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  1. I did use it, but stopped using it. just plain PVA was far easier, and way cheaper..... Jan
  2. Hi Hans, This is a topic getting quite a lot of interest in the Vasa forum: Fred Hocker states that the frames are not vertical in that area of the ship, and that the gunport-sides are not coinciding with the frames. Besides: when looked at exactly at 90-degree, the aft gunports of Vasa are indeed not completely square, but it is the angle of the picture that suggests more than there actually s. Most of the gunports of Wasa are (almost perfectly) square and not trapezoid.... see this drawing (issued by the Wasa-museum) http://forum.game-labs.net/index.php?/topic/4220-wasa-1628-swedish-warship-with-plans/ Jan
  3. Actually, i tried to ask whether the plans in dutch and english version are the same...... but your answer seems to answer my question I am now tempted to buy an english edition, as i understand they are not equal....
  4. What are the plans of the english edition like? Lines and side/deck views, or also rigging? Petrejus did write his book for modelbuilders, so he is going into building the hull in some detail (bread and butter technique). The book is indeed illustrated with a lot of reproductions from primary sources. Not to forget: in the early fifties, he had acces to these sources, the usual modelbuilder had not. So it was rather usefull in those days. Sometimes we tend to forget how easy accesible information is, nowadays. Jan
  5. Hi Ed, Petrejus states that she was one from the HMS Cruiser (1797) class. that could very well be, as the model depicted in the book matches the caldercraft/jotika Cruiser-kit very well. (Or did calderdraft use petrejus drawings for their kit ?...) this drawing was the basis for the model and the book: http://www.maritiemdigitaal.nl/index.cfm?event=search.getdetail&id=100173957g and that one should match this drawing from the royal maritime: http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/84020.html Jan
  6. Hi ed, Is there something in the book on wehere he found his linesplan? I'll have a look. jan
  7. Found something more (in the internet, just a copy of a bookpage, don't know where it is taken from) egbert willem petrejus born: groningen, 1898 died 1973. Worked at the maritime museum Rotterdam from 1946 till his retirement in 1963. He remained working at the museum till October 1964. jan
  8. Sorry, ED, but I don't understand the question. in my copy of one of Petrejus' books (oude zeilschepen), there is a note of the publisher, stating that the third edition is meant to be in remembrance of the author, who died in 1973. There is no personal info on the man in any of his books I know. Jan
  9. I checked my onw copy: it is not dated, and published by "De Esch" in Hengelo. So it must be the 1950-ies first edition. Must be lucky: I found it two years ago on the internet for a fair price of 35 euro.... It has a large fold-out plan with the hull-details (printed two sided: lines plan, and construction-details), and a small leaflet showing stern and bow views. The book has no full-sized rigging plan, there are quite a lot of details on the rigging in the book itself (drawings 1:4 related to the hull-drawings, no hull-drawings in the book itself) The drawings are just loose inlays, there is no 'storage room' for them, neither flap, nor anything else) And no: there is no information on the author whatsoever in the book..... Word of warning for potential buyers: as in modern times books of Steel, Anderson, Chapman, have become widely available, there is not much in the book that is not available elsewhere. So, unless you are interested in the linedrawings of the brig itself, paying a very high price for the book might disappoint you a bit.... Jan
  10. did some searching around using the on-line library in my workplace: at least a date of birth and a period in Rotterdam showed up. Petrejus, Egbert Willem (geb. 28.2.1898), van 1956 tot 1964 conservator van het Maritiem Museum "Prins Hendrik" te Rotterdam. Auteur van de volgende maritieme werken: Model van de oorlogsbrik "Irene" (Hengelo 1946); De bomschuit, een verdwenen scheepstype (Rotterdam 1954); Scheepsmodellen, binnenschepen (Bussum 1964); The Dutch flute (Lausanne 1967); Oude zeilschepen en hun modellen (binnenschepen, jachten en vissersschepen), (Bussum 1971); Nederlandse zeilschepen in de 19e eeuw, (Bussum 1974). Jan
  11. I tried that before, but you're right, there is none (at least, I couldn't find it). He was curator of the Maritime Museum in Rotterdam, and died somewhere in the early 70-ies. That's all I could find. The Maritime Museum in Rotterdam (btw they dropped the name Prins Hedrik ages ago, when they mover to their new building.) might know, but I think it is too long ago for them to remember him.... Jan
  12. But Kluwer Deventer still exists: Wolters Kluwer Staverenstraat 15 7418 CJ Deventer tel. +31(0)570 647 111 I doubt, however, whether they still know about this book..... (I have a copy - I think it is the Dutch version - including the large plan-sheets) Jan
  13. Digital would certainly be tempting..... I recently ended my subscription on a dutch magazine, as they took the direction of cnc and 3d-printing, and discarded the old-fashioned wood and research. So, there are some funds available..... jan
  14. Thanks for all the clarifying texts. I also was under the impression that the merging of NRG and MSW did more or less made our contributions less necessary. (can't exactly remember now why I thought that ) And it remains a pity that there is so much water between us on the old continent and the NRG ..... Jan
  15. Goldleaf is always used on a red base coat, just for the same reasons. looking good, this coat of arms. jan