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  1. This was put on hold due to an upcoming move - I did not want to raise the mast before moving across countries. The move got postponed and postponed again. And now I am tired of its unfinished state. If the move does come and the model breaks, ah well, at least I tried and I’m truely sour how I bungled the deck planking anyway - I see the rest as practice. I added the mast and have begun with the shrouds. The upper dead eyes were connected to hearts (or whatever is the English term? - the white teardrop things) as was common in those days, and the shrouds looped around the hearts. How I made the hearts I do not remember, but the brackets are all brass. I have attached the first shroud on each side: now I’m trying to find out just how hard I should pull before permanently attaching the lanyards.
  2. To be honest I skipped every paragraph that started like that, as well as the simplistic «Viking» ship popular descriptions: I saw mostly the pictures, but they speak volumes :D
  3. Wonderful Although interesting in itself, all those articles were more about 3D-scanning than the ship. It is maybe similar to the Galtabäck II wreck, which appears to be the same type of ship, from the same area and from within the same decade (or two). This period saw rapid changes in ship building though, and seems more intact than other wrecks, so this will generate interest for sure. And yes they did use iron nails at the time, alongside wooden, but they stay together anyway. At that time the boards were often fastened together with iron nails, while the frames, which were added later, were fastened with wooden ones. They say it is clinker built, but from the scan it looks like the uppermost boards could possibly have been built carvel style. That I have only seen on a single other wreck (also second half of 12th century), so that would be interesting to see more details about.
  4. I’m not sure why there is a change on MSW - if there really is a change that is, but in general it is quite expected that modellers gravitate towards plastic. Plastic has a considerably lower threshold than wood, less tools are needed (although I’m sure some think that is a negative attraction point ), it is much faster to build and less practice is needed before you reach good results. Unless you go really bonkers with aftermarket it is also considerably cheaper (per kit, but maybe not per time, come to think of it). And yes, I enjoy both.
  5. Beautiful Did I understand it right, that you print the wax, make a mould and then cast the final propeller, or am I missing something? What kind of material can you print the wax in?
  6. I am as speechless as this is flawless. Thank you for sharing!
  7. Indeed rigols - I've seen them made in a few logs on the forums on shipmodelinfo, where they make mostly modern boats, maybe you can find ideas there? Etching or casting would maybe work? Here is another view: Mariefred alongside quay in Mariefred I see darker pixels indicating carvings or reliefs inside them, but not more than that - how large would these things be on your model? Edit: I found a picture where you can see some detail, taken after the fire in 1980 before rebuild (you can search digitalmuseum.se for hundreds of old pics by the way): https://digitaltmuseum.se/011015402462/fo124957dia/media?i=291&aq=owner%3A"S-SMM"+text%3A"mariefred"
  8. I just strolled right in... might have changed since I moved but I got similar responces when I was living there. I think people just don't know about the place, it's a bit of an oasis, only minutes from the busiest areas of the city (this goes for Skeppsholmen too ). As a sidenote, this is where the Stockholm tar came from, the name of the place means "Tar isle". It does might be tricky to access the "parking lots" though, as they are usually fenced - but maybe one can get close enough for pics?
  9. She's parked on Beckholmen over the winter, if you are downtown someday (I used to stroll there, lots of old vessels to look on). Don't live in Stockholm anymore, so can't go and help out
  10. This has been said before but... can't believe it's "just" paper! For the record, the reason no one was on guard when the Anna Maria caught fire was quite specific: the drinks aboard were frozen solid so the last man left to join the others in the pub to warm himself with some of the still liquid variety. They were all awarded with a few days prison, after the shipowners asked the court to show leniency (makes me wonder if there were insurance frauds already then...).
  11. For what it's worth, I remember an original drawing of an 18th century Swedish galley showing the same concave-convex arrangement on the joint of the two halves of each yard. So it seems like a persistent technology.
  12. Shouldn't be too difficult to find out. Satelite and AIS data should give the answer quite quickly if the positions of the wrecks are known.
  13. Grinnell & Minturn California line house flag + American clipper, I suppose it is Flying Cloud
  14. Well, it's not cold all year round - that picture was taken in September, in Nome where, or so wiki tells me, the temperature ranges between 40 and 70 °F (5-20 Celsius) in September. Otherwise they were imitating local clothing, wearing furs: http://libweb5.princeton.edu/visual_materials/maps/websites/northwest-passage/amundsen3.jpg
  15. Louie, maybe the carriages double as spacers for consistent positioning?

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