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I want to start with a new log. George just finished his project related with an ancient Egyptian Seagoing Ship, dated 2500 years BC. It brought to me a lot of curiosity.... so I decided to start my own.....so many steps, documents to read, CAD to build my own plans an so. Amati has the same model, but it comes with a lot of simplifications, as George already mentioned and from my point of view, with some mistakes.... LET’S START !!!!!!!!
First encountered this ship in the seminal Ships of the Pharaohs by Björn Landström. More recently I saw again the well know relief from Sahure's grave complex in Shelley Wachsmann's Seagoing Ships & Seamanship in the Bronze Age Levant. Amati has long now provided a kit for this ship, mostly based on Landström's plans, with a few oversimplifications as usual. Started out with forming a basic mold for the hull shape, over which I built the hull shape. The wood used is Linden, stained with a reddish teak water stain and then treated with tung oil.