Ship model Dutch twodecker of 1660 / 1670

 

Ship model Dutch twodecker of 1660 / 1670

 

 

Scale 1 : 44, length 138 cm, width 62 cm, height 128 cm,
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!
Price 12000 Euro, plus transport cost
 
 

Description and surveying of the Dutch twodecker model

 

At beginning of World War II there was a large dockyard model of a Dutch twodecker in the Monbijou Palace museum in Berlin. It was dated to 1660 - 1670 and astonishingly rich in detail. All parts of hull and rigging were finely worked out. The length overall was 2.67 m, scale was 1 : 21. It was one of the very few large models from 17th century that did still exist.
The model was surveyed, extensively photographed and described by Heinrich Winter. The pictures and plans were published in his book Heinrich Winter, "Der holländische Zweidecker von 1660 / 1670", Verlag Delius, Klasing & Co, Bielefeld, 1978, ISBN 3-7688-0094-6.

 

The model had removable parts at the main hatch. So many photos of the ship's interior could be made. The pictures are so good that one can easily image to be under deck in a real ship.

 

Unfortunately the dockyard model was burned in one of the bombing raids during the war. But the description, photos and surveying were so carefully made that rebuilding it as a model can be done very well.

 

 

The Dutch twodecker model, photos, description and dimensions
 

The model is a very fine piece of work that makes a great display, especially in a large room, e.g. a hotel lobby or reception area. The model clearly shows the impressive lines of hull and rigging that were typical of ships of that age. All the details of hull and rigging were carefully worked out. The decoration carvings, however, were not executed not as extensive as on the dockyard model.
The gratings of the main hatch were left out to allow for a clear view on the fully equipped gun deck below. The modeler gave the planking of hull and deck some signs of wear and tear. By this the model got a lively character and pleasant look.

 
There are several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging.

 

The finely worked, detailed ship model is 1 : 44 scale. Length is 138 cm, width 62 cm, height 128 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
 

 
Price of the ship model and transport
 

The price of the model is 12000 Euro, plus transport cost.

  

Transport: The ship model can be secured in a transport box. This way, delivery by truck or air cargo over long distances can be safely done.
If you live close by, picking up the model with your car may be a good way, too.

The ship model is available at my showroom in Recklinghausen. Here is information on how to order a ship model and how the transport can be arranged.
 

Please contact me, if you are interested in the ship model.
Dr. Michael Czytko, Kuehlstr. 31, D-45659 Recklinghausen, Germany,
Tel.  +49 2361 59757, email: michael.czytko@t-online.de .
If you come by car, it is easy to find my home.