About the Chaperon Sternwheel Steam Packet
The Steam Packet Chaperon was built in 1884 in Ohio, for the purpose of trade traffic. At this time, river shipping was inexpensive – for example, a bushel of coal was carried from Pittsburgh to New Orleans for the price of a first-class postage stamp. However, due to river conditions, steamboat travel was often seasonal and susceptible to delays.
About the manufacturer
Model Shipways, a division of Model Expo, has a strong legacy behind its name. Having been in continuous operation since 1946, it is the oldest ship model factory in the United States. With such long history comes a passion and focus on quality.
They are known for their laser cut parts which not only provides a perfect fit but allows for seamless assembly of their model kits. Perfect for beginners and experts alike, you will not be disappointed by the offerings from Model Shipways.
About the Chaperon Sternwheel Steam Packet Model Boat Kit
The Chaperon Sternwheel Steam Packet model boat kit is an intermediate level kit, so it will provide a moderate challenge for the model boat enthusiast. Our kits are handled with the utmost care by our team of maritime loving professionals. Details on this specific kit include…
- Step by step instruction manual for a streamlined building experience
- Hull type: plank on frame
- Difficulty: intermediate
- Laser cut model pieces to allow a more precise final model
- Includes all parts to complete the model
- Building tools and accessories not included
Tools for your ship building project
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, having the right tools will make all the difference to your model making adventure. We offer a range of necessary tools including hammers, pins, scissors, needles, acrylic paint, glue and much more. Explore our range of model ship tool kits and discover the right products for the assembly of your model kit.