Master modeler Julián Fenández de Sevilla of Model J Ship has just finished my latest commission, Hortense (1803). This is the lead ship of the Hortense class of 40-gun French frigates. She was armed with 28 x 18-pounders and 12x 8-pounders. Hortense took part in the battles of Cape Finisterre and Trafalgar.
Once again, I asked Julián to make the scenic base detachable so the ship could be used in games of Sails of Glory if I so chose. His treatment of the ship's boat is quite ingenious.