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*Hans*

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About *Hans*

  • Birthday 10/23/1962

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    http://www.kolderstok.com

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    Dordrecht, Netherlands

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  1. Please have a look at http://debarentsz.nl/ Also good to practice your Dutch a little bit 🙂
  2. As I wrote in the main part of this album I have build this ship complete from scratch. Then I have put together all the necessary items to make this ship - drawn the plans, wrote the instructions, developped a nice box for it, and now it is available as the newest kit in the Kolderstok range.
  3. Marcus, Ab Hoving and Cor Emke wrote a book about the ship of Willem Barentsz, and it was one of the sources I used to build this ship. I also was in close contact with the shipyard in Harlingen where they are building a replica of the original. Hans
  4. At the end of the 16th century Willem Barentsz tried to sail to the East via a northern route - which means via the North Pole. Thick Ice and severe cold made it impossible to reach the East Indies, and Willem Barentsz and his crew had to spent the winter on the island Nova Zembla, in a small hut they called 'het Behouden Huys' His ship did not survive the ice and only twelfe members of the crew managed to get home in two small boats one year later. Willem Barentsz himself died during the journey home. His ship is a nice example of the small ships the Dutch used end 16th, beginning 17th century. Fully scratch build, and then developped into a model kit - available via www.kolderstok.com
  5. Typical Dutch Statenjacht 2nd half of the 17th century. Original scratch build model and then developped into a kit
  6. Good Idea btw to use a blender for this (but I suppose your wife did not know about this :-). But you have to clean your blender thoroughly, otherwise you'll end up with smoothies fortified with pieces of wood. I don't know if that is healthy!
  7. Bought at the fish market two blocks away? Haha - serious fun, and a nice crane!
  8. Haha, I really do like this "squid". And nice paint work as well!
  9. Hello, Frits, Sorry for the late reply - you can find her here: www.kolderstok.com
  10. Tecko, thank you for all the likes in my topic Batavia! :-)
  11. I do not only hit the like button as many times as possible because this is a nice topic, but also really like all the electrics you are doing! It's a bit like electrickery (with copyrights on this for Catweazle)
  12. Pictures of the kits I make: - Batavia - Duyfken - Zeven provinciën
  13. Something that might be of interest to tell: Oak was never used for decks, because it becomes very slippery when wet. Pine etc. doesn't get slippery when wet. Therefore decks on model ships are always done in light wood.
  14. The Flag ship of Michiel Adriaanszoon de Ruyter - Dutch commander of the fleet in the 17th century. This ship is completely scratch build from different available sources and then worked out up to a complete building kit which is now available via Kolderstok.com
  15. You can buy brass needles (I think these are from Prym) which are 0,3 or 0,4 mm thick. But I am not sure if they will be visible in the walnut.

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