Wooden model ship kit of HMS Vanguard
HMS Vanguard wooden ship kit represents our wide range of different ship models kits. This particular one is manufactured by Amati, an Italian company known for their high quality model kits. Their objective regarding model making is to focus on accuracy, which Amati considers to be a major requisite in miniatures reproduction. Accurate construction plans and detailed instructions are provided with every quality wooden kit model.
This and other Amati kits are designed in the UK by Chris Watton, a world renowned model boat builder and designer who uses the very latest production techniques and the very best of materials. Premier Ship Models also offers a service of assembling the kit for our customers and dispatch it as a ready to display model.
This model kit of HMS Vanguard is a great replica of the original vessel containing many design features. All parts are laser cut including brass detail sheets, monograms, flintlock detail for the cannons, hinges and many more. There are about twenty full size plans including easy to follow sail details along with sail cloth. Accompanying the plans is a 31 page A3 size fully illustrated building manual, taking you through every stage of the critical hull construction.
HMS Vanguard was one of the ships of the Royal Navy. Many ships before and after this one were named HMS Vanguard, this one being the sixth in order. She was ordered in 1779 and launched in 1787 in Deptford. HMS Vanguard became most famous as a flagship of Admiral Nelson at the Battle of the Nile in August of 1798 when Nelson attacked the French fleet. Vanguard was eventually broken up in 1821 after being repaired in 1807, serving as a prison ship at Plymouth and being used as a powder hulk.
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