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  1. You can also compare the bow of Royal Katherine with my older card model - Sovereign of the Seas. And, of course, my feathered assistant is also presented there....
  2. Hello dear friends, thank you for your feedback and "likes", I appreciate your support a lot. Now I am working on decoration at the bow; mainly caryatides and decorative moldings. Sometimes it is not easy to adapt all parts together, so I have to create new ones and try again. Best regards, Doris
  3. Hello Jan, she will be fully rigged and with several sails as in Vale's painting. I would like to make her similar as my Sovereign of the Seas. Kind regards Doris
  4. Thank you for your comments and "likes", dear friends. To Tecko: You are welcome, Peter. I try to find suitable solution from available information to achieve more realistic result, but I have to admit, it is often very difficult. To archjofo: Thank you Johann, your praise means a lot for me. The same to your magnificent work. Yesterday I finished last few pieces of decoration for the bow sculptures and here is the result: Soon I will start with new decoration for the bow section and bulkhead. Best regards and enjoy the pics Doris
  5. That's beautiful! Awesome model a great job! Best regards,
  6. Hello Amalio, your model is a great inspiration and a demonstration of extremely precise work. Perfection in every detail and admirable craftsmanship. Kind regards Doris
  7. Hello dear friends, let me express my gratitude for your compliments and kind words. That is a great honor for me and your comments and opinions are much appreciated. Thank you all very much. Hello dear friend, I am glad you like my presentation of this model. As I have already written, my target is to achieve historically more accurate result and create realistic model of the Royal Katherine. I like to combine entertainment and education. And I also want to improve my work and technologies to be able to achieve better results. I am pleased I can share my build with other people.I am interested in opinions and also appreciate constructive criticism, which allows me to improve my work. The right remark, Peter. The sculpture of the horse on Vale´s painting is bigger, but when I compare it with museum models from this period, the similar sculptures on the bow are usually smaller. So I have decided to make it a bit smaller as well. There are some mistakes on Vale´s painting (for example you can find there some details used in later period - the appearance of windowpanes, some parts of rigiing) and there are also proportionate and perspective discrepancies. Vale painted the picture around 1690, but at that time RK had a different look. The ship in the painting represents her appearance around 1670. Here are some pics from other museum models from this period (HMS Prince, Saint Michael, Sheldon´s model...): And here we discussed the wrong proportions on the stern and QG and windows: https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=270#p2091987 https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=345#p2100497 Best regards Doris
  8. Hello dear friends, thank you very much for your comments, opinions and "likes", that is a great pleasure for me and also a motivation to other work. I do appreciate your support a lot. The sculpture is already placed on the bow of RK and today I have finished other sculptures and decoration according to Vale´s painting. It is not finished yet, I will fill the inner space (between knights) to match it to museum models from this period. Best regards, Doris
  9. Thank you, dear Peter. Well, I enjoy sculpting and I was looking forward to creating this figurehead. And the ice-cream flavor? Double chocolate - that is my favourite. Best regards,
  10. Before finish the rider was a little leaned forward to look like an original in Vale´s painting. Here is the final result: Have a nice day and enjoy the pics. Best regards, Doris
  11. Hello dear friends, I am pleased, you like my sculpting. I am very grateful for you comments and praise. Glad to say that the statue is already finished and gilded. The horseman was completd from several separately created parts and finished on horseback. In the end I added harness and let harden complete statue again in the oven. Here are some pics from process:
  12. Thank you, dear Siggi, your advice help me a lot. Doris
  13. Thank you, Karl, I am pleased you like my work. *************************** Well, I modified and improved the statue of horse (head, neck and other details). I must say, I am much more satisfied with the result now. I am very grateful you help me find better ways for better and more realistic results. Kind regards, Doris
  14. Hello dear Siggi, you are right, I have been thinking about this as well. After baking it is not possible to change the shape - the mass is already tough, but I improved the sculpture in other way. Soon I will bring new pics. I do appreciate your advice to achieve better results in my work. Thank you very much. Best regards, Doris
  15. Thank you dear friends, your words mean a lot for me. I am very honored reading your praise. Hello dear Amalio, well, I use white modeling mass called modurit/modelit - it is available in our country. This is a polymer similar to FIMO.To harden it I put finished decoration into the owen and bake it about 20 minutes at a temperature of about 130 ° C. Here are some pics and information about the product: https://www.pastelka.eu/kreativni-tvoreni-1/modelovaci-hmoty/fimo-hmota-a-modurit/modurit-500-g-bily.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0b214MKU3AIVA9iyCh2bvgzoEAQYBCABEgJGXfD_BwE http://www.papirovyobchod.cz/produkty/modelovani/modelit.htm https://www.top-obaly.cz/produkt/modelovaci-hmota?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0b214MKU3AIVA9iyCh2bvgzoEAQYAyABEgIg__D_BwE#product-bila-3 Here is my thread on Czech forum, where you can see some pics from the progress: https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=183&t=85813&start=15#p1621616 https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=183&t=85813&start=45#p1721200 https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=183&t=85813&start=30#p1705801 https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=183&t=85813&start=45#p1706216 Best regards, Doris

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