This is a card model replica of Juan Rodriguez’s flagship, San Salvador.
The model took three months, on and off, to build!
The rigging/ratlines are constructed from black yarn, super glued at the crossings and was particularly time consuming, but great satisfaction once all of the model was completed.
(I cheated a little on the masts, they are wood 🙂
The Maritime Museum of San Diego are building an historically accurate full sized replica of the San Salvador and are offering the 1/100 scale plans completely free.
Read more on the San Salvador project. Note: the free designs are further down the homepage.