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« on: November 13, 2016, 07:12:11 PM »



Well, I admit there isn't much to show yet, because 3D designing of our announced 1:600 Galleon has revealed to be a little harder than expected at start. However, when designer showed me a few captions on his work progress, a few days ago, I couldn't resist the temptation to post them on blog. Ship's hull, a part of which you can see above, will measure around 70 mm long --Manila galleons were really big!-- and perhaps around 17 mm wide.



As you can see by the picture above, we're taking a lot of care about detail --even at the risk of having to reduce it later!--. Only after having 3D-printed a first prototype, we'll be able to determine parts and materials, although I'm currently considering as most likely to finally make hull in resin, with masts and rigging in white metal.

Unless something gets really wrong, ship will be released as a boxed set including a DIN A7 format paper sheet comprising not only its main ensign, but minor flags and jack as well. Here below you have a draft of such flags sheet:



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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 07:19:17 PM »

Looks promising  Cool

Is this going to be a full range?

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 09:00:32 AM »

Such would be our will, certainly --but in the end it will depend on the success degree of this first model, as you can imagine.
To know, one must first launch a first sample and see how people reacts to it. If it's successful enough, there are already some other projects in pipeline: http://www.minairons.eu/en/content/4-what-would-you-like-to-see-next

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 07:49:24 PM »

Just a few words about the 1:600 scale Spanish Galleon above, the first one of an announced range of Baroque Era ships: We have kept silent for a long time since our first piece of news at regard --and such persistent silence had a reason why.

Rather unused to ship designing, our 3D designer experienced at first some troubles with the rather organic volumes of a galleon's hull, thus slowing down the project quite dramatically. But now those problems have been sorted out (one learns with practice!!), so that the basic forms of hull itself are finally close to an end.


In advance to your possible objections after watching the picture: yes model will be waterline!. It only happens that designer found it easier to draw hull entirely (a matter of polygons netting, don't ask me why) and, after 3D-printing the ship, to conveniently cut its hull to waterline. It also has the advantage of having the hull ready designed, to be used as a standard for future projects.


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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 08:09:01 PM »

Interesting and looking great!

So keep us posted about the further progress.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2017, 11:24:58 AM »

Yes please keep us informed
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 07:10:26 PM »

Looks good! Hope to see a full range, will definitely pick up a couple of these.
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