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Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« on: January 05, 2018, 12:15:01 AM »

Ok,here we go then lads,thanks for the info.

 I haven't got every step photographed,but you'll get the gist.

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Vosper MkIII Corvette
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Sovremenny GMD
Geobukseon(Turtle ship).

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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 12:19:25 AM »

Ok,now that I've figure out how to do it,here's some more pics. By the way,the dragon's head consists of 9 parts.

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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 07:44:27 AM »

Thank you Tiger for moving this to a separate post.

I decided to change the mast/sail pieces to being two piece,rather than the flat all in one parts that the kit came with.
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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 07:54:10 AM »

I added the sail stays to the mast,as I felt that this method of sail attachment warranted being depicted.

Sail rigging begun,nice and simple too.
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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 08:02:29 AM »

Other sail rigged,along with one of two possible methods of mast rigging.

I added the missing rear deck parts that were not included in this kit,along with representations of the rest of the cannons.

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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 10:53:07 PM »

Is she Korean? Roofed with iron sheets which was very advanced for the sixteenth century (assuming my memory isn't fooling me lots  %% )

Excellent model  :-))
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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 11:48:09 PM »

Yes,she is a Geobuksean,a Turtleship from South Korea. The spikes on the roof were actually 2ft in length and were usually hidden by straw mats,a nasty surprise for the Japanese who generally attacked by boarding.  These early ironclad battleships were armed with three different grades of cannon,light:-range of 200yds; medium:- range of 400 yds and heavy:- range of 600yds. Not only did these guns fire cannonballs,but a special kind of ammo called an iron arrow. This could be from 3ft to 9ft in length and were constructed of a wooden shaft with an iron tip and iron wings,which were designed to puncture large holes in the hulls of enemy ships. Top speed was around 6-8kts and in this form,was the brainchild of the worlds most successful Admiral,who in 23 naval engagements never lost a battle,Admiral Yi Sun-sin.
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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2018, 12:08:23 AM »

That is a lot of battles. I wll look him up.
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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2018, 08:42:01 AM »

First off,a picture of the cannon used including the Iron arrows, then a pic of part of the gundeck.

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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 01:01:32 PM »

Good lord those 'Arrows' look modern don't they! Just like missiles.

I wonder how our medievil fleets would do against oriental ones of the same period?

Hmm (Darn, no chin stroking emoticon.)
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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 02:28:02 PM »

The dragon's head wasn't just for decoration either,as it could be configured in one of three different ways.  1) Light cannon. 2) gas projector. 3) Flame thrower.  The latter being especially dangerous amongst  tightly grouped wooden ships. It was supposed to have used a version of Greek Fire too.
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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2018, 10:19:07 PM »

Gas projector? As in poison or flammable?
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Re: Laser cut 'Turtle' ship build
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2018, 09:06:15 AM »

Poison gas,produced by burning a mix of sulphur and saltpeter in a special brazier below the head,which could be used with bellows to blow clouds of gas out of the head. How effective this would have been in combat is unknown,as it would have been very dependant on prevailing winds,so that it didn't affect the ships crew.
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