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Acronim12 Sep 2019 12:14 p.m. PST

Hi all, this is my first post and want to share whit you my recent work about galleys.

I made a learn process scratching galleys and mediterranean ships as xebecs and tartannes. Or sculpting maybe is more precise word, I beguins the ships from zero, only crews are industrial made.

My last work was the Flagship in Lepanto battle, the famous "La Real" in 1:600 scale, but not exactly, I want to use it whit 1:450 scale ships… maybe as a large "lanterna". I play the "Galleons & Galleys" rules, and they involve only a few of ships per side, not the massive battles like Lepanto.The banners are made in paper and interchangeable. No more flags are added, I need find a compromise that allows me to improve the appearance without compromising the pieces in a specific side or nation.

The materials was foamed PVC, wires, needles, plasticard, staples, and transparent plastic sticks.

Looks good with my other scratched galleys!

Next must be better! so please feel free to criticize. I am aware of some defects already…

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian12 Sep 2019 12:17 p.m. PST

thumbs up

WarWizard12 Sep 2019 12:23 p.m. PST

Those are quite awesome.

Swampster12 Sep 2019 12:37 p.m. PST


mad monkey 112 Sep 2019 12:52 p.m. PST


Costanzo112 Sep 2019 1:18 p.m. PST


Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Sep 2019 2:03 p.m. PST

Oh wow

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2019 2:44 p.m. PST

Some people are much more talented than me.

These look fantastic.

jdpintex12 Sep 2019 2:49 p.m. PST

WOW! Those are amazing.

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2019 3:48 p.m. PST


Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2019 4:09 p.m. PST

That Real is gorgeous! And it has a crew!!!!

You also managed to make it look fragile and delicate, like the real galleys. It's very hard to get that impression across in a miniature.

You're my hero.

- Ix

Anton Ryzbak12 Sep 2019 10:15 p.m. PST

Truly a piece of art
Simply transcendent!


Acronim14 Sep 2019 12:23 p.m. PST

Thank you all!!

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2019 10:50 a.m. PST


Defender118 Sep 2019 1:17 p.m. PST

Sorry to bump this now week old thread but that is some of the finest scratchbuilding I have ever seen!

colkitto28 Sep 2019 10:58 a.m. PST

Spectacular work – really nice.

I'm wondering what the hat pins (?) are for – is it the oars?

Acronim28 Sep 2019 5:05 p.m. PST

Thanks, colkitto.

Yes, the oars are cut hat pins. They are easier to handle than without a hat.

In other models made before, I test plastic comb spikes. They are good, but the pins look better. Maybe the comb spikes can be useful to depict rowers "alla sensile" painting some stripe, or by incising a couple of grooves along…

Costanzo112 Nov 2019 7:10 a.m. PST

Marvellous work! I'm interested to know how do you make furled salis and those so tight shrouds.

Acronim16 Nov 2019 7:02 a.m. PST

Marvellous work! I'm interested to know how do you make furled salis and those so tight shrouds.

Look at the second picture; They are made by sculpting foamed pvc with a knife and finished with a file. Filing "carelessly" you get the folds of the fabric.

Skull and Crown07 Apr 2021 7:16 p.m. PST


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