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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:49 pm 
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Greetings!

Just completed Roman Liburnia Bireme. Starting with the wood kit from Mantua, subsequently modified and enhanced in several areas. Rather than the ornate configuration featured in the Mantua kit, I decided to depict a more austere and streamlined vessel that I imagined better reflected what a commonly deployed Roman Liburnia would look like. Double plank on frame construction with a scratch built styrene ram modeled after a recovered artifact. Sail is modified from the kit and the eyes are decals I made on my printer. Finished in stained and natural wood, sealed with satin polyurethane. Not certain as to the scale, it seems to be around 1/48 based on my best guess. Many thanks for looking, your questions and comments are always welcome.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:19 am 
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Looking good... that ram is pretty bulky, Ok it had to absorb a lot of force, but mostly they don't seem that blunt...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:41 am 
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Thanks for the kind words. The ram is based from the Athlit ram, an actual ancient warship ram found in 1980 off the coast of Israel -

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Also the Olympias, a reconstruction of an ancient Athenian trireme built with a copy of an original ram now in the Piraeus archaeological museum -

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:46 am 
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A few more images . . . .


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So beautiful ,excellent craftsmanship :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:07 pm 
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Looks great! A handsome and visually interesting subject.

Nice to see this type of ship. A sadly underrepresented genre in ships models.

Please build more. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:41 pm 
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Really interesting !! And a real demonstration of skill...

Very enjoyable to look at.. Well Done !!


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:19 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the kind words! This wood model was a nice change and a new challenge for me. Different from a plastic or resin kit, working with wood is very rewarding and I look forward to building another future.

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Bill


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Strategos Augustus wrote:
Looks great! A handsome and visually interesting subject.

Nice to see this type of ship. A sadly underrepresented genre in ships models.

Please build more. :thumbs_up_1:


Wait, what, you won't wanna see another Bismarck? :D

I agree, nice to see variety and this is a very nicely build model to boot!

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