San Felipe ship model

 

Ship model SAN FELIPE of 1690

 

Scale 1 : 75, length 97 cm, width 37 cm, height 80 cm
More photos: a set of photos

 

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, llook at this page about San Felipe authenticity.


The SAN FELIPE ship model, photos, description and dimensions

 

Please take your time to have a good look at the set of thirteen photos of the ship model. 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 dolphins.


This model has been already sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the 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.