Caldercraft HMS Victory

$1,378.85

CC9014
Scale: 1:72
Length: 1385mm
Width: 525mm
Height: 940mm

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Caldercraft HMS Victory

The HMS Victory! She’s one of the most iconic and historic warships in the world, and a symbol of British naval power and prestige.

The HMS Victory is a first-rate ship of the line, built in 1765 at Chatham Dockyard in Kent, England. She was designed by Sir Thomas Slade, the Surveyor of the Navy, and was intended to be a flagship for the British Royal Navy. Over the years, the Victory has undergone several renovations and refits, but her core design has remained largely unchanged.

She is most famous for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, fought on October 21, 1805, during the Napoleonic Wars. Under the command of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, she led the British fleet to a decisive victory against the combined French and Spanish navies. Nelson was fatally wounded during the battle and died on board the Victory. The Victory was Nelson’s flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar, and he flew his famous flag, “England expects that every man will do his duty,” from her mainmast.

The HMS Victory was heavily armed with 104 guns, including 32-pounder cannons, 24-pounder cannons, and 12-pounder cannons. Her armament was designed to provide broadside firepower, allowing her to engage multiple enemy ships at once.

The Victory was a large ship, measuring 227 feet (69 meters) in length and 56 feet (17 meters) in width. She was also relatively fast, with a top speed of around 11 knots (20 km/h). After the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory was repaired and refitted several times. In the late 19th century, she was retired from active service and became a museum ship, moored at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Hampshire, England.

Today, the HMS Victory is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK, with over 600,000 visitors each year. She is preserved in a dry dock, where visitors can explore her decks and learn about her history.

The Victory is part of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, and features a range of exhibits and artifacts, including Nelson’s cabin, the ship’s wheel, and even a piece of the original mast.

The HMS Victory is undergoing a major conservation project to ensure her preservation for future generations. The project involves restoring her hull, rigging, and other components to their original condition.

Caldercraft HMS Victory kit includes:

Double plank on bulkhead construction in lime and walnut, complete with pre-cut gunport strips; turned brass cannons; Carronades; 8 sheets of brass etched components; 3 different profiled brass rails; CNC cut walnut and ply components, profiled where necessary; scale turned wood belaying pins, support pillars and staircase balusters; All necessary blocks and black / natural hemp for rigging; All 4 ships boats in authentic plank on bulkhead construction; scale copper plates.

18 sheets of fully detailed actual size plans and a comprehensive, full colour, step-by-step instruction manual including constructional photos of the prototype. As well as this, the kit also includes the timber work to produce the model to the current specifications as she stands in Portsmouth, for example timberheads, capping and hammock cranes for the forecastle.

Additional information

Weight 35 lbs
Dimensions 42 × 13 × 6 in

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