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Tips on building a model Sumerian boat? Answered

For a school project, I'm building a model of a Sumerian boat, about 3-4 feet long.

(some quick background: the Sumerians created one of the earliest civilizations, and one of their inventions was the boat)

Google Images can provide some images to base a design off of: http://images.google.com/images?q=sumerian%20boat

It doesn't need to actually work or float, nor be very accurate. As long as it's not too fragile and has the general shape of the boat (which apparently resembles a canoe), it's okay.

It should also be made from cheap materials so that it won't cost too much to make. Any ideas on how to constuct it? My idea is to make a wire frame, and wrap that with paper or cardboard, but as I have little experience with this, I don't know if it'll work. 

Please help! 



8 years ago

Look at how they built this boat.  I suspect that the Sumerians built theirs similarily out of what materials they had at hand.


You can build your smaller and use cardboard for the cross pieces.  Paint it when finished and it should look very convincing.

Good luck.


8 years ago

Paper mache over a balloon and cardboard framework.