Willem Barentsz's Expedition Ship


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Model of the ship by the Dutch cartographer and explorer Willem Barentsz (anglicized as William Barents or Barentz)(± 1550-1597), who made three trips to find the Northeast passage.

The model is in scale 1:50 and consists of laser-cut frames, walnut planks and various other laser-cut parts. The building instructions (in Dutch, English and German) are based on photos, and the rigging is based on photos and drawings. The model includes two small boats and a sail kit (self-build, stitching required). Canons (carriage plus barrel) can be included optionally."

The model comes with basic wooden blocks for the rigging, but can be extended with luxurious, authentic looking blocks for a historically more accurate model.

Difficulty is 1-2 on a scale of 4.

Dimensions of the model when built: length approx. 57 cm, width approx. 25 cm, height approx. 51 cm.

PLEASE NOTE: The model has a simple stand by default. A luxurious oak stand can be ordered separately.