Kolderstok’s Batavia Build on Model Ship World

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

 

Kolderstok’s Speel-Jaght Now on Sale

It wasn’t more than two weeks ago that we announced that we’d received a new shipment from Kolderstok, replenishing our supply of the Dutch kits, including the popular Duyfken ship model kit. Well, it seems that there must have been some ship modelers out their waiting for this kit to be back in stock again, and they all sold in a very short time.

Well, that’s the bad news. The good news is that we’ve just listed the most recent release from Kolderstok, the Speel-Jaght!

Kolderstok's Speel-Yaght wooden model ship kit

The new Kolderstok kit is a 1/50-scale model kit of a type of boat that began to appear in the early 1600s, as people began sailing, not just for commerce or fighting, but for the joy of sailing, and pleasure yachts began to appear.

This is the smallest and least expensive of the Kolderstok kits, unless you include the Bijboot, ship’s boat kit. The kit includes laser-cut frames and some parts, walnut planking, dowels for the masts and spars, rigging material, blocks, all necessary fittings, sail material, and photo-based instructions with text in Dutch, English, and German. Stand is also included.

According to Kolderstok, this kit is a difficult level of 1 on a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being easiest.

Kolderstok's Speel-Yaght wooden model ship kit

Kolderstok's Speel-Yaght wooden model ship kit

Kolderstok's Speel-Yaght wooden model ship kit

Order your Kolderstok Speel-Jaght kit for only $129.99 at Ages of Sail here.

Check out the entire Kolderstok line of wooden model ship kits here.

Or check out one of the many other wooden ship model kits we carry at Ages of Sail!

Kolderstok 17th Century Dutch Ship Kits, Now Available

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