This is a plastic model kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted. So glue, model paints and other basic modelling tools are additionally required.
HMS NELSON was laid down at Armstrong-Whitworth's shipyard in Newcastle-on-Tyneon December 28th 1922, launched on September 3rd 1925, and commissioned on August 15th 1927.
At the outbreak of World War II in September 1939, NELSON was serving as flagship of the Home Fleet. In March 1941 NELSON supported the landing raid on theLofotenIslands, Norway, against German factories producing fish oil and glycerine. The same year NELSON transferred to the Mediterranean, taking part in one of the Malta Convoys. In November 1942, NELSON was active in the "Operation Torch" landings in French North Africa. In July 1943, NELSON supported the Allied invasion of Sicily "Operation Husky", and the Salerno landing in September 1943. On September 29th 1943, General Dwight D Eisenhower, on behalf of the Allies, and Marshal Badoglio of Italy signed the Italian surrender agreement aboard NELSON.
In 1944, NELSON took part in the Normandy landings, subsequently transferring to the Indian Ocean to participate in the war on Japan in August and September 1945. The Japanese surrender ofMalayawas signed aboard NELSON on September 3rd 1945.
Model Features: - One-piece hull made from two-directional slide melds - The Deck is a single piece casting - Accurately detailed gun - 8 pieces of photo etched frets for handrails, ladders, radar parts etc. - Contains display stand