I'm trying to make knektarna on Vasa's deck. (Still not know what you call them in english.)
In another thread Fred gave me some directions on what the different heads where portraining, but I didn't really understand where they where placed. Here is picture with a number for each knekt. If Fred or anyone could tell me which ones where turks, roman soldiers and so on it would be a big help.
I found decent pictures of 2. I interpret him as having a helmet with a laurel wreath. He definately looks to have a full beard. But I interpret him wrong? (Edit: Looking back againg I see that the lower part of the moustache is quite obvious, so I seem to have been wrong with the beard.)
Thanks Fred. In the above pictures there looks like an even surface with a knob on the head. Is the turban combined with a turkish helmet perhaps? When looking at old turkish helkets, many had a pointy shape with a knob.
The locations were marked on a photo at the beginning of the thread, but the following descriptions should help:
1. The knight for the mizzen halliard, just before the mizzenmast at the break of the quarter deck. 2. The knight for the main topsail halliard, at the starboard, after corner of the hatch abaft the mainmast. 3 & 4. The main topsail sheet bitts with crossbar, directly abaft the mainmast. 5. The knight for the fore halliard and toprope, at the starboard, forward corner of the hatch abaft the foremast. 6 & 7. The fore topsail sheet bitts with crossbar, directly abaft the foremast.