If you’re an evolutionary biologist and you’re going to build a ship model, what ship should you build? That’s an easy question – the HMS Beagle. That’s the ship that took Charles Darwin around the world on his voyage of discovery as a young man. His adventures and discoveries on this voyage are chronicled in his first book The Voyage of the Beagle.
It took about 3 months of weekends, scattered over 6-8 years (I’ve lost track), to finish it. UPDATE: 22 March 2015, I finished the glass case to cover the model. That came out well as well.