CARVING PRACTICUM - USING SOURCES OTHER THAN YOUR PLANS


MODEL SHIP CONSTRUCTION - HOME

CARVING HOME

SELECTING WOOD TYPES

TYPES OF CARVING TOOLS

MAKING TRACINGS

DIMENSIONING WOOD AND TRANSFERING THE TRACING TO A BLANK

CUTTING OUT AND HOLDING DOWN YOUR CARVING BLANK

VISULIZATION AND TYPES OF CUTS TO USE

VISUALIZATION AND TYPES OF CUTS TO USE CONT.

FINISHING

USING SOURCES OTHER THAN YOUR PLANS

 

LINKS TO OTHER CARVING HOW-TO SITES:

CARVING INTRODUCTION

CARVING FAQ

Many times you will only be given a view of one side of the vessel that you are modeling in your plans. From one side to the other, carvings that are couterpart usually are basically the same, however, there can be minor differences that can give you an opportunity to work in more detail and add more interest to your model.

The Wasa is a perfect example of this phenomenon. With just having the plans from the Wasa museum, I only have an idea of what the carvings are like on the starboard side. The ones that are counterpart on the port side are very similar but the below book makes it obvious over and over again that there are slight differences.

This particular book goes into most every carving and explains the iconography, dimensions, character, and location that they are affixed to the ship. 

The below carvings are the Roman emporors that grace the port side beakhead. Without these pictures I would not know what the port side emporors looked like since they are slightly different than what is on the starboard side.

Pictures of the Wasa have also been valuable. Any picture or painting can be a valuable resource for you as well. I have several links on my nautical and model ship links page that will show you hundreds of maritime pictures and paintings.

I hope that you have found my practicum informative and helpful! To ask me a question or make a comment see my home page below.