Don Jane

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  1. Looking good - I am building this exact same kit - im enjoying it a lot. Very good product - I had too do quite a bit of alteration to the false deck in order to get it to fit.'Looking forward too following your build. Take care and happy modeling Don
  2. I am planning my next build and I am leaning to the Amerigo Vespucci - can anyone give me info on the Mantua ans Mamoli Kits Thank you Don
  3. I think im leaning to the Mantua kit
  4. What ship is this and were do you get the downloads Thanks Don
  5. I have been working on this model for several months - Sorry, I just never took the time to start a build log ! I will post pics in the next few days . This is my second Occre kit, and I find the kits pretty good - lots of detail !
  6. Im having trouble getting my pics the rite size ti upload them, now i will try again
  7. Hi Mike Thanks for commenting on my new Build Log - Thanks for the pics of your build - It is almost a shame to cover up all the detail on the inside of the cabins - I am putting Lighting in all the inside cabins - I got miniture LEDS from a hobby lighting shop and they are going to work out great ! I now have all the decks installed so am starting to put on the exterior Columns. This is my second Occre kit - my first was the Gorch Fock - I am very happy with it - The kit was well prepared and very detailed. Take care Don
  8. Very nice build - a very classy older warship I will be staring to build my Amati Xebec in the next few months - I still have a lot left too do on my Occre Riverboat, but ,I am wondering if there are any English construction plans available and also, templates for the sail planfor the Xebec Thank you Don
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  10. Glad I found your post - I am getting ready to start construction on my Amati Xebec. Of course, there are very few English instructions - does anyone one know if there are English instructions available ! Also, there are no templates for the sail layouts. Can anyone help me ? Thank you Don
  11. I got into building this Bluenose by a very sad situation - my friend who was living in the same condo unit as me was building this Bluenose and was sharing workspace with me - My friend got sick about 1 year ago and was diagnosed with cancer - he had surgery and all was well until about September when he got sick again - he passed away in October and his Bluenose was sitting on his workbench in a partly finished state. I asked his family if they had someone to give his Bluenose too and they said no so I asked if I could take over his build and finish it in his honor. They said they would like that so now I have a Bluenose on my workbench. The hull had not been planked very good and had a lot of filler on it - I had to sand it down to get the bumps and lumps out of it - I got it looking pretty good so I started to paint it and put some detailing on the hull. He had some sort of shellack on the deck so I had to sand it down a bit and then painted it with a sandy coloured paint - it doesn't look to bad to me so that is what the deck will look like.
  12. I quess I should post some pics of the finished project - I received my glass case yesterday so now I have to build the base and get it on display
  13. I purchased me Gorch Fock last spring and wanted to finish my Bounty before I got into this build - I got my Bounty under glass last week, so I opened up the boxes of the Gorch Fock and got rite too it. So far I am very impressed with the kit - the lazer cuts are very precise and fit very nice. You noticed I said boxes - the kit came in 2 boxes - It mite have all fit in 1 but there is a lot of stuff so I guess OcCre dicided to pack it in 2 boxes. I have the hull super structure done and am now working on the decking - I find the instructions very good - they are very easy to follow and also incude color pics of the build - so far so good . I hope to have some pics up later today.
  14. You mite not believe this but I am now working on the Occre Jupiter locomotive - It has been a fun project and I am nearly finished - im in a bit of a hurry to finish it as, I have the Occre Mississippi River boat on my shelf
  15. Got a few pics today - I have all the rigging lines ready to connect to the dead eyes !
  16. Got some of the standing rigging done yesterday, so it is coming along nicely - Sorry no pics but I will post some next week !
  17. Thanks for all the compllments on my build - I had a lot of fun and many many hours on this build - I got my glass for my display case yesterday, so next week I will build the base and have it on display !!!!
  18. I will be getting back to finishing the Bluenose - I now have my Gorch Fock completed so I will now have time for the Bluenose !!
  19. This has been a very satisfying build for more - overall, I found the Occre kit very good - I was only short one little piece of photo etch stantions, but I emailed Occre and they sent the part riteaway. There are a couple of things that I would do a little different but I like the finished product. There is lots of nice detail on this ship and a very large number of rigging lines ( lots of work ). I have ordered my display case so will have it on display very soon - the condo association were I live has asked me if I will display my model in the condo lobby, so a lot of people will see it !!!
  20. I put the finishing touches on today - finished the last bit of rigging - rigged the hoisting equipment for the life boats, and took a bunch of pictures !!
  21. Here we are - about 1 year of building - I now have all the sails on and mostly rigged - Sorry no pics - I will post some soon !!
  22. Hi Toni Nice to see another Gorch Fock underway - Im at the rigging stage with mine - fun ship to build - mine is an Occre Kit !!!
  23. Looking good - you are at about the same stage as my Bluenose - Nice work ! Are you going to leave the area above the water line as is - I like it that way !
  24. Looks like a very nice little boat to start on - good luck and happy building !!!