Revell 1/83 Mayflower 1620

May 18, 2017 · in Ships · 12 · 2.8K

The Pilgrim Fathers ferry..

I bought the kit in a bag second hand with as much flash as there was kit plastic. I do like the results. Including three little Fathers! It's not as colorful as other Mayflowers but I really can't imagine a poor man's ferry to the new Continent across the Atlantic with lots of bright colors.. They were quite expensive then!

Let me know what you think!

Happy modeling,


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12 responses

  1. Not my forte, mind you, but anyone who builds old sailing ships with all that rigging gets an "atta boy" from ME. 🙂

  2. I'm with Craig; Great job. I like ship models ... especially those done by other folks!

  3. Wonderful presentation,The rigging is always a problem for me


  4. Pics are a bit blurry, but it looks like a nice Mayflower! I have enough trouble rigging biplanes - forget ships! I'll leave that to those like yourself with more patience (and skill).

  5. Nice to see a ship model here for a change.

  6. Maurits, good to see the old girl done so well! There was a whole bunch of historic model ships back then, in odd scales, and sometimes not so authentic. But they look good! And they inspired a whole lot of us to keep at it.

  7. Hi Maurits, great job! How many of us did build one of these many moons ago as a child, and made the virus bite. I think you did a wonderful job with this built. Not a ship builder myself but I can appreciate the amount of work you've put in. The rigging is just great on such a small model.

  8. Great work! nice to see it.

  9. I agree rigging on ships are a nightmare,you have done a great build on this model,I`ll stick with metal tracks.

  10. Hello Maurits,
    Odd scale, but you turned it into a nice replica.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

  11. Very cool build. You don't see too many sailing ships built. I had a very distant ancestor who came over to the "New World" on the Mayflower. I'm sure he would have approved of your work.

  12. Thanks for all the nice comments! I should get myself a proper camera..

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