This product consists of a set of 9 warships that fought on the Brazilian side at the battle of Riachuelo , they are cast in white metal and are based on drawings in William Eugene Warner's book .
The set consists of :-
AMAZON , BELMONTE , PARNAÍBA , JEQUITINHONHA , BEBERIBE , IGUATEMI , ARAGUARI , MEARIM & IPIRANGA ,
Please note :- this set of ships was discontinued for a period due to the high cost of replacing broken "cast on bowsprits" . The models are available once more but are sold on the condition that customers will replace any broken bowsprits themselves with the spares that we have provided . For our part we will no longer be making "cast on bowsprits" but due to the obscurity of these models I am sure you will understand that it will not be cost effective for us to remodel them either.
This is a set of 7 ironclads used by the Brazilians during the War or the triple alliance (1864 - 1870) The models are cast in white metal and consist of the following ships :-
BRAZIL, RIO DE JANEIRO, BAROSSA, TAMANDRE, plus 3 "PARA CLASS" Monitors.
The models have been based on a set of drawings in the Conway naval annual and are cast in resin with white metal parts.
Five modern Ironclad warships were ordered from European shipyards by the Paraguayan government in the early 1860's. Unfortunately for the Paraguayans the war of the Triple Alliance intervened and cut off Paraguay from the outside world so the payments for the orders could not be made, all 5 ships were bought by the Brazilian government and used against their intended owners in the war. This set consists of the following ships :- BAHIA, LIMA BARROS, HERVAL, MARIZE BARROS & SILVADO. The models have been based on a set of drawings in the Conway naval annual and will be cast in resin with white metal parts.