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Villiers de Vos (Villiers)

Drakkar, Oseberg

Viking ship, model in wood by Korabel.
This is a single plank on bulkhead model.
This is my second model in wood, and my first ship.
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67 | 22. February, 03:21
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Villiers de Vos
Should you seek to enter into the world of ship building in wood, I would suggest that you first attempt should be a similar subject. A subject with a decent scale, modest construction (frame, planking, decks, shaping/carving parts) and rigging.
7. March, 10:47
Villiers de Vos
There are clear laser markings indicating where modifications are necessary.
On Rib 0 a rotary tool, a verity of files and sandpaper were used.
On Rib 01 thru Rib 07 a verity of files and sandpaper were used. Chamfering required are more pronounced the further away towards the stern and the bow you move from the Rib in the center. The use of a scalpel was found to be more effective to chamfer the top two levels of each Rib.
9. March, 08:02
Emil Stojanov
I have a sweet spot for drakars. following
9. March, 10:56
Ben M
9. March, 13:43
Villiers de Vos
Thank you. I hope to do the model justice.
10. March, 18:07
Villiers de Vos
The next order of business will be chamfering the bow and the stern (a sharp etch is required), followed by looking how the deck planking will lay between Rib 08 and the bow/stern. As soon as that has been addressed, I need to address the "wobble) in the keel, and only then glue the ribs in place.
Thanks for watching.
10. March, 18:11
Gordon Sørensen
Great progress, Villiers! Looking forward to watching your construction. I have a Revell 1/50 Viking Ship in the stash to do one day.
10. March, 18:45
Rui S
I like it 👍
10. March, 21:16
Looks like fun. I know it would be difficult to find, but a few figures would look very nice there I think. 🙂
10. March, 21:22
Villiers de Vos
Emil: The Drakkar seemed to me a logical choice to "ease" into wooden ship building. Sofar, I am happy with my choice.
Ben, Gordon, Rui and Treehugger: Thank you for your encouragement. I must still gather enough courage to attempt figure painting....
11. March, 19:00
Villiers de Vos
Today, like a big old sissy, I tried to postpone chamfering the keel. Hence the sub-assemblies 🙂
If I had to build this particular model again, I will chamfer the bow and the stern posts before gluing the posts to the rest of the keel. But all in all, I am happy with the results.
I am entertaining the idea to fix the small wobble in the keel and then covering the keel with planking. That way, I can ensure that the ribs are seated at the same depth.
11. March, 19:06
Villiers de Vos
Planking the keel is the first step into "dressing" up the frame of the Drakkar. This brings about the challenge of simulating nails that were used. Cursory research showed that the keel and stems were joined using scarf joints which are fastened with three iron rivets each. At scale 1/25, sewing pins with heads may be in scale. Although pins and eyebolts made from copper or copper plated may be more aesthetically pleasing, but using common stainless pins and eyebolts may be closer to the right material? Next week, after addressing the keel, the frames will get a final onceover before being glued. I will also continue with some of the repetitive subassemblies such as the roving benches (x30), shields (x30) and oars (x30).
13. March, 04:37
What a😎 project, follow this 👍
13. March, 06:31
Rui S
14. March, 11:18
Villiers de Vos
Rui: The completed model is nearly 1m long 🙂
14. March, 11:25
Rui S
Big and Beautifuly done. 👍 Respect
14. March, 11:30
Sergej I
Following! Floki would envy you😉 👍
14. March, 11:34
Villiers de Vos
Torsten, Rui and Sergej: Thank you for your encouragement!
14. March, 12:10
Villiers de Vos
Yesterday and today while waiting for supplies, I spend the time on shaping the parts required for steering the Drakkar, storage of oars, laminating the large main support for the mast as well as 14 seaman chests.
16. March, 18:37
Villiers de Vos
The project has seen progress. Planking started, and the first belt looks good.
21. March, 03:19
Nice progress 👍
21. March, 07:28
Villiers de Vos
Yesterday I laid the second belt of planking and when this morning I checked on my work, I was not satisfied at all. Because the clinker style of planking is so, and forms such an important part of the model, I decided to remove all the planking (fortunately only two belts). By using alcohol, 90% (not for steadying my nerves), the glue could be softened and the planking could be removed with the minimum damage.
The rest of today was spent inserting inserts between the ribs preventing warping/twisting as well as cleaning up the keel, ribs and planking. I should be able to start planking tomorrow again.
23. March, 19:11
Pierre Vauthier
this is magistral building congratulation !
24. March, 13:31
Good luck and patience, I cross my fingers 👍
24. March, 14:55
Pierre Vauthier
fingers crossed too
24. March, 20:19
Villiers de Vos
The results of today was much better. A big thank you for the words of encouragement.
24. March, 20:46
Doug Craven
Wow! It builds. like a real boat!
8. April, 02:10
Impresionante trabajo, es una obra de artesanía! Seguiré su trabajo. Seguro que le quedará esp! Animo!
21. April, 07:01
Gastón Emilio
Excelent work. Regards
5. May, 02:59
Dominik Weitzer
Wow! a ton of work here!
5. May, 06:18
a ton of work indeed. will be a huge beutiful ship
5. May, 09:18
Villiers de Vos
@Doug: It's true. That is the nature of most wooden ship models.
@David C, Gastón, Dominik and Spanjaard: Indeed a lot of work, but also very relaxing.
Again thank you for your encouragement.
8. May, 17:37
Villiers de Vos
Today, a personal milestone was reached with the hull planking completed. My aim was to accomplish symmetry, and by and large I believe that I have accomplished that. With the planking of the hull completed, 1) The sanding and staining of the hull outside and inside will be tackled, 2)The deck planking will be laid, 3) Fittings will be placed, and 4) Rigging.
8. May, 17:42
Looks great, stay on target 👍
8. May, 17:48
Gordon Sørensen
The planking looks great, Villiers! Coming together nicely!
9. May, 13:07
Villiers de Vos
@Torsten and Gordon, thank you.
The goal for next week remain to 1) complete the deck planking, 2) the standing rigging to the main mast, and 3) decorative pieces.
5. June, 19:54
What a work!!! 😎
That's so different from what I do in model building, I show you my respect, really great work, ❤️️ it
6. June, 08:38
Beautiful shaped vessel, well done, lots of admiring to do
6. June, 09:37


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