The HMS Sirius had a relatively short career, playing a minor role in Britains withdrawal from America and a major role in British expansion into the Pacific. Originally a Baltic trading ship named the Berwick, she made several voyages to America before being recommissioned as the 20 gun HMS Sirius, to escort the First Fleet to Australia in 1787-88. The role accomplished the Sirius assumed the mantle of protector and provider to the infant colony until her loss in 1790, at Norfolk Island.
A cross section model of a ship shows the internal details of each deck realistically and makes an interesting and attracting model to display.
Modellers Shipyard offer historically accurate Wooden Model Ship Kits and Wooden Model Boat kits which are faithful interpretations of the original vessels. The English building instructions consist of 63 A3 size pages of highly detailed step by step information supported by colour photos. All ship model kits are double plank on bulkhead construction and only use the highest quality parts.
There is an optional extra two DVD set available – in this DVD set there are 3.5 hours of comprehensive narration and demonstration by a master model ship builder as he builds the Sirius Cross Section. The model builder takes the viewer through each step of its construction – everything from opening the box to putting the finishing touches to the rigging and flag. There is comprehensive demonstration of many model ship building tips and techniques.