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, 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 in our Model Expo Niagara 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 not included.)
Authentic plank-on-bulkhead construction
Laser cut basswood structural parts
True-to-scale Britannia metal, brass and hardwood fittings
Eighteen carronades and two long guns
Four diameters of rigging line
Six sheets of detailed plans and 40 page step-by-step instruction manual
Previous modeling experience helpful.
Hull Width: 11″
Scale: 3/16″Â = 1 ft.
Items needed to finish this kit
Model glue suitable for wood
Paint various colours
Hobby tools and supplies
PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY PACKAGE. PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST FOR A SHIPPING QUOTE BEFORE ORDERING
Consignment kits have been fully7 inspected to ensure they are complete and unstarted. All materials and instructions are included in the kit.