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U.S.S. Constitution

"Old Ironsides"

Revell | No. H398 | 1:96

Boxart U.S.S. Constitution H398 Revell


U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides"
Full kit
1976 | Rebox (Changed box only)
Rigid box (Top opener)
Frigate United States-class » Sailing ships (Ships)


Frigate United States-class

24-pounder Frigate
US US Navy (1794-now) Military
  • USS Constitution

Box contents

Plastic sprue, Vacuformed, Rope

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Keith K
My box has "Revell 1974, 1976" on the side and a UPC code, but the instruction sheet has 1987 on it. Does that affect the timeline or do we just say 1976 model with 1987 instruction sheet"?
5. October 2015, 22:00
Urban Gardini
The instructions in your box could've been replaced at some time by a previous owner.
5. October 2015, 22:12
Keith K
I thought about that, but the kit was sealed. Now, I wouldn't put it past someone to reseal a box, but that seems a lot of work for a $66 kit. Everything in the box is pristine, except for the vacuform sails. They had a few dimples but I expect them to smooth right out.
5. October 2015, 22:25
Troy W
I assume (based on other multiple release kits) 1974 is the date when something changed in the previous '69 release, or the first release with that version of the instructions (the earlier versions likely having different art on the instructions), 1976 is the new art (this rebox listing). 1987 makes me feel there yours was resealed with new instructions (this versions box art would be an oddity in 1987 (however not impossible)) ~ I know some toy stores here in the 80's were able to reseal kits, so it is not unlikely, and may have been sealed for years.
Another angle is that Revell did list a 1/96 USS Constitution in their catalogs around the '87~88 period, same number H398 (it is not listed on scalemates currently ~ so maybe the box art wasn't changed?).
6. October 2015, 07:40
Keith K
Yes, the 74 kit added sails. I found a video review and took a screenshot of the box. It is definitely different than the 76. The tell is the little liberty bell above the Revell badge on the top. Also, the 74 included a little ship's history booklet. I suspect I have a kit from the 87 timeframe, but no different than the 76 kit, except they had to print more instruction sheets and updated the date on the sheet. I have added the 74 and will add the latest release (2014) with completely rewritten build and rigging instructions based on the years of customer calls to their hotline.
6. October 2015, 23:16

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