~ Scratch Built Model Of The HMS Bounty 1787 1:36 Scale ~
This is a well built model, made from scratch and not based on a kit. It comes securely mounted on a wooden base with a name plate that reads “Bounty 1787”.
It is a fine fully rigged model with extensive deck detailing including brass cannon barrels on carriages.
The model is in 1:36 scale.
~ Dimensions ~
The model has a length of 41.7 inches (106 cm), a width of 7 inches (18 cm) and a height of 35.4 inches (90 cm).
The base is 19.3 inches long (49 cm) and 5.7 inches (14.5 cm) wide.
The model weighs 2.97 kg.
~ Condition ~
The model is in good condition. The name plate for the stand has come loose but is included.
A minor repair is needed to the wooden railing on the port side of the ship.
~ HMS Bounty ~
HMS Bounty, also known as HM Armed Vessel Bounty, was a small merchant vessel purchased by the Royal Navy for a botanical mission. The ship, under the command of William Bligh, was sent to the Pacific Ocean to acquire breadfruit plants and transport them to British possessions in the West Indies. That mission was never completed, due to a mutiny led by the acting Master, Fletcher Christian. This was the famous Mutiny on the Bounty. The mutineers rediscovered Pitcairn Island on 15 January 1790 and decided to settle there. To prevent the ship's detection, and anyone's possible escape, the ship was burned on 23 January 1790 in what is now called Bounty Bay.
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