Laid down in 1860 and launched in 1863, Achilles was an armored frigate of the British Navy. She was to be an improved version of the Warrior and Black Prince. Due to her design she was a very stable ship, only rolling 10 degrees in heavy seas. However, due to her massive size, she was one of the lease maneuverable ships in the fleet. Throughout her career, she was refitted and rearmed no less than five times, the most out of any Royal Navy ship in history. Despite all these refits, the ship never saw combat. She served as part of the Channel Fleet, a guard ship, part of the Mediterranean Fleet, and as a depot ship. She was finally sold and scrapped in 1926, 63 years after she was first launched.
This ship is modeled in 1/600 scale and can be printed using any resin or FDM printer. Ship comes with and without base.
When printing in FDM, some details may be too small to print with a stock 0.4mm nozzle.
This model is very large in comparison to other ships of the time, the model in 1/600 measures just over 6″ and is too large for resin printers such as the Elegoo Mars or Anycubic Photon. A split version of the model is provided in the purchase for those with conventional resin printers. The model can be printed as a single piece on larger printers such as the Elegoo Saturn, Anycubic Mono X, or FDM printer such as the Ender 3 or Prusa.
Included with this purchase is:
HMS Achilles split
HMS Achilles with base
HMS Achilles split with base