Batavia was a ship of the Dutch East India Company, built in Amsterdam in 1628. She was a type of ship known as a “Retourship” . These were well armed and heavily manned ships design for round-trip voyages from the Netherlands to the East Indies. Ship modeler drobinson02199 on the ModelShipWorld.com, completed his build of the Batavia last Fall, based on a kit from the Dutch ship model kit company Kolderstok.
David’s beautifully built Batavia is a 1/72-scale model just under 35″ in length. Kolderstok calls the difficulty level a 3+ on a scale of 1 to 4, so anyone taking on this model kit should make sure they have plenty of experience in other wooden ship model builds. David had some very nice things to say about the quality of the kit and the instructions, which a photo based, with all text written in both Dutch and English.
Here are some photos of David’s model, which he gave us permission to use here.
If you are interested in reading more about David’s build, you can read his build log on Model Ship World here: Batavia Build
And, if you think you might be interested in building this kit yourself, you can check it out, along with the whole range of Kolderstok products we carry, at Ages of Sail here: Kolderstok at Ages of Sail