Amerigo Vespucci (1) Ship Model Kit - Mantua Models (799)


  • R/C compatible:  No
  • Difficulty Level: Experienced
  • Hull Type:  Plank on frame
  • Box Contents: Laser cut frames, keel, decks and all the wooden structures; all planks, masting, metal , wooden fittings, lost wax cast parts , laser etched detials and accessories. Plans in full detail with 9 large sheets.

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$ 680.40

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Amerigo Vespucci Ship Model Kit

Mantua Model Group have been producing period model boat kits since after the war and were the first company to innovate and use the cutting ability of laser beams to produce very accurate and high quality products.

Mantua are also based in Italy and are also able to supply very high quality fittings and building materials for the model boat builder. Italian Navy training ship, 1931. Planned by Lieutenant Francesco Rotundi following the trends of sailing war vessels. She was launched in 1931 at the Navy's ship yard of Castellammare di Stabia, Naples.

In the late 1920s, the Italian navy began construction of two ships for training their officer cadets at Sea, Cristoforo Colombo and Amerigo Vespucci. The design chosen was that of a seventy-four-gun frigate, though they had steel hulls and carried double top gallants, auxiliary power, and other modern devices.

Amerigo Vespucci Ship Model Kit was named for the Florentine explorer for whom the sixteenth century German cartographer Martin Waldseemuller, named the newly discovered land masses to the West. Her full lines are in sharp contrast to the majority of sail-training vessels. A letter from a Norwegian submarine commander having encountered the two sister ships reads as follows:

“On breaking surface, I took a quick look around and got a shock. I had gone down in the 20th century and come up again in the 18th century, for there stood in front of me, two majestic men-of –war, under a press of canvas and sailing proudly. Following the Second World War, her sister ship was acquired by the Soviet Union. Amerigo Vespucci resumed her sail-training mission for the Italian Navy well into the 1990s.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. 

By Brian W. on 08/7/2014
Title: Buyer of Amerigo Vespucci Model Ship Kit (Australia, July 2014)
Text: Have just received my model kit and found it to be in perfect condition.I was really impressed on the delivery time as i wasn't expecting it till Tuesday.I found your company through Google and was amazed as to the range of products you sell.
Thanks for your co operation and help in this transaction.
Cheers Brian.
By Nicholas Varvaris , Buyer of Amerigo Vespucci Model Ship Kit ( UK Sept 08). on
Title: Customer feedback on the Model Kit
Text: Thank you again for your fast response and service, I can hardly wait to receive the model.

I finally saw the kit today. It looks great! Overcomes my expectations. Looking forward to cooperate with you again.

many-many thanks and best regards.
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