C365-50 Pyro Golden Hind - The Ship of Sir Francis Drake
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
One in series of many small scale ship kits that Pyro made in the late 1950s/60s. Measures about 5-6 inches long when assembled. Well detailed for the size with fine molded detail, separately molded cannons, anchors, masts, crow's nest and bowsprit + a full set billowing sails and flags printed on the instructions. Display stand included. The kit has never been started. It has been inventoried complete with all parts and includes instructions. On November 15, 1577, Sir Francis Drake sailed from Plymouth, England in the 'Golden Hind,' accompanied by four smaller vessels. At the time, the great nations of Europe were squabbling for a share of the treasures to be found in the New World. Because Drake intended to visit land already claimed by Spain and Portugal, he was reported to be on a long voyage of discovery. The voyage lasted almost three years and his small ship completely circled the globe before returning to England. When she returned, the 'Golden Hind' was loaded with ingot and jewels plundered from the rich Spanish settlements along the West coast of South America.
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