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Amati Oseberge Viking ship shields.
« on: February 22, 2016, 04:33:18 PM »

Hi all
I am in the process of building an Amati Oseberge Viking ship, this is my first build. When I come to painting the numerous sheilds has anyone any idea what I can use to hold these sheilds to aid in painting.


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Re: Amati Oseberge Viking ship shields.
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016, 05:10:37 PM »

blu tack and a cocktail stick
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Re: Amati Oseberge Viking ship shields.
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2016, 05:13:07 PM »

Thanks, excellent idea
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Re: Amati Oseberge Viking ship shields.
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2016, 05:32:12 PM »

put a small blob of blutac on the back of the shield then stick it to the cocktail stick
I have an old 35mm film canister filled with Plasticine that i use to hold the cocktail stick
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Re: Amati Oseberge Viking ship shields.
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2016, 07:39:38 PM »

When building the 'Billings' Oseberg Ship kit I did some research into the history and design of the actual burial ship. Experts agree that  this ship was not suitably strong enough to be a 'raiding' or warship design and therefore shields would not have been on board what is now believed to be a ship built purely as a burial ship. Similarly, the Amati kit appears to imply that a 'dragon-head' type of stem-post  was used in the Oseberg ship when the reconstructed ship in the Oslo Museum shows the ship had no such stem-post, but only an ornate 'scroll' type design.  It would seem that some suggestions on what a Viking ship should look like have overcome historical accuracy in both Billings and Amati kits?
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Re: Amati Oseberge Viking ship shields.
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2016, 06:05:56 AM »

I read an article about two weeks ago that was discussing a replica built exactly to match the burial ship, it sank on trials twice. Then some bright spark pointed out that during reconstruction nearly 2 metres of the ship was left out due to rot and missing pieces. They built a new replica and it sailed well and even did some open ocean sailing.
I would love to see the original in person.

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Re: Amati Oseberge Viking ship shields.
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2016, 10:34:10 PM »

The series 'Vikings' is excellent for a semi historical romp! While the history has been squoze and the main character is based on a semi mythical person, it has the feel of a well researched program.

I use 4inch nails as holders popped into holes drilled in a plank of wood to keep small things safe and managably stored. The flat head provides more support for figures and things that might need dry brushing etc.

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Re: Amati Oseberge Viking ship shields.
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2016, 01:03:51 PM »

I read an article about two weeks ago that was discussing a replica built exactly to match the burial ship, it sank on trials twice. Then some bright spark pointed out that during reconstruction nearly 2 metres of the ship was left out due to rot and missing pieces. They built a new replica and it sailed well and even did some open ocean sailing.I would love to see the original in person.

See here for one report - a 20 second trip ended in failure!   http://www.osebergvikingskip.no/eng/documents/oseberg-viking-ship.php
This website gives a fine description of the full-scale building of the replica Oseberg ship and make a very good read under the 'Construction' link. From solid oaks to the finished ship was a marvellous and successful project.

Launch of the latest Oseberg Ship =  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG2YgNdg2XI
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