Traditional Hoogaars Sailing Ships | Model Shipwrights

Artitec has increased their a range of Dutch historic sailing ships.

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Dutch Hoogaars

Newly available: the Dutch historic sailing ship Hoogaars in scale 1:87. This flat bottom ship is typical for the province Zeeland and was mainly used for harvesting mussels and oysters and fishing for clams.

This kit consists of resin parts, including resin sails in the let down position, fine metal etchings, serafil rope, decals with inscriptions for the Yerseke 36, Arnemuiden 8 and Tholen 17. The sails are not included. Dimensions: 170 x 55 x 160 mm.

We would like to refer you to the website of Constant Willems for an extensive description about making sails for ships in H0. This website is in Dutch but Google Translate does a fine job translating the text.

Zeepunter, waterline

A punter is a small flat-bottomed boat. The zeepunter (sea punter) is a large punter that was used for fishing along the Zuiderzee coast. Our sea punter can be used as a general small sailing ship on any model railway containing water. The length of the zeepunter in 1:87 is 8 centimeters (3.15 inch).

The kit is supplied without sails but includes rope.

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