HMS Surprise | 1:48 Model
HMS Surprise | 1:48 Model
The frigate made famous by the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, brought to life by Artesania Latina. H
MS 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.
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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 also 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.
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2017-06-14 22:41:19The HMS Surprise in the films was a re-naming of a ship that is a replica of HMS Rose, an entirely different ship from the age of sail to the real life HMS Surprise. Also, I think the only thing O' Brian really "based" on the real one was her name and the fact she is also a Sixth rate. For starters, Captain Aubrey first served in Surprise as a midshipman in 1785 in the story, where as the real Surprise was bought into the service in 1796. There are many other reasons that real Surprise and movie Surprise are vastly different physically, heck, movie Surprise is also different from book surprise, so, assuming the model is based on the film HMS Surprise, ex-HMS Rose replica, I'm not sure its right to mention the real Surprise in the description as though it is a model of both, this is strictly a model of the fictional movie ship, not an historical one. The history of the ship you build from this kit can be dated to 1757 if you modify and complete it as HMS Rose off your own back, otherwise you're building a model of a ship as she floats, of just 14 years of age (when Rose was renamed) technically.
2016-06-07 20:03:14Had this a while now, am still building her and am very impressed. C/s very good. Had couple of problems but easily sorted. I got mine on 12 month packs. Instructions downloaded no problem, all The kits on here are downloaded instructions.
2016-01-07 17:54:08Not impressed not instructions with first pack,spoke to 2 customer service ppl had a snotty email reply saying the instructions need to be down loaded,but no link TBH wouldn't bother with this build
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