at Plymouth, MA in 1780. Despite her moderate size of 89 feet on deck, she was fast and weatherly. She sailed with 85 men and carried twenty 6-pounders. She captured over a million dollars worth of British goods on her first cruise, establishing a reputation as a formidable vessel. The British ordered her captured at any cost. She was seized by the 44-gun H.M.S. Assurance in 1783, sent to England and taken into the Royal Navy. She was sold out of service in 1786.

A staple of the Model Shipways solid hull line, the Rattlesnake has been converted to plank-on-bulkhead construction. They have retained all the detail of the original kit, substituted the solid hull with laser cut basswood components and replaced the old white metal fittings with lead-free Britannia castings. Brass fittings include cannon, belaying pins, eyebolts and rings, wire and strip material. Your finished model will be an authentic replica, with four sizes each of white running and black standing rigging, 110 wooden deadeyes and over 200 blocks. For trouble-free assembly, they've included two new sheets of plans corresponding to the plank-on-bulkhead hull and laser cut pattern pieces. (The two existing sheets outline hull details and rig plan.) New plans and 48 page illustrated instruction book are by naval architect and historian Ben Lankford. (Brass nameplate not included)

Intermediate Level #MS2028
Length..28" / Height 18" Scale 3/16"= 1ft

model ships ............$269.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$31.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....8 1oz. bottles of paint. 1ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4829 Hull Yellow Ochrew, MS4803 Hull Tallow, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4831 White, MS4825 Deck Light Gray, MS4828 Iron Cannon Black and MS4972 Clear (Polycrylic Protective Finish)

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SULTANA

Colonial Schooner of 1767

s-ms2016.jpg - 0 BytesBuilt by Benjamin Hollowell in Boston in 1767, Sultana was seaworthy far beyond her size of 51 feet. The Royal Navy bought her in 1768, and she became one of Britain's most effective weapons in the fight against smugglers.

One of Model Shipways popular kits, the Sultana features a machine carved basswood hull that requires only light shaping and sanding. Other wooden parts, including the 2-1/8" ship's boat, are laser cut for a perfect fit. Plank-scored decking, spars, wood materials and eight cast metal swivel guns are all included. For historical accuracy, original rigging is duplicated with cotton cordage and 67 wooden blocks. Detailed plans by Ben Lankford and a 24 page instruction manual help you build an authentic replica. (Display base and brass pedestals are not included.)

Entry Level MS2016 Length 17"/Height 15"/Scale 3/16" = 1 ft. (1:64)

model ships ..............$119.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$35.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes 9 bottles of Model Shipways paint: 1ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4831 White, MS4829 Hull Yellow Ochre, MS4803 Hull Tallow, MS4828 Iron/Cannon Black, MS4802 Bulwarks/Gun Carriage Red, MS4836 Bright Green Trim. MS4972 Clear

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SYREN, US BRIG 1803

MODEL SHIP USS Syren, a 240-ton brig, was built by Nathaniel Hutton at Philadelphia in 1803. On September 27th, she set sail for Gibraltar under the command of Lt. Charles Stewart. Syren cruised the Mediterranean during the spring and summer of 1804 and participated in the attacks on Tripoli. She remained there for almost a year after the peace treaty with Tripoli was signed on June 10, 1805. Departing Gibraltar on May 28 of 1806, she reached the Washington Navy Yard in early August, where she was laid up until her reactivation in 1807. During her service in the War of 1812, she was captured by the 74-gun HMS Medway after an 11-hour chase.

Designed by master modeler Chuck Passaro, Model Shipways’ kit is authentic to the last detail. Basswood keel and bulkheads are laser cut for easy assembly, and framing templates help you build a perfect hull.

We supply several sizes of basswood strips for deck and hull planking, plus self-adhesive copper tape for plating the hull below the waterline. An abundant fittings package includes photo-etched brass detailing, brass eyebolts, belaying pins, nails, gudgeons and pintles, over 200 wooden blocks and deadeyes, gratings, plus dowels for masts and spars. Several sizes of tan and black rigging line, netting, printed flags and grating are supplied as well. Armament consists of 16 precision-cast Britannia metal carronades and two long guns on wooden trucks. The model carries a ship’s longboat that’s a mini-kit in itself. Actual sized plans are on 8 sheets, and 140-page spiral bound instruction manual shows all stages of construction.

Intermediate Level • Length 33" • Height 27" • Scale 3/16 (1:64)

model ships ..............$399.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$19.95 23 BUYNOW

Includes 5 bottles of Model Shipways paint: 1ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4831 White, Bulwarks/Gun Carriage Red, MS4972 Clear Protective Coat

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Steam Towboats like the Taurus were a familiar sight in every American harbor and navigable tidal flat at the turn of the century. During the 1930's steam engines lost ground to Diesel propulsion, and by the 1960's the steam units were all but gone. No longer used, a few steam tugs survive today as museum relics.

