Billing Boats 1/100 Scale Warrior Period Ship Model Kit

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Billing Boats 1/100 Scale Warrior Period Ship Model Kit (B512)
£527.99
Hobbies Boat Modelling Tool Set (HOB24)
£17.99
Model Makers Glue Pack (MMGP)
£12.95
Rigging Tool Set (RTS)
£24.99
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1:100 HMS Warrior - Early Iron Clad Warship

Warrior was designed and built in response to an aggressive French shipbuilding program which saw the introduction of the first iron-clad warship La Gloire designed by the brilliant naval architect Stanislas Charles Henri Dupuy de Lome. Determined to see off this challenge to the supremacy of the Royal Navy the then First Lord of the Admiralty, Sir John Somerset Pakington, determined to build a ship so superior in terms of quality, speed, size, armament and armour that it would be inconceivable to France that she could take Britain on in a sea battle. When commissioned by Captain the Hon. Arthur Auckland Leopold Pedro Cochrane, on August 1st 1861, Warrior was the largest warship in the world, at 9,210 tons displacement she was fully 60% larger than La Gloire. The ship underwent minor modifications after a sea trial. In June 1862, she started active service in the Channel Squadron, patrolling coastal waters and sailing to Lisbon and Gibraltar. Having introduced a revolution in naval architecture, by 1864 Warrior was superseded by faster designs, with bigger guns and thicker armour. By 1871 she was no longer regarded as the crack ship she had once been, and her roles were downgraded to Coastguard and reserve services.

In May of 1883 her fore and main masts were found to be rotten, and not considered worth the cost of repair, Warrior was placed in the reserve, eventually converted to a floating school for the Navy and re-named Vernon III in 1904. Put up for sale as scrap in 1924, no buyer could be found, and so, in March 1929 she left Portsmouth to be taken to Pembroke Dock and converted into a floating oil pontoon, re-named again as Oil Fuel Hulk C77. By 1978, she was the only surviving example of the 'Black Battlefleet' - the 45 iron hulls built for the Royal Navy between 1861 and 1877.

The model is a beautiful double-planked “plank-on-frame” lasercut wooden ship, with brass canons, wooden blocks, bras etching and a beautiful cast figurehead. The model is a replica of the actual ship in Portsmouth.

Kit Features:

  • Length: 1470mm (including bowsprit)
  • Height: 673mm
  • Width: 388mm
  • Scale:  1:100
  • Lasercut

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:


Model Makers Glue Pack contains:

  • Deluxe Materials Speed Bond 112g
  • Deluxe Materials Roket Max Thick Cyano (Super glue)

Hobbies Planking Tool Set Contains:

  • Plank Bending Tool with Blade
  • 2 x 50mm Nylon Grip Clamps
  • 2 x 75mm Nylon Grip Clamps
  • Pen Grip Pin Pusher
  • 7.5mm Brass Pins for Pin Pusher (Pack of 100)

Rigging Tool Set Contains:

  • Amati Rigging tools
  • Micro snips
  • Amati Loom-a-line

Here at Hobbies we aim to dispatch all in stock items on the same working day, if ordered by 2:00pm. UK mainland orders will be delivered by either Royal Mail or DHL.

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£4.50

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Royal Mail TRACKED

£6.95

Maximum Postage (Wood Packs, Panels and Flammable Goods)

£6.95

Express Next Working Day & Nominated Delivery (Placed Before 2pm)

£8.95

Saturday Courier 

£12.95


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