Well I have said I don’t like doing rigging before so some of you will think I have changed my mind when you see these photos. No, I haven’t, it’s just that I must be a sucker for punishment! I thought this one would be pretty simple but even the simple ones love to trip me up. You wouldn’t believe it, but I still have two more ships to build down the track, a Greek Triera and a Crusaders ship, both by Zvezda.
Well I have managed to get this one done but those who know it will immediately notice a lot of changes – I’ll just go through them. Firstly, the castle and the canvas awning tent had to go, then the side of the deck where the rowers could be seen was filled in by using strips of balsawood (mind you this was after painting a set of oarsmen from Orien … AHH! … let’s just say it was too much trouble as they were hard to fit in. Then I thought, bugger the oars, I’ll just pretend they have shipped them and are getting ready for action! So yeah a few changes but I feel it will suit the show and probably fit in better without the oars. Lastly, the shields didn’t suit at all, very chunky … again I only thought of that after painting them!
The ship is one by Academy and the box title reads, B.C. Roman Warship.
Anyway it was simple to build and it wasn’t as hard to rig as the Pirate ship (now that one made me cry!) My big problem and I’m sure some of you will share this fault is that after I master something I fail to make notes thinking ah! I’ll remember for next time!! Nah, I have to work it all out again!!!!
I’m just waiting for some new release guys that look really grand and I feel they will fit in nicely, so until then it’s back to another small boat and some crew for this one. Cheers all, keep safe.