Tuesday, February 10, 2009

USS Vandalia

I may have shared some of this with my readers before, but model ship building is both a preservation of history and of technology. For those who practice the art, it can also be fulfillment arising through the hands. The model above is made by a friend, Gene Andes in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and you can see more of his wonderful models on his website. the cannon are turned from ebony and all the sheets and lines in the rigging are hand made to exact scale from linen thread.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who is an accountant and a teacher, and he builds ship models to refocus his mind. Being a teacher and amateur woodworker too, I understand.

Mario