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On 5/21/2018 at 5:57 AM, Backer said:

The grating on the beakhead is done.


As a basis I used purchased grating because I do not possess the tools to make them myself.
I had this in my possession for a long time. And I do not know who the manufacturer is.
The wooden strips are own production.
I have tried to get about the same result as in the picture from the Batavia replica

6 separate pieces of grating have been made
staining is done with diluted gray. Then lightly "polished" with scotch brite.
The "nails" are applied with a pencil

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An extra plank is provided in the middle.

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The holes for the mast and the bowsprit are roughly cut to the right size.

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2 primitive sanitary facilities are provided.

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Extra bolts are also provided.

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Some deck planks have been applied without a glue as a test. Do not know yet if they will stay that way.

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Thanks for following

Hello Patrick

 

What a wonderful job you are doing on your Golden Hind, so very much very fine detail that I love to see on a ship. Your gratings sure do look great, how did you get the nails that you applied with a pencil to stand out like that? WELL DONE,                                                                                           ENJOY.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Regards   Lawrence

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18 hours ago, canoe21 said:

Hello Patrick

 

What a wonderful job you are doing on your Golden Hind, so very much very fine detail that I love to see on a ship. Your gratings sure do look great, how did you get the nails that you applied with a pencil to stand out like that? WELL DONE,                                                                                           ENJOY.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Regards   Lawrence

Thanks Lawrence,

 

After painting and sanding. 

  1. Take the pencil and place it where you want a nail.
  2. Press the tip of the pencil slightly into the wood.
  3. Turn the pencil slightly between the fingers.
  4. ready.

A pencil with a harder point gives a better result.
The point is "splintered" less quickly. And it gives a better metal look.

Best  first do some practice on some scrap wood

 

I have been using a pencil for years in my military modeling   (Shore leave : ADGZ M35 funkwagen)

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Did some homework / search in all my books and printed info and the gardening is done for the time being.

 

Result

  • Boomkins: found only 2 times (Portuguese and Spanish)
  • The "Vasa / Revenge solution": occurs only twice, very late in the 16th century.  But is quite common from the beginning of the 17th century.
  • "Nothing" is fairly common in the second half of the 16th century.

So we are going for the "nothing" solution. How it goes further here with the rigging, those are worries for later.
As long as I can turn the model upside down, i can still make an adjustment if necessary.

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This piece of deck had already been planked
Treenails and kaulking has been done before the planks are glued.

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Dry test

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But I felt that the black gave too much contrast to the light gray planks. The kaulking has been redone with dark gray paint ( German Panzergrey...) After this the deck has been polished with scotch brite.

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Meanwhile, the work continues 

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Still a lot of work to do on the beakhead.
Thanks for following

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Hello,

 

Further finishing the beakhead. Drawings of ships from around 1570 served as an example

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The photos speak for themselves.

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Bad luck

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Pre bending on a mold
Strips soaked in water and boiling water just before bending

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The door is kept open with a wedge.

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ready.

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 I think I'm starting on the canon deck now.

 

Thanks for following and likes 

Build index in post 1

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13 minutes ago, md1400cs said:

Patrick,

 

your lock slide is BRILLIANT - well done indeed !!

Thanks,

 

The idea is actually Finnish. 

Last year seen on holiday in Northern Finland at a very old wooden church.

 

A church, Built in the middle of nowhere. Only to be reached after a walk of 3 hours along a lake and then a walk back 3 hours (Swampy and a lot of mosquitoes...)

 

I found this model of lock so robust and special that I wanted to use it on this model

 

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Hello everyone

 

Cannons, main armament.
A lot of information about 16th century armament can be found in the following master theses (They were free to download).

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http://www.academia.edu/20120786/The_Arming_of_Late_16th_century_Merchantmen._A_Masters_Thesis_from_the_Maritime_Archaeology_Programme_University_of_Southern_Denmark

 

 

These smaller "private" ships and merchantmen usually had armament of 3 and 4 pounders. Mainly iron guns, bronze was too expensive. Only the navy could afford this.

It was not usually the intention to sink a hostile ship. Boarding another ship was the most "profitable". Then the cargo could be captured.

 

Step 1: Determine the locations of the guns

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Billing Boats and Amati guns are used as the basis (I do not have a lathe, so improvising) Adjust the shape with the drill and files.

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The "cannon factory"

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The bore is too big. These are filled with plastic and fitted with the correct bore diameter.
We make 1 pounders, 3 pounders and 4 pounders.

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Painted in Tamiya matte black

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Then a wash with diluted and extra matte gun metal.
The bore opening is a little accentuated with pencil

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Ready

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Thanks for following and the likes

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Very neatly done Patrick, especially with the limited resources you are using.

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Thanks Carl and Steven for the positive comments and everyone for the likes.

Meanwhile, the production of the carriages is well underway.

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Hello everyone,

 

The gun carriages. These are under deck and will not remain fully visible, only minor details will be added.
First the sides are made with the electric crosscut saw. And then the bottom pieces are made with the same saw.
My method uses a lot of wood in relation to what is needed. I used softwood for this.

To know the dimensions a drawing has been made before i started.

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The bottom piece is multi-functional so that long or short, narrow or wide, carriages can be made from the same pieces.

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Making the wheels (the Backer way). Thin slices of wood are sawn and from these slices the wheels are "knocked out". After this I just do some sanding and make a hole in the middle. 
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work in progress

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A first test

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Small update,


The carriages are provided with blocks and rope (this work took longer than initially planned).

