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RE: Medieval large kogge

in What are you working on? Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:55 pm
by alex • 400 Posts

I think that our age - the earlier, so I would predpchel ballista instead of guns .. But it is important to properly research a historical science.


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#17

RE: Medieval large kogge

in What are you working on? Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:02 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

I agree, some nice balistas would bebetter


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#18

RE: Medieval large kogge

in What are you working on? Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:06 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

But even better a crew fighting from the ship against another ship, which are a little lower/smaler... if you get a hint


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#19

RE: Medieval large kogge

in What are you working on? Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:25 pm
by Denis • 11 Posts

I would be willing to buy such a ship, I guess the price would be about twice the cost of the Zvevda model. Would it be resin or styrene?
Also to cut cost a waterline option and a full hull version could be made available. The Zvevda way of fitting the bottom hull to the rest of the hull is a nightmare to fix. Re-planking with real wood is a way to overcome this problem. A better solution would be to have theoption of two hull or have the full hull scored inside for easy removal.

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#20

RE: Medieval large kogge

in What are you working on? Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:09 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

Hi Denis,

Thanks for your mail. The ship will initially only be available in a waterline version. It will not be resin or styrene, but plastic, it will actually as it looks today come in a front and back part, a mast/sail and a cargo set. This ship is not yet physical, it only exits on the artists computer and the idea is that collector login, buy and 10 days later these 4 parts are delivered by UPS worldwide.

Regarding the planking etc. then this ship has been by some german experts, so it should be rather close to a real Kogge, for instance there is no cargo hatch, as the way it worked was that the deck planks was lifted up.


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#21

RE: Medieval large kogge

in What are you working on? Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:15 pm
by Denis • 11 Posts

Hope that the hull will be in one piece or split in the middle which is best for model hulls, also the mast is not essential. Anyone buying such a model is more likely to be able to make one out of wood. All my ship kits have wood masts. Also could make it more affordable by not including a sail. Plastic sails are usually not very good and many modelers use real fabric dyed in tea or coffee. Those items (mast and sail ) could be made available as separate items for those that like to use them.The instruction would have detailed graphic and maybe a few photos of the real ship riggings. A good reference for cogs is the Conway's History of the ship "Cogs, caravels and galleons". It was published by Brassey in the 90's and I am sure that there are more up to date info but it is a good place to start. I have about 40 of your figures, sadly they do not fit the Zvevda cog because of the scale differential.I am aware that some modelers have used it very successfully but I have a mental block when it comes to scale!!! So I will save them and hope to see your project be successful. I have started to save my $$$.

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