Friday, April 12, 2013

Artist Ian Brennan has spent 17 years carving the model of Nelson's famous flagship HMS Victory out of one of the massive 400-year-old original timbers.

This stunning wooden replica of HMS Victory is the result of 17 years of dedication and skill. It is also a ship off the old block – for sculptor Ian Brennan has spent 5,000 hours carving it from a piece of timber from the real thing. The model of Nelson’s flagship contains 200ft of intricate ‘rope’, 104 miniature guns, 37 little wind-filled sails, and flags spelling out Nelson’s stirring signal: ‘England expects every man to do his duty. {Read on}