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Lluís of Minairons

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« on: April 20, 2017, 10:50:30 PM »

Apologies to all those eventually interested on our announced range of 1/600 scale sailing ships for the silence we've been keeping on the matter lately. We've had to re-design thoroughly some features of model --nearly from the start. However, we can now consider its hull as completed --except for one side feature I'm going to explain below. But let's take a glance on the galleon's hull before:

As you can see, ship model shows two apparently odd features. First of all, we have decided to design two alternative bows under form of separate parts, so as to help give to the ultimate ship an earlier or later appearance. Following that same 'customizing friendly' core idea, we have also deviced two alternative sterns --a more archaic one with long open balconies, and another one more baroque-styled, with windowed galleries.

Now we are about to start masts design; most probably, we're going to draw two versions of each mast --the one with fully unfolded sails, the other one with partially folded rigging. So many variants and alternative parts are not intended for one single kit, naturally (it would be a real waste to produce a model with only one hull and a pair of every other part there!). Otherwise, the idea behind is being able to make two different model kits (let's say, an "Early Galleon" and a "Late Galleon"), with interchangeable parts so as to allow the building of 'hybrid' models, or allowing to customize an entire fleet of all slightly different ships, just from two different kits.

I am aware that so many comes and goes are slowing down the project, and I apologize to those among you with less patience. However, I honestly believe all these turns around are to be for good. Thanks for your support!


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« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 01:54:22 AM »

I like the customizabel idea.  Will there be add on bits such as stern lanterns etc.

Dave Knight

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 08:41:03 AM »

Looking good

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 05:07:53 PM »

Looking good.



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