Ship model SAN FELIPE of 1690
Historical background of SAN FELIPE
The SAN FELIPE is a favourite ship among the ship model builders. The
model is elegant, very beautifully designed, and makes a decorative
piece of art to be displayed at home or in the office.
However, a Spanish three-decker with the name “San Felipe” most probably
did not exist in 1690. The San Felipe models show construction elements
of hull and rigging of Spanish ships of the line around 1700. But the
question remains: Why don’t the kit makers refer to a ship of that time
that did exist and has been described in detail? If you are interested
in more details,
look at this page about San Felipe authenticity.
Please take your time to
have a good look at the set of thirteen photos of the ship model
with 550 kB in total. This ship model without sails is a very fine work
that emphasizes the elegance of the hull and the impressive rigging.
It is a beautifully designed ship. The model is 1 : 75 scale. Length is
97 cm, width 37 cm, height 80 cm. Two stands are shown in the photos: a
simple one from pear and beech tree and a wider board with four
This model has been already sold. The pictures and the data are shown in
gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model
makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone
builds such a model by himself.