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Autore: Alessandro
HUGHES H-4 CELESTIAL HERCULES SPRUCE GOOSE  METAL TIME     

HUGHES H-4 CELESTIAL HERCULES SPRUCE GOOSE  METAL TIME     

A Mechanical Marvel Inspired by the Legendary Spruce Goose. Metal Time, the epitome of precision engineering, is proud to introduce the Celestial Hercules — a self-assembly model paying homage to the iconic Hughes H-4 Hercules, commonly known as the Spruce Goose. Crafted entirely from polished stainless steel, this mechanical masterpiece captures the essence of the legendary aircraft’s remarkable history and unique features.

PROTOTYPE HISTORY

Constructed during a time of wartime aluminum restrictions and weight concerns, the aircraft earned the moniker “Spruce Goose” from critics, despite being predominantly made of birch using the Duramold process. Mechanics, humorously referring to it as the “Birch Bitch,” offered a more accurate yet socially unconventional nickname. The Hercules holds the distinction of being the largest flying boat ever built, boasting the widest wingspan of any aircraft until the Scaled Composites Stratolaunch took flight on April 13, 2019. Currently, the Spruce Goose is well-preserved and on public display at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon, USA, after being showcased in Long Beach, California, from 1980 to 1992.

The Celestial Hercules is a testament to innovation and engineering prowess. Inspired by the Spruce Goose, our model recreates the largest flying boat ever built, with meticulous attention to detail. Despite the historical “unhappiness” of the original plane, we’ve brought it to life, defying history and presenting a mechanical marvel that conquers the sky. 

FEATURES, BENEFITS

The Celestial Hercules challenges enthusiasts of technical creativity with its intricate design and numerous details. While assembling this model demands concentration and time, the result justifies the effort.

Perfect for:

  • Families, groups, or themed clubs seeking a joint activity.
  • Aviation, mechanisms, and history enthusiasts.
  • Collectors of prefabricated models.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Eco-friendly stainless steel parts eliminate the risk of cuts during assembly.
  • Precise cutting ensures hassle-free articulation.
  • Flat, eco-friendly packaging for easy storage.
  • Each purchase includes a Metal Time club badge, a thank you card, and a unique model number.

The “Celestial Hercules” mechanical body consists of small parts that, under certain conditions, may be dangerous for children under 14 years of age. The assembly of the model by children should be done under the supervision of their parents.

The constructor does not contain glue, there is no need to cut the metal. All parts are separated and connected with light finger pressure, which eliminates possible cuts or pricks during the assembly process.

The kit includes: needle file, pliers, gloves, polishing cloth.

Also, each buyer receives a Metal Time club registration card, which open up opportunities for the activities of the owners of Metal Time constructors.