Victory Models HMS Vanguard Wooden Model Ship Kit

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HMS Vanguard Kit - Victory Models (HPS/1300/04)
£685.00
Model Makers Glue Pack (MMGP)
£11.99
Occre Paint Pack (8 Paints) (OC1300/04)
£31.99
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Victory Models HMS Vanguard, 1787 - Third Rate 74 gun ship of the line 1300/04

This wonderful kit is the latest release in the highly acclaimed Victory Models series of high quality kits. HMS Vanguard (or HMS Bellerophon or HMS Elephant). This 74 gun Ship Of The Line was Nelson’s Flagship at the famous Battle Of The Nile on 1st/2nd August 1798. Nelson's Vanguard was designed by Slade (of Victory fame) and was one of fourteen 3rd rate 74 gun ships which formed the Arrogant class. The ship was ordered on 9th December 1779 and the keel laid down at Deptford on 16th October 1782. During this time, Britain was not at war so her build went ahead very slowly, being launched on 6th March 1787.

  • Code: HPS/1300/04

  • Scale: 1:72

  • Length: 1171mm

  • Width: 486mm

  • Height: 895mm


The kit includes the following:

  • Laser cut wooden parts throughout.
  • Many photo etched brass detail sheets that include window frames, deadeye strop/chainplate fittings, monograms and flintlock detail for the cannons, footrope stirrups and other fine mast and yard detail, gunport scuttles, hinges – the list is endless.
  • There are no less that twenty full size plans, which include very easy to follow rigging detail.
  • Sail detail is also included, along with sail cloth if you wish to rig your model with main sails. (Not stunsails)
  • The copper plates for below the waterline are of a completely new design. They are so accurate that there is a left and right side to the plates, and there are no unseemly over protruding nail heads, everything is scaled at 1:72nd.
  • Accompanying the plans is a 31 page A3 size fully illustrated building manual, taking you through every stage of the critical hull construction.
  • There is also a full English instruction booklet, describing every detail of each stage of the main construction, along with histories of the three vessels that are included.
  • Included with the kit are option packs to build HMS Elephant and HMS Bellerophon, as well as Vanguard. There is a set of finely cast figureheads and stern decoration for each version.
  • The plans also include suggested colour schemes for each vessel.


Model Makers Glue Pack Contains:

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

Occre Paint Pack Includes:

8 x Occre Ocolor model paints. Occre paints are supplied in plastic bottles of 30ml with an eyedropper device which keeps paint from drying and prevents spills. The Ocolor range has been specifically developed for adherence on difficult surfaces such as metal and plastic, but the product is not toxic, not flammable, and does not give off noxious fumes. 

Please note: The paint packs offered are only our suggestion from the box art and will not match directly with the instructions found within the kit.


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UK Shipping Charge Rate

Plans, Fretsaw Blades, Flags, Decals and Vinyl Lettering

£1.95

Orders Up To £150

£3.95

Orders Over £150 & Hobbies Catalogues (UK Only)

Free Delivery

Royal Mail TRACKED

£5.99

Maximum Postage (Wood Packs, Panels and Flammable Goods)

£5.95

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

£7.95

Saturday Courier 

£11.95


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