HMS NEPTUNE  Historic Wood Model Ship Kit  SM58  $489.99 
Historic Scale Wooden Model Ship Kit by Corel Ship Model
Length 22"   Height 24-1/4"   Scale 1:90   Advanced Level
Plank-On-Bulkhead Wood Hull Construction

HMS Neptune British Warship

The HMS Neptune, reconstructed on the basis of original shipyard models perfectly preserved in the Greenwich Naval Museum, represents a 3rd class vessel (55/60 canons), which took part in the battle at La Hougue on 2 June 1692, where the English fleet commanded by Admiral Rooke, defeated the French fleet commanded by Admiral Tourville. Neptune has decorations that are typical of the Royal vessels of the period and reproduces the decorative part of the famous Admiral Prince in a smaller scale. The vessel underwent major changes, in the same way as other similar ships: the spritsail mast therefore disappeared and the jib boom was added to the bowsprit, and the bumpkin booms and the yards for the topgallants were added to the topmasts.

The HMS Neptune is an accurate reproduction in a 1:90 scale of a classic, fully-armed English vessel of the period - 58 canons - of which 26 on the lower deck, 24 on the main deck and 8 on the quarterdeck. Particularly pleasing from an aesthetic aspect, the Neptune represents perhaps one of the last British vessels so richly decorated of that period. The kit includes pre-cut keel and frames, all fittings and accessories, and exceptionally detailed instructions and plans.

The paint sets for these kits are historically accurate colors that have been specially formulated for model ships. They are high quality acrylic based paints that can be thinned with water, thinner or alcohol. They clean up easily with water, making them ideal for airbrush use. Brushed or sprayed, paints dry flat with good grain structure and a smooth finish. The colors contained in each paint set are based on the colors shown in the picture of the model. 1 oz. bottles

 HMS Neptune Paint Set (6 bottles) SM58PS   




CAUTION!!  Although these are high quality ship model kits, they may not be suitable for some one not familiar with building foreign model ship kits.  (click here to learn more)