Building the Kamakura Period Umi-Bune, Part 9

Been away from ship modeling due to various issues over the past couple months. Today, I made some real progress on modeling traditional Japanese boats, or wasen. The Kamakura period trade boat is getting closer to completion. Probably a couple build log installments to go after this one…

Wasen Mokei 和船模型

As if my work wasn’t coming along slowly enough, a car accident and heavier work load managed to bring my ship modeling of all types to a standstill. After nearly two months of making no progress on anything, I finally found myself in a position to move forward again on the Umibune. I didn’t managed to figure out too much regarding the making of scale figures for the model, but I did finish tying the bindings on the rails. I also decided on how I wanted to finish the aft deckhouse, or yakata.

I basically returned to the idea of installing only lower panels on the sides of the structure. There seem to be a multitude of ways that artists and model makers have interpreted this design, so I just went with something I recall seeing in a painting. Is it accurate? There really doesn’t appear to be any way to…

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