Art, DT, History
As a commemoration and remembrance of the whole crew of HMS Victory and art group or after school club could make scale models of the crew of HMS Victory. Each can be named and given clothing according to their job and rank. This information is easily downloadable from the HMS Victory website. Pictorial images of some crew members are available.
The question is can you make all 821?
You will need newspaper, cellulose adhesive, masking tape and paint.
- Take four sheets of newspaper folded in half lengthways. Roll the sheets into a tube. Secure about 2 thirds of the way up with tape. Repeat. These will be the legs and body.
- Place the two roles together and wrap a single sheet of paper around the upper section forming the body.
- Attach a sheet of crumpled paper to form the head.
- Make up a large bucket of paper pulp by shredding newspapers and pouring on hot water. Stir until the paper stars to dissolve. Add cellulose adhesive.
- Add feet. It is a good idea to cut out fairly large flat foot shaped cardboard pieces and attach them to the base of the legs. Then build up with the paper pulp from there.
- Complete the rest of the model as though you were sculpting with clay.
- Allow the model to dry completely before painting.