Amati Victory Models HMS Fly Kit
H.M.S. Fly was the fifth of twenty-five Swan Class sloops built between 1766 and 1780. Fly was commissioned by the Admiralty on the 1st of August 1775 and designed by the Williams shipyard. Her keel was laid in January 1776 at the Sheerness shipyard, and she was completed in September 1776, the month of her launch. During her career she served as an escort and dispatch vessel. She once captured a French Corsair, the Greneur, off Portland after a long chase, and in 1800 captured another, the Trompeur, at La Hague. The Swan Class sloops with their sleek lines and fine decoration, measured 97' 7" with a displacement of 300 tons. They were crewed by 125 officers and men. The model is based on the official plans and original drawings.
- Scale = 1:64
- Length = 810mm
- Height = 620mm
- Photo etched parts
- Plank on Frame
- Laser cut parts
- Metal Fittings
- Level = Intermediate/Experienced
HMS Fly Circa 1776. The HMS Fly assembly kit has all the advantages of innovative design, coupled with the enormous wealth of experience gained over many decades from the manufacturer. A major feature of all Victory Model kits are their inclusiveness. Absolutely all the modeller requires to complete a truly miniature masterpiece is included within every box. Both the novice and more experienced modeller will find this new range both challenging and satisfying, due to the advanced design techniques that allow more detail to be included without making the assembly any more difficult.
Only the very best of materials are used in this kits manufacture. From limewood and walnut strips for the planking, tanyanika strips for the deck, all metal fittings, very detailed and accurate photo etched brass sheets and birch plywood that has been laser cut to ensure 100% accuaracy used for the keel and bulkheads. Also included is walnut faced plywood and solid walnut laser cut for the smaller detail parts.
To aid construction accurate and superbly drawn plans are included together with a separate illustrated booklet all originally drawn and written in the UK.
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