Mantua Models HMS Victory.
New Victory kit,the fourth kit in the Mantua Victory range offers you this splendid kit in a size that can grace any room with ease. It has all the latest laser cutting including all the gun ports, decking and grattings all pre cut.
This kit makes up into a fine model of the flagship to Admiral Lord Nelson during the battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805 and is the most famous of the great British fighting ships. She can be visited at Portsmouth dockyard where she is preserved for posterity.
The Mantua kit features the following: A plank on frame hull construction, building plans with general details, English Instructions, castings, walnut or lime planking, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, etched wood details, rigging cord and silk flag. All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy.
There are optional extras available to finish detailing this ship if required.
Plank on frame hull construction
Length approx 500mm
HMS Victory stands today as the world's oldest commissioned warship. Still manned by Officers and Ratings of the Royal Navy, the Victory has seen over 220 years of almost continuous naval service.
Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the flagship of the Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command and as a living museum to the Georgian navy.
Launched in 1765 at Chatham Dockyard, the Victory was commissioned in 1778 and continued in active service for the next 32 years. 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 Portsmouth's Royal Naval Dockyard and placed in No2 Dry Dock. Work then began on restoring the Victory to her 'fighting' 1805 condition.