This Anglo-Saxon ship is from the early 7th century, 27m long, 4.5m beam with single square sail and six oars. No detailed drawings exist so I am constructing from knowledge, experience, advice and guesswork. For accuracy the build of the 3D model has to follow the method of construction of the ships of the period. This is where some guesswork comes in; Viking ship construction is well understood but they used a technology that was developed later.
Ribs were profiled from an average of the Sutton Hoo and Graveney archeological findings. The starboard front dozen ribs have been created and chamfered. Modifications need to be done to the intermediate rib profiles to give a smooth hull shape. Duplication mirroring and refinement come later.
Planking is to done. How to do it?
The current idea to create planking is to use Bezier curves, convert to 3D curves then loft to create a rectangular mesh. Each plank will have to be made separately and laid clinker fashion from the keel up.
Any cracking ideas?