Jump to content
Eibwen

Galleon by Eibwen - POPSICLE STICK - a galleon designed by John Clement

Recommended Posts

Hello modelshipworld! I am Clement and I'm here to present my galleon.

 

I'm an avid fan of sailing ships. I have been learning, watching, and modelling them by cardboard. However, I haven't been building for a long long while until my little brother asked me if I could make a ship (he showed me a picture of the Andalucia galleon replica) and I said "sure thing!" 

 

I thought of building it with cardboard however, he wanted to see it float in water. Sure, you can float a cardboard ship on water but it won't last as long as a ship made of wood. And I was looking for other materials and I remembered about popsicle sticks. It was a challenge. I'm having difficulties in shaping popsicle sticks into the right shapes because it's my first time using popsicle stick as a medium for building models. I also don't have power tools to help and I have to rely on scissors and paper cutter to shape them. 

 

I designed the ship with inspiration from early English and Spanish galleons. It will be armed with 26 "side cannons" and 2 "chasing cannons". IMG_20190620_212911_HDR.thumb.jpg.36df292d67088cb6a430cbc42acee04b.jpgIMG_20190618_213646.thumb.jpg.5da2131f2d0c1fdd7095ba051595da01.jpgThe hull, the frame, everything (except the masts, sails, ropes, and windows) was made with popsicle sticks.

 

I covered the bottom with epoxy to seal it and make it able to float.IMG_20190622_142353.thumb.jpg.e82b86508d0cf92413b5994d0592b88f.jpg

I then painted it with a water-resistant paint in the colour of "Vida Mocha" and a black marker for the hull reinforcements and "girdles"IMG_20190624_210101_HDR.thumb.jpg.00f9001e4681d5ea4bb4a9fa2fb0ddf3.jpgIMG_20190624_210144_HDR.thumb.jpg.84613725373f64621ad5ee5dbfed0411.jpgIMG_20190624_210415_HDR.thumb.jpg.7a9f22b90442239d1a1d39c8cee1488a.jpgIMG_20190624_210440_HDR.thumb.jpg.b33afc443cab333deb543191d65098e1.jpg

IMG_20190624_210033_HDR.jpg

IMG_20190624_210456_HDR.jpg

IMG_20190621_122455_HDR.jpg

IMG_20190624_210245_HDR.jpg

IMG_20190619_211232_HDR.jpg

IMG_20190620_212841_HDR.jpg

IMG_20190620_213111_HDR.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's very kind of you to take on this project for your brother. You're off to a good start, but I hope you took a couple of things into consideration. First, did you check whether your markers are water-based? I dip in the pond is not good for water-based markers, for obvious reasons. Second, did you give any thought to ballasting? With no ballast, your model will ride too high in the water and be top-heavy.

 

Good luck with the rest of your project!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah I did think about ballasting. I experimented with stone or sand and I found sand as a good ballast but I haven't placed it yet. As for the marker, I'm glad that I found out (just now) that it wasn't water based.15614649489931539036470.thumb.jpg.317bdbf2cd490344fe04d0e2095f6884.jpg15614649959301655158491.thumb.jpg.4b886892ba8cb3005b513299786148c2.jpg

Thanks for the luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Eibwen

 

I’ve just found your Build Log and am amazed at what you’ve achieved with popsicle sticks!  

 

I’m going to enjoy following along, so pls keep the updates flowing. 

 

Cheers. 

 

Patrick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Omega1234 said:

Hi Eibwen

 

I’ve just found your Build Log and am amazed at what you’ve achieved with popsicle sticks!  

 

I’m going to enjoy following along, so pls keep the updates flowing. 

 

Cheers. 

 

Patrick

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
×
×
  • Create New...