Corel 1/90 HMS Neptune British 58 Gun Heavy Frigate Kit 1700 SM058
The 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 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.
Plank on bulkhead assembly uses pre-cut plywood. All fittings are finished and ready to use, some parts must be cut from wood supplied. Bow and stern fillers assure correct hull shape, and double planking is done in limewood and walnut.
Brass figurehead, stern ornamentation and photo-etched brass parts are intricately detailed. Armament consists of a full set of cast metal cannon. kit is complete with cannon carriages as needed, gun port lids, silk screened flags, five diameters of rigging line, plans, illustrated instructions.
Scale 1:90, Length: 560mm.
Skill Level 4