High-graded wood such as Western red cedar from Canada, and exotic woods from South America. No plastic parts!
L37 - W12 - H36 Inches
L94 - W30.5 - H91.4 Cm
Our USS Constitution Model Ship comes almost fully assembled, with just a few simple steps needed to attach the bowsprit and stand. All necessary assembly instructions and materials, including screws, are included for your convenience.
The instruction video is available here.
Note: Light assembly is required to attach the bowsprit and stand to the model. Assembly instructions and materials including screws are provided.
A brief overview of the USS Constitution L80 model and its unique features
This is a Museum-quality edition of the famous USS Constitution "Old ironside" at the size of 80cm (34 inches). It is a highly detailed and accurate replica of the legendary ship that served the United States Navy during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It is part of an exclusive edition where the hull is laser cut with a unique serial number. No plastic parts! Comes on a solid wood base, with a metal nameplate. This model is a must-have for any history buff or model enthusiast.
The USS Constitution Model Ship in our Tall Ship Model collection is a true work of art, made with the utmost care and attention to detail. Whether you're a collector or simply an admirer of fine craftsmanship, you can be confident in the quality of our models.
- 100% handcrafted using traditional techniques and modern technology
- Made from a high-quality wood such as rosewood, western red cedar, mahogany, teak, etc.
- Hundreds of hours of hand craftsmanship to complete a model at museum quality, ensuring attention to detail and precision
- No plastic parts are used in order to ensure authenticity and an authentic look
- Each model goes through demanding in-house quality control before leaving the workshop, ensuring excellence and authenticity
- Protective packaging with a wooden crate for safe shipping, close-to-zero damage, and storage
- Skillful craftsmen have years of experience and a passion for their work, ensuring quality and accuracy.
How do we build the USS Constitution L80?
To build this model, we used a combination of historical research and modern technology to create a model that is both historically accurate and visually stunning.
It all starts with researching the original ship to ensure that every detail was captured and to make our model authentic. The historical blueprints, photographs, and other resources are used to get an in-depth understanding of the ship's design.
Great products are made from great materials. We selected high-quality and certified materials to build the USS Constitution model. The hull and mast is made of red cedar from Canada, exotic woods from South America and Asia, and other ornaments are made of metal. The materials were chosen for their durability and authenticity, so the model will last for years to come even in harsh weather conditions.
Once the materials were selected, our team of craftsmen got to work, using their expertise to bring the model to life. They paid close attention to every detail, from the ship's intricate rigging to the tiny details on the deck, to ensure that the model was as accurate as possible. The model is 100% hand built from scratch using a “plank on frame” construction method. Our master craftsmen have spent more than 100 hours finishing it. This model ship replica’s magnificent details include metal anchors and cannons, authentic crows nest, advanced intricate rigging, rolled sails, a wood inlay hull, an inlay deck, an ornate stern, and many more.
The result is a breathtaking 80cm long model of the USS Constitution that captures the spirit of this legendary ship. Whether you're a history buff, model enthusiast, or just looking for a unique piece to display, this model is sure to impress.
History of the USS Constitution model ship
The U.S.S. Constitution, a three-mast frigate, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship. Built primarily with dense southern live oak, its hull was 21 inches thick in an era when 18 inches was common. Paul Revere forged the copper spikes and bolts that held the planks in place. The 204-foot-long ship was first put to sea in 1798 and its most famous era of naval warfare was the War of 1812 against Britain when it captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five warships, including the H.M.S. Guerriere. It was during the ferocious battle with the Guerriere that British seamen, astonished at how their cannonballs were bouncing off the Constitution’s hull, cried out, "Sir, Her sides are made from Iron!" Hence, the nickname, "Old Ironsides." The Constitution today is a national landmark and is currently docked in Boston.
Our USS Constitution model ship is a historically accurate representation of a ship of its time period. Many of the details on the ship, such as its dimensions, armament, and rigging, are based on the actual specifications of ships from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The design of the ship is based on the principles of naval architecture from the era, and its construction was influenced by the technology and materials available at the time.
However, it's important to note that like many historic ships, the USS Constitution has undergone renovations and modifications over the years to accommodate changing needs and technologies. For example, the ship was originally armed with carronades, but these were later replaced with more modern cannons. Some of the interior spaces have also been altered to meet the needs of the crew, or for use as museum spaces.
Despite these modifications, the USS Constitution is widely regarded as one of the most historically accurate recreations of a ship from its time period and is an important part of American maritime history.
How to Display and Decorate the USS Constitution L80
Our USS Constitution ship model in the size of 38 inches is a beautiful addition to any home or office, bringing a touch of maritime history and sophistication. The model is expertly crafted with intricate details and high-quality materials, making it suitable for display in homes, offices, museums, and libraries. It's also a great gift for history buffs, maritime enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates beautiful works of art.
To showcase this stunning model to its fullest potential, we offer different types of wooden display cases specifically designed to complement it. These display cases not only protect the model, but also add an extra layer of elegance and sophistication.
We recommend displaying the USS Constitution model (Size 38 inches) in a prominent location, such as a bookshelf, mantle, or desk. Consider pairing it with other nautical-themed décor, such as maps or ship models, to create a complete look. Whether on its own or in a display case, this model is sure to bring a touch of maritime history and elegance to any space.
Uniqueness: each ship is an “Exclusive Edition” where the model has a unique serial number etched into the hull
Our USS Constitution L80cm (38 inches) comes with protective packaging, the ship is packed in a wooden crate and a nice sturdy carton box with cushion. With our protective packaging, you can be confident that your model will arrive in the same beautiful condition as when it left our workshop. We ensure that this USS CONSTITUTION EXCLUSIVE EDITION arrives perfectly for display and decoration.
At The Spyglass Shop, we believe that every ship has a unique story to tell. With our passion for maritime history and our commitment to craftsmanship, we bring those stories to life through our handcrafted ship models. Our master craftsmen in Vietnam use traditional techniques and modern innovations to create models of unparalleled quality and detail.
Each model is crafted from scratch, plank by plank, and based on extensive research of the original plans and pictures. We use only the finest materials, including western red cedar, mahogany, rosewood, teak, and more, to ensure that our models are true to life. Our museum-quality models are made with hundreds of hours of work and feature fine, accurate details, created using laser machines. Chrome, brass, and cast metal fittings and ornaments add richness and verisimilitude to each model.
Our models are not only beautiful but also authentic, and each one must pass a demanding quality control process before it is sent out to our customers. Whether you're looking for a museum-quality model of a specific ship or a custom piece to tell your own story, Old Modern Handicrafts is here to help. In addition to our ship models, we also offer a range of nautical offerings for the home, including vintage-style globes, magnifiers and telescopes, clocks, furniture, and all manner of nautical décor, all made with the same quality of craftsmanship and care that we bring to our ship models. Explore our products today and bring the story of the sea into your home.
If you are having a hard time making decision, in addition to this model ship we also offer a wide range of popular tall ship models, including the USS Constitution, the Cutty Sark, and the Titanic. These iconic ships are meticulously crafted with the same attention to detail and high-quality materials, making them a beautiful and meaningful addition to any space.
So, whether you're searching for a statement piece for your home, office, or museum, or you're looking for the perfect gift for a loved one, look no further than The Spyglass Shop. Our model ships are not only works of art, but they are also symbols of maritime history and a reminder of the incredible journeys and adventures that took place on the high seas.