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  1. Hello everybody, A few years ago, I had the opportunity to ask Mr. Hoving for his opinion on the plans of a sailing ship of the Polish fleet participating in the Battle of Oliwa (1627). These drawings were not of the highest caliber and I felt it was a pity to spend time building a model with so many design errors. But Mr. Hoving did not leave me empty-handed, but suggested building a more interesting ship, such as "De Zeven Provincien", and so my adventure with this project began. Not only did Ab Hoving give me the drawings, but he supported and continues to support me with his kn
  2. Model built of paper and cardboard in 1:100 scale.
  3. Hi Ab, it is something strange with "silkspan", as I was looking for it some time ago and didn't find it. It was used for RC models, but I found only paper called "Japanese paper", what seems to be the same. Very thin and very strong stuff, half-transparent so it should be painted before with acrilic paints. There are some movies on YT how to make sails of silkspan, but look there. Best Tomek
  4. I think, that she will be published in autumn, don't know the publisher yet. Best Tomek
  5. Hi, It took me a lot of time to finish some details, but finally I set up masts and have something new to show. Best Tomek
  6. Hi, I built 99% of the hull and its details. All parts with a thickness of +1 mm were cut from cardboard and glued on three sides with stripes of appropriate width. For sure the construction would have been faster if I just painted these parts. Best Tomek
  7. Hello Some time ago I started building Sao Gabriel based on the model in the museum in Lisbon. I do not have exact plans, but based on photos, dimensions and proportions of this type of vessels I managed to design a ship quite similar to the original. The progress in the construction is enough to show the first photos. The hull frames were made of 1 mm thick cardboard. I have planned three layers of planking: the first vertical layer, which stabilizes the frames, the second longitudinal one on the cardboard 0.5 mm and the third one in color as the final planks. After
  8. Thanks for the comment. You are right, that Vikings' ships had figureheads as a protection or to frighten their enemies. I built this model as it was dug out in Gokstad in 1879 by N. Nicolaysen and he did not find any figureheads. The original Nicolaysen's book you can find there https://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/id/PPN561535841?tify={"pages":[2],"panX":0.526,"panY":0.618,"view":"info","zoom":0.431} Tomek
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