Ottoman Caique (Piyade)
in the Bosphorus between the 17th 20th century. Model has been
prepared according to the scale of 1:24. The length and width of
the model are 58,5cm.and 5cm. Model and its all accessories are
made and built by model maker Fatih Karalar. Linden, walnut,
hornbeam and ramin (tropical) trees have been used on this
model. It was painted with air-brush and was ended with spray
The plan of model was taken from Per La Vice-Admiral Paris
Collection. All colours of this model are the same as original
colours of the plan. In 1878, the real scales of these kinds of
caiques were like this: length 14m., width 1.24cm. and height
69cm. There were three pairs of oars in Piyade Caiques in
general but it could be said that there were one, two and four
pairs of oars too.
All of oars
were oiled and varnished with olive oil.The end of the oars were
like the fish queue.
The behind of caiques were wide and their fore parts were
There was a sharp iron in front of the fore.
Their inside was never painted. Piyade Caiques were called as
the needle of the lady and snake tongue. There was a hutch
among the caiques. The oarmen were sitting on the sheepskins on
by Nihat KARALAR