I've seen them all... HMS Victory kits from other manufacturers... And although this kit was designed in 1971 I've yet to see a better design nor better materials.Plywood is the finest available and the laser cutting is perfect. Planking is limewood (basswood in Europe) and walnut. Castings are bronzed white metal, there is an abundance of machined brass, photo-etched brass.
Instructions in English, Italian, French and German are beautifully illustrated in 34 pages and accompanied by 8 giant sheets of plans. Even the flags are made of delicate cloth designed to drape realistically.
Scale is 1:78 78 times smaller than the real HMS Victory, which you can visit in Portsmouth, U. Length of the finished model is 52..... If you need a display case visit Model Expo's site. Size of the kit box is 36 x 13 x 3-1/2.
Weight is 13 lbs 3 oz. On the other hand, I once met a skilled carpenter who started with this kit as his first wood model and built a superb replica. The item "Mantua/Sergal782 HMS-Victory 178 Scale Plank-On-Frame Wood Ship Model Kit" is in sale since Wednesday, June 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Boats, Ships\Wooden". The seller is "modelexpo33020" and is located in Miami, Florida.
This item can be shipped worldwide.