Artesania Latina King of the Mississippi Paddle Steamer 1/80 Scale 20515


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Near fatal error in instructions

My first wooden model, quite a learning experience. Hated that the instructions were only in DVD, hard to work with that. There was a serious error in section 20, between the 4th image on page 151 and 1st image on page 152. Caused me to deconstruct and rebuild entire sections. Support from Sunward was amazing, great people to deal with. The fittings in the final stages for the paddle wheel don’t fit without serious adaptation, but If I learned one thing thing about building a wooden model, the whole key is being creative and flexible. Very happy with the outcome. I recommend this model with reservation, be careful and do question the instructions.

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A Updated Version of the 20505 Kit

King of the Mississippi is a renewed naval modeling kit for medium level modelers. With the purchase of this ship model you will have all the necessary parts to complete this model of the Mississippi paddle steamer at 1:80 scale. You will only have to use your tools and desire to enjoy building it. At the very last, this historic naval artwork will delight you. Now with figures, LED lights and motor for the paddles, on sale in three separate sets!

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 wheelpales, 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!

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 wil help you to build your model in the same way than the construction of the real ship.

The modeling kit contains 8 sheets of high precision laser-cut plywood parts, birch and basswood strips, veneers and dowels, 2 large photoetched 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 base with nameplate as a free bonud. For the assembly you will be able to follow our complete full colour step-by-step guide on DVD, accompanied by a whole series of online video-tutorials that show almost the complete assembly of King of the Mississippi ship model.

Instruction manual is on DVD.

Correction – the DVD has an error. Correction is on a artesania latina corrections

Upon completion of the model it has 25.98” (660 mm) length, 7.55” (192 mm) heigth and 5.11” (130 mm) width.

Further, you can order a Set of Figurines 20515F that is sold separately.

Model measurements: 660 x 130 x 300 mm
Exhibition base included: Yes
Instructions: DVD

Contents subject to change. Price includes in store coupon.