The ancient Egyptians were avid model makers. Many of their miniature masterpieces were replicas of boats, lovingly handcrafted from the finest woods and often decorated with rich materials such as ivory. Amazing examples of Egyptian maritime art and technology, many of these models remain intact today, displayed and admired in museums and private collections centuries after they were masterfully crafted. Concise, authoritative, and easy to follow, this unique guide shows modern shipwrights how to build three ancient Egyptian boat models following the same expert techniques used by craftsmen thousands of years ago. A beginner's skill level is all that's needed to expertly construct the royal sailing ships of King Khufu (ruled ca. 2551a2528 B.C.), Queen Hatshepsut (ruled ca. 1479a1458 B.C.) and the great Ramses II (ruled ca. 1279a1213 B.C.). Learn how to select the proper wood and gather the appropriate tools and materials. Follow simple guidelines for every aspect of construction, from hull to sails to rowing oarsaeven building the display stand. Replicate the paints and colors used for the original Egyptian models. And discover ancient free-hand painting techniques, including how to create authentic hieroglyphic symbols to decorate your project. A profusion of detailed patterns and diagramsaplus photographs of each finished modelaaccompany the text, guiding crafters step-by-step to shipbuilding success.The colors you will need are green, red, and brown. Or, you can easily cut out these decorative accents located on the inside covers. It will be your choice. Apply a light coat of clear water-based satin varnish to the paper to protect the designsanbsp;...
|Title||:||How to Build Egyptian Boat Models|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 2013-01-03|