The frigate made famous by the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, brought to life by Artesania Latina.
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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-onframe construction. The kit includes a detailed lower deck with visible cannons and hatches.
Each pack is accompanied by a booklet of detailed step-by-step assembly guides showing you how to build your model. Along with the clearly photographed instructions, the booklets 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.
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 modeling experience
- Each shipment includes high-quality parts to build your HMS Surprise
- Delivery to USA and Canada within 6 to 8 working days for your 1st pack
- 14 months subscription: your 1st month is FREE. You only need to pay S&H fees ($9.99). After that, you will receive 13 monthly shipments of $99.99 plus $9.99 S&H per shipment
7 months subscription: your 1st month is 50% OFF. On your first month, you will pay $99.99 plus 12.99 S&H. After that, you will receive 6 monthly shipments of $199.99 plus $12.99 S&H per shipment
Complete kit: 10% OFF the regular price. You will receive your HMS Surprise scale model ship in one shipment of $1,259.99 instead of $1,399.99 plus $39.99 S&H
- Each shipment includes an easy-to-follow printed full color magazine with your detailed Assembly Guide
- Plus, two FREE gifts - A Magnifying Glass with your second shipment and a FREE Tool Kit worth over $40 with your fourth shipment
- No contract, No obligation - You are free to cancel at any time
- MAGNIFYING GLASS WITH GRIPS - A must-have for all modelers, making it easy to work on small parts with your 2nd months' pack.
- 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 months' pack.
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.
Made exclusively by Artesania Latina with the National Maritime Museum | Sails set full sewn | You just have to rig them at the masts.
Length: 1334 mm (52.75") | Height: 950 mm (37.5") | Beam: 480 mm (18.5") | Scale: 1:48
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.
Through your building experience, you will have help from our experts with the easy-to-follow step-by-step assembly guide. You can take a look at our exclusive Forum and discuss with fellow modelers.
Even as a model-making novice, you can build the HMS Surprise together in easy stages, learning the skills as you go.
Download Step-by-Step Assembly Guide
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The first pack of your order or your complete kit will be delivered to you within approximately 6 to 8 working days from the date your order has been confirmed.
We ship to Canada. Shipping costs are the same for Canada as USA.
If for some reason you need to return a shipment please contact customer service at 877-544-6779 or via email at email@example.com to obtain authorization. We will send you via email a prepaid UPS label that you can print and adhere to the shipping box and drop at your local UPS store or UPS drop box.
If you are not completely satisfied and would like to cancel your model subscription please contact customer service at 877-544-6779 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will refund your latest month subscription pack received in the prior 30 days.