Spanish Galleon plastic converted to paper

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by stagecoach, May 27, 2007.

  1. stagecoach

    stagecoach Member

    This is a model that I am presently designing. It is my first large undertaking.
    Bear with me if you interested. the images you will see at this time are in a
    prototype stage, which means the final parts for the model will be clearer and
    more precise.
    The link to my images is here:

    it is album page and all images may be enlarged and copied.
    as the construction progresses I will be adding to this webpage.

    attached is a photograph of the model I am attempting to make.
    check it out.

    If you wish to see the rest of the site the link is here

  2. eatcrow2

    eatcrow2 Member

    Very cool idea John.. Looks great so far. Will be following this with interest.
  3. Tirta

    Tirta Member

    My favourite subject. :D
    i am looking forward for the paper model. :D
  4. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

    That looks really good, John!

    As a wannabe eventual ship model designer, I would love to know how you designed this model, if you would be so kind as to explain your process.

    Hope you post more updates as you go along.

  5. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Very very cool. What software are you going to be using?
    Thanks for sharing this design (and process) with us.
  6. Bluenoser

    Bluenoser Member

    Oh ya. This is great.
  7. JerzyBin

    JerzyBin Member

    What scale will that model be?
    Looking at the pictures seems to me like 1:100 ??? (in metric).
    Are you also using some additional materials, plans for the build?
  8. stagecoach

    stagecoach Member

    scale 1:96 metric

    Revell came out with model many years ago after me making the plastic model for 20 years they sold rights to Germany. the model then went out into lala land and i couldn't find it again. Several years ago the German company decided to start it again and it lasted for about 2 years and then was dropped again. In that last 2 year span I managed to aquire the model for a very large some of money, well beyond what I would have wanted to pay.

    In having this model I decided to utilize it before constructing the completed model. After Disney Expierience came out with thier version of The Wicked Wench I wasn't to thrilled with that model so I figured I would try to make a ship of similar or better then that model.

    I have sent letters out to all companies that had anything to do with the design of this model and no one has replied to my message. I would of wanted to design it and sell it as a paper model but decided because no one got back to me I would have to just give it away free of charge.

    So my design process is this, a lot of scanning and color changing a few mods here and a few mods there. the black section on hull was done by cutting strips of paper and gluing them on that new self adhesive saran wrap covered hull then removing and cutting in just a few locations to make flat and scan in.

    I am designing it in the scale of the original model then when all parts are designed I will probably shrink it down a little more after all the completed model will be about 30 inches long. But then again I might just leave it as is after all the cannons and carriages will be only about 1 1/8th inch long as is.

    By the way if you want to expierience this ship at this time I am including the files for those cannons here. Have fun as this is what I am cutting out right now to install on the deck. print both sides of the cannons on 67 pound card stock.

    I am using Paint Shop Pro 8 to do all the textures for this model. I am using it for the first time and learning as i go along so bear with me on this prototype process.

    I will also with time explain the assembly process that I used to get to the point you see in the album.

  9. stagecoach

    stagecoach Member

    lapse of time in ship building

    I know everyone interested is waiting for something new to come out of this project but at this time i have a pressing problem I am trying to finish before summer is over. I decided to build a real rowboat out on my deck.
    It's called a 12 ft Jon Boat and although the instructions and p[lans said I could build it in 2 days I have been at it for 2 weeks already. Today I finished applying the fiberglass around the seams of the boat.

    in other news I am also designing a model of a stagecoach to go with my namesake.

    Be patient I have been cleaning up some of the hull prints.

  10. codieray

    codieray New Member

    Love the Model


    Hi I'm Codieray, I love the Galleon model you are designing and building. I too have been working on one to and it started out as the Wappen Von hamberg by lindburg models. I built the Wicked Wench for my grandson and didnt like the way it was designed so like you I started out designing my own. I am attempting to design mine like a plank on frame model. Is thet how you did yours. paper Modeling is new to me and trying to learn as many trick of the trade as I can. I am now working on drawing the side templates to be wraped around the frame. Will watch this thread as I sure as you progress many of my questions will be answered. Keep up the good work.

  11. stagecoach

    stagecoach Member

    I didn't have a frame and could of wacked myself for not putting one in and
    the reason i say that is because most ship decks have a convex shape to
    allow water to drain to outside edges of deck. my model does not show this
    cause I forgot to add formers:cry:
    when I continue setting up the finished product I will be adding a frame.

    Hi Codieray :wave:

    I will be looking for images of your model also.:thumb:

    My next process will be to set up the belaying pin frames for all masts
    also the mast designs and the ratlines.

    watch out for the rats they bite wall1

    have fun modelers:roll1:

  12. stagecoach

    stagecoach Member

    back in the design stage

    hello everyone announce1

    Just to let everyone know I am back to designing the rest of the galleon.
    I've designed the belaypin racks for tieing of the lines, the anchors, the cleats
    and the pulley blocks. and the ratlines.

    I,m working on the masts at present

    boy is it ever so hard to design something so darn small.

    you will need surgical scissors to cut out the tiny pieces.
    and tweezers to fold and hold them

    again please be patient after all i'm an old man. sign1


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