ON SALE FOR 50% OFF OF THE REGULAR WHOLESALE PRICE.
THE SHIP HAS A BROKEN MAST IN FRONT AND MAST GOING FROM SIDE TO SIDE - SEE THE SECOND PHOTO. RECOMMENDED FOR A PERSON WHO IS USED TO WORKING WITH MODEL SHIPS.
THE SALE IS FINAL, NO RETURN OR REFUND AND ACCEPTED AS IS.
Models such as this model can be found at times displayed in galleries in the 5 star resorts like The Venetian or Caesar Palace Las Vegas. From New York to Los Angeles, from London to Paris and Seoul to Tokyo, you can find the ships in the center of gorgeous galleries. Museums also display the model ships; celebrities own the ships and television channels like ABC, or NBC use the ships in their shows. Some have also been purchase by cruise ship companies, a movie studio and a famous magazine.
HMS VICTORY The ultimate British fighting vessel and worthly of her name, HMS Victory was 227 feet in length and carried 850 men when at full capacity. Captained by the famous Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson who was shot and killed aboard the HMS Victory during the Battle Of Trafalgar.
Commissioned in 1778, HMS. Victory possessed the endurance to remain at sea for up to six months at a time. She had almost 30 years hard service at the time of Trafalgar and was a veteran of many hard fought naval battles. On October 21, 1805, one of the most momentous battles in European history broke out off Cape Trafalgar, Spain. The combined fleets of France and its ally, Spain led by Napoleon were to invade England with his all powerful army but were frustrated by the supremacy of Britain as a sea power. Both the Victory and Lord Nelson have risen to fame throughout history and into the hearts of British seamen.
Only the highest quality woods such as rosewood, ebony, blackwood, mahogany and teak are used in building the model ships. In general, this is how the following woods are used:
Ebony (for blocks and small details) English Sycamore (for the hull) Rosewood (for the hull) Blackwood (for the hull) Mahogany (for the masts, squares, crow nests) Cherrywood (for the deck) Canons, muskets, anchors and other tiny details are made of metal (for decoration) Sails and rigging lines are made of linen.
The model is handmade from scratch by skilled craftsmen and it's built according to scale of the original ship, through original plans or pictures using plank on frame construction. The hull is joined by multi-pieces of dry thin wooden bar together. Inside the hull a special glue is used which helps thin wooden bars stay close to one another and not split, crack or twist when the weather changes. The construction method is entirely by hand and it takes hundreds of man hours by an artisan to finish.
THE MODEL SHIP IS NOT A TOY AND SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY FROM CHILDREN.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING ANY GST OR OTHER TAX DUE ON DELIVERY OF THE MODEL SHIP. WE PAY SHIPPING CHARGES ONLY.
On Aug-17-10 at 11:34:02 PDT, seller added the following information: