Greetings everyone! I've been doing research trying to find any info about the distinctive details of the 1797 USS United States, specifically the extra deck on the stern and forecastle details. My goal is to one day convert a plank on frame Constitution model to the United States which I don't think would be too terribly difficult with the right plans though atm all I can find are a few models such as the old 1/96 revell version and the very nice looking model on modelshipmasters.com (see below). I recently ordered the Smithsonian Catalogue of Warships plans hoping it was available however all I see is that general plan for the Constitution and sister ships. So I'm wondering where these modelers got their information from if they made an educated guess or if there is some sort of archive that can be accessed for more specific plans/specs etc. Thanks for the help!
PS I would contact the model makers if it were possible the revell kit is ancient (discontinued) and the modelshipmaster has no contact email