Sunday, May 08, 2011

The Roads of Texel


Yesterday evening I came across a most amazing site whilst searching online for images or diagrams pertaining to Dutch galleons, specifically the Batavia. What I found instead was this; The 'Roads of Texel' is a 1/87 scale, four by eighteen metre diorama which can be found in at a maritime museum in the village of Jutters Oudenschild on Texel. The diarama shows a range of historical Dutch vessels from the golden era of Dutch maritime history (and also includes a visiting Danish frigate which I thought was a nice touch). As models go, this is the most impressive naval diarama I've ever come across and to think I'm wondering how to build just one model galleon! Unfortunately, I don't see any vlieboots or Dutch galleys amongst the models, but thats a minor detail. Its still fantastic and if we ever make our trip to Bataviawerf, it might be well worth stopping by to gaze upon this master piece!





5 comments:

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Your right, that is incredible!

Christopher

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

That is absolutely outstanding!

Oleg said...

Superb.

moif said...

As you say, superb, but it does rather beg the question, how the hell to build a Batavia sized galleon in 28mm!? Judging by the size of the figures on the deck, such a model would be rather large (circa 85cm long)

Grimsby Mariner said...

:O
Wow