Gorch Fock – Revell Scale: 1/150

  • Scale: 1:150
  • Length: 584 mm
  • Height: 360 mm
  • Parts: 524
  • Build Time: 150+ hours

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Sail-powered tall ships are some of the most majestic vessels in the world, and they still have a role to fill. The Gorch Fock is a German training ship which has turned cadets into commanders since 1958. In that time, nearly 15,000 cadets have been trained and the vessel has taken cruises all around the world.


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1/56 USS America – Revell

Racing Yacht America

  • Scale: 1:56
  • Length: 653 mm
  • Height: 530 mm
  • Parts: 175
  • Build time:75 hours

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The “America’s Cup” race, the defining event in world Yacht Racing, is named after this vessel. It was designed to take speed sailing to a new level. It famously defeated seven schooners of the Royal Yacht Squadron in a race and won the now famous “America Cup” for New York. Later, the Civil War would see “America” used first as a blockade runner and then as a blockade ship!

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Revell scale: 1/150 Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt

  • Scale 1:150
  • No. of parts 224
  • Length 367 mm
  • Height 267 mm
  • Build & painting time: 143 hours

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Unique green sails and over 100 years of history give this elegant sailing ship an unmistakable image. The hull of the bark “Alexander von Humboldt” was built in 1906 following the design of the sailing ship “Bismarck” and was first used as a floating light vessel named “Reserve Sonderburg”


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As an introduction to the North Sea Week in 1988 the “Dream under 25 sails” began with the naming of the vessel after “Alexander von Humboldt” the renowned German explorer and natural scientist.


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Since then she has been a regular guest at windjammer reviews and has sailed round the world several times. Length: 63 m; draught: 830 tonnes; sail area: 1010 mý, max. crew: 60; 615 hp 4-stroke diesel engine; home port: Bremerhaven.

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Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship(1972 Revell vintage)

Revell Charles W. Morgan Whaling Ship (1972)

Scale 1:110 –  Length 400mm

 

Charles W. Morgan is an American whaling ship built in 1841 whose active service period was during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ships of this type were usually used to harvest the blubber of whales for whale oil, which was commonly used in lamps. The ship has served as a museum ship since the 1940s, and is now an exhibit at the Mystic Seaport museum in Mystic, Connecticut.

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She is the world’s oldest surviving merchant vessel, and the only surviving wooden whaling ship from the 19th century American merchant fleet

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Santa Maria – Heller 1/75 Scale

Santa Maria – Heller

  • 141 parts
  • 47.2cm long
  • 39cm high
  • Scale 1/75

La Santa María de la Inmaculada Concepción or La Santa María, was the largest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage.

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The Santa María was a small carrack, or “Nao” around 70 feet, and was used as a flagship for an expedition In 1492, unfortunately, the ship was beached accidentally on a reef and was later lost, although most of the ships timbers were salvaged for building before it sank.

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Mayflower 1/83 Revell

1/83 Mayflower

  • Scale: 1:83
  • Length: 367 mm
  • Height: 298 mm
  • Parts: 369

Short History of The Mayflower

The Mayflower carried 102 pilgrims from Plymouth to the New World in 1620, The  crew is estimated to have been about 30. Mayflower was a typical English merchant ship of the early 17th century – square-rigged and beak-bowed, with high, castle-like structures fore and aft that served to protect the ship’s crew and the main deck from the elements. The Mayflower was extremely difficult to sail especially against the wind and the unforgiving North Atlantic’s prevailing Westerlies.

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The Pilgrim ship Mayflower has a famous place in American history as a symbol of early European colonization of the future United States

Detail of deck, rigging and sails

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Vintage Revell Thermopylae – Tea Clipper

Revell vintage 1970s kit

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Scale approx 1/120 – Thermopylae – Tea Clipper

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Zvezda 1/100 Pourquoi-Pas ?

Pourquoi-Pas ? – Zvezda – scale 1/100

First released in 1969 by Heller – Acquired by Zvezda

Good detail as you would expect from a Heller kit Steam bark – Old Heller kit re-boxed by Zvezda

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Deck Detail

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