Post by grendelsmother64 on Nov 19, 2010 15:31:47 GMT -9
OK, here's some pics of a few of the re-test-builds (and the attempted mods). They're a little messy cuz I'm a clutz, I get excited and I tend to modify on the fly.
Hopefully I'll get to texturing them them over the next few days.
The "jolly-boat" is 5 inches on the deck and about 7" total length (just to give you some scale). The really long longship is 18", and the other two are 10" and 11". The idea is to have a variable middle section, so you can make them just about any length.
I haven't printed it yet so I can't tell if its too dark (no ink).
It should be fairly straightforward to put together.
Glue the outside gunwhales to the outside of the inside gunwhales. Fold the bow tabs out, and glue the bow ends together (the white parts), then fold the tabs under the hull, fit the deck and glue. Make two halfs the same way, then slide them together to make the length of boat you want.
The mast and sails and steering oar are coming next...soon I hope. And I'm probably going to add some nautical detailing at some point...and some funky viking dragon head thingies...
I made the outside gunwhales of the extension separate, so it would be easier lining things up.
The oar banks fold down the middle and slip over the gunwhales (folding the oars up). They may need a little reinforcing with an extra layer or two of cardstock. Or maybe a few strips under the little folds. A little bluetac should hold the edges down.
The steering oar shouldn't be glued below the gunwhale line, that way it can be slipped over the gunwhale. Then fold down the handle. It goes on the right...hence the word starboard...steer-board. (and port is the side that you dock on...the left side...so you don't break your steerboard...) You might want to colour the underside of the oars and the steering oar with black or brown marker.
Post by grendelsmother64 on Dec 4, 2010 15:47:23 GMT -9
Can't wait to see some pics Squirmydad.
My daughter came by as I was sketching mastheads, and she copied one, (the Oseberg dog/dragon) but she put flowers and a big bow-tie on it. It's still on my drawing table, but I didn't scan that one....
Post by old squirmydad on Dec 4, 2010 23:50:48 GMT -9
Here's my build with shields and a figurehead that I acquired from Google searches;
I think the sail is out of proportion and there should be enough room (if you break it into two pages) to almost double the sail's height and that should bring it into scale with everything else. I'll be doing that tomorrow. I also plan to glue a piece of thick card under the hull to prevent warping. Fun model.
Post by grendelsmother64 on Dec 5, 2010 9:58:49 GMT -9
Wow, that looks great Squirmydad!
Thanks for posting that.
Yeah, I know the sail could be bigger, but that's about as big as you can go on one sheet of paper. With the mock-up I made, it looks better if you open the mast ring a bit and let the sail sit a bit lower on the mast. The other thing I was thinking is that you have to have some room below the sail for figures. But yeah...a bigger sail would look better. Plus I printed the sail on a bit lighter stock...some cover stock...so it wasn't too top heavy.
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