I'm new to this forum, but hope that I might get some help here due to its specialized topic.
I have recently started planning a scratch build of a Vasa cross section model. At this time I am just sending out an open question for any input on references or material of intrest that could help me.
The material that I have collected to date are:
- A set of the Vasa museum modelling plans. (The same ones as can be found on this forum)
- Vasa, a Swedish warship by Fred Hocker
- The Royal Warship Vasa by Björn Landström
I plan to hunt down a copy of the Vasa I book as well.
Does anyone on this forum know of additional sources that could be of interest? Books, pictures of other cross section models, or anything else? Regarding Vasa in particular, or ships form that era in general? There are a number of topics I feel I might need more information about, such as frames, rigging of the guns, the cargo carried in the mid ship section, etc...
Today I received a used copy of the Vasa I book. It is much larger and thicker than I expected. It does contain updated plans (including the hold and the orlop), to the ones I have. This was a nice surprise. With all this new information I will be much better prepared to start planning my model.
I keep following this topic. There are almost no cross sections build from Dutch based 17 century vessels. there are many cross sections build from scratch or kits from English vessels, see the forum of Model Ship World modelshipworld.com/forum/59-group-projects-on-model-ship-world/ (you might need to register before you can see details) this will certainly help in making your further design
I am working myself on a cross section of the Dutch 2 deck model, but due to private issues on hold.
Thanks for your input. I’m an active member at MSW and have reviewed several the existing cross section model builds. As you mention there are few examples of 17 century ships. Probably due to fewer detailed drawings from that time. Vasa is of course an exception, so it should be possible...