About the Essex
The Essex was a whaling ship launched in 1799 and was known as the ‘lucky’ vessel. However, for those who know the story, the Essex was to encounter one of the biggest maritime tragedies known to man.
In 1820, the ship was attacked and sunk by a Sperm Whale – only eight members of the crew were rescued. This story inspired ‘Moby Dick’ by Herman Melville and the cinematic adaptations that followed. It truly is a story worth telling, and this model of the Essex ship certainly does that.
About the manufacturer
Originating in Spain, Occre design their model kits with the customer’s building experience at the forefront. Paying attention to even the most minute detail, their kits are known to be true to life and made with quality materials.
Aside from model ships, Occre are known for models that cover railway, trams and vintage vehicles. We are confident that their kits are among the best, so you won’t be disappointed with their product offering.
About the Essex Model Ship Kit
The Essex model kit gives you the chance to recreate a true piece of maritime and literary history. At Premier Ship Models, we pride ourselves on our knowledge and passion for what we do and can assure you this model kit will give you the same enthusiasm. More details on this model include…
- Step by step instruction manual for a streamlined building experience
- Hull type: plank on frame
- Difficulty: intermediate
- Laser cut model pieces to allow a more precise final model
- Building tools and accessories not included
Tools for your ship building project
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, having the right tools will make all the difference to your model making adventure. We offer a range of necessary tools including hammers, pins, scissors, needles, acrylic paint, glue and much more. Explore our range of model ship tool kits and discover the right products for the assembly of your model kit.