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San Felipe Special 60
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San Felipe Special 60"

Overall Dims: 60" L x 24" W x 54" H

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San Felipe Special 60"


Ready for Immediate Display - Not a Model Ship kit 

Exquisite majesty and grandeur emanate from this one-of-a-kind, unique Special Edition tall ships model of the San Felipe. With unmatched fine craftsmanship, precise details and devoted attention to historical accuracy, this unparalleled tall model ship replica is brimming with museum-quality features worthy of the crown jewel of the armada of King Phillip V of Spain himself. 

60" Long x 24" Wide x 54" High (1:45 scale)

  • Unique and exclusive Special Edition is our largest tall ships model
  • Only 1 ever produced with Certificate of Authenticity signed by HMS Founder and Master Builder Richard Norris
  • Built from scratch over thousands of hours by master artisans
  • Construction personally overseen by our Master Model Builder
  • High quality woods include walnut, cherry, birch, teak and rosewood
  • Individual wooden planks used in plank-on-frame hull construction
  • Museum Quality features pack this model tall ship, including:
    • Thousands of individual hull pieces, with hundreds of carved adornments
    • Detailed scrollwork, carvings, beakhead and railed quarter balconies with hand-painting
    • Historically correct sails
    • Extensive rigging with hundreds of single, double and triple deadeyes
    • Ropes on every gun-port door
    • Clear window panes in deckhouse
    • Realistic lifeboats with oars and numerous other deck features
    • Numerous additional deck details such as cannon balls, barrels, rope coils, cleats, etc.
  • Largest size replica allows maximum detailing of features over other tall ship models, including:
    • Highly complex rigging
    • Increased scale accuracy
    • Many other quality enhancements
  • Other Amazing Details, including:
    • Individual deck planking
    • Authentic scale lifeboats with oars
    • Curved wooden staircases ascend aftcastle and forecastle
    • Cannon fire through actual gun ports
    • Cannonball racks, buckets, barrels, rope coils and other nautical items adorn decks
    • Lattice grates, rudder chains, wooden ladders and planked steps
    • Masterfully stitched, heavy canvas sails hold shape and do not wrinkle
    • Taut rigging with varied thread gauge and color
    • Three delicate lanterns astern
    • Cloth flags fly from masts and rigging
  • Marble display base for our tall ship models features four arched dolphins
  • Extensive research of original plans, historical drawings and paintings as well as actual photographs ensures the highest possible accuracy of all tall ship models

The SAN FELIPE, launched in 1690, was one of the most beautiful Spanish galleons of the XVII century. She was the lead ship of the famous Spanish Armada and able to take on the most formidable ships in the French and British navies. The San Felipe's was used in the war against the British and French to protect Spanish settlements and harbors, to transport treasures, and to safeguard the long and hazardous passage back to Spanish ports. In 1705, she participated in a furious and heroic battle between 12 Spanish ships and 35 British ships. After 24 hours of battle, she was captured by an English ship, but was so badly damaged that she could not be salvaged as a prize. She went down to the bottom of the ocean with several tons of gold. The SAN FELIPE is a favourite ship. The model is elegant, very beautifully designed, and makes a decorative piece of art for display. The story goes that the ship model is based on reconstruction drawings published by the Italian Vincenzo Lusci in 1966 who referred to some 19th century Spanish historian. Lusci described the San Felipe as a first rate ship with 104 - 110 cannon that was launched in La Coruna in 1690 and was lost in 1705 after a battle with 35 English ships.

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