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Kalavente by Keith Simmons - An Elven prayer ship - Finished


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  I decided to try a more advanced style of a hollow hull and as usual with no specific theme in mind..lol. I started with some scrap pine and ran it through my table saw at a 22.5 bevel. Then just started to to glue them up to a 33.5 degree keel.

 

 At the water line I reversed the angle and extended the hull to a desired deck width. Once that was done I added cross members for the decking and strength, ran the Cherry decking and sat back looking for a theme. Then it came to me, a Timber Framed sterncastle and of I went creating an Elven Prayer Ship. Silly I know, this stuff just comes to me...lol.

 

 The ship is made of just Pine and Cherry, and the final design is still evolving, hope you like the end result and the " hollow hull " evolution. Thanks for looking...:)

 

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I think it's like a mission ship.......or perhaps a ferry {imagination and dream inserted}.   I've played a few roll player games that involved elven lore....kinda contradicts the dictionary description.......but anyone who has played the game Divine Divinity....the game defines them as a race.   as depicted,  elves are mischievous......such as the fabled Loki.   I'm sure Keith has a concept going  ;)

 

I like your use of shapes here Keith........well blended together with the use of angles.   the deck layout is very unique.   really looks super! 

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 Thanks for the comments, I envisioned the Kalavente ( Ship of Light ) as the Quenya ( a race of Elves ) way to cross Lake Evendim on a spiritual quest to pray to Tarannon ( Lord of the Gate ) on the summer solstice....:)

 

 Thanks Popeye and by the way, my Bernese mountain dogs' name is Loki...lol

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I was going to write a scenario such as that!   figured I'd better quit while I was ahead  :D  :D    yes.....there are many factions of elves.......woodland elves,  etc.........I would imagine that there was a community that lived near water.

 

"Sheloi !"  {elven greeting}........you are one imaginative Tellor {human} !  ;)

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I was going to write a scenario such as that!   figured I'd better quit while I was ahead   :D   :D    yes.....there are many factions of elves.......woodland elves,  etc.........I would imagine that there was a community that lived near water.

 

"Sheloi !"  {elven greeting}........you are one imaginative Tellor {human} !   ;)

I recently binge watched the Lord of the Rings series and got inspired. Think I'm going to build an Elven dock to display the ship...;)

 

 

  Hanta !  ( Quenyan thank you )

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