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Louie da fly

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  1. I'd always intended to contact the NMM and let them know the picture was wrongly attributed. I've finally done it.Let's see if anything comes of it.
  2. Fascinating stuff. This "winnowing shovel" looks a lot more like an oar than a winnowing fan does. Just reinforces the fact that translations can give a wrong impression, just as in the "red-cheeked" vessels we discussed earlier. It's very difficult if not impossible to give an exact translation from one language to another and retain the full sense of the original. On the other hand, I've learnt something from all this - I didn't know there was an implement like that shovel thing - very interesting.
  3. I think you've made the right decision - but that might just be because you agreed with me . . .
  4. Oh, yes. No argument about that! If you want to see how good it can look, see the completed model at
  5. Ok, you did ask, so; to my eye the skirt doesn't look right. As you say, none of the period artwork has one. It depends how historically accurate you want this model to be. I can understand the tension between "I want this to be accurate" and "Hey, it's for gaming; it doesn't matter that much." If it were me I'd leave the skirt off and But it's not me. It's your model and your decision, and you should do what you think is best for you.
  6. I'm assuming Homer used the word λίκνον [líknon] (info from Wikipeidia) for a winnowing fan. Throughout the world and the ages, they all seem to be a similar shape: Easy to understand why Homer would have referred to an oar as looking like a liknon - particularly the ones below, with a handle: There was even a knight named Robert de Septvans who had seven winnowing fans as his coat of arms (Sept is seven in French ).
  7. To be honest, I doubt that warships were in the habit of hanging the shields on the sides unless for battle or display (and I have my doubts about battle - where would you rather have your shield - on the side of the ship or in your hand?). I think they would interfere with the efficient sailing of the ship, not to mention the likelihood of falling out of their "socket" into the sea in rough weather. It might end up being the best solution. Use this one to get experience solving the problems, which you then apply to the new one. A little hard to see
  8. Well, imagine my surprise on visiting Scotland to find that our Queen is officially Elizabeth the First - because Elizabeth Tudor was never Queen of Scotland.
  9. Quite the contrary - the main stuff is all good. Looks like it just needs a bit of tidying up to be a model to be proud of.
  10. Looks like you're well on the way. Don't get too worried about mistakes - we all make them. And most of the time they can be remedied - wood is a very forgiving medium (don't ask me how I know!) Looks like one of the "specials" that they developed for Normandy, along with the floating tank and the flail tank for exploding mines - that's the Sherman/Grant/Sheridan tank that could fly upside down!
  11. Glad you liked it. Are you sure that's the same James? He's described as James I "of Scotland" - my reading of that, unless the author got mixed up, is that he's referring to James I who reigned from 1406-1437 (thanks, Wikipedia!), given that he then goes on to describe the Great Michael as having been built in the reign of James IV. James VI who became James I of England on the death of Elizabeth Tudor, on the other hand - his character you've described admirably.
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