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Posted by Crynsminiaturen on 07 Sep 2022, 15:56

Different versions of the Archaic Greek Holkas merchant ship are finally painted, rigged and crewed.


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Both waterline model and full hull version are available with a reefed or a full sail at:
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Posted by Ben90 on 07 Sep 2022, 21:31

Marvelous, once again!
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Posted by C M Dodson on 08 Sep 2022, 07:09

More evocative magnificence from the master.

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Posted by sberry on 08 Sep 2022, 08:27

A genuine masterpiece, in both versions!
I don't think that more realism is possible in 1/72th scale.
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Posted by Susofrick on 09 Sep 2022, 10:15

Agree totally!
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Posted by k.b. on 09 Sep 2022, 13:05

Truly astonishing work!
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Posted by Frankzett on 12 Sep 2022, 15:39

This is great Cryns!

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Posted by Minuteman on 12 Sep 2022, 23:06

A truly marvellous model, and so very realistic. I very much like the images of this ancient vessel making its way across a gentle, calm sea.
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Posted by Crynsminiaturen on 19 Sep 2022, 09:55

Thank you very much dear Forummembers, for your nice replies to my last post.

A new set of Ancient Greek Sailors is available:

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The four sitting men in this set are designed to crew the 6th century BC Greek Gyptis boat from Massaila (presentday Marseilles in France) under sailing conditions instead of being rowed.
https://crynsminiaturen.nl/gyptis/
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1095-9270.12294

In the top row left are 3 punting men. The second one, with the hat, is dressed like Charon, the mythological ferryman of the dead over the river Styx, as depicted in ancient Greek art. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1120/attic-lekythos/

Four climbing men and three men in resting poses complete this set.

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Posted by sberry on 19 Sep 2022, 17:15

What can I say, these figures look excellent as always: Both sculpting and painting are top notch.
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Posted by Konrad on 19 Sep 2022, 17:55

If making 1/72 scale antique ships is an art, you are the greatest
artist I know.
I admire your craftsmanship and dedication to your work.
Once can see that you love what you do.
Your works must fill you with great pride.
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Posted by Bessiere on 19 Sep 2022, 18:19

You are doing a marvelous job at preserving Greek maritime history in miniature. These figures and vessels you create are master works,
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Posted by Crynsminiaturen on 03 Oct 2022, 15:17

Thank you dear sberry, Konrad and Bessiere, for your wonderful words.

Here is a new set and some attached pictures so you can see what was my source of inspiration.

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Posted by Crynsminiaturen on 03 Oct 2022, 15:27

k.b. wrote: If I had to be critical I might say the skin colours are all a bit too similar. But that is really nitpicking, I know! . As they say “ Variety is the spice of life!”


Dear k.b.,

I took your words from last winter serious and worked on the diversity of skincolors in my latest figurine set. Here in the Netherlands the social discussions are all about inclusiveness since a few years so your suggestion did not come from nowhere for me. And it even fits the multi-cultural Mediterraneasn subject of my figurines. Thanks for your feedback and input. I hope you like the result.
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Posted by Konrad on 03 Oct 2022, 18:02

If we assume that these people have worked under a Mediterranean sun,
the skin color is more than successful. :yeah:
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Posted by k.b. on 03 Oct 2022, 20:39

Dear Mr Cryns,
Besides your absolute mastery of ancient sea vessels I have to say that your figure sculpts to bring your boats to life are also miniature works of art. Not only are their skin colours different but they are in an amazing variety of lifelike poses. Breathtaking icing on the cake, I’d say. Thanks for showing…..
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Posted by sberry on 05 Oct 2022, 16:47

Once again, a set of excellent figures. And while they are clearly meant as an expansion of the other nautical sets, I like in this set in particular that these are figures of a type that can be used almost universally in various scenes.
And it is also very nice to see, as you have demonstrated at the bottom of the picture, that your sculpting is based on archaeological evidence – in contrast to some other manufacturers, who still seem to look at Hollywood instead for inspiration…
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Posted by Crynsminiaturen on 02 Dec 2022, 11:34

Dear Konrad, K.B. and sberry, thank you so much for your nice feedback. :-D


The CM-110 Crynsminiaturen Merchant Galley 510 BC waterline version is fully crewed with metal Schilling cast CM-003 crew and with Stenfalks Shami goats. Also available with full hull or with full sail.

All Handcrafted in Holland and Germany. Scale 1:72 Length 23 centimeter. Steel rod reinforced resin casting. Available at: info@crynsminiaturen.nl More info at http://www.crynsminiaturen.nl

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The cargo under the rowers seats:

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The full hull version:

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Two Shami Goats designed by Stenfalk:

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Posted by sberry on 02 Dec 2022, 16:50

A dream! Such a fantastic model once again. Since I saw it on your website the first time, I have this idea in the back of my mind: One day, I would like to create a diorama showing the river harbor of the city of Rome in early Republican times. This ship would fit perfectly, because at that time Rome was already a commercial hub visited by lots of Greek and also Carthaginian merchants.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 03 Dec 2022, 21:33

Brilliant stuff as always Mr. Cryns!
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