BEAUTIFUL NEW WOOD HANDCRAFTED MODEL SHIP. This extremely high quality model ship is completely handcrafted from scratch by a master craftsman.
THE MODEL SHIP IS 30X10X27
Quality is the number one priority, thus all steps in creating the model ship are thoroughly supervised from beginning to end.
Exclusive Edition model. The model ship is uniquely identified by a serial number, which is laser cut to the hull of each model. With this number, we will be able to identify the date of a model, the material that we used on the model, the craftsmen who worked on each area of the model, the individual who inspected the model and also the professional packaging staff, who finally packed the model into shipping box. We put quality as a priority, thus we thoroughly supervise all steps of the ship building from beginning to end. The last photo shows a sample of what the serial number will look like.
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 like rosewood, ebony, blackwood, mahogany and teak are used in building this model ship. 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. Flags are made from material not plastic.
The model is handcrafted from scratch by skilled craftsmen. The ship is 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 to finish.
INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED THROUGH PAYPAL ONLY. SHIPPING CHARGE SHOWN IS FOR THE CONTINENTAL U.S. ONLY.
FOR SHIPPING, THE MODEL IS CRATED. PACKING MATERIAL IS THEN ADDED AND FINALLY THE SHIP IS BOXED.
THE MODEL SHIP IS NOT A TOY AND SHOULD BE KEPT AWAY FROM CHILDREN.
NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS:
"Import duties, taxes, and charges are NOT INCLUDED in the item price or
shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility.
Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these
additional costs will be prior to bidding / buying. These charges are
normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when
you pick the item up, please do not confuse them for additional shipping
charges We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as “gifts”
US and International government prohibit this."
SHIPPING RATE SHOWN IS FOR THE LOWER 48 STATES ONLY.
On Aug-21-10 at 07:08:48 PDT, seller added the following information: