I was quite surprised yesterday when I saw that there was a new book available on the Arctic (and Antarctic) exploration ship HMS Terror of the ill-fated Franklin Expedition. What’s more this is a book by Matthew Betts whose research, posted in his blog, buildingterror.blogspot.com, has been used in the development of OcCre Model’s wooden ship model kit, in the development of the AMC miniseries The Terror, and more.
A few weeks ago, I broke down and purchased the HMS Terror kit from Ages of Sail. I couldn’t help myself as it is such and interesting subject and the kit looks very adaptable to making small upgrades, such as improved scale deck planking, upgrading the deck structures and fittings, etc.
I even reached out and made contact with ship modeler Matthew Betts who did all the research work that the kit was based off of. If you haven’t check out his blog, you really need to, particularly if you are interested in building a model of this ship. His blog is not about building this kit, however, it’s about scratch building a 1/48-scale model, but it details his work. You can visit his blog at: http://buildingterror.blogspot.com