here are some new characters. These are the warriors on the lower gallery. Like the musicians of the upper gallery I prepared them from Milliput. In Boxwood I carved three grotesque consoles and the birds-console. The warriors will be placed on these consoles.
Because I need 60 pieces of the figures, a two-part silicone mold is made once again and I will mold a corresponding number of casts. The warriors then will get their arms in different positions and weapons and shield in their hands.
Little sign of life from the Vasa. Currently I am working very much at the model. However, at many different sites: Fife-Rail, the guns of the weather deck, figures of the lower gallery.
Here are some results of the carvings, the figures are not quite ready. The last dieting and the finishing touches are still missing: That's even the figure of David with a harp in addition to three consolfigures. One is centered under the David. The other two will be mounted on the left and right wing. On them then to a young and an old Hercules stand.
The younger Hercules can be seen on the second picture.
The carriages can be easily produced using a circular saw with adjustable saw table. However, the sizes for the Vasa's carriages on the weather deck are very different, so it also, more or less one-off production.
The wheels should have a proper grain direction, hence the production was not possibel on the lathe. But see for yourself:
Here, the principle of double rotation was used. Works great! Thanks for the tip, Daniel (Dafi)!
The pretty muzzles I got kindly from Clayton. The tubes, that I had casted a long time ago, all were rubbish because Mondfelds drawings were completely wrong here. Thanks for the help, Clayton!
Now I have to solve the question of whether I will paint the carriages black, as the originals were. Since the carriages at the lower decks also are not painted, I tend also for the top cannon-carriages to keep them colourless.
So the carriages look painted, the wheels I would leave unpainted anyway.
I'm still wondering about.
Last Edit: Sept 13, 2015 10:03:57 GMT by alexander