1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

Raul Guzman Jr., McAllen, Texas

“My USS Constitution started as a Model Shipways kit,” Raul says, “but was modified by making it a double-planked model, with the second visible layer of the model being ebony.  The black on the hull is not painted; it is the color of the wood. The scale is 1/76.7. The build took me 802 hours and 51 minutes.”

Posted 7/17/2013 12:17:06 PM by Tim Kidwell
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  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    Really like the effort and results! Some more pictures are in order.

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    THAT IS FANTASTIC! Seriously it's a stunning build.

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    I agree. Let's see some more shoots of this great build.

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    Beautiful work Raul.  That is stunning.  How long did it take you build?  Please post some more pictures in the Ship forum, I know everyone would be appreciative.

    Steve

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    Really lovely.

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    Looks great (also impressed that you know exactly how many hours AND minutes it took you - you aren't an accountant are you? :-) ).

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    really dig the furled sails. any tips on how you did them?

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    Awesome work!!!  You built that for me right?

    Paul

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    Beautiful model Raul....... Well Done!

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    Thank you for the comments.  To see more photos of this model, go to my website, www.guzmanshipmodels.com.

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    Went to your site and viewed enlarged photos- absolutely amazing.  Even enlarged they gave all appearance of real vessel rather than model and the low angle looking up the side into the rigging was outstandingly realistic.

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    Nice work! Those final 51 minutes...on what? Probably the most (or supposed to be) trivial step in concluding the build that went amiss far enough to take long enough you logged it's duration separately?!

    Bob Taylor

  • 1/76 scale USS Constitution - August 2013

    I'm always amazed by ship modelers and the painstaking effort required for the rigging!! What an amazing piece of artwork!!