The adventures of an 18th century imagination, located in Northern Europe formerly ruled over by joint rulers Duke Karl Frederick and Duchess Liv.Not to mention the American colony of Ny Tradgardland the 17th century Colony of New Tradgardstadt and the newly restored territory of the Shetland Isles.
Featuring a supporting bill of gaming in a diversity of times,places and scales.Hopefully something to interest all who pop by...
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
On the workbench...
Here are two pictures of the ship I reffered to in the last posting- early stages but moving forward. I will post more as progress is made!
I would suggest you use a computer art program to draw out a few types of planking in colour, print off a sheet or two, then cut and paste to the basic hull form. It'll serve for both hull and deck planking and save a lot of work. I've found computer inkjet printouts will also take Klear floor polish without running/bleeding, so there's an option for making the result more durable.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see the finished boat,it looks perfect for river transport...BillReplyDelete
Stir stix could also be used to create the decking/planking.ReplyDelete
You lay them out on wax paper as you glue them together into the 'planking' sections before attachment to the final model, then trim off to perfection with a hobby saw or blade. The deck planks just get laid out 'in place' on your cardstock.
In the end you have a bit heavier model but the 'rough and tumble' effect is striking.