USS Constitution

This is a 1/196 U.S.S. Constitution Plastic Ship Kit. This Revell- Monogram model is a skill level 3 for advanced modelers, ages 12 and up.

Revell-Monogram USS Constitution Plastic Model Sailing Ship Kit 1/196 Scale #855404
 Revell-Monogram # rmx855404
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Revell-Monogram Item # rmx855404
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/196
  • Length: 15-3/4" (40cm)
  • Width: 2" (5.3cm)
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855404
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Spotlight Review

"Looks good in the end, but old tooling makes for a frustruating build"
This was Revell's first ship model, and while pretty innovative for the time (1950's), it hasn't aged very well. Fit is better than you'd expect for such an old kit, but it has multiple visible ejector pin marks on every piece, and so much flashing that it's hard to tell what were supposed to be real pins and tabs. It comes with thread and vacuform sails (people complain they look fake: just use a little CreateFX oak brown wash to give them a weathered, life-like look). The end result looks really nice, hence the 3-stars, but I didn't really enjoy the build, and would recommend going with newer tooling if you're interested in a Constitution model.

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  • Contains a total of 159 pieces for static display.
  • Choice of simple display or authentic rigging.
  • 1-piece molded ratlines, textured billowing sails, cutters and jolly boats, and 1-piece masts with snap-on yards.
  • 3-piece hull and deck assembly.
  • Display stand base with nameplate.
  • Colorful flag sheet and splendid deck detail.


  • Scale: 1/196
  • Length: 15-3/4" (40cm)
  • Width: 2" (5.3cm)
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855404


One 1/196 U.S.S. Constitution Plastic Model Kit

Requirements & Suggestions

  • Assembly
  • Plastic cement (TES3501) (PLS00002) (TAM87012) or glue (HLC107)
  • Paint - To paint model as shown on box, use these colors
  • flat white, copper, tan, and flat brown.
  • Toothpick or Cocktail Stick for Cementing
  • Adult Supervision
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no.1silverback (Mesa Az)
My first sailing ship. Lots of awesome detail. Had some issues with some of the long skinny,spindly pieces being a bit out of true,but some very hot water to soften then cold to harden took care of the problem. The sails look cheesy so I just went with full rigging. Enjoyed the change from my usual car or truck models.

"Oldie but goodie"
Great learner model, older molding causing major flash issues. Painting is rather minimal but you can add your own touches to this model. Study the instructions well to decide riggings.

"Good to get back to modelling"
First model in about 20 years. I should have started with a larger scale but this was an interesting build for me. Being a history buff. I had to use several photos to paint more realistic that the instructions.


  • WARNING: Keep from small children. Contains small parts which may be swallowed.
  • Revell-Monogram models have various skill levels, 1 being the easiest, 3 being the most challenging.

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