H. L. Hunley H. L. Hunley
Scale : 1/32nd
Resin and Metal Parts
Inspired by the painting by Conrad Wise Chapman, Old Steam Navy used CAD and stereolithography to create the submarine for this kit. It is rich in detail and precision. The Hunley's history serves as an inspiration as it tells a story of innovation, personal bravery and devotion to the cause these men found themselves defending. In February 1864 the Hunley became the first submarine to sink an enemy ship; the USS Housatonic. We thought the best policy was to offer our customers as much freedom and flexibility as possible regarding extra options.
Old Steam's kit includes the Hunley submarine, and the Singer torpedo.The kit also includes the wooden dock the salvaged Hunley sat on after its sinking at the hand of Horace Hunley.
In December 1863 the artist, Conrad Wise Chapman, painted the Hunley on this dock. His painting also inspired Old Steam Navy to commission two custom collectible miniature 54mm figures to guard the Hunley. They are an option and are available for purchase from this web page. Other Hunley extras made available for you include the custom made red oak base as well as the specially prepared Vallejo Hunley painting kit. The Vallejo painting kit includes 16 acyrlic colors especially selected by Old Steam Navy for painting the H. L. Hunley, its dock, and the two guards.
This model kit comes with a complete historical discussion, many photographs printed in color and diagrams, plus building and painting instructions. There are several small parts and this kit is not for children. However, it is not a complicated build. International orders should choose USPS-International for the best value in shipping. This kit has been entered in two modeling contests; the IPMS show in Dallas and the USS Constition Club competition and won first place or the gold in each.
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SKU:OSN-10 Was $188.95 now $169.95