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HMS Bounty Painted Ship Model

The HMS Bounty was commissioned for a special mission of acquiring breadfruit plants for Royal Navy from Tahiti. The HMS Bounty was small in size, but big on impact. Sent under the stewardship of William Bligh, sailing halfway around the world to Tahiti and back to the coast of England, the ship never completed its original mission due to an incident mutiny commonly known as the mutiny on the Bounty.

It’s a fantastic choice of decoration with 75cm HMS Bounty model ship. Handcrafted and designed to deliver the best possible take on the real thing, this model offers you a glimpse into the maritime trading of the past.

Key Features

  • Impressed take on the ship, leaving you with an HMS Bounty model ship as close to the real thing as possible.
  • One of our most popular model ships for sale, this is a 75 x 18 x 68cm replica in 1:36 scale.
  • Attention to detail on the layout, scale and materials used on the ship.
  • Made from individual wooden planks and high quality wood & metal throughout.
  • Gun ports cut directly into the hull, not stuck on.
  • All decorative details – cannons, anchors and decorative linings are metal-sculpted for the best look. No plastic used.
  • Deck features help to add attention to detail with realistic extras such as lifeboats and steering wheel are included.
  • All sails are made using impressive fine linen and rigging lines of various formats.
  • Meticulously painted to help match up with the imagery and colour scheme of the actual HMS Bounty.
  • Solid and safe wooden base which comes with a metal name plate and a laminated fact sheet.

It would be more impressive to display your HMS Bounty ship models in a hardwood & perspex display case specially designed for tall ship replicas.

About the HMS Bounty

Once known as the Bethia, this collier was used for several smaller jobs prior to being bought out by the Royal Navy. Bought thanks to its full-rigged status despite being quite small, it became an essential part of the 1787 breadfruit expedition. The idea came through the work of Sir Joseph Banks, who wanted to use breadfruit to grow cheap, simple food for the slaves of the era. putting William Blight in command of the ship, it was re-fitted for purpose and set off on its voyage. With 46 men on board under Bligh, it was seen as the perfect trip to take.

Few naval ships of the area are quite so recognisable and stand-out as that of the HMS Bounty. It was first put to sea for the expedition in 1787, leaving England in search of Tahiti in the South Pacific. On its journey, it was to pick up some breadfruit sapling and to take them over to the West Indies. It would serve as food for the many poor people trapped in enslavement.

The Bounty finally arrived in late 1788, after a long journey, and stuck around for many months. Under the oppressive command of the infamous Bligh, though, the HMS Bounty was a ship that had endured multiple issues. Known as a notorious bully, Bligh was disliked by much of the people aboard his ship. Though some sources paint him in a slightly more lenient light, his appointment came due to his patronage of Sir Joseph Banks as well as his sailing experience alongside James Cook.

Alongside his Master’s Mate, Fletcher Christian, there was much uncertainty throughout the crew. Indeed, Fletcher even married a local Tahitian, known as Maimiti. Five months were spent in Tahiti, when they were expected to sail off.

The ship was eventually overtaken by a mutiny, with 22 men joining Christian whilst 18 remained loyal to Bligh. They were forced onto the ship’s boat and sent off to what would presumably be their deaths. However, Bligh and his men managed to survive, eventually arriving in Timor in summer 1789. There, he managed to get the breadfruit trees transported to the West Indies.

The mutineers tried to land in Tubuai but were scared off by the locals. They returned to Tahiti, hoping that the Royal Navy would never return. The HMS Pandora eventually intervened, though, arriving in March 1791 and capturing the men. The Pandora kept them aboard until an August 1971 wreckage of the boat seen four of the mutineers die while the rest escaped. Eventually settling on Pitcairn Island, they removed all of the items from the HMS Bounty, and burnt it to the ground.

They remained on Pitcairn Island until 1908, when they were found. Some, including Christian himself, were never found. The ship, though, left a very important legacy: the tiny island of Pitcairn Island. Today, the few inhabitants who live there can trace their own lineage back to Fletcher Christian and Co.

SHIPPING: 

This item does not qualify for delivery to a 'P.O Box' due to it's dimensions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Shipping & Delivery

We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

  1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
  2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
  3. Best prices online guaranteed.
  4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

    In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

    We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.

    HMS Bounty Painted Ship Model

    The HMS Bounty was commissioned for a special mission of acquiring breadfruit plants for Royal Navy from Tahiti. The HMS Bounty was small in size, but big on impact. Sent under the stewardship of William Bligh, sailing halfway around the world to Tahiti and back to the coast of England, the ship never completed its original mission due to an incident mutiny commonly known as the mutiny on the Bounty.

    It’s a fantastic choice of decoration with 75cm HMS Bounty model ship. Handcrafted and designed to deliver the best possible take on the real thing, this model offers you a glimpse into the maritime trading of the past.

    Key Features

    • Impressed take on the ship, leaving you with an HMS Bounty model ship as close to the real thing as possible.
    • One of our most popular model ships for sale, this is a 75 x 18 x 68cm replica in 1:36 scale.
    • Attention to detail on the layout, scale and materials used on the ship.
    • Made from individual wooden planks and high quality wood & metal throughout.
    • Gun ports cut directly into the hull, not stuck on.
    • All decorative details – cannons, anchors and decorative linings are metal-sculpted for the best look. No plastic used.
    • Deck features help to add attention to detail with realistic extras such as lifeboats and steering wheel are included.
    • All sails are made using impressive fine linen and rigging lines of various formats.
    • Meticulously painted to help match up with the imagery and colour scheme of the actual HMS Bounty.
    • Solid and safe wooden base which comes with a metal name plate and a laminated fact sheet.

