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Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age
In 1671, Dutch diplomat and scientist Nicolaes Witsen published a book that served, among other things, as an encyclopedia for the shell-first method of ship construction. In the centuries since, Witsens rather convoluted text has also become a valuable source for insights into historical shipbuilding methods and philosophies during the Golden Age of Dutch maritime trade. However, as André Wegener Sleeswyks foreword notes, Witsens work is difficult to access not only for its seventeenth-century Dutch language but also for the vagaries of its authors presentation.
Fortunately for scholars and students of nautical archaeology and shipbuilding, this important but chaotic work has now been reorganized and elucidated by A. J. Hoving and translated into English by Alan Lemmers. In Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age, Hoving, master model builder for the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, sorts out the steps in Witsens method for building a seventeenth-century pinas by following them and building a model of the vessel. Experimenting with techniques and materials, conducting research in other publications of the time, and rewriting as needed to clarify and correct some vital omissions in the sequence, Hoving makes Witsens work easier to use and understand.
Nicolaes Witsen and Shipbuilding in the Dutch Golden Age is an indispensable guide to Witsens work and the world of his topic: the almost forgotten basics of a craftsmanship that has been credited with the flourishing of the Dutch Republic in the seventeenth century.
2015 marks the 65th anniversary of the original publication of Model Maker, the predecessor to Model Boats. 100 packed pages of modelling hints and tips from experts and model builders. FREE full size plan of a Scottish vehicle ferry inside.
The model is for radio control with a recommended single brushless motor power unit. Hull construction can be of either styrene foam or wood and the detailed full-size plans, with 3D views, show easily how to achieve this with either material. The cabin is made from styrene sheet. The accompanying full construction article was first published in the September 2014 issue of Model Boats and continued in the following two monthly issues and the model is recommended for those enthusiasts looking perhaps for their second more demanding project. Plan MM2093, drawn on two sheets.
Key Features Includes - Minima 6S receiver (park range) Lite 4 - 4 channel 2.4GHz FHSS full range radio with Minima 6S Rx Lite 4 transmitter is compatible with all Minima 6 series receivers Low Battery warning LED Mixing - V-Tail AND elevon mixing Resolution - 1024 bit Trainer function (slave only) Trims and quad ball bearing gimbals