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  • Birthday 09/09/1943

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    Planes, boats, doll-houses. Miniatures in general

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  1. The more I look at your work, the more I like it. Congratulations (again). JL
  2. Very good work, Mark, congrats Given the poor quality of the sails supplied by occre, your work is outstanding. JL
  3. I found this one, I think it explains better how the rudder is attached. Regards JL
  4. Hi, Mike, well done. Not so bad, after all. As for the rudder/hull, I hope thie helps. Regards JL
  5. They sat on the chests where they carried their belongs. There are samples of those chests on the net: http://www.hexapolis.com/2014/07/30/onboard-one-to-one-storage-system-where-vikings-succeeded-but-we-failed/ The oars passed through the holes on the hull (of course! ) and these holes served as levers. JL
  6. Thanks. I'm going to stain the hull, stain some pieces on the deck and leave the deck and the inside of the hull as it is now. Vikings painted their ships, blue yellow and red were the most used colours besides black. As for the two dragon tails, well, Oseberg ship has two tails, the Glokstad has none it is a matter of choice. The bulkheads are very few, very thick and very ugly even painted. I removed them, replaced by more scale bulkheads and added a number more. Besides the visual and scale improvement, I had to do that because of the extra strake. Amanzingly the hull, in spit
  7. Well, I like it. What did you use for staining? And why did you stain the inside? It isn't going to be seen, anyway. Just testing? And are you keeping the original plywood frames at sight or are you going to replace them? Regards JL
  8. So the hull is finished. The hardest part is done, now it is only fun till the end. As for the roars, I think that Amati is using some artistic license and freeing their imagination. As for me, all the oars are born equal :) . In the old viking ships, oars were stored amidships in two containers, one each side and I can't imagine those fellows choosing carefully wich oar for his post. Made them equal and you are for sure more accurate than Amati. I didn't stained the hull yet because there is some more work to do on the hull, namely the rudder supports. By the way, at the stag
  9. Judjing by your stage coaches I think that you can manage a lot better than just a vague representation of a Drakkar. I'll be following your effort and I am sure that something good is to come out of it. I agree with you that the kit is rubish. You had a problem with the top strake that I didn't quite understand. Have you solved it yet? Regards JL
  10. OK, here it goes, I suppose it answers your question. Fell free to ask any questions, no problem. I hope you are OK with metric, I tend to forget that you use imperial. I am not trying to model the Oseberg. Neither did Amati, buy the way. Oseberg was a funeral ship. probably never sailed and it is black. Besides, the kit as only a vague ressemblance with the ship. They called it Oseberg as they might have called it anything else. I am trying to reproduce a typical Viking ship, whatever that was. Vikings did not build their ships by plans, there were no two identical ships
  11. No need to measure. The plan shows 14 holes each side, I used the inner 12. I discarded the extremes because it should be a very ridiculous position for someone to row. Like that I only had to make 24 oars, 24 shields and 24 trunks for the crew to sit... Almost done JL
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