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African Queen Model Ship

October 1st, 2010

In 1935 British author C.S. Forester released his Masterpiece The African Queen. It tells the story of two missionaries who fall in love and use the only thing they have, their boat, The African Queen, to defeat the Germans who are occupying Africa during World War I. The novel was met with such acclaim that two of the world’s most famous actors, Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn made it into a movie in 1951. Like the book, The African Queen the movie had wild success in American and British box offices. The movie was so highly regarded that it led to Bogart winning the Academy Award for Best Actor, his first and only Oscar. Furthermore, the success of the movie and the famous African Queen ship, were selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Ship from The African Queen Movie

Make the American classic movie, The African Queen, come alive by owing an exact replica model ship by Handcrafted Model Ships. Die hard classic movie buffs know the African Queen as the ship where the entire plot of the movie unfolds. It is where Humphrey Bogart plays weathered boat captain Charlie Allnut, and Katherine Hepburn stars as the beautiful, yet determined, missionary Rose Sayer. So loved is the African Queen Ship that the original boat still exists today and is docked in Key Largo, Florida. And furthermore, The African Queen is officially listed on the United States National Register of Historic Places. Obviously, incorporating a model ship of such historical and cinematic significance into your home collection is not an opportunity to be missed.

Authentic African Queen Replica

Creating The Best African Queen Replica

There is a reason why serious model ship collectors are consistently choosing to add the Handcrafted Model Ship (HMS) version of the African Queen to their personal collections. For starters, movie lovers and model ship enthusiasts alike have a desire for perfection. They are simply not satisfied with a toy ship that contains the words “African Queen” printed on the box. No, they demand detail and craftsmanship. The replica of The African Queen delivers on both fronts. The HMS version looks exactly as the boat from the movie does; everything from the hull shape, to the British flag flying high atop the mast of the ship. Furthermore, the boat is wooden like the real African Queen ship, and sports the African Queen name written on the starboard side of the bow. Also, to stay true to the movie and the original African Queen ship, the oxygen tanks that were used to make the ship into a torpedo and defeat the Germans are also included in the HMS African Queen Model. Needless to say, no detail was over looked, and the African Queen replica is sure to please the even the most demanding of fans.

The African Queen Boat Model Makes A Special Addition To Any Collection

No model ship collector or movie fan should be without the African Queen model ship. It brings together a timeless American classic movie with excellence in model shipbuilding that only Handcrafted Model Ships provides. As our customers already know, ordering is a cinch, and the African Queen will arrive at your door fully assembled and ready to be displayed. Order today and own a piece of cinematic and nautical history.

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