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  1. I once had a build log of my Prins Willem here on MSW. I also had a backup of it on my PC. Some months ago I deleted that one.... I wish I hadn't done so I will try to recreate some of it over the next weekends. Perhaps that will give me some inspiration to continue her rigging, as I haven't done much over that last months. Jan
  2. My second wooden ship model build... De Duyfken VOC verkenningsjacht (scouting yacht) 1595-1608, a pinas. From Kolderstok scale 1:50. Lenght about 65cm, height 55 cm, width 25 cm. Armament: 10 cannons and 4 swivel guns. Link to the Duyfken replica foundation Being Dutch, I'm proud of our maritime history and achievements. I'm well aware and of course not proud of the many horrible things our exploring forefathers did to gain power and wealth. Nonetheless, their exploring achievements were remarkable and it's almost unbelievable such a tiny country managed to become a powerhouse. I'm excited to start this build, still so much to learn and I think this is a good choise for my second build. I got the kit last year as a Christmas gift from the Admiral. Since I believe this is the first Kolderstok Duyfken on this forum, let's have a look at what you get.... From Kolderstok...the kit, the extra gun set (4 guns) and a resin name plate. I was happy to find the (out of print, Dutch translation) National Geographic book about the building of the replica ship. Superb photo's...very helpful. There's no ship's boat included, but since you can't discover the world without one...I bought a suitable resin one. And inside the box... Wow!...a lot! Very nice step by step manual with good colour photo's. In Dutch, there's an English version included also. Wood... Good quality planks and dowels, the laser cut parts look really sharp. The larger parts are pre-cut to make life easier. Bits and bobs box... Looks good...resin and thin laser cut ship decorations, white metal anchor and 4 small swivel guns, brass cannons, neat looking blocks, brass nails, several types of rope and cloth for the flags. The printed flags (good colours!) can be ironed on this cloth. Also included is fabric for the sails. Fine quality, cream colour. 2 large plans, a part list and a seperate manual on how to build the grating. Well...I guess that's all nice and fine. Now let's see what I can do with it. I can start when I cleared my workspace, so...the usual: More soon! Robin
  3. From the album: Dordreght VOC Retour ship 1618

    150 Feet long - which is roughly 43 meters. Build in 1618 - in 1619 one of the ships exploring the Australian coast - in 1628 part of the convoy together with the Batavia - burned and lost with her complete cargo in 1630 due to heavy fire (uncontrollable due to the brandy which was part of the cargo).

    © www.kolderstok.com

  4. From the album: Dordreght VOC Retour ship 1618

    17th Century East India Man (retour ship) used for trading spices and goods between Holland and the Dutch East Idies. She was the vessel of Skipper Francisco Pelsaert before he became Skipper of the Batavia

    © www.kolderstok.com

  5. From the album: Dordreght VOC Retour ship 1618

    The stern shows the maiden of Dordrecht. This statue from 1616 is still at the Groothoofdspoort in the City of Dordrecht
  6. Hi All, I'm quite new to MSW, but I made pictures of my current project the Half Moon (Corel) from the start. I already started rigging, but I'll upload pictures from the start of my build.
  7. From the album: Batavia - 17th Century VOC Retourship

    A bit blur picture

    © JEvanNieuwkoop-NL

  8. Title: Reconditioning an Eighteenth Century Ship Model, VALKENISSE Retourschip of 1717 Author: Rob Napier Publication Date: 2008 Publisher: SeaWatchBooks LLC. 19 Sea Watch Placé, Florence, OR 97439; www.seawatchbooks.com. ISBN: 978-0-9820579-0-2. Binding: Hardcover, 8"X 11" Edition: First Pp.: 253 Numerous photographs, drawings, five appendices including tables, brief glossary of Dutch terms, index, four plans. Valkenisse, a “retourschip,” meaning a return ship, was a Dutch East Indiaman belonging to the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC) or United East India Company. Built in Middelburg in 1717, the vessel sailed between Holland and Batavia (now Djakarta) taking supplies out and expensive merchandise back, making seven round trips before being wrecked in 1740. While Valkenisse was lost, a model of her still exists, almost 300 years after an unknown builder created it to decorate VOC headquarters in Middelburg. This model is now in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston. Valkenisse, one of twenty retourschip models in existence, was damaged and devoid of its masts and rigging when MFA asked Napier if he would like to rig the model, this despite the fact that two others had worked on the model in the previous hundred years and there was little information as to what either had done. The book, beautifully written and produced, documents Napier's ten-year reconditioning process, a term he feels is more appropriate, with much of the time spent on vast amounts of research, study and old- fashioned detective work to decide what had been, how, and by which builders hand - the original builder, an unknown English one, or a later American owner. The book contains a foreword by Albert Hoving, ship model restorer at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam; the preface is by Gerald W.R. Ward, senior curator of decorative arts at MFA, Boston. Hoving, Ward and others provided support during the reconditioning and book-writing process. Chapters are as follows; Opportunity, Provenance, Research Sources including studies and photos of most of the existing retourschips, The Riddle of the Scales, Preparing the Berth, The Hull Below the Main Rail, The Hull, Main Rail and Above, Going Aboard (a tour of the model) Sparring, Rigging Preparations, Standing Rigging, Running Rigging and the Final Steps, followed by five appendices, a glossary, sources and an index. There are also four folding plans by Napier in a pocket on the inside back cover. The book is lavishly illustrated, primarily with Napier's photos and illustrations. If I never build this boat, it is still worth having it in my library. Thank you, Marc

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