Three new projects

After several months ‘in the dry dock’, I resume my activity here with three -quite different- new projects.

First, an aero clock for the section ‘Dioramas‘. It’s a kit by UGears, which my closest friends Marjolein Hoekstra and Anica Trickovic offered me as a birthday present. I have already started with the challenge and will soon be commenting all the details here.

Secondly, another present, this time from my grandchildren: a Lego kit: a ship in a bottle. Yes, I do know it’s not a ‘regular’ model ship project, but…. I’ll keep you posted too..

Last, a third present: Red Dragon, a Chinese junk by Artesanía Latina. It deserves a new page in section ‘Ships‘. Coming soon.

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My favourite
model:
Egyptian vessel

This is one of the vessels from the fleet of Queen Hatshepsut, Pharaoh of Egypt.

It is a singular model which I designed from scratch, using some ancient drawings.

The author

It was in 1994 when, with the help of a very good friend, I got to the world of ship modelling. Since then I have built 18 ships, some dioramas, and other models.

On this site you can see all models I’ve built, with their technical specifications, photos of completed models, and in many cases, photos of the construction processes, as well as some other interesting facts about the ships built.

Some ships (the first ones) were made using the ordinary kits there are in the shops, others are personal designs from photos or drawings -some by the author, some from the net.

30 years later, my passion for model ships is still there, and the number of projects keeps growing. The last one was the Mayflower; an old dream of mine. It was a bit difficult since it was not a commercial kit, but a model based on some interesting plans I had found on the net.

If you’re interested in the plans, just click here.

You may also want to visit this page: all pictures of the building process.

A bit of history

In 2003 I made my first try into the world of web design and decided to upload some photos of the models I had made so far. A very simple welcome screen let you in, so that you could get into a list of photos which I called “The Shipyard”.

Two years later, after having learnt by my own some html and php code, I designed and uploaded a much more complete version.

As the number of visits was growing (so were my model ships) I prepared a deeper change of the site, paying special attention to the visual issues. That version of la cornamusa was on the net for six years.

The need of a more functional site, which could take advantage of the characteristics of blogs, has made me use WordPress as a CMS. After many months studying possibilities, testing themes (even designing one), I have finally uploaded this latest -not last- version. I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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