Thank you Jan, I have looked on these wonderful pictures but I cannot find a the same shape. This has also been questioned on the model spaces Italian forum for vasa. I really want to build this model but I am hesitating. The gun is one thing but the other is this premunation from another company then deagostini. At the 80:s I had a premunation of "allt om flygplan" from deagostini in Swedish and this should be a large serie of 10 bindings, but they stop the serie just after 3...
I understand your hesitation: buying something large and expensive before you can actually check what you are buying isn't feeling quite right. Also: I was looking for a total-price of the whole series, but couldn't find it. Just the price of the first two or three part-sets. Agostini does not have a name for historical accuracy....
Yes, think the same with accuracy when comparing theres victory with caldercraft. Think I Will go for the billing Model (since I have It..) and Mattis work gives that It can be a wonderfoul Model with extra work. The final cost of deagostinis kits is discussed alot on forums. The argument is to spread out the cost but when checkens the costs so is IT probably cheaper to buy a full model with a credit card and pay it over the same 3 years....
Found it on agostini's Italian site: 140 issues, at 8 euros per issue, and there is some rather cryptic (at least when translated by google) text on postage per issue. That's a rather high price to pay without seeing what's in the box. On the other hand, when it';s true what Fred writes, that this one is made with historical accuracy, this will be the best Vasa ever....Luckily I have no space left to build and display a model of this size. Would be severely tempted if otherwise
Hi Fred. I'll be looking forward to following your build!
I saw the contents of the first issues of this kit. It looks very promising indeed. I have seen builds of their Victory and their Sovereign Of the Seas. Especially the SOS looks great. I don't think there's need for concern just yet with regards to the first cannon sent out. Proportion wise, it looks to me like a 'Stormstycke'?
In response to the worries about the gun, it is not one of the main 24-pounders, it is one of the stormstycken, and it is copied from an existing gun of the correct type found on the warship Solen, which sank in 1627. So if you have been scared off by the gun don't be, it is correct!
I can add that I have now received the first two installments of the kit (which is the first four for Italian subsribers) and things look very good. The stormstycken is a good representation, and the anchor in part 3 is excellent (it better be, I did a detailed digital drawing for it!). They are even taking the time to show alterations in the kit parts to make them more accurate. The only error I have found so far is that the painting instructions tell you to paint the gun carriage red, when shipyard records indicate they were painted black. I have not yet started to assemble the hull forms, since I am waiting for the complete backbone (which is in four pieces). Fred
Thank you for the answer Fred. There is a build log on Model ship world (the link is attached) and the canon is more presented there. After have seen that pictures so have I signed up for Vasa again and the first part should arrive tomorrow. Your answer here is also very welcome and I am really looking forward to this build. I already have the Billing Vasa at home (unbuilt) but I think I can do that one with the old paint scheme.
Eftersom jag är så usel på engelska hoppas jag att det är okej om jag skriver på svenska.
Jag är helt färsk inom modellbygge och tycker det är fantastiskt roligt än så länge. Men det jag funderar över är, tror ni det kommer komma något man kan ställa båten på lite senare eller ska man bygga det själv? Känns inte så stadigt så som den står nu så att säga.