1/216 H345-300 Revell Stag Hound Clipper - The Largest Merchant Ship of Her Day
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Good+
From 1966. Very nicely detailed like all early Revell sailing ships. Full hull kit with premolded ratlines, optional sails and full rigging instructions. Molded in three colors. NOTE: this kit has minor and neat assembly to 2 parts. The hull halves have been professionally assembled. There are no gaps and the seams have been carefully eliminated. The deck fits 'excellent++' into the hull. The hull detail was sanded down to a more realistic level and is free of scratch marks and ready to paint. There is no other assembly. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes decals and instructions. The Stag Hound was designed by the famous Donald McKay and was launched on December 7, 1850. She is famous for her great speed and turned a nice profit for her owners. The most notable event was when the Stag Hound was asked to take a copy of President Lincoln's inaugural address to London. During this run, she raced the steamer 'America' and won easily. Shortly after this she was lost off Brazil to a spontaneous combustion of her coal cargo. The crew successfully abandoned ship. The captain was the last to leave. He lowered the American Flag, wrapped it around himself and jumped overboard.
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