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Posted 2 years ago

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jar-head
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Any information on this very unqiue model of a WWI Battleship of the dreadnought on water would be great thank you

Dim mount 20" x 60" plywood & ship 10" x 44 "

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  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    You would probably need to have someone look at this in person. These come in pre cut kits you can build. Usually made of balsa wood.
  2. stefdesign stefdesign, 2 years ago
    It doesn't really look like a kit model to me. It's awesome!
  3. Kalk, 2 years ago
    could there be a note inside?
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Love it!

    Based on the detailing it looks like it was constructed by someone who was serving/ had served on the ship.

    Is anything written on the bottom side of the wood? How did you acquire it?

    Scott
  5. jar-head, 2 years ago
    Hello
    The bases of ship is solid
    i do not see a note
    aquired from a content sale who's fatherinlaw made it but i forgot to get name

    Once aquired name how do i find out if he served on ship?
  6. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 2 years ago
    This is incredible! I love it!

    Have you identified what it's made from? The deck looks like wood but the water and some other parts appear to be paper mache, plaster or something one could mold.
  7. jar-head, 2 years ago
    Nothing looks mass produce even the machine guns beside the barrels has finishing nails and there not in the same place on each gun.

    chains look like brass

    decks solid wood

    water is plaster paris

    Over the years a lot of neglect and i found it in a stuff full garage on its end

    I have no idea how i am going to clean it with out causing more damage.

    I also bought some hand wood working tools from them

    The gun terrets are solid wood and swivel on nails

    It is very a simple and straight forward design

    It was made probally in the 50's or earlier

    and being a water line model it almost makea me want to don on my scuba gear and check it out.

    Thanks for your comments very helpfull.
  8. jar-head, 2 years ago
    I also live in the Collingwood Ont Canada area were we had a side launch ship yards for over 100yrs
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    The model shows great detailing/ familiarity with the ship which is typical of construction by someone who served on the ship.

    I'd do some online searches on the name if you can get it from the family.

    Good luck and thanks for sharing.

    Scott
  10. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 2 years ago
    The wood construction is a good sign of older handmade production. In the 50s, grommets and other hardware were popular "porthole" elements, particularly due to Japanese makers at the time. The curled wire is much more unique and intimate, which both that it is handmade and likely pre-WWII.

    You might be able to clean it if you have a air compressor (or canned air), just make sure your pressure is very low so you don't knock anything important off. Make sure you collect any loose pieces before you try to clean it, don't want to lose them in the process.

    I'll say it again, I LOVE this!
  11. jar-head, 2 years ago
    A little update the maker of the model Fred Anderson

    Is there a way to check if he served on the ship

    Plus i also obtained a book on the Dreadnought by Robert K Massie
  12. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Was Anderson originally from the UK according to the family?

    An obituary may reveal his service. Did the family provide any information on his death date or location?

    Online searching may yield some answers-- good luck!

    Scott
  13. jar-head, 2 years ago
    I was told he lived to 64 years old and he died in the 1960.s

    I bought the boat May 5 2012
  14. jar-head, 2 years ago
    I would say high 70's low 80's
    Seller was the daughter in law so she could have been a little younger than her husband who recently passed. Her son if it was her son looked to be late 50's early 60's

    what was the min. age requirment at that time?

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