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  1. I thank friends for their appreciation, finished the frames that will be inserted into the openings on the keel, I started to create the external details of the keel, also in walnut I end with the bas-relief of Lenormant, found by the archaeologist, numismatist and Assyrologist in 1852, the transalpine, François Lenormant, on the Acropolis of Athens a bas-relief destined to go down in history for those involved in the classic maritime sector. It is a fragmentary slab, now kept in the Acropolis Museum, dating back to around 410 BC, which reproduces the central part of a sh
  2. Realization of a model of triremes, or rather "triere" (to say it in the Greek) Athenian of the fifth century. to. C., I do not hide that trying to create a model of triere is very stimulating and uncertain, apologizing for the "mistakes" that I will be able to make, despite myself. The retrieval of the material immediately proved to be "complex" the monograph "ATHENIAN TRIREME ANATOMY SHIP by Douglas McElvogue" that I had fixed in a German bookshop, is not available for the moment (perhaps it has never been published ,,, who knows) certainly the bottom of the sea has never returned to us th
  3. The model is in 1/60 scale, shown on six well-designed and well explained tables, made in the seventies by a Florentine designer: Matteucci, but "missing" some fundamental parts, the bridges that I will redesign using an old table "old fashioned" drawing, which I used when I was a student (many years ago) first I made the keel and put it in order, drawing the above drawings of the 6mm plywood later I cut them out and inserted them, without gluing them into the keel to glue the drawings I use a removable spray glue, very practical, whi
  4. It is a galleon of the Medici family of Florence from 1598, which was restored, by order of the Marquis Ferdinando I, to the English naval engineer Robert Dudley, as reported in the libraries and archives of Florence relating to the construction of some galleons in Livorno , with purely "war" characteristics usually armed with 16 guns, telling that the name St. John the Baptist has been assigned to at least four boats, to a galley (the first which should be the one that took part in the battle of Lepanto), a another galley built in 1589, the third a galleon built in 1598, and the fourth a larg
  5. You did a good job Phil, you have the "stuff" of a model maker "without a doubt" knowing how to use and adapt materials and colors, they will make the next models, artistic models congratulations and see you next time black Wolf
  6. Thank you Phil, it is tissue paper placed on top of the paper to print in A4 format, with this technique it is possible to make flags and many other things using the printer, bringing any color and "nuance" back to life, moved by the wind. They are "falconet" in Italian falconetti or bombardelle, they were small-caliber revolving firearms, loaded with a "mascolo" on the back (a kind of cartridge with firepowder) loaded with stones and various objects, they did damage " limited " carry under a breech-loading system with "mascolo", it is a "bombarda" but for the falconets the
  7. It was a long time since I connected, seeing the work you did on the dromon makes you "open your mouth!" both for the realization on wood and the part of historical research, really well done !!! for me it is a stimulus to restart with the creation of an ancient boat. black Wolf
  8. "Aeropiccola" is a famous Italian publishing house, unfortunately, like many it has long since gone bankrupt (I have files in pdf) congratulations for the work, really nice! black Wolf
  9. I thank you friends for appreciation, and I finish with the insertion of the last images, first the indications for the tissue paper, We can buy tissue paper in the most well-stocked stationery shops, it is usually also used in newly purchased shirts as internal protection, or even in shoe packaging always as protection, the main feature is that it is very thin and resistant, to print it sticks on a normal sheet of paper using paper tape on the edges (obviously it must be slightly smaller than A4 sheet) print the double image, one of which is reflected, after cutting it I pass a thin copp
  10. Thanks Louie, after the lantern the realization of the flags with "tissue paper" with photoshop I colored and in some cases worked on the images that are the coat of arms of the kings Isabella and Ferdinando, which were shown on the construction plan but much less detailed and precise . I made the poles that support the flags, to print on the tissue paper I use a normal sheet of paper on which I attach the tissue paper then I print the two mirror parts, inside a thin copper wire allows me to make it take the desired shape, in the meantime I have pu
  11. I thank friends for their appreciation and I keep updating the work to finish the model, In 1492 the nights on the ocean sea had to be very dark (especially with the new moon) to contrast the darkness and to signal the ship, both for the Santa Maria and for the ancient boats the laterna assumed a fundamental role, consequently in its realization the 'aesthetics and form became of significant importance, in the construction plans of Adametz it is shown very schematically so I tried to find some material for more information but the differences are considerable so I decided to follow
