Solid Hull Model ship Kits
The Calypso was built in the USA in 1942 as a minesweeper. she was bought in 1950 by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and after extensive changes and modifications became a fully equipped ocean research vessel, complete with observation chamber, inflatable boat for shallow waters, helicopter
Amati's, winner of the "MODEL OF THE YEAR" award at the 1996 International Toy Fair is sure to please even the most discriminating modeler. The 36" molded resin hull is perfectly pre-shaped and requires only light sanding before painting.
This is the ship which gave its name to the movie starring Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. The story takes place during World War I. the African Queen attacks the German warship "Konigin Luise" on lake Victoria in Africa, after a long and dangerous trip down the tributaries to the lake.