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Jonas Dahlberg
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Swedish Ship-of-the-line “Svärdet” (The Sword) – Wrecked

April 5, 2019 · in Diorama · · 15 · 4.8K

Svärdet (The Sword) was a Swedish of the line armed with 86 cannons. The ship was Claas Ugglas admiralsship in 1676. It was set on fire by a Dutch ship during the battle off the Southern tip of Öland then 1st of July 1676. 600 men perished when she sank.

It was rediscovered in 2011 and from the few Pictures available at the time and a few sketches from the divers and archeologist I re-created how it looked 335 years later on the bottom.
Scale is 1/100 and its 95% scratchbuilt from Wood. Cannons and Equipment are from various kits collected over time.

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15 responses

  1. What an amazing piece of work and attention to details.
    Love that you show the build process.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. Awesome as usual, Jonas! Great monochromatic effect. Hope to see it next weekend at 08 Open in Stockholm.

    Ingen fiskmås?

  3. I like uncommon topics like this one! Good research, good story, amazing scratchbuild!

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  5. Beautifully done, Jonas. A memorable build with creativity, skill, and a real artist’s eye. Thoroughly enjoyed these photos.


  6. Wow - very cool project, and execution was amazing.

  7. Awesome diorama. It is amazing what sparks imagination and creativity.

  8. Yep...they said it all. Outstanding work indeed !

  9. Yup, pretty cool! Be proud of that one. Nice job, Jonas.

  10. A very imaginative build!

  11. Tht is truly amazing. Incredible craftsmanship and superb result.

  12. utterly amazing

  13. Hi guys, thanks for all the comments. This one was built back in 2011 but I still like how it came out. It is published in AMMO Weathering Magazine K.O and Wrecks issue as part of my Author introduction. In that issue I also have a step-by-step article on how to build/weather wooden wrecks.

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  14. That’s a pretty special build mate, amazing demonstration of ability!

  15. Absolutely awesome. You can almost feel the dark cold ocean surrounding this wreck.

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