  12. After a break, due to problems with work and "restructuring" of the laboratory, I update the completion of the Santa Maria with photos the first step was to tie the two lifeboats on the deck, it was not a simple thing the spaces are very small, I think at the time the lifeboats were "towed" because with them the space on the deck is minimal to do everything, I made some details, anchors, buckets, mooring sticks, which were placed inside, so as not to go out of scale I used "the slim" as a reference details were still mis
  13. During the "hot" Italian summer, updates continued slowly ... however they continued. the next work had to concern the laying of the latin sail, but before inserting it I preferred to finish the sheets and the walls of the mainsail, for the realization of the big cable that passes from the clew of the main sail I made a flat cable with 3 wires stopping them with the knot called "chicken foot" and finishing the maneuvers I rearranged and finished almost all the maneuvers, detail of the main mast restraint and double
  14. Hi, David, welcome, we are quite "close" considering the fact that here you will find many fans and friends from all over the world. with regard black Wolf
  15. Hi German, here you will find friends from all over the world with your usual "passion" with whom it will be possible and pleasant to share it Sincerely Black Wolf
  16. I thank you for the appreciation, the small corrugations on the sail surface are due to the tension of the thread for sewing the panels,I think that even in real sails when they "swelled" under the action of the wind these undulations formed The work continued with the laying of the cage sail and the preparation of the maneuvers for the sail, small in size but complex in the preparation due to the "sheets" which are formed by the gratile of the sail itself which at the height of the clews on the lower part are transformed into sheets which, passing from the violin block located on t
  17. As I said I try to recover the progression of the work phases, the execution of the maneuvers is not simple, it often happens to beat us with tweezers and this generates cursing,,, after the flagpoles of the flagpole I realize the "arms", which regulate the direction, start with the cable "runner" with hook on the drawer and return to the block giving time to the cleat on the bridge, on the photo above you can also see the " clew-line" cheating that starts from the clew placed on the low edge of the sail, the blocks under the ho
  18. After a month I update the works, which have gone ahead with respect to the inserted images, I will try later to make up for lost time, I realized the double topping, in this photo you can see the first one passing the cable from the blocks and stopping it on the cleat on the tree the work on the maneuvers is demanding, confined spaces of maneuver, rearrangement of the bottlenecks to the racks and making ties is tiring especially for the view, I made the " leech-linei", fundamental objects for maneuvers, cheating fixed to the gratile of the sail (teacher)
  19. As you know I really like wood, but seeing your build I think I also like paper and cardboard, you are very good I follow you with great interest !!! black Wolf
  20. I thank my friends for the welcome "likes", work on the sails continues in progression, the rings are for bowlines (in reality the rings were not in brass but in wood ) I have tried to scrupulously follow the drawing, however I have found some anomalies (errors?) that I will also indicate for suggestions, I attach the images that are the latest, the maneuvers are set only, you can see that they are stopped with some wooden pegs to fix them permanently following the ankles and / or cleats the detail relating to the foresail sheet
  21. also for this sail other blocks and rings are needed for the maneuvers of the upwinds, in the realization of the different maneuvers not highlighted in the drawings take on particular importance if you intend to carry out the correct maneuvers (certainty that I don't think I have, both for the lack of knowledge of the same and for the indications shown in the drawings) in addition to the construction of the blocks, it is necessary to lay and tie in places that are not easy to work small rings are needed for the upwind courses, these too made with brass wire
  22. Thanks Steven, your compliments are highly appreciated, like the likes of friends. The time has come to place the sails, I started from the bowsprit, stopping the flagpole of the " sprit sail top sail" sail with the mast caps made from the rope, the maneuvers will only be set, without stopping them definitively, only when all the maneuvers of the sails on the deck are finished I will stop them definitively, trying to recover the errors, the method used to "fold" the sails seems to me to work fairly well, even if the civada is not particularly large in size, the sa
  23. Congratulations Patrick, both for the model and for the garden, it should rain tomorrow at my house, so I can also transplant some cabbages in the vegetable garden. luponero
  24. I thank my friends for the appreciation, if you come to my part it will be very pleasant to invite you to eat, maybe we will not eat paella, certainly typical Italian dishes accompanied by a sweet Tuscan wine. another detail that I have finished is the rope ladder, used to enter the crow's nest later I corrected the error (the handle) made on the pot, and to put the lid on I arranged the piece made on the kitchen but I have also seen how it would have been with the lifeboats, surely the space is very small, perhaps during navigation they were tow
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