Friday, November 9, 2012

Old Glory Viking Dragon Ship - Completed

Fashioned a mast out of a 1/4" dowel from Michael's; used a piece of bamboo stick for the crossbeam and a piece of cloth soaked with white glue for the sail.
The flash from the camera kind of washes out some of the colors - the red stripes on the sail are a bit darker in natural light.
I'm not a navy man so not sure how the sail would actually be rigged, but I used thread to tie the sail to the crossbeam. Thread was also used to cinch up the sail; the red strips were painted on prior to rolling it up.
Not sure if you can tell in the photos, but the oars don't line up with the rowers' hands that well, but they look okay overall though.
I'll try to take some more photos when the lighting is better - also need to add the helmsman and leader too.


  1. Very cool. You will need to bring it to our next SAGA game day! It could make for a very interesting scenario. As always, great work!

  2. Beautiful!! I really like this.

  3. Excellent job!

    My Vikings need one of these to get around in

  4. Looking good! Now, you need to build a monastery to sack.

  5. Thanks a lot for the compliments, Gentlemen.

    It's a really nice kit and your Viking warband would love cruising up and down the waterways in it.

    Pat: I'll bring it next Saturday, along with an ad hoc group for a Harald Hadraada warband.

    Best, Dean

  6. Love you work Dean. The ship's crew look fantastic.



  7. Thanks a lot, Ray and Helen. Appreciate your interest and kind words. Dean

  8. Great painting on the OG longship and crew Dean.