Thanks Fred for the 3D-view of the capstan. Much better than a photograph. Are you on your way to display the whole ship in 3D? In that case, I can't wait for VASA III. Looks like you're using Rhinoceros for this. Am I right? Anyway, keep the good stuff coming.
We assume that the upper deck capstan looks more or less like the one from the upper gundeck. The mounts are the same size and the pawls engage at the same place, although the upper deck mount looks slightly different - see images below. The upper deck capstan mount has a hanging step like the one for the upper gundeck, the lower gundeck mount, for a much bigger capstan, has the step notched over the beams of the orlop.
Yes, Jules, we use Rhinoceros for modelling, since it can also be used as the front end for all of the digital capture technology we are using for recording, and the interface is pretty straightforward. We probabaly will model the whole ship eventually, although it is laborious. For the moment, we primarily use it to model complex structures like the capstan mounts and the tops so that we can show exploded or partial versions, in order to make the construction clear to non.technical readers. There are about 20 of these reconstructions coming in Vasa II.
Hey all, been working on the gunports lately. I wanted the look with some half opened and some closed. That ment cannons inside and that I would have to plank the backsides of the BB hatches as they are hollow. The hatches that are closed are scratched.
Yeah, it has been many years since I cut myself, so I need to remind myself not to get relaxed. I carved a maic wand to my sons the other day and doing it in a big scale is way more dangerous in my opinion. This scale are made with such small cuts and therefore not so dangerous.