zaterdag 31 augustus 2013

Since the Zeven Provincien is one of the best documented 17th century ships, it was a good starting point for me as a modelling subjest. I made a version of it two years ago, but is wasn't good enough. last months I remodelled the entire ship. I hope it looks a little better now.

zondag 4 augustus 2013

Michiel de Ruyter's flagship ''Zeven Provincien'' is without question the most famous Dutch warship in history.
I already made a version of the ship when I started modeling ships two years ago, but now know a lot more about ships and modeling them, so I practically can start over again.
I started to build the hardest part first; the richly decorated stern of the ship. There are quite a few differences between both contemporary and modern sources about how the stern decoration looked, but I tried to make it as accurate as possible.

The stern of ''De Zeven Provincien''