Billing Boats HMS Victory
HMS Victory was launched in 1765 at Chatham Dockyard and was commissioned in 1778. She continued in active service for the next 34 years which included her most famous moment the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. In 1812 the Victory was retired from frontline duty and anchored in Portsmouth Harbour, on the south coast of England. For the next 110 years the Victory remained at her moorings in Portsmouth Harbour fulfilling a combination of practical and ceremonial roles. In 1922, amid fears for her continued survival, the Victory was moved into Portsmouths Royal Naval Dockyard and placed in No2 Dry Dock. Her Majestys Ship Victory is the only surviving naval warship that represents the skill of naval dockyard shipwrights, ship designers and the industrial ability of Britain during the mid 18th century.
Double Plank on Frame Construction
The model is a beautiful double-planked "plank-on-frame" lasercut woodenship, with brass cannons, wooden blocks and a beautiful bronze cast figurehead. The model is a complete replica of the actual ship that lies in dry-dock at Portsmouth. The Model is one of the largest kits on the market produced of the HMS Victory, in Scale 1:75, Length 134 cm from stern to bowsprit, and with a height of 89 cm.
Billing Boats Level: Experienced
Expert Range: The well-trained model builder will find many challenges and many hours of intensive occupation with these large and impressive models. These sets require lots of dexterity and a perfect technique. And you'll be on your own with a lot of the details in the models.
Billing Boat Paint Colours recommended for this model:
BCA007 Sea Blue
BCA009 Bright Red
BCA013 Trainer Yellow
BCA014 Matt White
BCA017 Gloss Clear Coat
BCA020 Satin Brown
BCA022 Flat Black