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The U.S.S. Monitor, an ironclad warship, was built in 1862 during the American Civil War by the United States Navy in response to Virginia seceding from the Union. It fought against the C.S.S. Virginia in the Battle of Hampton Roads. It is available as a FULLY ASSEMBLED model ready to be proudly displayed as a piece of history.
Master craftsmen handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch using historical photographs, drawings, and original plan. They are built to scale with high-grade materials such as wood, polyester resin, metal, and MDF. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop.
The U.S.S. Monitor exquisite details include metal cannons, wooden small boats, pilothouse, skylights, US flags, Union Jack flag, smokestacks, and air intake stacks. There are black railings all around the ship and on the turret. The rivets on all armor plating make the boat look really cool. You can also see metal stanchions that support the turret roof panel.
The hull is painted maroon and the upper deck is painted black to replicate the original warship. The model is secured tightly on a black solid wood base with a brass nameplate with the words "U.S.S. Monitor." It'll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast, or passionate collector.
- State: California
- Setting: Indoor
- Color: Painted maroon, black
- Materials: Wood
- Dimensions: 7 inches wide x 10.5 inches high x 24.5 inches long
Story Behind the Art:
Founded in 1999, Old-Modern Handicrafts (OMH) is a family owned and operated business and a leading manufacturer of high quality wooden ship models. OMH started with about twenty popular models such as the RMS Titanic and the USS Constitution. Today, OMH produces more than one thousand different scale models. The selection from our factory includes historic tall ships, ancient boats, modern speed boats, ocean liners and modern cruise ships, yachts and warships. OMH is widely supported around the world as our unique and eye catching model ships are affordable and easy to display. Our models are proudly displayed in many homes, offices, hotels, restaurants, as well as in luxurious galleries and museums around the world.
The handcrafted nature of this product will produce minor differences in artwork, color/shade, size and overall design. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece and may not appear exactly as pictured, adding to its unique qualities. Measurements may vary slightly. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.