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Golden Hind ex-Pelican by Backer - scale 1/45 - Galleon late 16th century

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Indeed Jan

After having checked my problem a second time. The channels can be made 1.5 mm smaller without getting into trouble.
So about 85cm wide to scale 1/1

 

Thanks,

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Hello Patrick   

Just catching up on your great build. Golly but you are full of surprises and doing such a great job at the same time Your rudder and hinges sure do look good, I like very much your Knight Heads with those plastic sleeves, they sure do look like brass now. I do hope that you have recovered from your medical problem, but then growing, old one has to expect just a bit of these setbacks,                                                  ENJOY.                                                                                                                                       Regards   Lawrence

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I'm backing up a bit... about barrels.  It was common for the cooks to bring up the barrels of salt pork, drain off the brine and add fresh water to them to dissolve the salt.  These barrels would often be fixed to the channels so to keep them out of the way.  I've also read about the men "hanging" as such, off the side to do their waste disposal when the facilities at the bow had a long line.  So, I guess my question is, were the barrels holding dinner or waste?  

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Thank you lawrence.
Fortunately I was on time with my elbow problem. And with some pills, stretching exercises and a few weeks already planned holiday there is already improvement. It will not be long before I go back to gardening and modeling

 

Mark,

There is indeed a very interesting thesis on this subject (thank you Mark)
Placing barrels here will be very challenging in weathering the model. Whatever their intention was

 

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Just discovered your fantastic build. Your photos are excellent and extremely helpful. That Tudor Rose and the way it was created floored me (I'm a rookie). Thank you for sharing...Moab

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Hello everyone and thank you Moab.

 

Slowly restarting with building and started with the vertical parts of the channels.

First the necessary wood is sawn.

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These pieces are first colored and finished before gluing to the hull. 

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This is now done on the two sides.

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To be continued, thanks for following

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Hello,

 

Thank you G.L.   Glad to be back on the shipyard !

I made and attached the channels and the "knees" below these channels.

 

measurement, making and glueing.

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Lower knees in progress

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ready

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Hello everyone,

 

Thanks Michael and Zappto for the comments and everyone for reacting.

 

Short update. The channels of the main mast are ready. 

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Now, i continue with the channels of the fore mast. This will not be a simple task at first sight. 

If I place them at the same height as on the main mast (red line), then they are is too wide at the front.
If I place them higher (yellow line), Then the width of the channel is ok, but  the upper part of my vertical pieces are too short

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So there is first some thinking and testing to do before i can build further.
"Advice or tricks" are always welcome :blush:;). For me the challenge is getting them at the same heigt (red line)

 

Thanks for following

 

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Hello,

 

After some searching and testing i restarted building again. 
During this period, the channels can be at different heights on the hull. Probably they were placed  where they fit best and there were no specific rules in the 16th century.

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The channels of the front mast are under construction.

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In the meantime I received "assistance". 
Felix the cat, he is now part of the family for two months and is eight months old. 
He prefers to help build tanks in our heated kitchen. For the moment, he does not like the "cold" shipyard in the attic

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Tired of helping in the tank factory. Turn off the light please, i need sleep... ;)

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Thanks for following

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Hello everyone

 

Michael, he has not caught a rat yet. But mice are no longer safe in our garden..😸


Continue with the model.
The channels have finally been installed. There were quite a few difficult pieces to make.

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I think I'm going to place the cannons now.

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Thank you GL

 

Installing the cannon barrels.  As already explained. Various sizes and callibers.

The barrles are glued on the carriages with ca glue. Holes have been drilled above the ports.

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Next step, deck planking (nothing glued yet).

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Hello,

 

Started with planking of the deck

General rules in 16th century deck planking :  there are no rules, use all your wooden planks that you have left ... and is the deck waterproof, then it is good.

some examples

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I also made a ladder.

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This will be glued on the model when the anchor cable is in place.


The original planks were probaly nailed and the head of the nail was caulced. 
Planks are provided with treenails ( the caulcing) in advance and have already been colored once before glueing on to the model.

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Work in progress

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The third box of toothpicks....

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Thanks for following and merry christmas

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Please accept a comment from an absolute novice:

 

I have often thought that the “16th century planking rule” you mention must have applied (except, perhaps, on the day they were launched) to nearly all wooden ships, especially warships, that went on multi-year voyages, far from home ports.  I find it hard to believe that after several years at sea, battling foul weather and reefs, not to mention cannonballs, and the lack of good timber remote from home or friendly ports, that given such conditions, planking rules other than the one you mention were the norm. 

 

Of course, all evidence of my theory probably rests at the bottom of the sea. 

 

Absolutely enjoy your wonderful build.

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Thank you G.L.

There will certainly be enough toothpicks left for the holidays.

 

Steve,

Thanks for the comment

I certainly will not make a puzzle of it like the examples shown. The Golden Hind was probably not a real warship, but an armed merchantman.
Specially built or rebuilt for this trip. Nobody knows that.

Of course there will have been nicely planked decks then, and others will have been "less nicely".

 

With the intention of my saying, no rules. I want to say :
Nicely planked  or with all possible leftovers planked. No one can say what is right or wrong for this period. All evidence is indeed at the bottom of the sea.

As you can see,  I keep the planking as neat as possible.

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Interesting topic

 

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Hello Patrick

Just checking in again to see what great surprises that you have in store for us. Just love your Channels along with that super looking support brackets they sure do into your Golden Hind very nicely, WELL DONE. Supper job you have and are doing on your cannons, golly but you sure have been busy in your Old Ship Yard this last fall, nice to see that you are still able to do a bit of work out there.

My Admiral and I along with the little fellows pass along to You and your Family a Very Merry Christmas and an Even Better New Year to Come from our House to Yours,                                                                                          ENJOY.                                                                                                                                                           Regards   Lawrence

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Merry Christmas to you and the family, Patrick

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I have finished planking the deck. This work took a while.
To prepare each plank separately before gluing on the model, takes more time. The advantage is that no more sanding has to be done on the model. So there will be no dust on the model itself.
The base for the whip staff has also been made.
It has not become a deck with a nice equal planking scheme. So, my apologies to everyone who does not like this.

 

Whip staff

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deck

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Patrick,

 

Nice job.

I like the color of your deck. What did you use to stain the planks?

 

 

 

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