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Imagine being paid to pursue your hobby of model ship building in a famous museum holding hundreds of projects waiting to be worked on. Well, for over 20 years Ab Hoving had that pleasure at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam where he was the head ship model builder and restorer. Ab and his team worked on exhibits in what is now the fully restored Navy Model Room of this great Museum. For those of you who do not know him, Ab is one of the foremost ship historians and model restorers of our time. His books and articles have illuminated our knowledge of seventeenth century ship building and his mo