    It would be more impressive to display your HMS Bounty ship models in a hardwood & perspex display case specially designed for tall ship replicas.

    About the HMS Bounty

    Once known as the Bethia, this collier was used for several smaller jobs prior to being bought out by the Royal Navy. Bought thanks to its full-rigged status despite being quite small, it became an essential part of the 1787 breadfruit expedition. The idea came through the work of Sir Joseph Banks, who wanted to use breadfruit to grow cheap, simple food for the slaves of the era. putting William Blight in command of the ship, it was re-fitted for purpose and set off on its voyage. With 46 men on board under Bligh, it was seen as the perfect trip to take.

    Few naval ships of the area are quite so recognisable and stand-out as that of the HMS Bounty. It was first put to sea for the expedition in 1787, leaving England in search of Tahiti in the South Pacific. On its journey, it was to pick up some breadfruit sapling and to take them over to the West Indies. It would serve as food for the many poor people trapped in enslavement.

    The Bounty finally arrived in late 1788, after a long journey, and stuck around for many months. Under the oppressive command of the infamous Bligh, though, the HMS Bounty was a ship that had endured multiple issues. Known as a notorious bully, Bligh was disliked by much of the people aboard his ship. Though some sources paint him in a slightly more lenient light, his appointment came due to his patronage of Sir Joseph Banks as well as his sailing experience alongside James Cook.

    Alongside his Master’s Mate, Fletcher Christian, there was much uncertainty throughout the crew. Indeed, Fletcher even married a local Tahitian, known as Maimiti. Five months were spent in Tahiti, when they were expected to sail off.

    The ship was eventually overtaken by a mutiny, with 22 men joining Christian whilst 18 remained loyal to Bligh. They were forced onto the ship’s boat and sent off to what would presumably be their deaths. However, Bligh and his men managed to survive, eventually arriving in Timor in summer 1789. There, he managed to get the breadfruit trees transported to the West Indies.

    The mutineers tried to land in Tubuai but were scared off by the locals. They returned to Tahiti, hoping that the Royal Navy would never return. The HMS Pandora eventually intervened, though, arriving in March 1791 and capturing the men. The Pandora kept them aboard until an August 1971 wreckage of the boat seen four of the mutineers die while the rest escaped. Eventually settling on Pitcairn Island, they removed all of the items from the HMS Bounty, and burnt it to the ground.

    They remained on Pitcairn Island until 1908, when they were found. Some, including Christian himself, were never found. The ship, though, left a very important legacy: the tiny island of Pitcairn Island. Today, the few inhabitants who live there can trace their own lineage back to Fletcher Christian and Co.

    SHIPPING: 

    This item does not qualify for delivery to a 'P.O Box' due to it's dimensions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Shipping & Delivery

    We do not offer Free Shipping. It’s important to note that due to ordering from some specific suppliers, our delivery times may vary slightly between products. Since we don’t hold stock ourselves, we do rely on third parties. Occasionally they make mistakes meaning a product we thought was in stock may have just run out — in which case we’ll let you know just as soon as we can and explain your options.

    Also, the delivery times are our best estimates only. Many things can delay your order, including freight delays, bad weather, customer location and the local post/courier service. If we do know there is a delay, we’ll email you as soon as we can with the updated delivery time.

    If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, it will ship within five business days from the date of your order.  We will send you tracking information within 24 hours of your order leaving the warehouse to the e-mail address your provide when checking out.  If you do not receive tracking information from us within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us. 

    All items dispatched via courier have an implicit 'Authority to Leave' at the customers'  shipping address, unless the customer has indicated otherwise at the time of ordering.  

    Most commercial courier and postal companies we use to send customers' packages will in most instance leave your parcel at the property / address indicated on the order, in a safe, concealed location if it hasn't already been accepted by a resident. At times certain courier drivers may leave a note for the customer with a contact number to call and organise a suitable time for re-delivery or an address of the depot where the package will be left in order for the customer to pick up, if the driver could not find a safe concealed location at the property. This is at the discretion of the courier driver.

    In cases where the customers' package/parcel is left at the collection depot and the customer has not picked it up by the due date indicated or the customer has not organised a suitable time for re-delivery, the default course of action is for the item to be sent back to the sender. If this occurs, all returned packages, will be subject to a 20% (of item price) restocking fee. Any subsequent re-shipping charges will also be borne by the customer.    

    So while we do our best to make sure your order arrives in full and on time, if you absolutely need something guaranteed to arrive on time, like your partner’s wedding anniversary gift, then we recommend you allow yourself enough time before placing an order.

    We reserve the right to amend or add to these Terms & Conditions.

    OK, we get it. You've got a lot of choice when it comes to retailers online. Here's why we think you should shop with us at The Best Handy Crafts.

    1. Your 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. We handpick our products for quality, we know you'll love them. But if there is ever something wrong, we'll replace it.
    2. Great Service. We pride ourselves on the best service, anywhere.
    3. Best prices online guaranteed.
    4. Manufacturer Direct means the best selection of handicrafts anywhere.

      In fact, you are our highest priority hence take no chances with the quality of our products. If at all you are not satisfied with your product, we encourage you to contact us and our customer service team will try their very best to resolve any issues. 

      We take pride in our products and offer a 14 day returns policy on all defective or damaged items purchased from our store. Buyers will be responsible for the shipping costs for all returns.


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