Thanks Alex! I got hooked on building models like this and am allready planning for the next subject. I think it will be close to Vasa in time as I find those ships beautyful and interesting. I love checking other Vasa models like yours so I will keep checking in.
Hey all! The model is in its new case now. I bought a basic displaycase on ebay and then took the legs from an old table I had. I added horizontal planks to make the new construction stable. As I built the model in a pre finished rigging stage, I could shorten the height of the display case. I like the new proportions of it better.
I wanted it white to fit all the models colors, and I also looked at some "Gustavian" furniture that where white and I liked that look. I was considering some carved details for it, but decided to keep it clean and not take focus from the model.
I'm very happy to have the model finished and am glad I decided to have her displayed in the house as I have stronger feelings for this model than others I´ve built. Usually I tend to feel finished once its done and it ends up on a shelf in my workshop. This one still feels interesting even when finished.
One note on the capstan: the original has four holes for bars, rather than the three they suggest in the kit, and the outside is carved in a spiral, as in the reconstruction drawing below.
Your Vasa looks great Matti! Was the display case expensive?
Thanks Fred for the information on the spiral carving! Now when you mention it, I can see it on photos I have.
A couple of questions; How authentic are the colours? It looks like the reconstruction shows the capstan sitting on the grating. This is the only place I have seen the gratings extend to here. Is this a mistake?