AndrewH Posted April 19, 2016 Report Share Posted April 19, 2016 Build log follows. The circumstances and reasons for selections of material, boat type and bottle selection need to be laid out for you A) We are newly married The marriage bed was covered with rose petals C) The rose petals will be preserved in a jar, or as it happens, flask My wife and I very fond of the Poem "The Owl and the Pussycat" by Edward Lear found here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/43188 And I therefore want to make a "beautiful Pea-green boat" manned animaled by an Owl and a Pussycat I love the nordic boats like Drakkars as well as their smaller and more modern versions such as faerings and femborings, so the "beautiful Pea-green boat" will be a Faering made to a length to suit length the flask (and as I have discovered) the height. Plans for a paper version of the Faering are available in the public domain - I believe they are a cleaned-up version of an historic faering found at the Gokstad site (where the Gokstad Drakkar was also found) I have so far made a trial model in card approx 200 mm long, (and painted it pea-green) Bottle boat will probably be styrene sheet (because it is easy to cleanly edge-bond the "planks") and airbrushed with acrylic Mast and spar - bamboo Sail - tissue or airmail paper Crew - to be determined Photos follow when I can unload them from the camera. andrew Comments and views welcomed Gwyl Blaser, Chasseur, Landlubber Mike and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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