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Model Medieval Wooden Ship Building Answered

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions about where I might find plans or tips for building a scale model of something like a viking longship or medieval man-o-war? Ideally what I would like is outlines of ribs and spars, etc. that could be transposed onto balsa or something else that's easy to work.

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jtobako
jtobako

14 years ago

How detailed? I believe that most hulls of model ships are carved out of a singe block of wood, not built up like model airplanes. Have you looked for marine archeology? I think it was late 1500's that ship plans started to be written down and saved, so you probably need someones reconstruction.

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

14 years ago

I don't know of any plans, but viking longboats were made of overlaping layers oof wood.