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Robert Royes
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Ragnars' rath, Viking long boat

May 3, 2016 · in Ships · 8 · 2.3K

This is Revell's 1/50 Viking long boat . I was inspired by the History channel tv show , all I need is a crew and we're off to Vineland aaarrgh! Straight foreward build, hated the rigging, The little knots were a bear.

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  1. Robert this is a very nice replica of a Viking long boat. I can almost see Eric the Red leading his men on a raid against a coastal village somewhere in England. Well done!

  2. Nicely done, Robert...I like it.

  3. Now,Robert,I'd have thought that an old sea dog like yourself would be a dab hand at knots! Nice looking model by the way.

    • I was in the aviation end of it, we didn't really dwell on the nautical aspect of it. It's really my fingers being less nimble than they use to be.

  4. Robert, good looking longboat. Shame there aren't any scale figures to go with it. I always wanted one of those. Think I'm going to look for one, now.

  5. Nice work on the vac-form sail Robert. I did not have the 'nads to try the sail on mine... I improvised the fixed rigging, but weenied out and just lashed the yard to the whatever they call those support-ey things.

    Pretty good kit that Revell-G, eh?... a decent copy of the Gokstad ship.

    P.S. I am totally in love with Lagertha! 😉

    • Ditto on Lagertha, The sail is painted rattle can desert tan, the knots as I said were tasking , but the kit gives you plenty of line,
      It is a good kit, all they need is a crew in the proper scale.

  6. Robert, nice looking classic model, I can't help but think how much fun it would be to have a real one, and get a bunch of guys together and row around the local park, yelling out Norwegian stuff no one would understand !

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