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During the Belgian War of Independence on 5 February 1831 a gunboat commanded by captain van Speyk was blown by adverse winds into the harbour of Antwerp. The Belgians waited until the gale had forced the boat close enough to the quay and stormed it. Rather than surrendering the ship van Speyk blew up the gun powder magazine. Nearly all of his crew and several Belgians were killed.
The ship model was built as pulled up on a building slip for repairs. The sails are furled to the yards. The models is fixed to the stand, but the ladders and repair materials are loosely laid on the stand board. They can be taken away.
The pictures were taken with and without the repair materials: 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 the 1830 Dutch gunboat is a very beautiful, fine piece of work, a masterpiece.
The ship model is 1 : 43 scale. Length is 77 cm, width 35 cm, height 77 cm.
This model has already been 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.