The 17th Century
The WASA (or Vasa) was built on the orders of the King of Sweden Gustavus Adolphus as part of the military expansion he initiated in a war with Poland-Lithuania (1621–1629). She was greater than any ship ever built at that time.
In 1961, after 333 years on the sea bed, the mighty warship was salvaged and recovered.
Today, Wasa is the world’s only preserved 17th century ship. She is displayed in the Vasa museum and it becomes the most visited museum in Scandinavia.
Highlights about this Wasa (Vasa) model ship:
- This model ship is entirely handmade by skilled and experienced craftsmen, using the plank on frame construction method
- No kits are use
- Anchors, guns, decorations, and other intricate details sculpted of metal
- Meticulously sewn sails, keep the sails from wrinkle
- Use high-quality wood such as rosewood, ebony, black wood, mahogany wood…., timbers are after process step of pre-construction.
- The Wasa model ship is built on scale by the original plan, then drawn up and painted by actual photographs to ensure the best accuracy.