KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI Wood Model Boat Kit AL20505   $189.99  
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Artesania Latina Models
Length 27"   Height 10"   Scale 1:80   Intermediate Level
Plank on Bulkhead Construction

King Of The Mississippi Riverboat

King Of The Mississippi - 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 engines, 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 Artesania Latina King Of The Mississippi is plank-on-bulkhead construction for easy construction. A new feature in these kits are molded wooden pieces for the bow and stern sections, This will let you shape them with better accuracy. Other features are hardwood parts, and pre-cut ribs included for the hull, and superstructure construction. Fittings include steering wheel, handrails, brass decorations ship's bell, Windows, doors, and chain. There is also cast metal parts such as the paddlewheels, chimney heads. Other fittings are brass cables, cotton rigging, brass pin nails, and galvanized wire. Simple illustrated instructions building this fine piece of American history easy.

The paint sets for these kits are historically accurate colors that have been specially formulated for model ships. They are high quality acrylic based paints that can be thinned with water, thinner or alcohol. They 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. The colors contained in each paint set are based on the colors shown in the picture of the model. 1 oz. bottles

Mississippi Paint Set (9 bottles) AL20505PS



CAUTION!!  Although these are high quality ship model kits, they may not be suitable for some one not familiar with building foreign model ship kits.   (click here to learn more)