Free Bounty e-book Is Resource
For Accurate Scale Modeling

A Free Bounty e-book can be a ready resource when it comes to researching the subject of an intriguing model.

Every young man has found the Mutiny on the Bounty story one of fascination and a tale well remembered for years. For some, this fascination leads to building an HMS Bounty model and whether the material is plastic or wood, this building usually is challenging. 

I was no less fascinated when I read the original story and saw two or three film versions.

HMS Bounty sailed from Spithead, England on December 23, 1787 with Captain William Bligh and a crew of 45 men bound for Tahiti.  Their mission was to collect breadfruit plants to be transplanted in the West Indies as cheap food for the slaves.  After collecting those plants, Bounty was underway toward home, when, on the morning of April 28, 1789, Fletcher Christian and part of the crew mutinied, took over the ship, and set the Captain and 18 members of the crew adrift in the ship’s 23-foot launch. The Captain sailed the launch and 17 of the crew 3618 miles back to civilization. The mutineers took HMS Bounty back to Tahiti, and, with 6 Polynesian men and 12 women, took the ship to the isolated site at Pitcairn Island. After burning the ship and a violent beginning, they established a settlement and colony on Pitcairn Island that still exists. 

But these are the bare facts.  There is much more to the story than that.  Over 250 books, thousands of magazine articles, five major movies, and hundreds of original manuscripts have helped to document the story from almost every conceivable perspective.  And, one of the best results of the story is the vast library of literature that enables present and future students, scholars and friends to study, learn, understand, and enjoy the continuing Bounty and Pitcairn Island saga. 

This adventure really happened, and it continues!

Now, you can be a part of the adventure!

I came across the 246-page report by acting Capt. Bligh, age 33, when the Bounty set sail.   His report details the voyage and his side of the mutiny story. 

The book is ripe with details of this trip and the importance of the breadfruit they sought. You get a real sense of life aboard such a ship even though it is the Captain’s perspective. 

For a modeler, his description of modifications made and damages sustained can be the basis of a realistic model and a diorama. 

It is in eBook format and I have added pictures and drawings to help in rendering an accurate model of this famous ship.

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