Monday, August 26, 2013

Catalan Merchant Ship

Here are some more images of IMAI's 1/50 scale Catalan Merchant Ship. This model is actually a 1/1 scale model of a model whose original now lies in the Prins Hendrik Maritime Museum in Rotterdam. These models often built by mariners were usually given to church's as offerings either for pious reasons or to bring the sailor luck. This model kit is a representation of one those models still in existence. Plus this model is one of the earliest known representations of a European merchant sailing vessel of the 15th century.

Thanks to my friend Diego (Check out his most excellent web page when you get the chance) he has been able to locate photographs of the original Catalan ship model from a web site called "Maresme Medieval". The article however is in Catalan so you may have to use Google Translate if you wish to read it.


Captain LOL said...

Fantastic look this boat Sir .
Cheers .

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Captain!!

Diego said...


Tomorrow I return to post
I hope you had good holidays

Warren Zoell said...

Gracias Diego! Espero que hayan tenido un buen tiempo.

Diego said...

I had not seen your note of thanks. thank you very much-

This has been too hot and too wet

Warren Zoell said...

Este ha sido un verano fresco.