Here is a small collection of 17th century Dutch vessels. Some are for inshore use, some for coast traffic, some really crossed the seas. They all have in common that there is no showing off. They were just tools and that's how they were used. The yacht is the only exception in this row of models.
Nevertheless they can be held responsible for most of the trading success the Dutch achieved in the 17th and 18th century.
The models were made of paper and card after data I found in contemporary literature. Paper allows the model builder to build remarkably fast. These models were all made within two years (and there are more). They are all in the same scale: 1/77.
This is a 'smalschip'. Inshorevessel, about 70 feet long
A Galjoot (galliot) small trader
A Hoeker, Fishing vessel for cod and haddock
A 'buis' (buss) for catching herring
A Kaag for transport of people.
A 'waterschip', a fishing vessel for the 'Zuiderzee'.
A 'wijdschip' (wide ship). Same type as the smalschip (narrow ship), but too wide to pass the Dordrecht locks, so it had to sail 'outside the dunes'.
a small fluit, based on footage of a wreck in the Baltics at 120 meters deep.
A whaling fluit, reconstructed after literature.
a 'pinas', an armed trader.
A yacht, used by officials.
Another model I started and never finished, am bad for that, your model looks brilliant, makes me want to tackle mine again, maybe put some photos of here on my Mikasa build log for you, will have to dust it down though 😂 Trumpeter have given us a lot of 1/350 scale kits in last decade, I remember only the Tamiya kit available for a long long time, think the arrival of photo etch has changed this, especially for ship models. 🤛
Nice shot! It's amazing to me that Smartphone optics and sensors have gotten this good - and when in the hands (and eyes) of someone who knows how to get the best out of the tech, It's really impressive photo work. I'm not certain I'll buy another $ Nikon prime lens! .. Oh, BTW...great work on your Syren. It was my very first ship model.