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About kirill4

  • Birthday 02/21/1966

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  1. Hi Kirill


    I saw some really nice posts of your spanish galleon!

    i am restoring   an old Santa Maria  ( possibly 1/50 ?)


    I have been putting off rebuilding the rigging for a year.  I do ships in bottles,  and this is beyond my ken.

    i might ask you for some advice - i hope thats ok.



    1. kirill4


      Good day Josh,

      Nice to see you, if I could give advice - I will be glad to do it...

      All the Best!


  2. Good day, Jay, Thank you very much , for your attention and comments, I' m very glad that you found somthing interesting / or useful for your current project in this my galleon build log... *but This Soverign of the Seas, is it clipper, or it is that old famous ship, from 17 century? * information about Red Jacket, I saw your message, where your mentioned book as a source of additional information about RJ, is that you mean? If yes, I saw it... thanks , need to find & buy this book / wnen I be back home in May.
  3. Thanks for your kind words, I added a few things that were not I. The kit or in the plans, example, fire buckets on top of forward cabin, brass hand rails along both cabins, drinking water tanks on each side of fwd  cabin,trap door vents on aft cabin, running lights on port and starboard, also there is a very interesting book out about R.J. This book is available from Blue Jacket if your interested.

    best regards.


    1. Bernastrasen


      Hello,thanks again for reminding me of the book,I do not know,I will look,the truth is that there is not or I did not find any monograph that really look like pictures of the ship in reality,escept paints watercolors

      I,m interested in that book,I ll try toget it I will comment on my progress with the boat,because now I do not have much time

      Kind regards


    2. kirill4


      Thank you very much  for You  mentioned abt this book ...must be interesting! 

      I have plan... far in the future, to assemble clipper model... and always looking for, and glad to have information of the clipper subject , thanks again! :)

  4. Greetings colleague, it turned out great !!! Wonderful detailing! I studied the model foto with great interest ... were any additional information used in the construction besides the instructions from the kit? With respect. Kirill
  5. Oh! ...interesting!... I would say - it will be Very Interesting!!! Wish You luck! :)))
  6. Good day,Daniel, looks nice, sharp-accurate! what subst. do you use for making such nice casting- reproduction? sorry if You already told abt this early... All the Best! Kirill .
  7. Good day all, very interesting discussion! Ropes looks very good! I didn't try Mara,but use Tera same maker... looks they are the same looks in results... By my experience, Gutermann is very nice materialI for rope making... I prefer to use it white...and later,when rope made- to paint it in suitable color... mostly ,for standing riging -I used acrylic umbra + small drop black and dark brown+ acrylic matt varnish... and for running rigging - same mix as for standing,but less portion+more ochre and add matt varnish again... when polimeraised ,this "tar" prevents rope from unraveling... but actualy acrylic paint is not too suitable material for rope painting, due to easy could be fall apart when rope pulled trough the blocks for example...and later on damaged area need to be repainted... Much better result gives artistic oil paint ubra ,and umbra +ochre for running rigging deluted in artistic oil (?danish oil?) or suitable thiner... on this model by Dmitry Shevelev ,all rigging painted in this way(base thread color was white) https://www.shipmodeling.ru/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=28865&start=330
  8. jose_b, thank you very much for you mentioned the Le Saint Philippe of 1693 link ! I missed it/ or didn' t reach it yet in reading posts in this wonderfull Marc building log I have to order this book as well - it is briliant! :)))
  9. Thanks, I see... old color I like ...but this...almost pink. :)))...no :))) but understood, it's historic accurate!
  10. Hi Marc, by my experience, I could say, Making own rope, undoubtedly will be much less expensive than buying them somewhere... Consumption ,when rigging - quite high due to manipulations with ropes...need always to have them in excess for convinience...and if try to use "shop "made ropes,they became gold :))) - at least for me,when I m making rigging,I have too much threads waisted... one more advantage making own ropes - you will make exactly that size,which you need according to your rigging plan... for making rope you need not expensive and very simple machine...and suitable threads...than some weights approx 1kg max,for heavy ropes...and small portable el.drill...for making process faster....that all... I saw on our shipmodel market( russian) ,some of our colleques offer "High End" rope making machine(I' m planing to buy such in the future) ...they are fantastic in work,and looks nice for example ,like this https://shipworkshop.ru/products/all-products ...but funny things, simple machine ,even made from cartoon without any pinions, works with the same good results as HighEnd rope machine! :))) I have this ,3d printed unexpensive brand https://modelshipyard.ru/product/trosomot-trehprjadnyj-pr-va-rossija/ I guess, Guttermann line is polyester, with no fluff at all...at least this brand, "tera" ... they have wide range of threads , but this "tera" serie, is what we need for model rigging purposes...other type of their product could be with fluff - which is not suitable,at least for me...
  11. :))) ...small X-Mess surprise... :))) Daniel, This is Big X mass surprise! Thank You very much! :)))
  12. Dear Marc, Thank your very much for your attention and warm comments I'm very glad that You found interesting my "spanish galleon" experiments:))) ... of cause, when asked,I will be glad to share all my knowledge /methоds in rope imitation and sails making... by the way, as I consider rigging questions quite important,I will take the opportunity to say a few words...abt material for model rigging... next my model I' m seriously planing to equipt with self made ropes(by using rope making mashine) complitely, all rigging, but not like on this model,where self made ropes were used mostly for stays, and for some ,a few only,running rigging ropes... , on this model for running rigging ,in common,I used ordinary sewing threads as they were arrived from the shop,but only painted them by acrylic paint... and on macro foto you could see that most of the ropes have very " loose" structure,which I don't like... but ok, it will be corrected on the next model... the best staff for making ropes,by my opinion, it is threads "gutermann", type"tera"... before I ve found this threads , I' ve spent /waisted a lot of time,money and material in experiments which threads are the best... #need to be easy to paint, and and must be complitely without fluff!!!# when found them, I ve bouth all available sizes in one time , ordered them like a kind of "set" ,which lately could be used for own ropes making... my compilied set ,looks like this( one of the shop from many...) details/text and prices in russian... but I believe,if contact ( website adress in lower left corner of the foto)with supplier ,they could arrange all ness-ry info in english as well... if not this shop,than knowing id No of this threads and maker, same could be bouth in other places... All The Best! Kirill

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