Building a Longship- spray painting (part 2 of 3)

Nick, Roy and I had finished cutting the cardboard– it was time to paint it. Roy bought some silver and brown spray paint, and Nick and I got started…

Nick with a metal hand
Nick tests out the paint
Nick paints the side of the ship
Nick paints the side of the ship

All the pieces being painted
Two sides of the ship, and 10 shields- all from the one fridge box
Nick painting shields
Nick paints the shields. We didn't realise at the time, but the red circles provide a great target for enemy archers.
Nick painting the sail
I'm pretty sure Viking sails didn't have floral prints, but it will have to do.
James painting the sail
Though my Nan's gonna be angry when she sees what we've done to her bedsheet

Next step- final construction, then the maiden voyage…

Author: James Foley

James Foley makes children’s books for children who read books. If you’re a child and you’re eating his books, you’re doing it wrong. His books include Brobot, Dungzilla, Gastronauts, Chickensaurus, Toffle Towers, My Dead Bunny and There's Something Weird About Lena. James lives in Perth with his wife, 2 kids, and a labrador. He is a massive Marvel movie nerd and comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts. Follow him on FB/twitter/insta/youtube @jamesfoleybooks, or at .

2 thoughts on “Building a Longship- spray painting (part 2 of 3)”

  1. Building a longship for my daughter’s class theme day. They are representing Denmark. I wouldl like to see how it turned out

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