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  1. Hi, Welcome here! I know the first pic isn't shipbuilding, but can you tell us slightly more about it? Jan
  2. Your display has also been upgraded (and will be certainly more space consuming than the old "display on a dusty shelf" Did you only clean the model, or did you completely rework the paint? Jan
  3. I should have read Matti's post somewhat closer: the depiction f the anchor comes from the manuscript or drawings by Otte Blom, who studied the Zeven Provincien (like Dik) However, Blom never published his work. After his dead, his manuscript and drawings were published on this site (Dutch only) http://www.otteblom.nl/ The anchor drawing can be found here: http://www.otteblom.nl/tekeningen/tekeningen/95-00-06_t.m._95-00-09.pdf/ Btw this style of 'simple buoys' is also found on the socalled Hohenzollern Model of a Dutch two-decker, i.e. a rather large ship. Jan
  4. He uses at least three books: I recognize (in 180) the book by GC Dik, on the Seven Provinces, the book by Ketting (in post 187), on Prins Willem, he mentions Hovings book on the ships of Abel Tasman, but the pics in post 203 I don't remember seeing them, so that is probably from a fourth book. i can look for hours to those pics in the last post. New details every time I look. Jan
  5. I should restart building myself: the only thing I do is looking at very nice models of others Having said that: I'll put up a chair here (not back row, as my eyesight is not sufficient for that anymore ) Jan
  6. I checked on the navy-drawings: you loose. There is no internal backup system, and what you see is the main steering system (and nog the backup). At refit, they moved the wheel a bit more formward (and chanched it to a double wheel: you can see it in the pic I posted). But it didn't matter too much: these ships where not designed to engage in battle: they were used in the river-mouths, where the guns of the coastal batteries couldn't reach. They were manouvred in place, anchored, and 'cleared for battle'. No steering required. The concept was never tested in actual battle, it was mainly a paper concept, designed at the ministry of warfare..... and: your model turned out very nice! Jan
  7. Hi Laggard, A last word on this discussion: you keep asking ever more detailed questions, people take time and effort to answer your questions , and you drop out of this discussion without saying ‘thanks’, and saying something that can be interpreted as ‘I don’t bother your answers and advice, I am going to do it my way.’ I don’t know how others feel about that, but I think it’s not very kind….. Jan
  8. Somewhere onthis forum was a nice illustration of those fake splices (but where....) the idea is to use a needle to get the rope once or twice through its own strands, use a little bit of glue (normal pva will do), and form the "splice". this will work provided the rope is made of natural material (otherwise the pva will not hold), and second: don't forget that there is no need to apply too much tension to your model's rigging. (Otherwise you run the risk of untying the 'splice'). Jan
  9. I did not say plagiarism: I said ‘starting point’ Jan
  10. A remark on the books you mention: the book by Dik (although interesting enough), is hardly to be considered a book on Dutch shipbuilding. Dik's intention was to build a model of the Zeven Provincien, and his research was primarily focussed on this specific ship. Besides, as his intention was not writing a scientific book, he does not (at least explicit) give alternative solutions for puzzles and problem he encounters. With respect to the drawings he gives, they are quite strongly inspired by the drawings of Wagner/Winter of the socalled Hohenzollern Model in Berlin. Ketting main focus was to describe the model of the Prins Willem in Amsterdam, using this specific model as a basis of presenting some information of shipbuilding. Again, a very nice book, but not a thorough study of Dutch shipbuilding. I know only one book by Kamer, and I am not very impressed by that one. The books by Hoving I know, the one on Witsen is a nice one to get an impression of what Witsen wrote, but as Philemon somewhere in his postimgs remarked, it is an inteoduction to Witsen, not a study into the question whether what Witsen writes was correct, or whether or not alternative methods existed. It certainly is not a comparison of design principles used in different periods/regions. (And whether or not variations in methods/principles lead to marked differences in ships build) Jan
