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Oseberg by Davemc - Billing Boats

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Having completed HMS Cruiser and HMS Snake I decided I needed a break from Rigging😕 and having seen Jack P's build log I have decided to try the Oseberg. After an initial confusion at finding that the laser cut frames were arranged in a different pattern to the diagram in the plans I have set to it and started the keel.


I have decided to stain the wood dark mahogany and have stained the frame and planks with two initial coats.  I have mahogany veneer to cover exposed plywood edges, but otherwise will be using the wood supplied


Photos to follow

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Good luck - will follow along - my next build will be a Viking ship. Yes Jack P's is gorgeous indeed.




Current buildSovereign of the Seas 1/78 Sergal

Under the table:

Golden Hind - C Mamoli    Oseberg - Billings 720 - Drakkar - Amati


Santa Maria-Mantua --

Vasa-Corel -

Santisima Trinidad cross section OcCre 1/90th

Gallery :    Santa Maria - Vasa





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Attached is the diagram in the Oseberg manual, which I found different from the materials supplied, two separate pieces arranged in a different way, fortunately I soon realised the symmetry of the construction and was easily able to work out the position of each frame.




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  • 2 weeks later...

Sides just about completed, now the decision as to how to work the bow & stern.

I think it will be trial and hopefully not too much error, I intend taking down the layers of ply on the boat itself rather than the scroll work, but the final decision will have to wait until I have completed the removal of the first layer.

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Nicely done!

Building: 1:64 HMS Revenge (Victory Models plans)

1:64 Cat Esther (17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships)

On the building slip: 1:72 French Ironclad Magenta (original shipyard plans)


On hold: 1:98 Mantua HMS Victory (kit bash), 1:96 Shipyard HMS Mercury


Favorite finished builds:  1:60 Sampang Good Fortune (Amati plans), 1:200 Orel Ironclad Solferino, 1:72 Schooner Hannah (Hahn plans), 1:72 Privateer Prince de Neufchatel (Chapelle plans), Model Shipways Sultana, Heller La Reale, Encore USS Olympia


Goal: Become better than I was yesterday


"The hardest part is deciding to try." - me

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