Looks like my idea is getting out of control a bit.
But at least I know by now I gave you something to think about.
These big ship models also have "some" kind of value,
so I believe itīs worth thinking about how to protect them well during transportation.
Just thinking about a treasure like the Royal William gets damaged
makes my heart hurt.
Shock absorption foams of different kinds and thickness could also be used.
And now back to my Pirate Galeon:
I have drawn the forward cross sections directly onto the foam
using some white cardboard - with the copied cross sections.
Starting from the main cross section -
and then simply cutting the next smaller sections -
untill I was done.
Some more pics to show the size relation between the original plan at 1:100 and my started model at 1:20. One problem is that the original plans arenīt very precise - is some areas up to one millimeter incorrect, which adds up to 5mm for my model.