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[[File:VikingCartonBoat1-1A-2A.png|700px|center|Model Longship from a juice carton]]
 
[[File:VikingCartonBoat1-1A-2A.png|700px|center|Model Longship from a juice carton]]
 
* Construct a '''Deck Frame''' to separate the two Hull sides using square '''[[Stripwood Technology Materials|Stripwood]]''' and reinforce with '''[[Paper and Card|Medium Card]]''' triangles;
 
* Construct a '''Deck Frame''' to separate the two Hull sides using square '''[[Stripwood Technology Materials|Stripwood]]''' and reinforce with '''[[Paper and Card|Medium Card]]''' triangles;
* You may wish to add '''[[Adhesive Tapes|Masking Tape]]''', or another self-adhesive paper tape, around the inside edge to provide a surface more easily glued to than the 'waxy' interior of the carton
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* A '''[[Hot Melt Glues|Glue Gun]]''' is a good way of fixing the '''Deck Frame''' the 'waxy' interior of the carton but, if not available, you may wish to try adding '''[[Adhesive Tapes|Masking Tape]]''', or another self-adhesive paper tape, around the inside edge to provide a surface more easily glued.
 
[[File:VikingCartonBoat1Alayout.png|200px|right|Model Longship from a juice carton]]
 
[[File:VikingCartonBoat1Alayout.png|200px|right|Model Longship from a juice carton]]
 
[[File:VikingCartonBoat1C.png|200px|right|Model Longship from a juice carton]]
 
[[File:VikingCartonBoat1C.png|200px|right|Model Longship from a juice carton]]
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* Construct a '''Deck Frame''' and glue in between the two hull sides, as for Method 1;
 
* Construct a '''Deck Frame''' and glue in between the two hull sides, as for Method 1;
* Hold in place with '''[[Stripwood_Technology_Tools|Pegs or Clips]]''' if needed and leave to dry;
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* Hold in place with '''[[Stripwood_Technology_Tools|Pegs or Clips]]''' if needed;
 
[[File:VikingCartonBoat2B.png|700px|center|Viking Longship hull assembly]]
 
[[File:VikingCartonBoat2B.png|700px|center|Viking Longship hull assembly]]
 
[[File:VikingCartonBoat2.png|300px|right|Viking Longship hull assembly]]
 
[[File:VikingCartonBoat2.png|300px|right|Viking Longship hull assembly]]
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* Cut out two '''Hull''' sides based on the drawing shown ''(click on image to enlarge)'';
 
* Cut out two '''Hull''' sides based on the drawing shown ''(click on image to enlarge)'';
 
* '''[[Scoring and Creasing|Crease]]''' along the dotted lines and fold as indicated;
 
* '''[[Scoring and Creasing|Crease]]''' along the dotted lines and fold as indicated;
* You may wish to add '''[[Adhesive Tapes|Masking Tape]]''', or another self-adhesive paper tape, around the outside edge to provide a surface more easily glued to than the 'shiny' printed surface of the carton;
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* '''[[Adhesive Tapes|Double-Sided Tape]]''' or using a '''[[Hot Melt Glues|Glue Gun]]''' are both good ways of fixing to the 'shiny' outside surface of the carton;
 
* Glue the two sides in place and to each other to complete the '''Hull''' ready for painting.
 
* Glue the two sides in place and to each other to complete the '''Hull''' ready for painting.
  

Latest revision as of 12:29, 1 December 2019

Viking Longship based on juice carton


Description

Longships were long elegant craft used by The Vikings to cross the North Sea, first on raiding missions and later to explore and settle in Engand, Ireland, Iceland and beyond. They were a wooden construction with a shallow Draft which meant they could be rowed up shallow rivers as well as across the sea, powered by oars and their large square woollen sail. They could also land on beaches and were light enough to be carried when necessary and tipped upside down to use as a temporary shelter.


Making a Model Longship

A model Longship can be based on a 1 litre laminated card juice carton to make the Hull.

Avantages:

  • The cartons are readily available and easily cut with scissors
  • When cut in two, the cartons provide ready made Hull shapes

Disadvantages:

  • The 'waxy' coating on the inside, and plastic laminate on the outside, may not accept PVA glue.
Making the hull (Method 1)

The model described is based around a 1 litre fruit juice carton and 10mm square Stripwood (some dimensions will need to be adjusted if 8mm square is used).

  • Two different constructions are described but start each by cutting a carton in two halves;
Model Longship from a juice carton
  • Construct a Deck Frame to separate the two Hull sides using square Stripwood and reinforce with Medium Card triangles;
  • A Glue Gun is a good way of fixing the Deck Frame the 'waxy' interior of the carton but, if not available, you may wish to try adding Masking Tape, or another self-adhesive paper tape, around the inside edge to provide a surface more easily glued.
Model Longship from a juice carton
Model Longship from a juice carton
  • Glue the Deck Frame in between the two hull sides, as shown;
  • Hold in place with Pegs or Clips if needed and leave to dry;


  • The Figure Head and 'Tail' can be kept simple or used as a design activity in itself - the object is to create a 'Dragon Head profile and a matching 'Tail' end of the Longship;
  • Some suggested sizes are shown opposite but these are only for guidance (click on image to enlarge);


  • Cut two of each out of Medium Card;
  • Fold the tabs over as indicated and fix to the carton using Double-Sided Tape
  • The completed hull can now be painted but mix water-based paints with PVA glue to help it stick to the 'shiny' surface of the carton (alternatively and if allowed, use a model maker's enamel paint).


Making the hull (Method 2)
  • Construct a Deck Frame and glue in between the two hull sides, as for Method 1;
  • Hold in place with Pegs or Clips if needed;
Viking Longship hull assembly
Viking Longship hull assembly


  • Make two triangles, with glue tabs, to cover the space between the Deck Frame and the top of the carton
  • Fix one to the bow and one to the stern using Double-Sided Tape
  • Cut out two Hull sides based on the drawing shown (click on image to enlarge);
  • Crease along the dotted lines and fold as indicated;
  • Double-Sided Tape or using a Glue Gun are both good ways of fixing to the 'shiny' outside surface of the carton;
  • Glue the two sides in place and to each other to complete the Hull ready for painting.
Completing the Longship
  • Add a Mast by 'stepping' a length of Dowel into a MDF or Ply Disc and glue to the Deck Frame or the bottom of the Hull;
  • Add a Main Spar by fixing a length of Dowel across the top of the Mast either by lashing with string and glue or by cutting two holes at right angles into a short length of PVC Tubing;
  • Make a Sail out of Thin Card, paint as required and glue along the Main Spar;
  • Design and paint Viking Shields on MDF, Ply or Card Discs and glue along the sides of the Hull;
  • Add Oars made by squashing the end of Art Straws or Drinking Straws.


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