archjofo

La Créole by archjofo - Scale 1/48, French corvette of 1827, scratch build

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Hi Albert,

 

thank you for your nice comment,

and all other for the likes.

 

On the next picture collage the grinding of the mast can be seen.
I do this with small boards on which sandpaper was glued.
With the fingers you can regulate very fine the pressure.
I hope I get a good result.

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10 hours ago, archjofo said:

That's right.
At this length, the rod becomes more unstable in the middle, the thinner it becomes during processing.
To prevent this, you need a backpressure.
This is what I make sure by hand.

 

Johann,

beautiful handcraft work and an excellent built model...:)

 

Nils

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Johann made me smile seeing the way you used a second Unimat bed and put the tailstock there to extend the length, a brilliant out of the box way of thinking.

 

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Wonderful work, Johann! I am always in awe of your craftsmanship when I watch your build log! Are you actually using metal rings for your mast . . . not the usual black paper or foil? And if so did you describe somewhere in your log how you make them?

 

Best regards,

Thomas

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Hi Thomas,

thank you for your nice complinment.

I will try to make metal rings for the mast of brass,
as can be seen in this
LINK experiment.

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Just spent the last few days looking through your build. As everyone has said it is superb, thank you for giving me plenty of ideas how to tackle jobs on my first scratch build. 

 

I have a beginners question relating to your treenails.

 

I can see from your posts that you drill and insert dark wax to give the effect, but how do you stop the wax from over filling the grain surrounding the hole?They look so crisp.

 

Do you sand and seal the timber first then drill? Am I right in thinking the overall finish is wax and not a sprayed lacquer?

 

Also can you please share what products you are using to get that mirror finish on your timbers.

 

Thanks

Noel

 

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Hello
Thank you for your interest in my construction report.

After drilling the holes, wax filler sticks are simply pressed in with small spatula.
The pearwood is treated with baling polish only after the "treenails" are made.
The following products are used:
Wax filler sticks LINK
Baling polish LINK

I hope that I have explained it in an understandable way.

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Thank you Johann.

 

I was thinking more of soft wax, did not think of the hard Furniture scratch repair sticks. I can see how this would make the task a lot easier.

 

Thank you for explaining

 

Regards

Noel

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Hello,

Here we continue with the construction of the masts.
The following picture shows the foremast in progress.

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The other picture shows the parts for the lower mast
Crosstrees and the frontfish for the main mast.

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Thank you, Albert!

Here is an update on the construction of the masts and topmasts.

 

On the first picture is to see how I just made the hole for the sheave of the top ropes.

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The next picture shows the topmast heel with the fidhole and the fid.

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On the last picture, the components are provisionally composed.

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when I thought I saw it all, I came upon your build log. pure wizardry!! here I go wiping saliva off my desk once again. it was pure pleasure to sift through all the pictures. thank you, and keep 'em coming! 

 

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