Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ships, part 2

The first ram begins to take shape:

Step One: two pieces of 0.080" plastic sheet, cut into the rough dimensions of the two decks of VN Coryphaeus. The deck plans are just cleaned-up copies of the original artwork, as shown here.

Step Two: the hull takes shape, after a fair amount of cutting and sanding. I was doubting my choice of plastic sheet for the main components, just a little, as it is more difficult to work with than I previously thought. Once I get the technique down it should not be a problem though. I also trimmed off the rostrum from the bow; I will add this to the model later on.

I am not certain when I will be able to return to working on this ship as we are preparing to move and the workbench will be packed up soon.


ADB said...

Good luck with the move.

Bet you find things you have forgotten about when you unpack :-)


tradgardmastare said...

Ditto re best wishes for move!
I look forward to seeing the ship move forward...
Are you enjoying Factotum? I have ground to a halt due to the intervention of real life!
best wishes

El Grego said...

Thanks - hopefully the move goes well...

Alan, I am about half-way through Factotum - very interesting so far!