Impressive WW2 Period Hand Made Wooden Scale Model of HMS Belfast
Here on offer is a wonderful WW2 period, hand made wooden model of the famous British warship HMS Belfast.
This skilfully made and highly detailed model of HMS Belfast must have taken hours to make.
The main hull and desks seemed to be carved from a solid piece of heavy wood, then the funnels, guns, metal fittings etc, have been added and then painted with a navy grey paint. The hull has been painted black and the upper decking has been painted light brown and lines scratched into it to imitate wooden planking.
Three of the four main turrets actually turn and the main mast look to have had thin cotton rigging fitted at some point in its life.
It is just a really impressive model that some one has made as a “labour of love”.
Built in 1936, by Messrs Harland & Wolff, it went on to be launched on St. Patrick’s Day, 1936, by Anne Chamberlain, the Prime Minister’s wife at the time. Used as part of the blockade by the British navy against Germany, the Belfast ship unfortunately struck a German mine. With two years of repairs on its extensive damage, in November 1942, it was upgraded to become on the most powerful liners of the Royal Navy.
The most famous feats were its Battle of the North Cape, the destruction of German warship, as well as participation in Operation Overlord. After WW2, Belfast went on to be used in the Korean War during 1950-52. Between 1956 and 1959, it underwent modernisation, with other commissions following before entered reserve in 1963.
Presently this historical warship is docked on the river Thames, open to tourists for tours and exhibitions.
The model is in excellent condition and makes a great display item for any Navy enthusiast.
It measures 21.75” (55.4cm) long and 3” (7.8cm) wide at its widest point.
It weighs a heavy 950g.
As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country.
Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.
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