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  1. Thank you all for then likes and @Jim Lad and @bolin for your very kind words. And thank you bolin for your thread, the discussion in it regarding sails made me understand what bonnets were and why they were used. I had seen them before but just couldn't understand them at all. The bailer is done. It is based on a viking find, but I guess bailer technology didn't develop all that fast. It looks like it contains very little water, but I measure it to be 0,5 liters (0,15 gallons)
  2. Yesterday I revisited the belaying points for a third time. Last week's were too bulky and had the wrong feeling to them. Then I saw a picture of a ship that was from the 19th or 20th century that just had metal hooks as belaying points. and as I got more satified with the fastening of that side of the braces I also changed the other side's. That used to go under the clamp in a big hole and I moved it to a loop on the inside of the clamp instead. You might not see it, but the toggle for the rearstay is also changed as the old one was jusg a str
  3. @bigpetr I really like that you will design your own figures and print them! That feels much more "hand made" then my "ready made" figures I just pose. (Nothing wrong with that either, I just see it as if I would have bought posable figures) It really fits your build that you make the figures in cad along with your ship. It will be really interesting to see the progress in your thread. @Louie da fly Thank you!
  4. @Chuck Seiler apperantly bricks has been used since 7500 BC! Roman used them and became popular in northen europe in the early middle ages. I understand that there is a step learning curve for many in using 3D technologies, but I wonder if it is as in the eighties when it was thought that everyone using computers in the future would need to be able to code. Perhaps it soon will be really simple to do 3d scans and print it. @Matt D Thank you! It was quite fiddly indeed. I did two failed baskets before these, but I have also weaved a full sized a couple of years ago.
  5. Yes, it will be exciting to see how 3d printing will transform modelmaking! I'm sure it will be much easier for smaller companys to sell custom resin kits. But I find it hard to find the line of how much to do in cad. Once I built an airplane and did details like engine, cowl, machineguns and wheels in cad and the rest with traditional methods. But it left me wondering why I didn't do it all in cad as I anyway did some bits that way. I think I will not feel the same way with this model. It will be exciting to see how the figures will fit! I can always bend the limbs afterwards as i
  6. Thank you all for the encouragement! I've been working on four sub projects this last week - cleats, ballast, figures and sail. I can't really say much about the sail yet as I've mostly just done test pieces for now. First project was better belaying points. I really didn't like how the braces were fastened as they are adjusted all the time when sailing. And there must be some more medieval way of doing this, but I installed more modern looking cleats where the helmsman can adjust them almost while still hold the tiller. Earlier I had planned to
  7. The chose came down to cargo netting the barrels as they lie too haphazardly for nice tie downs. I drew a grid to use as a guide and started knotting. It's funny how I knew the knot in my hands after making 200 of them, but then I had to think about how to do it as the standing part at one point got really short and then I had no idea of how to do it any more and had to rewatch the instructions again. The barrels is as I said the primary cargo and I guess the boat perhaps left the fishing village loaded with salted fish once a week, but I
  8. @Ab Hoving ah yes, you are right - bowlines. I think my plans had them in mind in the beginning, but that I then removed them for some reason. Maybe I will have them to give the bowsprit something to do. @Jonathan11 Thank you for your kind words and pics. That's some good tiedowns, better than what I first had in mind. I'll see if that or the netting turns out best.
  9. Thanks @Jim Lad, I guess rope net would be best. I was a bit scared it would detract from the barrels too much, but perhaps it just will look good. It will any way be fun to make. Strong rope nettings were also used by hunters according to images.
  10. Thank you all! Yeah, I think you're right @Louie da fly, they should be tied down. I don't know how to do it so I will put off doing it until I'm forced to come up with an idea 🙂
  11. Thank you @Louie da fly and @Binho for the images of barrels, I didn't know willow hoops were used for that long! When I in my post two weeks ago said that I would make 30 more barrels, ie. 33 barrels in total, it was just a rough number. But it turned out to be the exact number I needed to fill the hold. Some barrels turned out worse than others and I marked 15 of them with an X in the ends to make sure that I use them in the bottom layer where they hardly will be seen. I consider the barrels the main cargo but will also make some auxiliary to
  12. That's some amazing work by@Siggi52! It's amazing to see the skills of the people here, thank you for the link as inspiration.
  13. Thank you all! Yes, I would like to add people. At least I don't have to do 50 of them ;-). But I'm not sure of how. Either I could aim for something "symbolic", something like my cardboard cutouts but in 3D just to provide a sense of scale. Or I could do something more realistic. But I don't know how to do the clothing. Let's say that I found good poseable figures, then I could either cloth them by sculpting in clay; this would give the best results but I'm really bad at sculpting. Or I could sew. That I can do, but I really don't like the way many figures in this scale loo with
  14. The lifting boom is in place. It has integrated sheaves as per this image. The two blocks basically are single blocks combined with a heart. One of them is hung from the masttop and the other has a simple S hook. It has a simple step to keep it in place and simple belaying points. Yearlier I mentioned the front bulkhead having removable planks. Here we see just the first plank in place so the boom gets better reach. This ship should have cargo to look complete and I started making barrels. I really like the met
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