Ship model French frigate 18th century
Scale 1 : 80, length 80 cm, width 38 cm, height 74 cm,
More photos: of the
whole ship and
close views of details. Click on the photos to enlarge!
The French frigate was described by Frederik Henrik af Chapman in his
famous "Architectura Navalis Mercatoria", Plate XXXI and XXXII
(published in Stockholm in 1768, see my
literature list) as an excellent fast sailing ship, suitable for
hunting and capturing other vessels.
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
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
model. (If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator or
Firefox, press F11 to minimize navigation bars and have a larger screen
with the photos.)
nthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.
The model is a beautiful and elegant piece of work, built according to
the drawings of Chapman. It emphasizes the rigging and the handling of
the sails. The model is 1 : 80 scale. Length is 80 cm, width 38 cm,
height 74 cm.