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Trabakul by donrobinson - MarisStella - 1:32 scale


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donrobinson

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This the start of my next build the “Trabakul” by Marisstella:

 

First up I would like to thank Marisstella, especially Zoran, not only for this great kit but also for the fantastic service and patience of putting up with my endless questions some of which were not that bright. That being said two of the concerns I had were the instructions and the shipping from Croatia and to that Zoran e-mailed me the plans and instructions. They looked real good with lots of pictures showing pretty much everything one would need, then to top it off the shipping was free ( not sure if this offer is still on you will have to check with Zoran) so I went for it putting my other kits back a little further on the list.

 

Time to Start:

 

Upon opening the box I was first impressed by the amount material it contained. This is a single planked hull, my first, so I guess I was expecting a lot less wood. I’m thinking maybe they know my skills with wood and just sent lots of extra as a way of me not bothering them anymore  :P . I went through all the packages and billets and everything looks excellent, one thing that did stand out is the fine laser cuts in the billets much finer than I have seen.

 The strip wood all looks real nice and of good quality even the dowels are straight (a real bonus!!).

 Reading the instruction book and going over the plans there is some challenges ahead, one being the interior which is completely finished (another first for me).

My plan is not to bash this kit what so ever and just build as is, now I said this is the plan not a promise ;) .

 

Here is the box and contents:

 

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100_0786.jpg all pieces sanded and dry fitted. a little tough getting pieces out of billet but nothing unmanageable

 

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a glass kitchen table is indispensable for this hobby, everything so far has gone well. Lots of charring but easily sanded

 

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More to come, seem to have misplaced some pictures


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mrshanks

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Cool Don!  I have never heard of this kit.  Will ride along with you.. ;)


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Join in for the ride Mike, good to hear from you. It is going to be a real cool kit lots of different things involved in this one, hopefully I'll do it justice. What you been up to? Haven't talked to you since the "meltdown" anything new on the workbench?


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That looks like a very nice kit Don, looking forward to seeing you put it together.


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Interesting boat from one of our sponsors. I'd like to follow along, Don.


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Hi Don, yup I always have models on the bench.  Currently I am working on an AL stagecoach for my stepson, an Apollo Lunar Lander (in plastic) for my wife, and I just started working on the Dahlgren Howitzer that comes with the MS Picket Boat kit.  Never a dull moment in this hobby shop!!


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Elijah

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This kit already looks fantastic!
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Seventynet

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Pulling up a chair. This sounds like a really nice kit and we already know we have a very good builder!

Best, Ian


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markjay

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I'll be watching along with the others.


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Wow!!.... another mfg. with good readable plans .... have fun with this one Don..... looks like a winner!!!...

 

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Well I am just extremely jealous

of the kit,

the quality of the plans,

and that you are doing it,

But do enjoy and i will force myself to watch.

Cheers Chris


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mikiek

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Looks like they have some interesting kits! Way beyond the usual Victory and Constitution.

 

Finishing out the interior will be most interesting.

 

Enjoy!!


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Sail on......

 

  Mike

 

"Dropped a part? Your foot will always find it before your eyes do"

 

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donrobinson

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IMG_0778.jpg IMG_0779.jpg IMG_0776.jpg Hi everyone. Thanks so much for all your comments and likes, I was caught off guard by all the responses here so I took some time off to get more chairs, re-stock fridge and grab some snacks :)  :cheers: . I think we should be good now for awhile so I'll continue with the build.

 Next step up after sanding the keel is fitting the bulkheads and test fitting all the notches on them. Unlike most where a snug fit is wanted between bulkheads and keel to allow for glue the Trabakul requires the bulkheads to be tight as there is no glue applied to the notches. The bulkheads all fit great with only very minor adjustment required on one of them, the last three bulkheads are left off until the four pieces for the keelson are slipped in. When the final three bulkheads are installed the two side pieces of the keelson are glued into place the last two pieces are glued into place in between the side pieces. The top piece needs to be aligned properly as this forms the ledge for the floor.

 After keelson was completed the support beams were all installed, again everything fit with precision, only at the front bulkhead did I need to do some minor filing and that was just put a little bit of an angle on the notches to allow beams to fit properly. After glue dried I removed her from the cradle and glued the bottom of the bulkheads. This was a little overkill as once the keelson and support timbers were installed this boat was absolutely tight and sturdy.

 This ends the first part of the build next up is the interior, wish me luck.

 

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Have A Good One

 

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I'm a little off with the glue here, hard taking picture and glue at same time the rest are better :)  IMG_0792.jpg

 

 I'm off to the refreshment ridge, anyone need anything? ;)  :P


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Yeah, a couple of joints would be good, and some cold apple cider LOL


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Go MSW :) :)

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Interesting build Don...looking forward to the interior build....

 

frank


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No glue on the bulkheads?  This is interesting.  Looking good, Don.


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Cabbie

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Good Morning Don she is looking like a fun build

and you are doing a top job as usual.

Perhaps you should save on glue by setting up a webcam,

it would be far better than whats on tv these days.

Or at least record what you are doing and we can download and watch.

Cheers Chris


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mikiek

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Don - just wondering is that your stand (the pieces on each end) or something that came with the kit?


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Sail on......

 

  Mike

 

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Hi Don,

 

I'll follow along as well if you don't mind.  

 

She's looking great and seems like she is going to be a really fun and unique model to build.

 

Looking forward to seeing these interior details you mentioned!

 

Cheers,

 

Nigel.


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