This is one of a kind, a gorgeous model of the San Felipe. All details are handcrafted from beautiful wood such as mahogany, teak, rose wood and other exotic wood. The hull is constructed using plank on frame method, each strip of exotic wood are carefully join together to form a smooth hull. This model is completely hand built to spec by skillful and creative master craftsmen; you will be amazed at how real it looks. On the ship, you will spot amazing components such as: wooden bowsprit, foremast, mainmast, and mizzen mast. They are all connected to numerous fabric sails with detailed stitching, all rigging are painstakingly fastened by hand in matching colors. And of course, this model was built according to scale through original plans, pictures and drawings. Limited edition. Weve only built 3 of these so far.
Mantua are also based in Italy and are also able to supply very high quality fittings and building materials for the model boat builder. Italian Navy training ship, 1931. Planned by Lieutenant Francesco Rotundi following the trends of sailing war vessels. She was launched in 1931 at the Navy's ship yard of Castellammare di Stabia, Naples.
In the late 1920s, the Italian navy began construction of two ships for training their officer cadets at Sea, Cristoforo Colombo and Amerigo Vespucci. The design chosen was that of a seventy-four-gun frigate, though they had steel hulls and carried double top gallants, auxiliary power, and other modern devices. Amerigo Vespucci Ship Model Kit was named for the Florentine explorer for whom the sixteenth century German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller, named the newly discovered land masses to the West. Her full lines are in sharp contrast to the majority of sail-training vessels. A letter from a Norwegian submarine commander having encountered the two sister ships reads as follows: “On breaking surface, I took a quick look around and got a shock. I had gone down in the 20th century and come up again in the 18th century, for there stood in front of me, two majestic men-of –war, under a press of canvas and sailing proudly. Following the Second World War, her sister ship was acquired by the Soviet Union.
Finely-crafted details and museum-quality features define these Limited Edition scale replica tall ship models of the USS Constitution. Devoted attention to historical accuracy ensures that every detail on “Old Ironsides” matches the US Navy’s oldest fighting tall ship as she still sails today. As the centerpiece of a den, office or meeting room, or perhaps setting a patriotic nautical tone for a family living room or corporate boardroom, this Limited Edition tall model ship is certain to inspire with her indomitable spirit and patriotic history.
KRISTINA GALYTSKAYA (b. 1984, lives and works in Houston, TX) received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts, Odessa, Ukraine and her MFA from Art Center College of Design, Moscow, Russian. During her undergraduate and graduate years, she studied under Mike Kelley, Christopher Williams, Liz Larner, Richard Hawkins, Haim Steinbach, and Marilyn Minter.ai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo.
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