This picture served as example

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The carriages are fastened with a screw. This looks overkill but the screw is later invisible and the carriges are firmly secured.

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The blocks are surpluses of the Vasa of Billing Boats. Split pins (Dutch : splitpen) were used to secure the blocks.

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Al this can be done better. But for below deck, this detailing is sufficient.

 

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Nice work, Patrick. I like the way you've fixed the guns. They'll certainly never come loose! (and as you say, the screws will be invisible).

 

Beautiful detail work, as we've come to expect from you.

 

Steven

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Thanks,

 

The crew will not have to worry about the recoil when the guns are fired.

Reloading will become somewhat difficult...

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20 hours ago, cog said:

you might consider an outboard gunning crew ...

 

Carl

Believe it or not. Outboard loading was, at that time, more  a necessity than an exception

 

22 hours ago, md1400cs said:

As usual such excellent work indeed

Thanks,

 

Do you remember the discussion we had? How to load the 2 small cannons on the deck on your Vasa.

Maybe the text and images below show the solution.
Climbing overboard...

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:pirate41::stunned: 

 

Meanwhile, here in Belgium it is to hot to build modelships.  

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a drink a day keeps the doctor away :P

 

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2 hours ago, Backer said:

Meanwhile, here in Belgium it is to hot to build modelships.  

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a drink a day keeps the doctor away :P

 

For me a Tripel as well please!

 

G.L.

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Posted (edited)

Patrick,

 

Yes I do remember indeed. Thanks for remembering as well as noting this "how it was done". I wonder if after several shots, the barrel got too hot for the poor gunners who had to straddle these iron guns?

 

Nice beer. Reminds me of my days living in London and enjoying a nice room temperature pint sitting outside at 10:00pm - and it still light and pleasantly warm  :cheers:

 

Regards,

Edited by md1400cs

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Excellent approach !

Meaning your buildlog as well as the beverages !

About the latter : because of the heat I'm more into Liefmans Goudband or Kriek (Boon) 

For the same reason : my shipyard is on the attic ( almost 30° in the afternoon ) and shipbuilding is only to resume until september.

 

Cheers !

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On 15-7-2018 at 7:09 PM, G.L. said:

For me a Tripel as well please!

 

G.L.

come and get it  ;)

 

On 15-7-2018 at 9:24 PM, md1400cs said:

Patrick,

 

Yes I do remember indeed. Thanks for remembering as well as noting this "how it was done". I wonder if after several shots, the barrel got too hot for the poor gunners who had to straddle these iron guns?

 

Nice beer. Reminds me of my days living in London and enjoying a nice room temperature pint sitting outside at 10:00pm - and it still light and pleasantly warm  :cheers:

 

Regards,

Thanks Michael,

But beer at room temperature.

No no, in Belgium we drink cooled beer :P

 

On 16-7-2018 at 9:49 AM, Barbossa said:

Excellent approach !

Meaning your buildlog as well as the beverages !

About the latter : because of the heat I'm more into Liefmans Goudband or Kriek (Boon) 

For the same reason : my shipyard is on the attic ( almost 30° in the afternoon ) and shipbuilding is only to resume until september.

 

Cheers !

Thanks,

Kriek, also tasty.

 

It is still too hot here in Belgium (it is from 1976 ago that it has been so hot and dry here)
So building is slow. 

I started with the deck beams and the hanging knees.

 

The deck beams are made of cherry. They are 24 hours soaked in water and 24 hours clamped.

I made this a month ago to see if they kept the correct curved shape. Most remained correctly curved.

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Most deck beams are placed. The rear beams are not yet installed, first I have to put the helm in place

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Still much to do.

Did a test set-up of the deck with the main mast.

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Have to place LED lights and make lanterns (one prototype as a test, and for now not yet satisfied with the result).
etc, etc.

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Hello,

 

Because of the exceptional warm weather in this part of the world and other urgent matters that came first, there is little progress to report.
But in the meantime I have succeeded in placing the LED lighting. The quality of this work can be much better. But, once the deck is fully placed above it, little of this will be visible.

The LED lighting is purchased just after Christmas and New Year. Then there is sale, 40 LED lights with battery holder for about 2 euros ($ 3?)
The lanterns are made of plastic sheet. Where the lighting remains visible, lanterns have been placed. Not at other places.


a first "prototype"

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There is still room enough to place the deckplanks above the lantern

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visibility through the cannon ports

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I do not think that in the 16th century there was one ship with so much lanters below deck as on my model ....

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Thanks for following and reacting (the like button is now a reacting button, i noticed 👍😉).

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Hello Patrick

 

Great work as I have come to expect from you and also full of surprises. Great job on your cannons carriages and cannons they sure do look great. I am very interested in your Led Lamps as I have been thinking of adding them to my Oliver Cromwell build that is if I ever get that far,   ENJOY.

 

Regards   Lawrence

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6 hours ago, canoe21 said:

Great work as I have come to expect from you and also full of surprises

Thanks Lawrence

 

 

I started with the rudder. 
Nobody knows if the Golden Hind had a whipstaff or not. They came into use somewhere in the second half of the 16th century. so adding one is not completely incorrect.

 

The rudder is made of 3 pieces of wood.

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The helm. I find 2 ways to attach the helm to the rudder. The helm passes through the rudder. Or the helm goes around the rudder
Possibilily 1 is apparently from a later period, from the beginning of the 17th century.
Possibility 2 seems to be the most common during this period. So this it will be.

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about in the right shape and bent.

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My roughly made rudder with the helm. Still a lot of sanding and detailing to do.

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Thanks for following

 

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