Dutch Whaler Model Ship Kit – Mantua (MA790)
The Dutch Whaler 1790 Model Ship Kit is manufactured by Mantua Model Ships & Mantua Model Boats. Mantua have built its reputation on large, elaborately detailed ship model kits. Their ship model kits use photo-etched brass, cast metal fittings, cast metal and machined turned brass fittings. The detail in their range of large ship models is exceptional.
Mantua Sergals Model of the Dutch Whaler is a fine reproduction of an 18th century ship used by the Dutch as a whaling ship, this is a rare historical reproduction of a loading ship of the northern seas. The original Dutch Whaler and other ships of this kind were used for hunting whales.
These ships were designed to be able to carry a big cargo thanks a flat broadly curved keel. One of the disadvantages of these ships was that they were slow and fat, which made them a good target for pirates. The mast stood upright instead of inclining aft and the sails were stained from boiling of whale fat.