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Completed – Summer 2013. This model was started by me about 10 years ago, but sat idle until last year when Mrs. handsawgeek got disgusted with it and finished it!
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#1 posted 08-19-2014 11:39 PM
OK, I too have built a couple of ships. Glad to see someone else interested. Nice rendition !!! Thanks for showing it.
I have had this yearn to build a Greet trireme. Coming up in September, 2,500 years ago at the Battle of Salamis. This ship’s design, along with it’s fleet commander/ tactician, with the fighting men of Greece, both land and water. Fought a battle literal altered history, to what we are, and have today.
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#2 posted 08-20-2014 01:00 PM
Great project! I had just this last week watched a show and this ship was talked about. They sure reinvented the wheel with this one.
-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts
#3 posted 08-20-2014 01:24 PM
Thanks for the comments.
If you check out my blog, I’ve written up a little bit of history on this ship..
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#4 posted 08-20-2014 03:16 PM
Ed, Your picture has become my mystery question of the day for a few friends of mine that, like me, are sponges for learning of all types, especially history.
I learned about the Turtle Ships decades ago in one of my history courses and your model brought all of it flooding back.
I hope you don’t mind, if so, I will delete it.
-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!
#5 posted 08-21-2014 07:12 PM
By all means…post away. I should be most interestied in hearing the results of your quiz….
#6 posted 08-21-2014 08:14 PM
Ask and you shall receive!
This isn’t the original post. That was so inundated with junk from some, ahem, addled personages, that I had to delete it.
If you can’t enlarge it enough I’ll post it to my website and you can enlarge it there.
#7 posted 08-21-2014 09:27 PM
Yep, I’ll have to go to the website. Enlarging didn’t work..unreadable.
#8 posted 08-21-2014 09:30 PM
I tried it from my website too. Still not very large.
If you have FB just friend me (Dal Farnworth @ Facebook) and you can go right to it, lol or I can try sending you an email
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#9 posted 10-25-2015 09:03 AM
There’s an enormous model of that ship in a glass case in Los Angeles City Hall. A gift to the City from one of her Chinese Sister Cities.
#10 posted 10-26-2015 01:24 PM
Thanks for the info. Next time I’m out that way, I’ll have to check it out.
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