This thread has drifted quite a long way from the original Airfix Golden Hind kit issued in the mid 50's. The first iterations of those small ship models were waterline models with a sea base included in the kit. The Golden Hind, Victory, Shannon and Cutty Sark were originally waterline models that were changed into full hull models at a later date. Cannot remember if any of the others in that range were originally made as waterline models. Mayflower and Great Western I think we're full hu!l models from the outset, but I could be wrong. Not sure if the Revenge was one of this range of not.