Model Shipways Taurus, an authentic turn-of-the-century wooden towboat is fun and easy to build. Kit includes a machine carved solid wood waterline hull, laser cut cabin, and pilot house with plank-scored siding. It comes complete with doors, windows, lanterns, steam pipe and whistle... all in lead-free Britannia metal. Railing and stack guys are brass. (Wooden display base is not included.)

Scaled at 1/8" to the foot, Model Shipways Taurus is a beautiful model, and a perfect complement to any HO scale railroad layout!

Entry Level #MS2021
Length 9"/Height 3-1/2"/Scale 1/8" = 1 ft. (1:96)

THIS IS A WATERLINE KIT, AND HARDWOOD BASE IS NOT INCLUDED

model ships ..............$99.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$23.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes 6 bottles of Model Shipways Acrylic paints: 1ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Black, MS4825 Deck Medium Gray, MS4802 Bulwarks Red, MS4803 Bulwarks Green and MS4972 Clear protective coat.

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U.S.S. CONSTITUTION

model shipLaunched on October 21, 1797, the USS Constitution has won every battle she's ever fought - over 40 of them! She earned her nickname Old Ironsides after a sailor saw a cannonball bounce off her hull. Resting in Boston Harbor, she is the oldest commissioned US warship.
USS Constitution went through several restorations during her career. A major restoration between 1993 and 1997 prepared the frigate for her 200th anniversary. Workers restored the thick deck strakes and diagonal riders to strengthen the hull and make her seaworthy. They fitted fore, main and mizzen topsails, jib, flying jib, and spanker sails for the day when Old Ironsides would move under her own power once more. That historic moment arrived on July 21, 1997, when Constitution set sail from Marblehead Harbor to a point just one mile short of Halfway Rock. The five-mile cruise took only one hour.

After eight years of painstaking research and development, Model Shipways is proud to introduce the best and most accurate USS Constitution available. Their kit is based on the 1927 Navy drawings, photographs and documentation used during the 1993-97 restoration. It is so complete and highly detailed that shipping weight is an incredible 12 pounds! Plank-on-bulkhead construction features laser cut wooden parts. High quality basswood planking strips cover the hull and we include self-adhesive copper tape for hull plating. True-to-scale Britannia metal, brass and hardwood fittings and 16 photo-etched brass sheets provide life-like detail. Over 50 cannon, carronade and gun barrels duplicate original armament. Some of Model Shipways extra touches include laser cut gratings and engraved scrollwork. Four-hundred yards of rigging line in six diameters are also supplied. Eight sheets of detailed plans and 48 page step-by-step instruction manual by Ben Lankford uncover the secrets of building a museum quality replica.

Advanced Level .....# MS2040
Length 48 inches - Height 32 inches - Width 16 inches Scale 5/32 inch = 1 ft. (1:76.8)

model ships ............$649.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$51.47 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....13 bottles of Model Shipways Acrylic Paints. 2ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4831 White, MS4801 Bulwarks Green, 1ea. MS4802 Bulwarks Red, MS4828 Iron Cannon Black, MS4969 Gold and 2ea. Clear (Polycrylic Protective Coat).

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U.S.S. CONFEDERACY

model ship USS Confederacy, a 36-gun frigate of the Continental Navy was launched at Norwich, Connecticut on November 8, 1778. A beautiful ship with profusely carved ornamentation, she was plagued with bad luck throughout her career.
In October of 1779, under the command of Captain Seth Harding, she was on a diplomatic mission to carry the French Minister back to France. John Jay (the first American Minister to Spain) and his family were also aboard.
During the passage Confederacy ran into a hurricane near Newfoundland and was completely dismasted. Captain Harding managed to work the ship southward. She reached Martinique in mid-December with 6 feet of water in the hold. She remained there for several months for repairs. She returned to Philadelphia on April 20, 1780 only to find the need for more extensive repairs. In October, she was damaged once again in a collision with another ship in Philadelphia harbor.
The year 1781 did not bring better luck. While homeward bound from the West Indies with military stores and other supplies, Confederacy was forced to strike her flag to two British ships- the 44-gun HMS Roebuck and the 32-gun Orpheus. She was subsequently taken into the British service as HMS Confederate.

ADMIRALTY MODELS, A BRITISH TRADITION
During 17th and 18th centuries, the Admiralty Board of the Royal Navy required builders to submit a model of a ship proposed for construction. Only then, upon consideration, would the Board approve funding for it. Called admiralty models, these were some of the finest ever made. They were unrigged with exposed hull and deck framing to allow inspection of the vessel’s architecture, deck furnishings and decorative work in a three-dimensional format.

