Prins Willem ship model
The Prins Willem was probably the largest square stern ship of the fleet of the Dutch East India Company.
Scale 1:100, Length: 735 mm, Height: 580 mm
Display scale kit difficulty: 3
Prins Willem Ship history
She was fitted out at Middleburg in 1649-1650; the Prins Willem was subsequently modified for use as a warship. In addition to demolishing the forecastle and the stern bulkhead, 6 firing ports were added, three on each side. For a brief period, the Prins Willem was the flagship of the famous Admiral Witte de Witt. Returned later to the Company, it once again traded with the Indies between 1653 and 1660. Our model is a detailed and faithful reconstruction of the ship fitted out by the Dutch East India Company for commercial traffic.
Scale kit description
The kit features the following: This advanced kit is suitable for ship kit builders who previously built two or more models of a similar style. Standard plank on frame hull construction, utilize walnut, and lime wood. Figure head & other ornamentations in cast or pressed brass. All dead eyes, blocks, etc. are in walnut. Flags printed on silk, standing & running in black & natural rope. All cannon, anchors, hinge & strops made in metal. Fully detailed building plans with English instructions.
CAUTION!! Although these are high quality ship model kits, they may not be suitable for some one not familiar with building of wooden model ship kits.