For fans of the Dutch sailing vessels of the 1600s, we’ve got some great news for you. Ages of Sail is now carrying the line of wooden ship model kits from Kolderstock. There are currently 5 kits available, all designed for the experienced ship modeler.
(All artwork provided by Kolderstok)
The aim of Kolderstok is to offer a high quality range of wooden model boat kits for ships not available elsewhere. Models of famous ships of the Dutch Golden Age, such as those belonging to the VOC (Dutch East India Company), but also ships famous for the great battles in which they served. Ships under the command of well-known names: Michiel de Ruyter, Marten Harpenszoon Tromp, Jan and Cornelis Evertsen and Adriaen Banckert. Kolderstok models are created using old images and existing models as guidelines, thus ensuring the best possible accuracy.
All kits feature laser-cut frames, single-planked hull construction using walnut planking (our De Zeven Provinciën kit is the oak-planked version), all rigging material, wooden blocks, deadeyes, and belaying pins, highly detailed cast resin decoration, and instructions in Dutch and English.
The smaller kits include sail material, instructions, and blocks, while these are a separate option with the larger kits. There are also separate cannon options for some of the kits.
VOC Retourship Batavia, 1628
Exploration Ship, the Pinace Duyfken, 1595
The Statenyacht of 1678
Norther Passage Exploration Ship of Willem Barentsz
De Zeven Provinciën, Flagship of Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, 1665
Note that there are optional cannon sets that are soon to be available. These are on order and should be arriving from Europe soon.
Check out the line of Kolderstok kits, now at Ages of Sail: https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/kolderstok.html