Artesania Latina King of the Mississippi Wooden Ship Model Kit
Brand: Artesania Latina
Model Number: 20505
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The Artesania Latina King of the Mississippi wooden ship model accurately recreates the real life ship.
The first interstate Highways in early America for the commerce and transport of goods were America's big rivers. Goods were once sent on big rafts down the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi rivers to the port of New Orleans. With the invention of the steam engine, big paddle wheeled steam ships could now navigate against the current. One of the most beautiful of these ships was the famous King of the Mississippi which could be found in St. Louis and New Orleans.
Riverboats were jacks of all trades. They served as highways for cotton and passenger alike. As showboats, they made the long journeys through the vastness of America a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
This fine King Of The Mississippi wooden boat kit uses plank-on-bulkhead construction for easy construction. A new feature in these kits are moulded wooden pieces for the bow and stern sections that will enable you to shape them with better accuracy. Other features are hardwood parts, pre-cut ribs included for the hull, and superstructure construction. Fittings include steering wheel, handrails, brass decorations (including ship's bell), windows, doors, and chains.
There are also cast metal parts such as the paddlewheels and chimney heads. Other fittings are brass cables, cotton rigging, brass pin nails, and galvanized wire. Simple illustrated instructions make building this fine piece of American history easy.
Upon completion of the model it has 660 mm long, 192 mm high and 130 mm wide.
Manufacturer: Artesania Latina
Model: 20505 King of the Mississippi
Reviewed by peter
my first build
had a great time building this model managed to get fully painted figurine from Germany to place on the deck and animals for the live stock area on the model.fantastic display in my office highly recommended
Reviewed by Cynthia Guy
Bought as a present
I bought this model as a present for my husband who is housebound. I am really pleased that I did it means the tv is not switched quite so early. The model is coming along nicely but, from my point of view, my husband is really pleased with it and it has helped him in different ways. His patience at doing the minute fiddly bits has become a whole lot better. I know this review is on the model which is beginning to look like the picture on the box. So a big thank you to Wonderland who has made one very poorly and disabled man very happy.
Reviewed by Iain Love
King of the Mississippi
A great kit which makes you think . It is definitely not for beginners as there parts which require adjustment to fit correctly. The instructions can be difficult to follow ,and the incorrect type of wood is specified at times, so constant checks have to be made before parts are cut. Overall a model which requires patience and lateral thinking. There was a shortage of brass pins , there being only 300 and not the 700 listed in the parts list, but this was rectified by Wonderland Models within about 3 days.
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