Very nice, my compliments Pati, especially to Curro Agudo Mangas.
I visited that Oseberg museum in Oslo 30 years ago and still remember how black such ships looked, though I do not know if this is because of 1000 years conservation under the soil or because of the black pitch that was used. The Wasa shipwreck looks that dark too, and so does the Mary Rose, both of which were not pitched black before they sunk. At the same time, in Homer's Illiad there is repetitive mentioning of 'black pitched ships' used by the Greeks.
To me its hard to imagine the Vikings did not paint all that beautiful woodcut-art on their ships in bright colors like all other medieval art.
But I am no Viking specialist at all so maybe someone else can tell us more about this.
I am sorry to say this but this does not look like klassischer Moddelbau. Neither does it look like reine Handarbeit.
This whole ship looks like it is computer designed, lasercut modeling using triplex (3-layered plywood) instead of real wood.
That means the designing and shaping has been done mainly in the computer and only assembled by hand.
Also you can see the woodgrain is running the wrong way on the hull planks by being transverse to their length .
This is probably done to make bending the lasercut triplex more easy: both outside sheets bend with the transverse grain while only the inner sheet of the triplex has the right woodgrain direction. This way the woodgrain structure gets lost but at least the planking doesn't break when bend.
In classical wooden ship modeling real wood is used, bended by a hot iron tool after having the wood soaked in hot water. Which is real Handarbeit but too expensive for nowadays standards.
All this does not change the fact Curro is making some excellent ships with lovely details like the round shields stuck BETWEEN the double hull planking instead of outside of them.
Well done Curro, I look forward to see its further development.