Progress has been slow, but yes, progress has been made.
The delay was mainly caused by the fact that i have finally found plans of the ship, but because of this wonderfull find, i had to adjust a few things...
The plans come from a book called ''Prins Willim, een 17e eeuwse oostindië vaarder'' by author Herman Ketting.
Here's a shot from the most important pages:
First up the whole ship, now nicely tiled:
I've started to build up the above water part, this is still a bit preliminary and i'm not yet too happy about it.
You can also see the first ''berghout'', the black line. This also shows you how i plan to build upwards again.
C&C on this part is very welcome:
Here's the rear, with the chaser gunports in, i plan to make the hinges different on the finished version:
With the hatch opened:
And here you can see Spongebob and Patrick having some fun:
The final cannons are currently being engraved with the VOC logo by my good friend Matija
, and will look like this:
Here you can see the new bow, which has been extended and got a new ''grootspant'', now 99% accurate
Again we find our friends running around in the main hold:
A cool detail that can be found here is the opened ballast pit, you can also see the ladder coming from the main hatch:
On the final version the whole back wall will be reddish brown, the black ''eyes'' are representing the metal hooks to fasten the cargo:
The decks are modular build, so i can easily rearrange stuff on them, the interior isn't finished yet.
And now for all you negative nancies that worry about if it's strong enough and that i'm not afraid that she'll break up:
No i am not.
So that's it for now, i hope you like it.
C&C are more then welcome!