San Felipe and her historical background
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.
The model ship SAN FELIPE, photos and dimensions
Please take your time to have a good look at the set of photos. There
several pictures of the model. 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 Firefox, press F11 to minimize
navigation bars and have a larger screen with the photos.)
This ship model emphasizes the rigging and the handling of the sails.
One can easily imagine the wind blowing.
The ship model is 1 : 75 scale. Length is 96 cm, width 43 cm, height 83
This ship model is one of the eight ship models we delivered to the
Morada Seaside Resort at Kuehlungsborn near Rostock on the Baltic coast.
It is a beautiful hotel directly at the Baltic Sea beach, and our models
are on display in the passage to the restaurant.
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.