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Old 02-19-2021, 11:56 AM
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06 – Upper Hull

Thank you Ab, Joe, David, Dan and Greg.
I appreciate the response. Glad to see your interest.

Here are several new photos to show the completion of the hull.

The addition of a stern platform shows the influence from Russian and French Predreadnought battleships. I have heard this sort of thing called an “Admiral’s Walk”. I don’t know the history behind the phrase. Perhaps somebody following this work can add some comments about that. The platform “wings” serve two purposes: First as propeller guards, second as gun platforms. I will probably mount 47m Hotchkiss type guns, one on each platform.

The final image (044) shows the armor belt installed from bow to stern. The graphic use of “rivets” can be seen throughout the armor belt and upper hull. I first saw the technique used on the Digital Navy Russian battleship “Oslabya” that I built in 2009. I always admired the way it enhanced the appearance of the hull, so I included it here.

There will be a number of design characteristics that will be spontaneous with this project.
One of them appears in image 040. I had not planned it in advance, but I created a “Coat Of Arms” that looks about right for the stern.

I have not yet made a final decision about those “gold” propellers. I may yet change the color to what I used on Neptune.

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As construction progresses, we can see more surprises.
Is the coat of arms or design inspired?
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As construction progresses, we can see more surprises.
Is the coat of arms or design inspired?
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Thanks Joe: The “Coat Of Arms” is my own creation. Here is an enlarged image for clarity.
As you can see, it has swords, a Viking helmet and a pair of birds (representing Ravens) . . . all in harmony with the “Ulberht” theme.
At the center are the first two symbols seen on an actual Ulfbehrt sword . . . . . as you can see in the second image.
Mike
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Old 03-21-2021, 06:00 PM
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It's a beautiful hull and a fascinating alternative universe project.

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07 – Barbettes, Bulwarks, Superstructure

Thank you Don.
Here are a few more images.

I created the barbettes (card) for the forward and aft 305mm guns, and the barrel/axles (my name for them) that allow the turrets to rotate. Then I created the bulwarks (paper). I plan to mount several 47mm guns along the top of the bulwarks later.

This project has now reached the point where superstructure needs to be planned and created.
These old ships had simple superstructures, when compared with the dreadnoughts that came later.
Ulfberht will follow that pattern. The final image shows the lower superstructure (paper), navigation deck (card), and various brackets (paper).

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Mike

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After the hull block, I'm waiting for the onboard equipment. This is the world of fine, precise cuts and fitting ...
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