738 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. The Panart kit builds up into a fine model of the flagship to Admiral Lord Nelson. The Panart kit features double plank on frame hull construction, building plans with general details, English instructions, lost wax brass castings, walnut or lime planking strips, wooden masts and spars, brass and walnut fittings, laser engraved details, copper hull plating, rigging cord and silk flag. All sheet ply sections are laser cut for accuracy. Scale 1:78 Length: 51.2 inches Height: 29.0 inches. Kit is complete with all the necessary parts, plans and instructions. Fittings trays have not been opened and are complete from the factory. The item “Panart 738 HMS Victory 178 Double Plank-on-Bulkhead Wood Ship Model Kit em jh” is in sale since Wednesday, October 05, 2016. This item is in the category “Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden”. The seller is “langzam” and is located in Miami, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Mantua
- MPN: 738
- Recommended Age Range: Adult
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy