Megow Great Republic Clipper Ship

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Megow Great Republic Clipper Ship plastic model kit

Megow Great Republic Clipper Ship

Wood and Metal Model Kit,   Box Condition: VG+++

Rare kit from 1936. Megow carried an extensive line of unique and historical ships. The most expensive kits (like this one) were large and featured pre-carved hulls. This model measures 20 inches long and 15 inches high when built. This is a very well produced deluxe kit for it's time, including highly detailed full size plane, instructions, excellent printwood, mast and spar stock, three paint colors still in the original Megow glass bottles, colored flags, a packed of metal fittings (still factory sealed) and a ready-carved hull. The kit has never been started and is complete with all parts, flags and plans in excellent condition - even the original tissue is present. The Great Republic was the largest clipper ship to be built. She was designed by builder Donald McKay and launched on October 4, 1853 with much fanfare. She was 400 feet long and said for 19 years as a merchantman. She proved very fast, out sailing steam ships in the Med and at times averages 17kts over 24 hours.

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