With the cardboard cut and painted, it was time for Nick and I to put the pieces together.
First we poked holes in the side of the ship with a screwdriver, then bolted the shields on.
Then we attached the two sides to each other.
We cut a hole in the sail so that the mast could poke through the middle- all finished!
Time to set sail. (…there’s an awful lot of seagrass here.)
This process gave me lots of ideas for a sequence in the book, and for the character design of Josh/Knut. Next week I’ll show you some sketches I made from reference photos…