tall ship model
"Once again, you have blown me away with the excellent
detail on the USS Constitution. It is unbelievable how
meticulous everything is done. And of course, the
packing was perfect. Not even a broken string on the
I'm at a loss for words to tell you how pleased I am. I
sit there and see in my mind your sitting in front of
the ship and doing all the tedious handwork.
I just have to decide what my next ship will be to add
to my fleet!
Would we be able to negotiate a "Cursed" Black Pearl in
the future? As it was in the movie? If so, let me know
an approximate cost and how long it would take to
complete. That might be my next request, if this is
Thank you again.
Dec. 5, 2016"
Constitution was never defeated in battle. In 1815,
she engaged and captured two British men-of-wars at the same time. In 1812, during
ferocious the battle with HMS Guerriere, the seamen,
astonished at how the British cannonballs were
bouncing off the Constitution's hull, cried out -
"Huzzah! Her sides are made of iron!" Hence, her
nickname, "Old Ironsides."
Ironsides’ planks were up to seven inches thick. The
ship's design was unique for its time because of a
diagonal cross-bracing of the ship's skeleton that
contributed considerably to the ship's structural
strength. The USS Constitution (and also her
sisters such as the
were larger and more heavily armed and built than
standard frigates of the period. The heavier guns
Guerriere within 15 minutes of the battle: Guerriere's
mizzenmast fell overboard to starboard, acting like a
rudder and dragging her around, allowing the USS
Constitution to cross ahead of Guerriere, firing a
raking broadside which brought down the main yard.
Later, when asked if the HMS Guerriere was
prepared to surrender, Captain Dacres responded "Well,
Sir, I don't know. Our mizzen mast is gone, our fore and
main masts are gone - I think on the whole you might say
we have struck our flag."
heavier guns and thicker hull could not slow
acre of sail and a slim underbody could push her to a
remarkable top speed of 14 knots. In fact, she was faster
than any ships of the line and frigates except the
With strong guns, a tough hull, fast speed, and an
ingenious captain, the USS Constitution was the most
formidable ship of her class--a champion!
1844, USS Constitution became the very first American
circumnavigated the globe. She is now world’s
oldest commissioned warship still afloat and welcomes
millions of visitors annually.
Like all of our tall ship models, these USS Constitution model ships features:
Accurate beautiful stern gallery of the ship during
time of the War of 1812. No other models in the
marketplace has this accuracy level.
Authentic rigging, with many different size of ropes.
rigging is one of Model Ship Master's features that
no other commercial builders even hope to match.
nets that sailor used to put their blankets in for extra
protection during battle.
Full number of boats (seven
beautiful, accurate boats.)
Blackened metal cannons and wooden carriage. All
of the guns on the under deck are "real" guns which
have metal barrels and wooden carriages.
individual copper pieces are weathered unevenly to
create a realistic look. ModelShipMaster's
Superior hollow hull
>90% of parts are wooden or metal
39"L x 30"T x 11"W:
- No sails (to show beautiful and accurate
- Full 39 sails: the ship is at her
top speed, racing toward the HMS
Guerriere. Foremast and mainmast lower studding sails
are all out
Out of stock
with historical appearance at the time the Iron sides
(The USS Constitution now is different, most notably in
the stern gallery.)
Out of stock
60" LONG x 43"
Out of stock
handling cost: for shipment in the USA: $220,
Canada and Hawaii $390, Europe, Middle East and
Africa $450, Australia and East Asia $590.
Will be added automatically during the checkout
process. Model will arrive in about seven
days. Express 2-day service in the USA is
also available during the checkout process.
For display case, please
Model Ship Display Case
- 10 action figures for this 60"
And please click on the
blue wordings to check out our beautiful
United States model,
USS Essex model,
USS Constellation model,
and the rare TNS Austin model.
"Hello, I have done as much diligence as I can bear
on finding the best quality model ship makers and am
about to submit an order to you for your USS
Constitution model. Can you explain what the 110V light
feature is, please? Is this something that you connect
in some way to the model? I could not find a description
of this on your website, apologies if it is there and I
missed it. Also, have you ever considered a model of HMS
Warrior? Thanks! Gareth H. Ph. D."
Both ships have sailed in,
docked, and seem happy in their new home port.
The shipping was a little entertaining on the delivery,
but worked out well, in the end. So I have been studying
each of the models now for an hour or so, instead of
working, but, hey. What two great distractions these
Some feedback on each:
USS CONSTITUTION: The level of and execution of the
detailing are outstanding. Period. I did a lot of
research on this particular model, and I found no other
model that compares to it. Period. The rigging and the
masts alone qualify this model as exceptional in its
class. Add in everything else, and its a major player.
Seeing it "in person" is more than convincing of its
greatness. It exceeded my expectations.
SAN FELIPE: Here, the level of and execution of the
detailing is stunning. The artisanship is simply
fantastic and over-the-top. It competes "bow-to-bow"
with any SF model on the market that I have seen and
beats any of them, hand down. The model is WAY better
than the photographs and GREATLY exceeded my
expectations. I could go on and on about this model.....
I love it.
SHIPPING: Packaging was A+! Well designed,
straightforward, and very effective. And best, no
SUGGESTIONS: Meant somewhat tongue-in-cheek: Frank, you
need better photographs! The gap between what the photos
convey and then what the models themselves convey is
dramatic. That said, I'll tell you it is a wonderful
experience to see something that is actually MUCH better
looking than its photographs!
Would I purchase another of your models? Oh my God, yes!
I am already trying to figure out which model I want
next (likely HMS Victory).
So I'm now a huge fan.