Occre 1/60 Scale Essex Whaling Ship Model Kit

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Occre Essex (12006)
£161.99
Hobbies Boat Modelling Tool Set (HOB24)
£17.99
Model Makers Glue Pack (MMGP)
£12.95
Rigging Tool Set (RTS)
£24.99
Occre Essex Paint Pack (90515)
£71.99
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Occre Essex Whaling Ship 

The tragedy that inspired the universal novel: "Moby Dick".

  • Dimensions (approx): Length: 735mm x Width: 225mm x Height: 552mm.
  • Scale = 1/60th.
  • Sail Set Included.
  • English Instructions.

Requires paints and glue to complete.

 

In November 1820, the sinking of the whaling ship Essex, along with the survival of part of her crew, thrilled and moved the US public. The year before she had set sail from Nantucket on a new whaling campaign that was scheduled to last two and a half years, sailing the South Pacific.

Captained by George Pollard, the whaling ship Essex was attacked by a large sperm whale, which rammed the ship on various occasions, finally sinking her, some 2,000 nautical miles from the South American coast. Of the 21 crew members only 8 survived.

Herman Melville was inspired by this tragedy to write Moby Dick, one of the masterpieces of world literature. The title of the book is taken from the name given to an actual whale, "Mocha Dick", sighted in the 19th century close to Mocha Island, off the central coast of Chile.

 


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

Occre Essex Paint Pack Contains:

  • 19141 - Judea Bitumen
  • 19142 - Primer
  • 19300 - White
  • 19301 - Black
  • 19305 - Ochre
  • 19310 - Red
  • 19312 - Medium Blue
  • 19380 - Gold
  • 19381 - Copper
  • 19384 - Silver
  • 19209 - Satin Varnish
  • 19210 - Sapelli Stain
  • 19211 - Walnut Stain

Please note: These paints are also available individually if you do already own some of these colours. Please click on 'Select Individual Paints Below' to see available colours. 

 

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£4.50

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£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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