Originally the French frigate L’Unité, which was launched at Le Havre in 1794 and captured two years later by the British frigate Inconstant, HMS Surprise did sterling service during the French Revolutionary Wars and inspired the best-selling Aubrey-Maturin naval adventure novels by Patrick O’Brian. It featured in the 2003 film Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
The frigate made famous by the movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, brought to life by Artesania Latina.
Build your HMS Surprise over 28 monthly deliveries, charged at £24 per delivery. With each despatch you are able to download your instructions from our download centre.
Your first delivery will be sent out within 28 days with your first set of parts.
No obligation - you aree to cancel at any time.
If you are not satisfied, you can return for a full refund within 14 days of delivery.
We can guarantee that you will receive all the issues you will need to build your complete ship.
All ships delivered free to your door, with FREE P&P! With your fourth delivery you will receive a magnificent aluminium-cased tool kit FREE worth over £40! The items include:
- Modellers drill
- Drill bits
- Round nosed pliers
- 2 metal files
- Swan necked tweezers
- Cutting tool & blades
- Plank bender