  11. Wiki knows everything (almost): https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelis_Jan_Witsen His father was perhaps interested in shipbuilding, but he was no shipwright. (And also in this family, professions tended to be handed over from father to son: both were Mayor of the city of Amsterdam ) Jan
  12. Nicolaes Witsen writes n the preface to the book that he could not have started this work had he not come across some drawings and writings of his father Cornelis Witsen, because he (Nicolaes) himself had no pratical knowledge of shipbuilding. He does not, however, mention that he did gather knowledge by visiting his father at his work, or by upbringing. Which looks strange: most professions used to be handed over from father to son... But: although he states that he found some designs and notes from his father, he does not state that his father was a shipwright himself. Jan
  13. I have this one in my increasing stack of card models. The amount of very small parts lowered my initial enthousiasm, so I did not start..... Dutch navy had a couple of these ships, but none was ever used in action. They were notorious for their bad handling in choppy sees (as the North See happens to be most of the time) The Rijksmuseum has a designmodel of the ship: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/collectie/NG-MC-1239 And as far as I know there is only one pic of the original: Davids model is -timewise- somewhere between the model as designed, and the picture of her as shown: the ships were at some time modified with a machinegun platform and a searchlight platform, and repainted in a rather dull, boring grey. Jan
  14. Another possibility is, when you point yiur camera in the direction of something, putting two fingers on th screen, and zooming in. On my Ipohone, you can get a magnification of up to 5 times. (don't know in which version this functionality was introduced.) Jan
  15. But for the late reply of Steven I would have missedthis one. What a nice (understatement ) lttle model this is! I like the ships of this era: you see modern times coming, but it is not really there. How did you make the flags? Just printed double sided, or...? second question: you showed two other ships you started, but I cant find the logs of those. Did I miss them, or didn't you start a log? Jan
  16. I checked the schlusselfeld Modell. kind of carrack. Dating from 1503, 80 centimeters high, almost 6 kilos silver. Jan
  17. Sorry, the guy doesn't give a reference. http://www.die-kartonmodellbauer.de/index.php?thread/10799-messerschmitt-bf-110-4-r8-1-33-halinski/&pageNo=3 at the end of the page. He is a rather good builder: don't know how he does it: no sloppy sides, no fibers at the edges, no glue where it does not belong, just perfect.... (and the partsize of those halinski kits is mind blowing) Jan
  18. Bit late, but I have seen some builders on a german forum to use double sided tape. Glue th thing to the inside of the canopy, cut the windows, and next peel the protection layer. Bit fiddly, but it seems to work. And yes, I will check whether or not I can fins a refer nce for the double sided Jan
  19. Quite a large part of this navy-collection of the Rijksmuseum is from collection of the department of the navy. That collection consists for a large part on demonstration-models, quirky designs and other experimantal stuff. Some of which made it to real life, many of which never got beyond the demonstration model. Jan
  20. My guess is a german produced decorator model from the first quuarter of the century. Somewhere around 1925. going by the sails and the ‘dragon’ I guess it was sold under the name ‘Santa Maria’ Jan
  21. Actually, the deck-lay-out has very much resemblance to the schooner Hannah, as drawn by Harold Hahn. In that lay-out, the foremost deck-hole, is not a cargo-hatch, but a sky-light. The windlass is just in front of that, behind the fore mast. Again, that points in the direction of a slightly out of scale windlass, and not of something else. Jan
  22. But, without knowing the onformation the builder used, one of the options could still be ‘windlass, build after a bad quality drawing’….. Given the fact that there is no other anchor handling gear, I tend to that option. Jan
  23. The Dutch military Museum also has this one in their collection: https://collectie.nmm.nl/nl/collectie/detail/263253/ it was a design by a rather famous Dutch admiral, Van Kinsbergen. the NMM has no documentation either. Can't see which problem is tackled by this design.... (actually, I can think of a number of new problems attached to this one, pusing this thing with a full sized gun barrel is rather cumbersome, I think) Jan
  24. Be welcome! We are looking forward to your build log. (And always happy sharing knowledge and tricks) Jan
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