This was my first “difficult” scale model. It took me more than 300 hours to finish it, and with it I discovered how little I knew. It was not just a large and complex ship, but a mix between ship and diorama, which taught me what life was like for the men who lived and died in it. Several years later, I used the plans to design and build a cross section of the same ship, that you can see under “Dioramas” category.
|Name||Anatomy of MHS Bounty
|Description||Longitudinal section of that famous British galleon.|
|Measures (mm)||Length: 70, Beam: 16, Height: 50|
Kit for expert modellers, full of bits and details.
A second version of this scale model was released by the same company, which included full masts and sails.
The HMS Bounty in a well-known model. It is a relatively simple ship: a merchant ship fitted with a frigate and equipped for voyages of exploration, a common practice in all navies of the 18th and 19th centuries.
It was launched in 1783.
My favorite site about the HSM Bounty is: http://membres.lycos.fr/hmsbounty/francais/accueil.htm