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Acronim

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La Gabriella - 17th century Galleass scratched
« on: October 17, 2019, 12:35:24 AM »
I found some drawings & photos of various models of La Gabriella, a venetian galleass who take part in the 5th Venetian Ottoman war.



And then, I scratch them in 1:450 scale. Crew are from Peter Pig.

Very happy with the result; It was a very beautiful and original ship.










Ivan Zaitzev

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Re: La Gabriella - 17th century Galleass scratched
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2019, 03:14:49 AM »
That's a beautiful ship! How do you do it? Do you have any pictures of the process?

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Re: La Gabriella - 17th century Galleass scratched
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2019, 08:12:37 AM »
Wow - absolutely stunning!

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Re: La Gabriella - 17th century Galleass scratched
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 08:14:35 AM »
Cracking model, well done

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Re: La Gabriella - 17th century Galleass scratched
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 10:04:02 AM »
Agree with all of the above. Very nice, indeed. are the other ship models in the last photograph also scratch built?

Acronim

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Re: La Gabriella - 17th century Galleass scratched
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 11:47:28 AM »
That's a beautiful ship! How do you do it? Do you have any pictures of the process?

I have only one take before paint the diferent parts and glue:



The material I use to the hull is foamed PVC, used for outdoor posters. They can be easily cut, and can be filed and papersanded. Cyanoacrylate glues very well and fast. It is also easy bend in a fix position and to make incisions; must be careful with the nails, is the only problem I found.

On this occasion I had a plan from the real ship, I divided it into three pieces that I copied on the PVC sheets (3 and 5 mm thickness) cut and sanded, and finally I glued to form the hull.



Agree with all of the above. Very nice, indeed. are the other ship models in the last photograph also scratch built?

The little galley is a "fusta" also scratched, the large ship on the background are the Large Merchantman from Peter Pig, for sizes comparaison.

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Re: La Gabriella - 17th century Galleass scratched
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2019, 08:27:38 PM »
I have the utmost respect for people like you Acronim. I couldn't build something like that in a month of Sundays.
Excellent. Chapeau.

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Re: La Gabriella - 17th century Galleass scratched
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2019, 11:28:20 PM »
I agree with Radar, impressive stuff. Thanks for the pictures and explanation.