Apologies for the long delay - it is high time to sort things out here!
I have to admit that I hit a mental wall of sorts with this project, mostly because my budget for hobby materials collapsed somewhat. I have been concentrating on the Tékumel minis more, but it is time to get going here as well. However, the quartos and baskets will need to wait a while longer; I have yet to get any suitable minis for the skirmish games. So, I am going to try and get the slipways going again for the ship project with a critical eye turned out towards making the ships faster and of course nicer.
The first ship still does not look quite right to me - the masts are too short and off-kilter especially. I have yet to decide if I should tear it apart for another go or just leave it for now and replace it later when my skill level increases. She is a nifty little vessel, if you squint a bit!