Deadlines require that I need to assemble and paint my Swan-necked trade ship, the "Ceres", over the Xmas/New Year period, whilst simultaneously writing another article, and stuffing the turkey. I fear that there won't be much time left over for blogging...
The piece on the left is going to be the stern-castle. I need to sculpt a swan on the wire frame, and add the characteristic Roman railings around the outside. I have a mate working on making the railings, and a plan "B" in case his technology can't cut them.
Later I will need to assemble the masts, build a deck-cabin with bridge on top, and scratchbuild steering oars.
The expensive but beautiful Grand Manner equivalent resin casting is looking more appealing by the moment!