Jason and the Argonauts

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Project by Pedropete1 posted 05-10-2020 04:17 PM 846 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Jason and the Argonauts.

The Greek Minion Ship. It is One & half meters in length its has multiple parts rigging all made from recycled and wood parts from around our village. History of the Argo is around the time of the Trojan War, around 1300 BC.

So much enjoyment from a seed pod
Time spent lost count of hours. Cost in money Zero

Materials Used
I x Queen Palm Seed Pod
Fennel plants
Clay for head motive
Note; Rocks for Anchors
Clay Golden Fleese

-- Pete Cyprus

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-10-2020 10:06 PM

I love it. Nice details!!

Cheers, Jim

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#2 posted 05-10-2020 11:15 PM

Very nice; never heard of a Queen Palm before

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#3 posted 05-10-2020 11:37 PM

Great little model Ped’... Love those anchors.

Unfortunately you’ll have to abandon the fleece as it’s gonna be a cow to keep dust free… will probably need a glass “cave” to shelter in.

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#4 posted 05-11-2020 02:25 AM

Really great project. That is one of my favorite stories from Ancient Greece. Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 05-11-2020 03:02 AM

How fun! Great execution!

-- Sandon

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#6 posted 05-11-2020 05:53 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments above it was and still is a nice fun project to do.

A little history on the Argo

The rocks were use for the anchor system as they had no steel back then, a log was also attached to each rock netting this was to stabilize the ship on the beach head as the current of the sea move the ship see video below.

As the crew were fearful of someone stealing the ship the logs at the rear end were used as rollers and pulled out of the water and guarded.

The spears were used to fend off the fearsome as Talos who circled the island’s shores three times daily. Jason and crew killed Talos by removing the peg in his ankle which stopped the life-giving ichor from pouring out.

By the way I took the ship to a local dam to see if she would float or sink on the water a very nervous moment good news she did it

-- Pete Cyprus

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#7 posted 05-11-2020 10:39 AM

Impressive! Great detail!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#8 posted 05-11-2020 05:44 PM

What fun!

What a great use of local, recycled materials. I am very impressed.

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