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  1. Current photos Please enjoy the pics and have a great time. Kind regards
  2. And now, what's new on model.... Plenty of other pieces of desoration were added on the model and I decided to imitate treenails and iron bolts on planking.
  3. Dear friends, I am very pleased with your comments and appreciate your words and "likes" a lot. That is a great honour for me. Thank you all very much, my friends. Life challenges are sometimes very hard and bring a lot of cruel moments, but I believe, everything has its reason and will give us experience to be stronger in future. Thank you for your wishes and support. I believe it will be better. I have these skills naturally. I wanted to study at artistic school, but unfortunately I did not get occasion and my family hadn´t money for this. Despite this I have raised my skills and still continue. Nobody is perfect but the most important is to want to learn and look for new ways, how to improve. I enjoy to create beauty and share with my family and friends. In fact I often create several extra pieces of decoration and after harden I decide what will look better on final result. The shield could be placed at the horseman, but finally I did not use it. I already have a lot of similar ornaments I did not use for the model. That´s a very nice surprise for me, thank you for your appreciation. I have also found here on MSW plenty of great inspiration and admire what people here are able to create. Your words mean a lot for me. The historical authenticity of the model is very important for me and gives the work greater value. I mostly do not build the models according to commercial plans, but prefer to follow historical resources and verified information based on archaeological findings, admiralty models and paintings and engravings from that period. As I have written here, I am very grateful to cooperate with a top expert and experienced naval Captain (Kpt.KL) who helps me and my colleagues on Czech forum to achieve more realistic performance of ship models. His advice is very professional and brings many priceless and interesting information about real ships, their construction and history. I believe, his comments and advice can be very useful also for you. Here are some links; it is in Czech language, so you can use Google translator, but plenty of links and pictures can also help to understand: https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=630#p2160401 https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=645#p2160711 https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=645#p2160843 https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=112832&start=90#p2159765 https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=112832&start=105#p2159849 https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=112832&start=105#p2161069 Best regards, Doris
  4. I have decided to modify the position of fore mast and move it bit forward, to achieve more realistic result according to real ships from this period. Here you can see previous position of fore mast: After adjustment: Kind regards, Doris
  5. Hello dear friends, I do appreciate your comments and wishes, thank you all very much. I am pleased you like my work. Every piece of decoration is handmade, there are not used any moulds, cause I prefer to create each one as an original. No problem, here are my secondary tools: And here the main ones 😊:
  6. And other ones.... How I love this work .... 😎 Best regards and enjoy the pics.
  7. Decoration on the sheer strake / starboard:
  8. Hello dear friends, Thank you all for your comments and nice words, I am pleased and do appreciate your support. Hello Jan, well, I use similar goldpaint, but it is still without weathering so far. In the end, all pieces of decoration will be modified to look more realistic, I am going to use weathering and clear varnish on their surface. My feathered assistant also likes card and sometimes pieces of wood, but she usually falls asleep under the huge hull and is not interested in nibbling the model. 🙂 ************************ I have not been here for a longer time, I have harder days in my life now, but ships and making their models help me to overcome it. I continue with my favourite work - ship decoration and sculpting. I try to create it according to the Vale´s painting and relevant information about ship decoration from the 17th century. Plenty of interesting and useful information about real ships you can also find on Czech Modelforum, where is my main log with Royal Katherine and also a lot of professional advice from the TOP expert and experienced naval captain - Kpt.KL, who is my great advisor. For example: https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&sid=772034599a5b2cc19c793279d9695d7a&start=585#p2156912 https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=600#p2157251 https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=615#p2158101
  9. 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....
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. That's beautiful! Awesome model a great job! Best regards,

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