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HMS Surprise 30"

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Item #HMS-A1603
Our Price: $399.99
List Price: $480.00
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Manufacturer: HMS
Sku: A1603
Dimensions: 30 x 9 x 23
Weight: 14 lbs
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Features: HMS Surprise 30"

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Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit

Fine craftsmanship and attention to detail highlight this scale tall model ship replica of HMS Surprise, the ship made famous in Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey-Maturin series and the film Master and Commander: Far Side of the World with Russel Crowe. Whether seated upon a shelf, desk or table, these HMS Surprise tall ship models proudly displays their exquisitely-crafted features and indomitable historic, patriotic and adventurous spirit. 

30" Long x 9" Wide x 23" High (1:82 scale)

  • Built from scratch by master artisans
  • Individual wooden planks used in hull construction
  • High quality woods include cherry, birch, maple and rosewood
  • Extensive rigging more than 150 blocks and deadeyes in this tall model ship
  • Gun ports actually cut into the hull
  • Amazing Details, including:
    • Planked deck with nail holes
    • Authentic scale lifeboat
    • Rudder chains, cannonball racks
    • Finely carved and hand-painted window details on the stern
    • Solid brass cannons and metal anchors
    • Additional deck details such as cannon balls, barrels, etc.
    • Masterfully stitched, heavy canvas sails hold shape and do not wrinkle
    • Taut rigging with varied thread gauge and color
  • Meticulous painting accurately matches the actual HMS Surprise
  • Wooden display base features four arched dolphins
    • Pictured with marble base (available for purchase)
  • Extensive research of original plans, historical drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy
  • Note:  The two side lifeboats are prone to being damaged during shipping.  As such they have been discontinued and are not offered on the regular model, only the limited edition HMS Surprise models have these extra lifeboats.

Research

Authenticity is very important; therefore, every available resource and details to insure that the models are as authentic as possible.

Research on All Handcrafted Ships

Design

After the research is complete, we use the software CAD to draft a 3D image of the ship and a majority of the tiny wood pieces.

Using CAD to draft 3D image of the ship

Component Construction

Only the best quality woods were used to make the different parts of each ship. The wood includes: cherry, birch, maple, blackwood, white lotus, walnut, rosewood, teak, yellow siris and light ebony, and more.

Each piece is made by hand; to reduce the time and cost of making these pieces, the computer is attached to a laser cutter, which cuts the piece perfectly every time.

Component construction of handcrafted model ships

Assembly

After the completion of all necessary pieces for the ships, the construction process begins. Each stage of the specialized construction process has experts monitoring. This allows the models to be made faster, and still meet the high quality standards.

Assembly of All Model Ships

Inspection

The final stage of the process is inspection. Once a model meets the strict quality standards, then it is made available for sale. For every order placed, it is inspected before shipped.

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