This intriguing piece was designed and custom built. The name “Aldebaran” is fairly common, with there being French, English, American, and Danish ships from multiple eras bearing that name. Aldebaran is the name of a star, the giant orange star that is also called Alpha Tauri. Colloquially (and historically) it is the Bull’s Eye – the reddish star that is the eye of the Taurus constellation. This model appears to be a fantastical combination of a Spanish galleon and French schooner. It has three equal-sized masts, the fore and main mast bearing the largest sails and the. Mast being the smaller. There are seven adjustable cannons on the port and starboard sides of the main deck, with a single life boat tied up at the quarter deck. There are six more cannons on the poop deck, directed toward the bow. The rudder is attached with wire and moves easily, while the ratlines, windlass, and anchors all are hand shaped and detailed. The sails are in good condition, although there is some noticeable staining. The model measures 70″ tall, 101″ long, 9 1/2 wide, and weighs about 50 lbs. This piece is good to very good condition with some signs of wear from both age and use. Please consult images and message with any questions. Please message with your zip code. Item code: CKH rb. The item “8 1/2ft French Warship Model Aldebaran, Hand-Built & Customized” is in sale since Tuesday, July 10, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Boats & Ships\Military\Models”. The seller is “powersurplustreasure” and is located in Athens, Georgia. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France