Ordered on December 20, 1757, 3rd-rater BELLONA was built at
A collaborative effort between Glanville and Nader Taheri, this plank-on-frame hull showing the starboard side fully planked-in and painted while the port side has exposed framing visible below the waterline, with laid decking, individual copper sheathing and fully rigged according to practice of the period was expertly fashioned by Mr. Glanville.
Mr. Taheri provided all the elaborate construction to the stern and quarter galleries and balcony. The entire range and extensive decorative elements on the model, including relief carving, lettering and hand painted freeze work at the stern all and along the upper rails were also provided with great artistry. The classical warrior figurehead was also created and carved for this model with gilt paint work.