HISTORY OF PADDLE STEAMER KING OF THE MISSISSIPPI
Discover King of the Mississippi and its renewed paddle steamer wooden model kit. The real steamer was entirely made of wood and equipped with boilers to move their iconic wheel sales, these ships were the solution to transport passengers and merchandise along the river well into the XX Century.
Steamboats played an important role in the development of the Mississippi River basin and its tributaries allowing a convenient transportation in both directions of the river.
They helped to reduce the immensity of America and as ‘theater boats’ reduced the solitude of this immensity. America is not just modernism: it’s also romance and dreams! Dream and fall in love now with this unique model that will beautify any of the rooms at home!
CONTENTS OF KING OF MISSISSIPPI MODEL SHIP KIT
Build the renewed 1:80 scale model of the classic King of the Mississippi paddle steamer. Its system of construction by means of false keel and frames will help you to build your model in the same way than the construction of the real ship.
The model ship kit contains all the parts the modeler needs to build it: 8 sheets of high precision laser-cut plywood parts, birch and basswood strips, veneers and dowels, 2 large photo etched sheets (294x156mm & 257×122 mm), including more and more amazing details as never seen before. It also has die-cast, brass and wood details, fittings, adhesive cloth flags and exhibition base with nameplate as a bonus.
For the assembly, you will be able to follow our complete full colour step-by-step guide on DVD for computers -PC & MAC-, accompanied by a whole series of online video-tutorials that show almost the complete assembly of King of the Mississippi ship model. No printed instructions are included. You can also download the digital instructions for free on the button of this product sheet called ‘Instructions and Downloadable Contents’. Upon completion of the model it has 25.98” (660 mm) length, 7.55” (192 mm) heigth and 5.11” (130 mm) width.