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Old Dec 21, 2010, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by lucc View Post
nice project

are you going to make this authentic or more disney-way??

I'm going to follow this offcourse.
Dear Lucc,
my problem is that I couldnīt get hold of other (not to say several) plans of ships of compareable size, time period and/or different countries.
I would have loved to see plans of english, french, spanish, dutch and netherland galeons of compareable tonnages.

Iīm definitely not going the disney-way, except for the stern/gallery and the overall rigging concept.

My idea is to use this authentic plan of the mentioned "Red Lion" - which is complete - as a basis and then modify the parts that donīt fit my concept.
This will also include a more developed rigging -
maybe more 1650 than 1590 era.

Remember - I try to build/reproduce a picture in three dimensions I have in mind since 43 years by now! A lot of thinking and experience has been done/achieved in between.
Allthough I was unable to get any proofen datas, I would suspect some hundreds of galeons in the whole european seas in this timeperiod.
Probably nobody can tell how much there where and what they looked like in detail.
But I believe hull lines have not been changed that much within 60 years.

Besides all of the said above, this is a fantasy build!
Iīm building my own ideal pirate galeon -
and of course it will also be influenced by these old
black and white Errol Flynn pirate films I loved so much
when I was a kid.
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