'Diana' is a typical British Frigate of Nelson's period She was of the Artois class of 38 gun heavy Frigate of which eight were in the class. Diana had a very long and active career during the Napoleonic wars. In 1815 she was sold to the Dutch Navy and on 27th August 1816 she was one of six Dutch Frigates which took part in the bombardment of Algiers. She was destroyed by accidental fire on the l6th January 1839 after achieving an astonishing 45 year service.
Keel and bulkheads are CNC cut in high quality Birch ply as are all the major constructional parts. Extensive use of CNC cut Walnut has been employed for the majority of visible structures and fittings.Pre shaped side steps, pre cut and stepped plank sheer.
Exact scale 18pdr, 9pdr and carronade carriages, (these include taper, different wheel sizes and quoins) The 9 and 18 pound guns are scale replicas in brass with photo etched flintlocks.
Forward Timber-heads are pre cut as are the curved Gunwales with locating slots for the Timber-heads.
Stem and side galleries are a composite construction of CNC cut ply for the basic fascia,
Walnut, Brass etched windows and some decoration with the remaining decoration of finely cast white metal. The gallery windows can be glazed.
The wood strip pack contains Lime wood for the first planking, Walnut for the second planking and Tangajika for the decks. Ramin dowel is supplied for the masts and yards.
The gundeck features Elm tree and Cistern pumps as well as a very detailed kit of the ships stove.
Rigging thread is supplied in natural and black to rig the model as depicted in the photographs. Blocks, deadeyes, shroud cleats, trucks, stunsail yard brackets as well as CNC cut Walnut tops, crosstrees, trestle trees, mast caps and a wealth of unique detail parts. 2700 copper plates are provided to sheath the hull bottom.
Fully detailed plans and instructions will take you step by step through the construction process with many hints and tips to assist you along the way.