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  1. Yeah I did think about ballasting. I experimented with stone or sand and I found sand as a good ballast but I haven't placed it yet. As for the marker, I'm glad that I found out (just now) that it wasn't water based. Thanks for the luck!
  2. I'll be posting updates on the masts and sails. Here are the beginnings of the galleon.
  3. Hello modelshipworld! I am Clement and I'm here to present my galleon. I'm an avid fan of sailing ships. I have been learning, watching, and modelling them by cardboard. However, I haven't been building for a long long while until my little brother asked me if I could make a ship (he showed me a picture of the Andalucia galleon replica) and I said "sure thing!" I thought of building it with cardboard however, he wanted to see it float in water. Sure, you can float a cardboard ship on water but it won't last as long as a ship made of wood. And I was looking for other materials and I remembered about popsicle sticks. It was a challenge. I'm having difficulties in shaping popsicle sticks into the right shapes because it's my first time using popsicle stick as a medium for building models. I also don't have power tools to help and I have to rely on scissors and paper cutter to shape them. I designed the ship with inspiration from early English and Spanish galleons. It will be armed with 26 "side cannons" and 2 "chasing cannons". The hull, the frame, everything (except the masts, sails, ropes, and windows) was made with popsicle sticks. I covered the bottom with epoxy to seal it and make it able to float. I then painted it with a water-resistant paint in the colour of "Vida Mocha" and a black marker for the hull reinforcements and "girdles"
  4. Oh, I thought I there wasn't but I revisited all the posts. I forgot to edit it.
  5. I am enamored by your build giorgo! By the way, saw your vid of the fleuron in youtube
  6. I am enamored by your build giorgo! By the way, saw your vid of the fleuron in youtube
  7. By the way, if you want to use salt dough for your model, you may want to put the salt dough decorations in a low temp room or area, works for me
  8. haha, good luck with that ej -Eibwen
  9. yup, you need flour, salt and water. mix the flour and salt. add water if it gets sticky, add more flour and if it gets cracked, add water. mix until desired texture (somewhat like a clay feeling in it, a modelling clay)

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