Wood Ship Model Kit by Corel
This 562 ton, single-masted collier was launched in 1770 at Whitby in northeast England. Originally named the Marquis of Granby, the Royal Navy purchased her shortly after, and re-named her the Drake. In December of 1771 she received another new name. Setting sail on July 13, 1772 as the H.M.S. Resolution, she became the flagship of Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages of exploration. The Resolution returned to Portsmouth on July 29, 1775, having circumnavigated the globe from east to west.
Corel's reconstruction is based on plans attributed to Frederik H. Chapman, the world's most respected authority on naval architecture. Construction is double plank-on-bulkhead, with all wooden parts laser-cut. First planking is limewood, the second fine African walnut. Deck planking is tanganyka, and wooden fitting include beech, walnut and mahogany. Authentically detailed transom decorations and figurehead are cast in gilded metal, and there's lots of brass- bright for mast foot, eyebolts, bell and rings, and blackened brass for anchors, 16 swivel guns and 12 cannon. Printed cloth flags, canvas sail material and rigging are also supplied. Building is easy with detailed instructions and eight sheets of plans.
Length 30-1/2" - Height 24-3/4" - Scale 1:50