The H.M.S. Bellona was one of the most famous 74-gun ships of the British Navy. The Bellona, launched on 19 February 1760, sailed to join the battlefleet which was then blockading Brest. On 30 December 1780 the Bellona took part in the capture of the 44-gun Dutch ship Princess Caroline; then she cruised off Gibraltar, in the North Sea and the West Indies. She was employed in the blockade of Cadiz; then, the Bellona was at Jamaica, at Portsmouth and at Barbados.
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, ranging in size from 11 to 30 millimeters. kit is complete with cannon carriages as needed, gun port lids, silk screened flags, five diameters of rigging line, plans, illustrated instructions.
Scale 1:100, Length: 770mm.
Skill Level 4