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USS Constitution 1:96 Instructions

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    October, 2017
USS Constitution 1:96 Instructions
Posted by drthomp on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 12:28 PM

Hello, I am building the Revell Constitution and when it comes to tying blocks on masts (such as in Steps 25 -30) it shows that you tie blocks to ONE side of the booms. The same side as the walking ropes. I am wondering if the * means to mirror the whole thing on other side as well. IN translation, step 25 part 170 shows one block and one walk rope. Is that accurate or do i need to tie 2 blocks and another walkrope? SOrry to be dense

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    December, 2003
  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 2:41 PM

Yes, repeat both sides.  You must have a new release.

Are you building with, or without sails?  One set of instructions called for sets of blocks to run the sails and the other leaves them off.  The boom plans should have shown each block placement across the boom, and it gets sketchy for the blocks that run out the studding booms and placement for a number of yard control blocks seem to show only one, but two are needed on each side of the mast.  I am about 75% complete with the running rigging on mine with old instructions.

  • Member since
    October, 2017
Posted by drthomp on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:43 PM

Thank you very much. My instructions only use the * and curved arrow which means repeat. Generally this is fine to understand when it comes to port and starboard etc, but for some reason they cut corners on the booms -which are poorly depicted to begin with. Placement of the blocks is sort of approximated. You perfectly answered my question though and i thank you for it. I am going with No Sails


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    July, 2010
  • From: Tempe AZ
Posted by docidle on Sunday, October 29, 2017 10:49 PM


Here is a .pdf’s from that will help you out if you get stuck. They are the old instructions and are downloadable. The rigging instructions are at the end.

hope this helps,






  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Monday, November 13, 2017 2:57 AM

Thanks for posting that link. I am also building a newer release 1/96 and the instructions are rather lacking !   DJ


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