HMS Surprise was originally built at Le Havre in 1794 as a 350-tonne, 32-gun corvette, but in 1796 it was captured by the British Navy and renamed HMS Surprise. She was re-armed and classified as a sixth-rate frigate. She inspired the Aubrey-Maturin series of novels by Patrick O'Brian and featured in the 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. Artesania Latina worked together with the National Maritime Museum of London to create this model and has the exclusive copyright worldwide.
Kit features: Factory precut keel and all main frame parts, Highest quality planking mahogany, walnut and lime woods,High quality fittings in white metal burnished or in real die-cast brass, Sails set full sewn.
You just have to rig them at the masts. . You can choose whether to buy the kit outright, or break down your kit into monthly instalments to spread out the cost. If you choose to buy monthly, you will receive a full set of expanded step-by-step instructions delivered by email, along with a monthly magazine featuring the story behind HMS Surprise and articles covering the history of sail and seafarers