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Another possibility is if you are looking for the Revell kit instructions you can go here: https://www.revell.com/support/instructions.html

 

If it is the rigging you are looking for then you can scroll down to 85-0398 on the left column. They are listed as for the Constitution but should be the same. Click on the right hand column and you can download a PDF file of the original kit instructions.

 

In the same location and number you will also see the instructions for the hull and mast construction of the Constitution. They should also be the same as the United States except for the stern cabin and transom areas.

 

Hope you can find what you need

Lou

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for this ship,  he might do well with the originals.   I met a fellow who is doing the Revell Cutty sark.....I have those instructions as well.  the kit he bought is sold by Revell /Germany.......come to find out,  they have been reproducing some of the 1:96 series kits.  the instructions are terrible and poorly done.....I suspect the ones I downloaded for the Connie are the same degree.  the extra parts that distinct the United States from the connie are an added poop deck, railings,and roundhouse badges.  I think an extra pair of gun port lids as well.  they also did away with the stern galley detail......aft bulkhead,  partitions, the table,  and whatever else was back there {not that this matters,  but the holes and slots are still there}.

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Hi Denis

 

I also looked at your blog and the scanned pages of the main instructions. If Seadogrich blew them up enough he will be able to see that the kits are the same except as you say, no interior cabin details and a couple of other things that are in the same area. I have never built the US so I was not completely sure until now.

 

Lou

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I want to get the two of them on the table.   if I'm correct,  revell cloned the United States from the Connie.   all they needed to do was make the mold for the extra parts.......I think only several pieces.   I also want to find out why they deleted the galley parts from the United States...I'm sure there is room for them.  they didn't have to alter anything to add in the poop deck.

 

probably to balance the kit weight........ie...the price.   does anyone know the going price on a coupla grams of plastic?

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Hi Mark

I very well could be wrong but I think the only other ship that could be considered a sister ship to the US and Constitution would be the President. There were some changes in the President as well but for modeling purposes she was probably close enough for Revell to use the name for the same kit. I don'r know if it was ever done

 

Lou

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to my knowledge,  Revell never reproduced a model of the President.  there were several in the series,  but there may have been one other.....the whaler Morgan.  I have never seen the kit,  but I've seen all the others.   I've built all but three......almost bought the Thermopylae.....the Kearsarge and the Spanish Galleon

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I remember seeing the kit......I believe it was on oldmodelkits.com

 

we used to have what I considered the best hobby shop in Manchester.........the 606 hobby shop.   I moved to Fla. for five years.......came back and it was gone!  I bought all my stuff there.......the first Connie.......numerous cars and planes.   they used to have planes hanging from the rafters..... they had a large scale B52 that was so aWESOME!  I bought the first Connie there....and it's where I saw all the others........at $89.99 a kit,  I had to save!  ;) 

 

the admiral got me the Santa Maria the year before last for Christmas.......it's an old kit in 1:83 scale.  they have a couple 1:16 scale funny cars I wouldn't mind getting.  check out the site....see how many kit you've built.  it's like walking down memory lane :) 

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I have looked at that site a number of times over the years and I agree it can sometimes contain some pretty interesting stuff. The only problem I have with the site is the lack of photographs on the models they are selling, and it always seems that the sellers for the models I am interested in have a super high opinion of how much their older model is worth! Like I said it could just be the ones I'm interested in, others may have better luck.

 

Lou

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