My toppic for the silly season was painting the gallery roofs with about 3.000 shingles.
Meanwhile, I was able to complete the port side
On the starboard side, I have also continued. There, the figures were adapted to the turrets on a trial basis. In between small profiles were fitted. They still need to be painted.
On the roof of the upper turret I added the yellow decorations, after Fred has confirmed to me that there were any. At the original ship these are in fact not appropriate, but at the 1:10 model. To adjust the decorations on the clinker shape well, I have these made from Milliput and brought into shape after curing with cutters and needle files. The trim of the lower turrets are made of 1 mm thin plywood. In the original decorations are Tritons with long scaly fish tail and shirtless. But that was because of the smallness not feasible, so this was replaced by a simple pattern of shales.
Meanwhile, I have painted and mounted the herms to the turrets of the galleries. All around it looks like this:
The side galleries are also decorated with small columns, floral ornaments and garlands. This I have carved in box, and then made a silicone mold. With this form I will now cast the required number of ornaments. This saves work and has the pleasant side effect that no irregularities occur.
Right now I'm going to carve the top of the transom.
These are the two griffins holding a crown over the head of the king, flanked at the left and the right respectively by a richly carved stern post.
On the model I have is provisionally attached two balsa-bars and a copy of the plan.
It fits pretty well in dimensions, but missing a few millimeters to bring the full width of the crown sculpture of the stern. At the original ship (pictured below right) you can clearly see, that the crown sculpture is visible at full width. The plan (which are based on the Vasa plans of 1970 as far as I know) the edges of crown sculpture has covered the margin by the warriors of the sternposts. This is not correct. How I will deal with it, I do not know yet.
Looks definitely after a unsatisfactory fumbling in any case...
I just love looking at your model, Alex! And all those white painting on the galleries makes it look very realistic.
That area is one of my favorite designs on her. Besides being such a nice design, it also tells the story of Karl giving the crown to Gustav Adolf, catching the whole reason for the war against Poland.