HMS VICTORY - Nelson's Flag Ship at the Battle of Trafalgar
This view from the mast down to the deck of one of England's greatest warships is deceiving. The photograph was taken using a model of the ship that I recently completed. At a scale of 1:100, the model is approximately a metre long [40 inches] and 0.7 of a metre [28 inches] from the bottom of the hull to the top of the main mast. Many hours of labour went into completing this piece and much of the work was quite intricate. Each knot of the rope ladders running to the platforms of the masts were individually tied and every plank of the hull and deck were separately fitted with nail marks done by a sharp pencil.