Scale 1 : 60, length 92 cm, width 39 cm, height 85 cm,
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The ships of the Honourable East India Company of Britain
East Indiaman was a ship operating under charter or license of the
East India Companies of the major European trading powers in the 17th to
19th century. The ships carried strong armament and were designed and
painted to resemble a ship of war. An attacker could not be sure whether
gunports were real or mere dummies. In the
battle of Pulo Aula in 1804 an English merchant ships convoy even
succeeded in scaring off a flotilla of French Navy ships.
The East Indiaman model, photos, description and dimensions
The ship model was built without sails to allow for a better view on the
very detailed, impressive rigging. Please take your time to have a good
look at the set of photos. There are
several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions and
closer views of hull, deck and rigging. If you click on a photo you
will get that photo in high resolution. Only these high resolution
photographs show how much work and handicraft ability were put in the
Viewing the high resolution photos: If you use Microsoft Internet
Explorer or Firefox, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a
larger screen with the photos. The high resolution photos are about 12
megapixel. So they are about 10 - 20 times larger than your 0.5 -
1.3 megapixel computer screen. Most browsers by default downsize the
pictures to screen size, so you cannot see all the details of the ship
models. To see the original resolution move the mouse over the
pictures and click on the magnifying lens.
This model of the East Indiaman is a very beautiful work, a true
masterpiece, especially in detailing the rigging. It was built in the
1970s and has been restored with love and great care. The ship model is
1 : 60 scale. Length is 92 cm, width 39 cm, height 85 cm.
The ship can be taken out of the stand, i.e. for transport.
nthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.