THE MODEL SHIPWAYS KIT
The've designed their kit as an admiralty model as well to show off the incredibly rich detail of its decks, furnishings and fittings. Additionally, the quarterdeck is left un-planked on the port side, leaving the great cabin and gun deck visible.
Plank-on-bulkhead construction features laser cut basswood and walnut components, including port sills, lintels and uprights. They supply nearly 400 basswood and walnut strips for two layers of planking, over 250 boxwood blocks (for cannon), deadeyes, and 300 eyebolts. Other fittings include brass strips, tubes, nails and split rings; cast metal ship’s wheel and anchors; blackened wire and four diameters of rigging line.
Twenty-eight cast Britannia 12-pounder cannon and 4 six-pounders on wooden carriages replicate Confederacy’s armament. Figurehead, stern decorations and other ornamental pieces are also cast metal. Two realistically detailed ship’s boats are plank-on-bulkhead mini-kits with the center bulkheads removed, leaving fully framed shells lashed to skid beams. Kit includes laser cut display cradle.
Designed by master modeler Chuck Passaro, Model Shipways’ Confederacy is a monumental achievement. Five sheets of plans leave no detail unrecorded, and the 150-page illustrated step-by-step instruction manual is the most complete ever done.

Advanced Level
Model Shipways Kit # MS2262
Hull Length 35”/Height 8-1/2”/Scale 3/16” = 1 ft.
Kit design, plans and prototype model by Chuck Passaro

model ships ............$569.9523 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$51.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....15 bottles of Model Shipways Acrylic Paints. 1ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, 1ea. MS4802 Bulwarks Red, MS4828 Iron Cannon Black, MS4834 Hull Humber, MS4975 Oak Stain, MS4811 Medium Blue Trim, MS4825 Dark Gray, MS4971 Light Earth, MS4803 Hull Tallow, MS4975 Oak Stain, MS4810 Dark Blue Trim, MS4961 Brass Metalic 2ea. Clear (Polycrylic Protective Coat).

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WILLIE L. BENNETT

MODEL SHIPTheWillie L. Bennett is as smart and seaworthy a craft as American ingenuity ever built. The skipjack was developed on Chesapeake Bay during the 1880's from various types of flat and V-bottom skiffs. Because the design is so functional, it has changed little over the years. Even today, skipjacks are used off Maryland's eastern shore to dredge for oysters.

You'll build your model the way the real Willie L. Bennett .was built, following the plank-on-frame techniques used on life-sized skipjacks. To make building easy die-cut wooden molds, keelson and transom all accurately cut to dimension are supplied. Basswood is used throughout.

Outfit your craft with cast Britannia metal anchor, steering wheel and deck machinery. Deadeyes and blocks are wood, and there's plenty of brass for eyes, hoops, rings and chain. Sail cloth and rigging line complete your model.

Intermediate Level #MS2032
Length 24" / Height 16" / Scale 3/8"=1ft.

model ships ............$149.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set........$35.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes.....9 1oz. bottles of paint. 2ea. MS4839 Primer, MS4831 White, 1ea. MS4828 Iron Cannon Black, MS4814 Hull Bottom Copper Red, MS4825 Deck Light Gray, MS4821 Deck House Light Buff and 1ea. Clear (Polycrylic Protective Finish)

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VIRGINIA ARMED SLOOP
American privateer 1768

model ship Privateers were privately owned vessels whose owners were commissioned by the government to carry on naval warfare. During the 18th century, many small single masted ships were armed and used for privateering. These Chesapeake-built vessels were fast and easily maneuverable with a graceful sheer and a low freeboard.

This new kit from Model Shipways has all the accuracy and detail seasoned modelers crave, yet it's easy enough for a novice to build.
Double plank-on-bulkhead construction uses laser cut basswood and walnut parts and planking strips. Britannia metal castings and a host of brass, copper and wooden parts duplicate deck hardware and accessories. Six cannon and eight swivel guns serve as armament. Beech mast, yards and boom, over 200 yards of rigging line in four diameters, plus a variety of walnut deadeyes and blocks assure scale accuracy. Hardwood stock for launching ways is also included.
Seven sheets of meticulously drawn plans and a 40 page step-by-step instruction manual help you create a true museum quality replica.

Entry Level #MS2160
Length 31"/Height 22"/Width (across lower yard) 8-1/4" Scale 1/4" = 1 ft. (1:48)

model ships .............$249.9923 BUYNOW

Paint Set.........$35.49 23 BUYNOW

Includes 9 bottles of Model Shipways paint: 2 ea.MS 4839 Primer; 1 each/MS4830 Black, MS4806 Antique Gold Trim, MS4829 Yellow Ochre, MS4803 Hull Tallow, MS4802 Bulwarks Red, MS4828 Iron/Cannon Black and 1ea. MS4972 Clear protective coat.

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