|Castilian flagship. The sail depicts the arms of Castile|
I finally completed my galleys for the cogs project. I needed three models for Sluys. The galley participants at Sluys were Genoese, but the Castilians also supplied galleys to the French, so I made three more for them.
|The three Genoese galleys. The Grimaldi family arms for a Genoese leader|
|I also included the Grimaldi family arms on the aft awning.|
They weren't super difficult to build, and honestly I could have done a better job in smoothing and sanding them, but at their size it's hard to tell much of anything with them. Honestly, I just feel the need for speed building these guys. I did drill the sides of the basswood for the eight oars per side, and used steel wire for the holes. All in all not bad. A little washed out ivory paint and cover the lot with gloss gel and not so bad.
|I wasn't quite sure what to do with Castilian awnings. I decided to embed the Castilian arms in a field of blue.|
|A head on look at the Castilians|