Revell USS Constitution – Scale 1:96

The USS Constitution is America’s most famous warship, Launched in 1797

  • Scale: 1/96
  • Length: 32″
  • Width: 15″
  • Parts: 1,223
  • Build Time: 18 months

Constitution_1-96 (14 of 53)

She was a frigate rated at 44 guns (though she carried around 50 most of her fighting days.)  In her 200+ years, she has been refurbished and restored a number of times and very little of her structure is original.  She rests now in Boston and is the oldest commissioned warship in the world.

The Build

A beautiful kit, nice detail and if you are prepared to take time to do it, perhaps one of the best large scale ships available. Built over a period of 18 months, the rigging alone took 6 months, although I did have periods I left it alone simply to break up the build, which can be very concentration intense and time consuming, I have seen quite a few finished but never one when rigged with full and studding sails, so I knew this was going to be finished with complete sails and running rigging. 18 months and then a full weekend to shoot the photographs, there are quite a few!

The Ship

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Decking Detail

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Rigging & Sails

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