HMS Surprise

The frigate made famous by the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, in 1:48 scale

14 Monthly Deliveries£44.00


28 Monthly Deliveries£24.00


Buy complete for£549.99


Build the HMS Surprise

HMS Surprise was originally built at Le Havre in 1794 as a 350-tonne, 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.

ModelSpace gives you the opportunity to buy this top quality model kit in a number of different ways, depending on your budget and spare modelling time. You can choose whether to buy the kit outright, or break down your kit into monthly instalments to spread out the cost.

If you choose to buy monthly, you will receive a full set of expanded step-by-step instructions to download at our download centre, along with a monthly magazine featuring the story behind HMS Surprise and articles covering the history of sail and seafarers. We will send you an email to let you know when these are ready for download. Please note that these are in PDF format and you can see an example here /media/66021/hms_surprise_combined.pdf 

With your fourth despatch you will receive a magnificent aluminium-cased tool kit FREE worth over £40! The items include:

  • Modellers drill
  • Drill bits
  • Round nosed pliers
  • Cutters
  • Nailer
  • 2 metal files
  • Swan necked tweezers
  • Cutting tool & blades
  • Plank bender

Free P&P


Goods are subject to availability and the order in which they are received may differ from that shown

Purchase Details

By purchasing this model ship in monthly instalments you will receive the following Premium Membership benefits:

  1. Monthly e-magazine and expanded instructions from our download centre
  2. Help with replacing damaged parts
  3. No obligation - you are free to cancel at any time.
  4. All ships delivered FREE to your door (no P&P).
  5. If you are not satisfied, you can return for a full refund within 14 days of your order.

Now available, you can chose to purchase the HMS Surprise over:

1 complete purchase at £549.99

14 monthly instalments at £44 or

28 monthly instalments at £24.


The frigate made famous by the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, brought to life by Artesania Latina.

Tool Kit
Model detail
  • Kit features:
    * Factory precut keel and all main frame parts
    * Highest quality planking mahogany, walnut and lime woods
    * High quality fittings in white metal burnished or in real die-cast brass.
    * Sails set full sewn. You just have to rig them at the masts.
Overall Dimensions
  • Length: 1334mm (52.8")
  • Height: 950mm (37.5")
  • Beam: 480mm (18.5")
  • Scale: 1:48

Modelling information

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