Here is an unusual model that I have just completed. HMS EREBUS of the Franklin Expedition, 1845. HM ships EREBUS & TERROR under the overall command of Sir John Franklin, left England in 1854 in search of the Northwest Passage. Neither ship returned. Fragmentary evidence was found indicating their fate. Graves in the permafrost & some notes left by Captain Crozier (HMS TERROR) stating that the two ships were abandoned on April 25th 1848 after being beset in the ice for over two years. Dragging their boats with them, they tried to make it to land across the ice, but they failed. There were no known survivors. This model shows how HMS EREBUS might have looked several years after being abandoned. It is built to a scale of 20 feet to 1 inch and the hull length is approximately three and a half inches.