09258-4 Airfix Golden Hind - Sir Francis Drakes Ship - 18 Inches Long
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Exc+
From 1977. Measures 18 inches long when assembled. Large-scale model of Sir Francis Drake's English galleon that is famous for its circumnavigation of the globe between 1577 and 1580. The ship was originally named Pelican, but Drake re-named her in mid-voyage 1577 just before entering the Strait of Magellan. The name 'Golden Hind' was a compliment to his patron of the voyage, Sir Christopher Hatton. Hatton's family coat of arms was a golden female deer ('hind'). Well detailed kit with over 100 parts. Features fully detailed decks, 12 hull mounted cannons, 4 cannons and carriages, 5 crew figures, pre-formed rat lines, 6 pre-formed sails, full color flag sheet, display stand and nameplate, full instructions and rigging diagram. The kit has never been started. The parts are still in the internal factory sealed bags and includes decals and instructions.
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