viking longship

cthulhu77

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Finally got down to business and finished the rigging on this 1/60 scale ship...I made the sail from oilpaper with the same logo that will be on the sub and the coastal patrol boat...kind of a theme!
Hey, gives me something to do at 4 in the morning right??? :D

Greg
 

Clem

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cthulhu77 said:
Whoops! sorry I posted this into the wrong forum... :oops:
Just sink the Iron Beak into one your octo tanks, and you'll be squarely on-topic.

There really was a Viking longship named Iron Beak, by the way.

Great model. What's the sail made of?

:wink:
 

tonmo

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Moved it here to the Octopus' Den! (was that your intent? :?:)

Very cool...
 

cthulhu77

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Thanks Tony!!! What an idiot I can be sometimes...oh well...

The chair was supposed to be done yesterday, but suprisingly enough for Phoenix, it has rained here steadily for three days...of course, when I needed to work outside...I did get the rough fit together though...a little more sanding, some final fitting...and "yeeha"!

Glad you all like the ship!
Greg
 

cthulhu77

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I can't stand those vacu-form sails, and real canvas is too gritty in texture, so what I do is:
Draw out the logo and scan it to the computer...size it to scale on a field of off white tone and print...lay the paper on top of the vacuformed sail, wet with water and press into place with a pig bristle brush...let dry for at least 24 hours.
cut out sail to match pattern, stain with oil based wood colour, lay back on top of vac. sail and let dry, again, about 24 hours.
seal with spray varnish...and there you are! A fairly realistic looking sail with a minimum of effort!

:shock: Greg
 

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Greg, :notworth:. (much belated)

Would you mind showing off some of your others, or pointing me to where they may already have been shown? I really dig model ships (especially from the age of sail), and would trade my mother for the patience (and skill) required to build my own.
 

cthulhu77

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Thanks! I am in the process of re-photographing a lot of my work, and I will certainly post up a few more, as well as a link to the gallery that will be up online...
Don't let those kits intimidate you...ask Phil ! Pick up something that fascinates you, and just plug away...some of my favorite ships end up from horrible mistakes...and it is fun!

I should have the waterline built for the 1/35th scale Danish patrol boat this weekend...will send in some photos !
Greg
 

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I was given a not too elaborate plastic model of Sovereign of the Seas (1637?) once. Should've been simple to do everything, except maybe the rigging. However, the hull had an unforunate little deformity which I couldn't compensate for (easily enough), and thus the model was fated to suffer a demise not unlike that of the actual ship. :x :sink:

There are some things that I just really suck at. I will try again, someday. Perhaps Neil and I could build one of those nice big American frigates.
 

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I also like building models but not ships, especially the more modern ones, those are killers with all the small parts. The only ship I've ever built is a RMS Titanic but I lost the rudder and those strings tough.but I'm more into the model planes :)
 

cthulhu77

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LOL...yeah, some of the modern warships are a bit intimidating... built an Adams-class destroyer for a client (he had been an XO on one) and was amazed at the amount of time spent peering through a magnifying glass to put on the etched metal railings...yikes!
Aircraft are fun too...but there is something about ships that I really love...Shanlyn can hardly wait to move into a bigger house, where she hopes to relegate my collection to one room, instead of spread out over the house... :D
Did you read the "octopus and the military" thread here on Tonmo? There are some great pics there!
Greg
 

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