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HMS Surprise

Build the frigate made famous by the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

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HMS Surprise

The frigate made famous by the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, brought to life by Artesania Latina. HMS Surprise was originally built at Le Havre in 1794 as a 350-ton, 32-gun corvette, but in 1796 it was captured by the British Navy and renamed HMS Surprise. She was re-armed and classified as a sixth-rate frigate.

Now available to order online, receive your HMS Surprise model kit in 14 or 28 monthly stages. Pay-as-you-build; every month you will receive all of the detailed parts and clear step-by-step build instructions which you can download directly from us. Or order all build phases of the HMS Surprise to arrive in one shipment. 


from £24.00 per month per complete kit

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✔ No contract

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Product in Depth

HMS Surprise was originally built at Le Havre in 1794 as a 350-ton, 32-gun corvette, but in 1796 it was captured by the British Navy and renamed HMS Surprise. She was re-armed and classified as a sixth-rate frigate. She inspired the Aubrey-Maturin series of novels by Patrick O'Brian and featured in the 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Artesania Latina worked together with the National Maritime Museum of London to create this model and has the exclusive copyright worldwide.

The large scale of this model allows for highly detailed pieces, above and below deck. The hull is assembled by plank-on-frame construction. The kit includes a detailed lower deck with visible cannons and hatches.

With each pack you can download detailed step-by-step assembly guides showing you how to build your model directly from us. Along with the clearly photographed instructions, the assembly guides will explain all the modelling techniques you’ll need to achieve superb results, and include useful hints and tips to help you master the trickier skills involved. Choose our unique pay-as-you-build model and receive your HMS Surprise model kit in 14 or 28 monthly phases. Or order all build phases of the HMS Surprise to arrive in one shipment.

Even if you've never tried this type of project before, you'll be able to put your HMS Surprise together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.

Your Modelling Experience

  1. • You can chose to receive 14 monthly shipments at £44 each
  2. • You can chose to receive 28 monthly shipments at £24 each
  3. • You can chose to buy the complete kit for £549.99
  4. • All options include FREE delivery direct to your door
  5. • Each shipment includes high-quality parts to build your HMS Surprise
  6. • Plus, a FREE Tool Kit worth over £40 with your fourth shipment (or first if you buy complete kit)
  7. • No contract, No obligation - You are free to cancel at any time

 

Free Gifts

  • MARINE MODELER'S TOOLKIT IN ALUMINIUM CASE - Includes a plank cutter/bender, side cutters, pliers, tweezers, micro drill and more! All this with your 4th month’s pack.
 

Look Inside

Clear step-by-step instructions show how to assemble and finish the parts - every step of the way. Even if you've never tried this type of project before, you'll be able to put your HMS Surprise together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.

Product Details

Key Features of the HMS Surprise

Factory precut keel and all main frame parts.

High-quality planking mahogany, walnut and lime woods.

High-quality fittings in white metal burnished or in real die-cast brass.

Stitched sail set and rigging threads.

Pre-finished high-quality display base with name plate.

Model Detail

Made exclusively by Artesania Latina with the National Maritime Museum  |  Sails set full sewn  |  You just have to rig them at the masts.

Overall Dimensions

Length: 1334 mm (52.75") |  Height: 950 mm (37.5") |  Beam: 480 mm (18.5") |  Scale: 1:48

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Unless otherwise agreed, your order will be delivered to you within approximately 14 days from the date your order has been confirmed. The delivery address to which your order shall be sent will be the address provided by you during the ordering process.

The products will be at your risk from the time of delivery. Ownership of the products will only pass to you when we receive full payment of all sums due in respect of the products, including delivery charges as applicable.

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