Old Modern Handicrafts
H.M.S. Victory, Adm. Horatio Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, is now available as a museum-quality, FULLY ASSEMBLED model. This is an "Exclusive Edition" where the model has a unique serial number etched into the hull, which allows us to identify production date, material used and all other production information of a model. Master craftsmen using historical photographs, drawings or original plans meticulously handcraft these highly detailed wood models from scratch. They are built to scale with high-grade wood such as: western red cedar, rosewood, and mahogany. They are 100% hand built individually using plank-on-frame construction method and are similar to the building of actual ships. Each model requires hundreds of hours to finish and must go through a demanding quality control process before leaving the workshop. This amazing replica of the H.M.S. Victory model has an exclusive construction where the hull bottom is lined with pieces of dazzling copper encapsulated in a layer of fiberglass. It features plank on frame, three decks, and three ferocious rows of metal cannons on each side of the ship. The front bowsprit and three large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging and lines painstakingly knotted and fastened by hand. Each yard has an attached hand-stitched rolled-up sails made of fine linen. Metal anchors and a wooden rudder are visible on the front and rear of the ship. On the deck, there are authentic hand-built lifeboats with ribs and planks, stationed metal cannons, metal steering wheels, wooden crane, captain's dining and sleeping cabin, and many other handcrafted ornaments. There is also an exquisite detailed admiral's quarter on the stern with beautiful metal lanterns, handcrafted brass statues and ornaments, and a wooden flag pole. This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate. It'll make a perfect gift for home or office decorator, boat enthusiast or passionate collector.