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.

3 comments:

ADB said...

Good luck with the move.

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

Andrew

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
Alan

El Grego said...

Thanks - hopefully the move goes well...

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