This is a resin and metal kit from Cottage Industry Models. This item is unassembled and unpainted.
All extra model kit(s) and figure(s) in the pictures are for illustrative purposes only, and they are not included. Cottage Industry Models has dedicated itself to manufacturing historically accurate resin model kits of the Civil War era with what has become an extensive line of naval vessels and siege artillery. The company's owner and creator of these wonderful kits, William Blackmore, has been inspired by continual exposure to the Civil War monuments and museums in the Charleston, South Carolina.
Blackmore's work has been on display in various Civil War museums in the South. CSS Arkansas, an ironclad ram, was built at Memphis, Tennessee, in 1861-62.Incomplete when Union forces closed in on Memphis in May 1862, she was towed up the Yazoo River to Yazoo City, Mississippi, and finished as far as circumstances allowed. On 15 July 1862, her enterprising commanding officer, Lieutenant Isaac N. Brown, CSN, took Arkansas down the Yazoo, where she encountered the U. Gunboats Carondelet and Tyler and the ram Queen of the West, leaving the first two badly damaged. Continuing out into the Mississippi River, she boldly fought her way through the assembled Federal fleet and came to rest under the protection of the Confederate fortress at Vicksburg. While at Vicksburg on 22 July, Arkansas was attacked by the Queen of the West and ironclad Essex, but was not severely damaged. Though badly in need of repairs, she was next ordered to steam down the river to assist Confederate forces in an attack on Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While carrying out this mission on 6 August 1862, CSS Arkansas suffered a severe machinery breakdown during an engagement with the Essex, drifted ashore and was burned to prevent capture. This is the 1/96th scale model kit of the CSS Arkansas, an ironclad which is designed to be a cutaway, or non-cutaway.
New production techniques by Cottage Industry Models minimizes sanding and clean up. Includes a fully historically accurate gun deck based on extensive research with six different types and sizes of guns with their respective carriages (not just a set of 6 standardized guns). Beautifully illustrated instructions by Mr. Jim Houbrick including complete textual descriptions of construction.
Although not for the beginner, this model is of very high quality and builds into a stunning replica. Kit measures approximately 24 inches long overall when complete. The item "Cottage Industry 1/96 C.Arkansas Confederate Ironclad in Civil War 96004" is in sale since Monday, June 22, 2015. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Sea". The seller is "dragon-hobby" and is located in Sterling, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.