Model of H.M. Bounty

1944-1945. Source Francesc Roig Toqués.

Francesc Roig Toqués was a great fan of the film Rebel·lió a bord (The Bounty) and therefore decided to make a model of the ship itself. To make sure that his model was as exact as possible, as the ship in the film, he asked the production company, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, for the drawings.

His Majesty’s Armed Vessel Bounty or, simply, the Bounty was a sailing ship in the British navy that is well-known because it was the scene of one of the most famous mutinies in history. The events involving the ship, the Bounty, were made popular in books and songs, and above all, by the famous film in 1935 and 1984.

This model was one of his favourite pieces and it is made on a scale thirty times smaller than the original. He started it in 1944 and took one and a half years to complete it. It received many awards and recognitions in miniature model competitions, and also from the Museu Naval de Madrid, l’Ateneu Barcelonès and Foment de les Arts Decoratives. The long sail accompanying it is not the original from the Bounty, but it is from the same era.

Maqueta de la Bounty al museu Espai far.