|Ship name||De Zeven Provinciën|
|Scale||1 : 50|
|Photos 1||Total views|
|Photos 2||Views of details|
|Transport cost||Please inquire|
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The De Zeven Provinciën was launched at the wharf of Delfshaven, near Rotterdam, in 1665. She was a 80-gun two-decker. The Dutch commander Admiral de Ruyter took her as his flagship in the wars with England 1665-1667 and 1672-1678.
1692 the ship was heavily damaged in the battles of Barfleur and La Hogue against the French. Two years later it had to be broken up.
The De Zeven Provinciën is a famous ship in Dutch history. There is more information in a Wikipedia article on De Zeven Provinciën.
A replica has been built at the Batavia-Wharf in Lelystad since 1995, but was stopped due to the lack of funds.
The model was built to plans in the book by C.G. Dik, De Zeven Provincien, 1999 Franeker, hardcover 210 blz. Achtergronden en anatomie van dit schip van De Ruyter. Vele detailtekeningen en aanwijzingen m.b.t. de vele details van het schip. Met de bijgeleverde uitvouwbare scheepstekeningen. ISBN 9789051940916. The buyer would get the book and the plans plus two brochures about the building of the replica in Lelystad, which were bought on visits to the museum.
The sails were set like quarterly wind on starboard tack. There are more pictures, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!
This model of De Zeven Provinciën is a very beautiful, fine ship, a true masterpiece by a very experienced modeller. He made it in 3000 hours over 12 years. During the work he took many pictures that show every step of the model creation. The buyer will get an USB flash drive with the nearly 1000 photos. Some of the pictures are shown in this overview of the building process.
The model was built plank on frame. The inner planking is pine wood, the visible outer planking is walnut. The deck planking is laid in continental four-line intervals. The figurines, emblems and ornaments are linden wood, coloured or painted golden, 194 pieces altogether.
The modeller used right-handed and left-handed yarn, so the shrouds and backstays on starboard side are left-handed like all anchor cables, as it is historically correct. All front shrouds and other parts of the standing rig in danger of chafing got a serving.
This model is an excellent piece, like his previous work, the model of HMS Melville.
The ship model is 1 : 50 scale. Length is 118 cm, width 57 cm, height 115 cm. The ship model can be taken out of the stand, e.g. for transport.
The price of the model is 21000 Euro, plus transport cost.
Transport: Shipping the HMS Melville in a crate by some package delivery
company can be done.
In Germany, Belgium and Holland the model maker, Mr. Klaus Beining, would deliver the ship model free of charge to your home.
The ship model is available at Klaus Beining's home in Herford, Germany. Please contact him, if you are interested in the ship model.
Klaus Beining, Senderstrasse 15, D-32049 Herford, Germany
Tel. +49 5221 32635, email: firstname.lastname@example.org