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Roman Trireme scratchbuilt (UPDATE 07.10.13)

Posted by Ben90 on 01 Aug 2012, 14:38

Next to my other dioramas I´m working on a Roman Bireme for a sea-fight-diorama. First I´ve thought about the battle at actium where Octavian destroyed the fleet of Anthony and Cleopatra. But I think it will be boring to paint only dozens of Romans, so I had to look for another Roman sea-battle... well... there´s not much. The result is that I´ll create a dio of the battle at Mylae...

Hope you´ll like the vessel so far... (The figure is just for size comparison)


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Posted by krugi3 on 01 Aug 2012, 15:25

Sorry - no biremes at Mylae! The smallest vessels were triremes, the standard ship of Romans and Carthaginians at this time were Quinqueremes (5 men at 3 oars at each section).

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Posted by daikaigan on 01 Aug 2012, 15:31

:shock: Is not my era but it is a great work :cheers: BRAVISSIMO :occasion:
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Posted by Kekso on 01 Aug 2012, 15:51

No matter is it historicaly right but this very nice start.
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Posted by Ben90 on 01 Aug 2012, 16:11

krugi3 wrote:Sorry - no biremes at Mylae! The smallest vessels were triremes, the standard ship of Romans and Carthaginians at this time were Quinqueremes (5 men at 3 oars at each section).

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Hmmm... Seems that you´re right. I´ve got a book from Andrea Press (http://www.weltbild.de/media/ab/2/025213042-bireme.jpg) with a diorama of the battle at mylae. The two ships shown there are a Bireme for the romans and a simple galley with just one row of oars for the carthaginians. But it won´t be a problem to add a third row of oars at the ship...
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Posted by Paul on 01 Aug 2012, 16:47

:notworthy: Lovely piece of scratch building!!!
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Posted by krugi3 on 01 Aug 2012, 19:30

Really a good work and if you can add a third row of oars that would be great.

Some time ago I started the same project with the beautiful Zvezda galleys - maybe you can use this thread for some information:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=7828&hilit=mylae

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Posted by Frankzett on 01 Aug 2012, 20:30

Yes, very nice built. The vessel with its outriggers seems rather like a Hemiola than a Bireme, so I would say it will work as a 4.- 1. cent. BC Ship.
It looks great but if you want to have a historic accurate model you shouldn't fix a tower or assault bridges with such small ships. Another problem are the rowmen, with a flat close deck the would choke....I know an open deck, the problem with the rowers figures and so on - i've the same problem...
Look:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=9260
see my last posting

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Posted by Dad's Army on 02 Aug 2012, 14:53

Looks good to me, love the scratchbuild a lot!
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Posted by Samuel Alonso on 02 Aug 2012, 19:46

A real nice beginning : I'm waiting for the achievement of your work !
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Posted by SamSagace on 03 Aug 2012, 00:00

bireme, trireme... :roll:
no matter for me, it's quadri-good work !! :cheers:
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Posted by chen on 03 Aug 2012, 02:15

Love the scratchbuilt vessel so much .... :drool: I wish one day my roman could have one like that too!!
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Posted by Toma on 03 Aug 2012, 08:35

BRAVO! NICE JOB. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by TK on 04 Aug 2012, 13:34

Great! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: I wait to see the ready ship!
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Posted by dirk on 05 Aug 2012, 18:11

The first steps looks really good !
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Posted by Peter on 07 Aug 2012, 13:50

Great work so far :thumbup:
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Posted by MABO on 23 Aug 2012, 19:34

Just saw this today, and it looks very nice. Clean work!
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Posted by Ben90 on 25 Aug 2012, 15:07

Thank you for the comments! Here´s the progress:

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Posted by Mai Strac on 25 Aug 2012, 15:53

:drool: :drool: no words!!! :drool: :drool: :love: :love: :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Paul on 25 Aug 2012, 16:20

:headbang: :headbang: Really excellent!! :notworthy:
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