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    Posted 9 years ago

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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, 9 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, 9 years ago
      It doesn't really look like a kit model to me. It's awesome!
    3. Kalk, 9 years ago
      could there be a note inside?
    4. scottvez scottvez, 9 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?

    5. jar-head, 9 years ago
      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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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.

    10. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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!

    13. jar-head, 9 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, 9 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?
    15. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      enjoy the day...
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    18. jar-head, 4 years ago
      thank you for information
    19. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 years ago
      Your welcome, old man was in the navy ,,and when I got home on my first leave , he asked if I was taught to put my head in a jar I told him he wasn't nothing more then a sea taxi for us jar heads,,, ...smiling,, enjoy the day..

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