Best Model Ship Kits 2019
Most model ship kits come with very clear instructions on how to build them. Most places will include starter kits for those who are initially new to building and guides on how to do it. Here is a list of some of the best model ship kits in the market.
Model Ship Kits For Beginners
The Amerigo Vespucci was a training vessel that was used by the Italian Navy in the 1920’s to train it’s officers. It was named after an Italian explorer. This wooden model ship kit has a plank on frame hull type. It’s suitable for beginners and it includes plans showing you the details of how it comes together.
BLUENOSE 1 - Fishing Schooner 1921
The Bluenose 1 is famous for winning the International Fishermans Trophy in 1921. Originally designed by a young architect by the name of William Roue. This wooden model ship kit is an excellent choice for beginners looking to get started in the modeling hobby. It comes with a tool kit that gives you just about everything you need to build it and a massive 104 page e-book and DVD’s that involves everything from Hull Planking, Deck Planning and much more. It’s a 1:100 scale and has a length of 21-1/2″ and height of 17-1/2″
Model Ship Kits For Adults
Amati Elizabethan Galleon
As you can see the Amati Elizabethan Galleon stands out for it’s stylish colorful decorations on both sides. It’s an easy to build wooden kit measuring 11″ in length, 10″ in height and 3.9″ in width. AlwaysHobbies provides instructions for painting, assembling and rigging that any beginner can easily follow.
Revell 1:96 USS Constitution
The Revell1:96 USS Constitution is a full size of this model ship kit once built is 3″. You can expect some amazing detail once completed with the inclusion of bunks, bulkheads and tables. Suitable for both beginners and more experienced model builders it comes with complete step by step instructions. The USS Constitution is famous for it’s battle against the H.M.S. Guerriere in which it completely destroyed it. Having nearly escaped a certain doom weeks before the battle the USS Constitution made its own special place in history.
Here is a list of the top model ships that have already been assembled. Representing some of the most famous ships in history that you’ve probably heard of.
Wooden Flying Dutchman
One of the most famous ships in history, shown all over the media. This Flying Dutchman model ship is an accurate and detailed representation of it. Made of some of the finest wood involving cherry, black walnut, birch and rosewood. From the amazing details with metal cannons, sharp hand stitched sails, carefully designed hull and deck it’s one of our top recommendations.
Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge Pirate Ship
The Queen Anne’s Revenge, perhaps another one of the most famous pirate ships in history. This boat designed and creating by Hampton Nautical arrives fully assembled with all sails completely mounted so there is no building on your part. It has very stylish hull made of wood and some very sharp looking black cloth sails. *Note* Since a lot of people are asking no it does not actually float and the stand is completely attached to the model ship (you can’t remove it)
Wooden USS Constitution
Another of Hampton Nautical creations, the Hampton Nautical Wooden USS Constitution comes fully assembled and ready for display. Built from scratch by the finest artists in the wooden modeling industry it brings a stylish look. The ship only weights 2 pounds so it’s pretty light. The type of wood it uses is a cherry wood maple.
We hope you enjoyed our guide on model ships. It’s a wonderful hobby and the history behind them is very interesting. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email.