Anyone Started the big Trumpeter Mayflower?

Anyone Started the big Trumpeter Mayflower?

Joined: March 10th, 2005, 5:37 pm

June 15th, 2012, 7:11 pm #1

I've opened the box up a few times but it always goes back to the attic.

last time I built a sailing ship was the smaller Revell Constitution, way back in 1974 so it should be quite a diversion.

If memory serves, the colors for her open to wide interpretation.


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Joined: April 20th, 2008, 5:22 am

June 16th, 2012, 4:22 am #2

How long is the hull?I recently found this Revell 1966 version that is the small version. [/IMG]
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Joined: March 10th, 2005, 5:37 pm

June 16th, 2012, 2:31 pm #3

Amazon says its 19 inches. don't want to climb in the attic right now to check.

one google review says its a bit off on certain features, that it could be a mix of the old Revell kit and an Imai kit.



http://www.amazon.com/Mayflower-Sailing ... B000GKW9LC



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Joined: April 20th, 2008, 5:22 am

June 16th, 2012, 2:56 pm #4

Thanks1 how much does the kit go for?
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

June 16th, 2012, 5:44 pm #5

Retail is $99... Megahobby has it for $79

http://www.megahobby.com/mayflowersaili ... peter.aspx


Searching "Trumpeter Mayflower" also brings up some reviews and comments about the kit. Seems fairly nice. Its not like the real ship is documented with blueprints and photos.
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June 17th, 2012, 2:07 am #6

Yes I read that it was broken up and the timbers used to make a barn somewhere in new england
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

June 18th, 2012, 12:14 am #7

Thats a rumor but totally unsubstantiated.
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June 18th, 2012, 12:40 am #8

Hard to prove it.The timbers in the lower hull below the waterline may have been rotten.No copper plating at the time!
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

June 18th, 2012, 12:19 pm #9

someone finds an old beam in a barn and says on snap! its the Mayflower. yeah right... I guess my neighbor's tin roof is made from part of the Bismarck.
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June 18th, 2012, 1:22 pm #10

One would think that without solid documentation if obtainable would be required to make such a claim.Otherwise the claimant would look like a fool or charlatan!
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