Viking Longship

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by RocketmanTan, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. RocketmanTan

    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    This model is not of any specific longship, although the hull shape is based on the Skuldelev 2, with the Gokstad Ship providing some references.

    Hull:
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    Deck and...~40 rowing benches
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Closeup of the gunwhales and the Dragon's Head:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Forty oars, and forty shields...
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    I've included two type of sails with the model:

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    Ribbing is assembled:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    keel has been laid!
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    Once again using tape for expedience:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    deck, mast, and shields added:
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Sail's hoisted, ship's done. Probably gonna design a base or somethig for this and then get it out whenever. Have some personal crap to deal with so sorry about whatever delay that may cause.

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    This is looking real good.
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    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Personal crap is what makes life interesting, so take your time man,
  12. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    That is coming out really great. I have been following the History Channel's "Vikings". This ships truly are astounding and were state of the art in their day.
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    I love that show! Can't wait for Season 2
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    So I designed the stand to imitate Norse art styles. The ship is held up by serpents, which are leaping out from JĒ«rmungandr's sea, which of course lies on Yggdrasil, as drawn on the two ends of the base. Finally, the two sides simply read "Vikingr Skeid" in really crappy Futhark.
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    Just some advice: don't build anything right after you've exercised. Shaky hands will only bring bad things.
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    RocketmanTan Well-Known Member

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    And the model on the stand:
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    Nice, man, clean and crisp. Loved it!