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Monogram ( Revell ) U.S.S United States in 1:??? (2 posts)

  • Hello iModelers, here is a little project that is currently on my bench, started some years back but recovered from my “doom box”
    Its a very simple kit, exactly the righjt ( re ) start doing sailing ships. It was also the test bed for trying out Tamiyas new masking tape, able to accept curvy surfaces much better than the yellow one.

    10 attached images. Click to enlarge

    Tags: Frigate, Monogram, Revell, Sailing Ship, U.S.S United States

  • Berndt, Revell had a series of sailing ships, some of which came is 2 scales/sizes, like their Cutty Sark, and Constituition. For their time, they were nicely done, and could be added to by a modeler who knew something about ships. The finished items usually looked impressive.
    I suspect we’ll see some of them re-released, if just for the nostalgia value. The experts tended to downgrade them, but they were a good way to have a nice display piece, without all the forming, planking, etc.