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Our scale model of the legendary San Felipe 17th-century Spanish 104-gun Man of War, has a finished size of 63 x 32 x 83 cm.

Built in Brest, France in 1669, the ship was named after the Sun King, King Louis XIV, and was adorned with sumptuous wooden carvings in his honour.

The large scale of our HMS Surprise model allows for highly detailed pieces, above and below deck, including a detailed lower deck with visible cannons and hatches.

Fun fact: The magnificent HMS Surprise inspired the Aubrey-Maturin series of novels by Patrick O'Brian.

Here's a great close up of the IJN Akagi, iconic flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy!

The IJN Akagi, iconic flagship of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was part of the Japanese fleet that brought the USA into World War II.