Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry took command of the American naval forces at Lake Erie in the spring of 1813. After three hours of murderous gunfire, Perry was forced to abandon his flagship, the Lawrence. In a daring move, he was rowed a half mile to the Niagara, from which he continued the attack. This decisive victory at the Battle of Lake Erie ensured American control of the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. Reconstruction of the brig Niagara was completed in 1990.
Operated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, she is the centerpiece of a new maritime museum in Erie, PA and serves as the Commonwealth s goodwill ambassador. Model Expo' Niagara kit is a faithful representation of the reconstructed Niagara at the maritime museum in Erie, PA. Model design is based on research and plans for the 1990 reconstruction, provided by Melbourne Smith of the International Historical Watercraft Society in Annapolis MD. Laser cut basswood parts facilitate plank-on-bulkhead construction.Individual basswood strips cover the hull, and we provide six filler blocks in our Model Expo Niagara to make the job easier. True-to-scale Britannia metal, brass and hardwood fittings assure scale accuracy. Eighteen cast metal carronades and two long guns duplicate the armament of the original vessel. Rigging material include over 600 blocks and deadeyes and four diameters of rigging line. Six sheets of detailed plans and 40 page illustrated instruction manual by Ben Lankford clarify every phase of construction. Display base and brass pedestals not included. Length 43" / Height 27". Scale 3/16 = 1 ft (1:64).
NIAGARA PAINT SET - ELEVEN BOTTLES. Niagara Paint Set Set of eleven 1 oz. Bottles of Model Expo paint: 2 each/MS4839 Primer, MS4830 Hull/Spar Black, MS4801 Bulwarks Dark Green; 1 each/MS4831 White, MS4821 Deck House Light Buff, MS4802 Bulwarks/Gun Carriage Red, MS4829 Hull Yellow Ochre, MS4828 Iron/Cannon Black.
Model Expo Paint Set No. MS2240MS Model Expo Historic Marine Colors Paint. Researched and developed by Naval Architect and Master Modeler, Ben Lankford and produced by Model Expo, our full range of historically accurate colors has been specially formulated for model ships!High quality acrylic based paints can be thinned with water, thinner or alcohol, and clean up easily with water, making them ideal for airbrush use. Brushed or sprayed, paints dry flat with good grain structure and a smooth finish. Please REQUEST AN INVOICE before you pay. The item "Model Shipways BUNDLE MS2240 Niagara Battle Lake Erie Ship Build Kit + Paint Kit" is in sale since Sunday, December 03, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden".
The seller is "modelexpo33020" and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.