OcCre has created a ship model kit of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition, HMS Terror. This kit is based on the research and plans of ship modeler Matthew Betts, whose own model is currently part of a travelling museum exhibition on the Franklin Expedition. Mr. Betts also served as a technical consultant for the AMC television series, The Terror.
rThe kit features laser-cut parts for the framework, and double plank-on-bulkhead hull construction for ease of build. High quality wood strips are provided for hull and deck planking, wooden dowels for masts and yards, and a full set of fittings in wood, brass, and cast metal, as well as a sheet of photo-etched brass detail parts. All the major details unique to this Arctic exploration ship are here, including the diagonal deck planking and deck lights, simulated iron bow sheathing, boat davits, added flues for the steam engine, screw propeller, reinforced wales, and more.
rThe kit also includes colorful flag, rigging cord, and a full set of pre-sewn sails. A pictoral instruction book and plans sheets make for an easy to understand build. And, to make construction even simpler, OcCre has created a 111-part(!) series of Youtube videos to help with construction of the kit.