Skills and Know-how
I started my career of model builder at the age of 14! Over the years,
I have acquired a set of personal knowledge and techniques that I use
to build my sailing ship models today.
I like the idea of building objects out of unusual materials. That's
how the idea of making a cardboard sailing boat came to me! "Paper",
"cardboard" are words that sound weird next to "water". Yet, I found
a way to make cardboard waterproof.
The idea is to design and cut each part of the boat model into 14mm
wide cardboard pieces.
pieces are made of two light cardboard sheets with corrugated cardboard
in between. I then soak the cardboard boat parts into epoxy resin. Once
the resin has dried out, the cardboard is solid, waterproof, and yet
still very light.
and Sharmari are two splendid sailing boats that I made entirely out
of cardboard and paper (this later was used for some details on the
deck)! While their weight is incredibly low, they sail beautifully.
of the Endeavour deck, entirely made out of cardboard and paper.
Another passion of mine is to design boat drawings. I really have developed
a special taste for perfect shapes! I can not only design the drawing
of an existing boat after pictures, but also imagine new boat shapes
from scratch. This is how I imagined the curves and proportions of Sharmari,
which is my own perfect and private sailing boat model! Some of the
drawings I have made are available. If you are interested in such drawings,
just get in touch with me using my email link provided in this site.
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