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Golden Hind

During the reign of Elizabeth I, England began to establish its own maritime trade routes. One of these voyages was organized in the greatest secrecy, under the cover of a voyage to Egypt, by Francis Drake. On the 13th December 1577, five sailing ships left Plymouth, bond for “Alexandria” (the Pelican, the Elisabethan, the Marigold, the Swan and the Benedict). It was not until he reached the Pacific, beyond the Straights of Magellan, that Drake, in order to perfect the disguise of his mission, rechristened the Pelican the Golden-Hind.


Because it's important to us!

At Heller, we are constantly working to produce our products as sustainable as possible. In recent years, we have therefore taken many measures to increase resource efficiency as much as possible.

Recycled plastic

Since 2023, we have been producing all Heller model kits with recycled plastic. This gives existing plastic a new life in a great kit while maintaining the same quality.

No bags and film

Instead of packing our sprues in plastic bags, we use tissue paper to transport all components in a clean, protected and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to our seal closure, we do not need shrink film. This also significantly increases the recyclability of our packaging.

Oldies but Goldies

We are proud of our large archive of injection moulds. That is why we rework, repair and improve existing moulds instead of throwing them away. Great models are preserved and at the same time a lot of energy and material is saved. That's why we proudly display the year of manufacture of our moulds and the year of the last general overhaul clearly on every product box.

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