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Tim Reynaga

Revell Viking Ship 1/50 scale

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This is my take on the Revell 1/50 scale Viking Ship. I know next to nothing about Norse Long Ships, but the model looks a lot to me like the 9th Century Gokstad ship displayed at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway. The kit matches that graceful design pretty closely, right down to the hand made look of the clinker-constructed hull planks.

 

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After the quick hull assembly was a lot of less-than-exciting parts clean up: 64 shields, 32 oars, a two-part mast and numerous other assorted bits... but this really is a nicely designed kit. The dragon head, for example, is apparently inspired by a real one from the 5th Century – pretty cool:

 

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Plus, Revell’s molded-in wood grain detail is phenomenal!

 

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I gave the “wood” parts a Tamiya XF-59 Desert Yellow acrylic base coat, and the only color is the Tamiya XF-63 German Grey for the “iron” bits – shield bosses, figurehead mounts, and mast hardware. I let the paint cure for a couple of days, and then did a streaky wash with Grumbacher Raw Umber artist's oil to bring out the wood grain. It was very straightforward project, and with nearly everything the same wood color things went pretty fast.

 

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Except for the rolled facial tissue sail, everything on the model was right out of the box – a great relaxation build!

Edited by Tim Reynaga

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Great job all those shields must have taken some imagination with all the different patterns to paint 👍🏻

 

Beefy 

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8 hours ago, beefy66 said:

Great job all those shields must have taken some imagination with all the different patterns to paint 👍🏻

 

Beefy 

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Thanks, but they were actually Revell's decals provided in the kit. Super easy!

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That's really nice.  All we need now is for someone to do an aftermarket crew!

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looks smashing - nice work on the shields too. I built Emhars Gokstad some years back but by the time it got to the shields, I had lost the will to live and did not go mad adding decals or colourful designs.

 

"Shield Wall" !

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Well done indeed! :goodjob:

 

I feel the blood of my ancestors rushing in my veins :viking: and can almost not resist the urge to get one myself  - maybe a raid to the LHS? :hmmm:

 

Cheers :bye:

Hans J 

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On ‎8‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 8:59 AM, Chewbacca said:

That's really nice.  All we need now is for someone to do an aftermarket crew!

These chaps would probably be suitable:

 

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Although the crew from the Lowestoft Settlement are clearly out on a raid at the moment!

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