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Everything posted by Oliver24

  1. Some new pictures about my work on the Santa Maria. Things are going well and I learn something new every time I spend time with it.
  2. Good to hear that Jeff! Maybe their newer kits are more consistent.
  3. Great info Guys! Thank you so much! So it seems that the Santisima Trinidad had indeed two different paintings : yellow and red. I will look closely the British National Museum`s website for captured Spanish ships. Also, the paintings of Carlos Parilla Penagos are beautiful...
  4. Good to know you are back in the game Rossi46! I am really looking forward to this
  5. Another picture of my progress. Although plenty of mistakes were made, I am truly happy with the results till now:
  6. Thank you montanes and bruce! I am glad that the original plans of those great ships survived
  7. Congratulations for your work! I am a big admirer of big Spanish ships and I would like to ask you if there are any surviving plans for the Montagnes/San Ildefonso/San Huan Nepomuceno or Santissima Trinidad from the period where they were built.
  8. Wow! Thank you so much Bruce! There seem to be some plans of the Santissima Trinidad also, however they seem new to me, not the originals
  9. I wonder if there are any accurate plans big Spanish ships from the XVIII-XIX centuries. My understanding is that the plans of the flagship Santissima Trinidad are lost and only paintings or drawings have survived. I still don`t know if the hull was red, yellow or brown as there are several versions... But what about the San Juan Nepomuceno, the San Ildefonso or the Montagnes? Do we have some accurate information about the plans and description of these ships?
  10. A have made a little progress. I have attached the boat and the necessary rigging to it. Also, I have attached the fences. It was a tricky process due to the fact that I have introduced a 0,7 mm wire in them in order to ensure better stability. I used some wood glue also, of course.
  11. Dear Steve, I will get aboard with your permission. The project is very interesting and I like the ship
  12. Nice build! I will follow you closely since in the near future I am planning to build a similar ship and I have much to learn. Will running blocks be used in this ship? I would like to see the rigging process of them
  13. nicbud, thank you so much!! So I must actually wrap two lines around the block attached to the mast! Thank you very much🙏
  14. Every block has a line around them, like a shroud. But how do I link the two blocks?
  15. Indeed, my question is how can I link the line which leads from the upper block through the middle of the lower block in diagram A.
  16. Guys I need your help again. I do not know how to link the two blocks in the pictures. One of them is on the mast the other is on the yard. The instructions are telling me that they must be linked somehow with a line in order to further put it throw them in the small holes. How can I link them??
  17. I have used 180 and 220 mark sandpapers for sanding the hull with great results. Depending what do you want to sand.
  18. That it quite right! I have noticed the mistake and will correct them. Thank you for your input!
  19. Wonderful ship nikbud! You should be proud of yourself! What are your opinions about Artesania Latina based on the kit?

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