Mayflower

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Completely original scale model by the author, which reproduces the ship that took the Pilgrim Fathers from England to North America, in 1620.

Hatshetsup

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Scale model of one of the ships in the fleet of Queen Hatshepsup on her journey to Punt. This model was made following reproductions of antique engravings.

Ship in a bottle

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A close friend (who had introduced me in this exciting world more than fifteen years before) gave me this kit as a present. He had bought it in the Netherlands, but never opened the box. Neither had I made a ship in a bottle, so I gave it a try. It worked.

Silhouete

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This model is a river boat used for transport in the inland waters of the Netherlands. It is a reproduction of the original ship, which has its port in Harlingen, in the north of the Netherlands.

Venetian Polacca

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This beautiful model is a Venetian Polacca (also called “Polacra”). It is a Kit from the Italian company Amati, very complete and well presented. It has many details that require a lot of skill in working with wood.

Venetian Gondola

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Simple and complete kit by Amati, with instructions in Italian (though the plans are good enough and with a bit of experience you won’t have any problems even if you don’t speak any Italian). Suitable for beginners. I added some details of my own.

Le Pourquois pas

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It is a reproduction of the French oceanographic ship of Jean-Baptiste Charcot that carried out scientific research missions in the Antarctic, the Hebrides and the Faroe Islands. It is one of the most interesting ships I have ever built. It has numerous details on the bridge, and the rigging has nothing to envy of any “classic” schooner or sailboat.

Xabeq

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This model is not a normal kit, but in a way it is. When I was building the 19th century Menorcan Shipyard I liked the drawing on the wall of the ship they were building, so I decided to make a duplicate of the tiny image, and enlarged it to build this beautiful ‘xabeq’.

Jábega

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This is the second Jágeba I have made. Several years after making the first, I resumed the dream of building another one. I went back to Rincón de la Victoria (Málaga), took photographs and got the real dimensions of one of the vessels I found. With all this I got down to work: drawings, scale plans, cover design …

Sanson (tug)

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El Samson is a kit by Artesanía Latina. The original ship was a steam-powered tall tug that carried out support and rescue tasks for large ships in the Atlantic. It is a large scale model (61cm long) and easy to build, as it has a fairly “clear” deck compared to other boats.