Cheers, but it's nothing compaired to your work. This is much more simplified. First I cut a flat piece of wood in the squared shape and in that I cut the shape of the noblemen. After that I painted them and used layers of paint to build it slightly three dimensional. It works great with acrylic paints as it dries in minutes and I can work fast. After that shading and highlightning them with different nuanses and washes. Also some detail painting. Finally I did the frame/table around it, filled the gaps around to make the three layers look solid.
I have to compensate my lack in carving skills with my painting. I hope to learn carving some day, but with all new things I have to learn about modelship building, it has to be a later model.
I think you've done splendid work on the gun carriages. It's going to be fun rigging them in 1:75.
All of a sudden, after 2.5 years, my Sergal based 1/60 Vasa is rigged and finished. I've been super motivated since October 2013 when I finished the hull and started the rigging. I'm having a display case built separable from it's table structure. The 50" x 18" x 36" (interior dimensions) glass/frame structure itself will be heavy so this part will have one end removable so it can be slid off the end of the table to expose the boat. Dropping the glass/frame while lifting it up and over the boat is unthinkable. I've read about Clayton's plastic case but I want glass. I'll post pictures soon. I feel too saturated with building Vasa to write a review of the Sergal kit for Fred right now but I will do so soon.
I also did the main flag and its staff. It's removeable and will not be glued until later in the build. I scratched the flag based on the drawing in Landströms book of a flag from 1658, the oldest swedish three tounged flag that remains today.