JosephH wrote:looks great I always wanted to do a galleon of the spanish armada but those weird shapes in the back got me nervous
Hello Joseph H
Welcome to my build log on the little ship the Golden Hind. I am always pleased to have a new crew member on board. Your words and comments are always welcome here. Please pull up a chair and join in the fun of building this little ship. Please stop by very often as you will find that the door to the Old Ship Yard is never closed.
I believe that the Galleon's are not that much different or difficult to build than any other ship before the 1900ths.. Oh there are a few planks that are a bit trying but by soaking your wood for hours then pre bending it, I like to bend right on the hull. Except for a few of the sharper bends thin I try to find a radius as close as possible to match my ship, normally this will be a tomato can or the likes. By clamping one end of your plank to the can and very slowly bend a full 90. The back support of the can dose give you a lot of freeway. By all means do build the ship that you have your eye on, you will find it very enjoyable. And by chance you do get stuck, then just holler help and with all of the ship on the Form that are so very willing to help out. ENJOY.