Navis Neptun 1104A HMS Valiant Royal Navy Battleship 1/1250
A 1/1250 scale metal model of HMS Valiant during WW2 by Navis Neptun 1104A. This model is fully finished and painted in overall light grey, see photograph.
Extensively modernised at the start of WW2, Valiant served effectively with the Mediterranean and Far Eastern Fleets.
Following the modernisation of Warspite in 1937, Valiant was taken in hand and even more extensively altered, only the plough bow giving an indication of her true age. The most obvious difference from the re-built Queen Elizabeth was the pole, rather than tripod mainmast.
Her operational career came to a sudden end when a new Indian-built floating drydock collapsed around her and severely damaged the grand old lady.