Bounty Launch Model
constructed by James M. Norton in 2005

Below are images of my 1/24 scale, entirely scratch-built, model of the Bounty's launch and all nineteen occupants originally set adrift  by the mutineers.   Each crew member's pose represents an activity recorded in Bligh's journal of the launch's voyage. The model is mounted on a base that places the boat in a dynamic position suggesting a long, slow swell and a slight heel to port.   Images of the individual figures on the launch, placed in the positions they occupy in the finished model, can be seen by clicking here.   A description of the Voyage of the Bounty's launch (along with a crew encyclopedia) can be found on the web site of the Pitcairn Island Study Center.


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