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HMS ROYAL KATHERINE 1664 by Doris - 1/55 - CARD

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Hello everyone,
a few years ago, I finished my most beautiful ship - Sovereign of the Seas and I wished to find another similarly beautiful sailing ship which I would be able to build. There are plenty of glorious boats, but only for a few of them there are avalialbe good plans and exact information. I decided to create and build a card model of Royal Katherine from 1664. I do not have exact plans so I will proceed according to other plans of ships from 17th century - HMS Sussex and HMS Prince and use information from professional literature as well. I like great challenges and connection of fun and education, so I am looking forward to this project very much. The model will be created in the scale of 1/55,  so there is an oportunity to create many details in a higher level of quality.  
During creation of previous models I have received many valuable and professional information about sailing ships, their construction and fitting from one of the greatest experts - Captain K.L. who has taught me a lot and I will also use his advice here.
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The main build log you can find here:

 

http://modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763

 

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Hull construction

All parts are made of card and glued together to the appropriate thickness.

The shapes of bulkheads are based on HMS Sussex's plans, but I found there many inaccuracies and mistakes!!

http://modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=30#p1990405

 So it was necessary to modify proportions and make correction. Other parts of the hull are taken from plans HMS Prince.

 

 

 

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Hello Doris,

 

I was missing your posts over the last months and hope you may find time again to share your brilliant work with your MSW fellow members.

I am with Druxey and Michael with my compliments and gladly look forward to your progress with this new project. Es ist wunderbar !

 

Nils

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Dear friends,
I appreciate your kind words a lot and advice. Thank you very much. That is a great honour for me. I have to say I was thinking about HMS Royal Katherine for a long  time. Finally I have found the courage to start this large project and would like to share it with you...

Here you can see the complete stern of the model, some gunports and other details on the hull were changed to be more accurate and corresponding to the position in the painting of the real ship. 

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And here I have started with lower deck and center part reinforcement. The hull  -
 although it is made of cardboard - is very solid and heavy - it weights more than 3 kg.

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The deck in the central part of the ship is covered by tapes from plastic foils, that I use on all my card models to imitate wooden look..
 

The inner parts of the model are already covered with a second layer of carton and bases for the upper decks.

 

I have also a handsome helper who makes me a companion during model-builing.:D

 

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G'day Doris 

It's very interesting so far. Are you going to do your wonderful interior in this ship as you did in the Royal Caroline?

Did you say it's almost 3kg? That's quite heavy considering it is made from cardboard. 

As I said before, can't wait for more logs from you.

Havagooday 

Greg 

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16 minutes ago, Sailor1234567890 said:

How long does the card last once the model is completed? Seems to me if you're not careful with storing it, it could deteriorate easily. Beautiful work you've done there.

It takes me sometimes more than 2-3 years, than the model is finished. There is no problem with these card models, I use high quality and efficient impregnation, so the models are similarly durable as wooden. At home i have more than 20 years old card models and they still look like new.

 

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Here you can see the finished second layer of planking, made of cardboard as well.I use various thickness of this material - from 0,5mm to 2mm.

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I've also got 2 hand raised cocktails. 

I wouldn't let them near my model incase their beaks start to chew. One is a girl and she's is only for me and the other is a boy and he will go to anyone. He's a huge talker..... about 50 words in his vocabulary and he whistles 2 songs.

Greg 

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20 minutes ago, Greg the peg leg sailor said:

G'day Doris 

It's very interesting so far. Are you going to do your wonderful interior in this ship as you did in the Royal Caroline?

Did you say it's almost 3kg? That's quite heavy considering it is made from cardboard. 

As I said before, can't wait for more logs from you.

Havagooday 

Greg 

Hello Greg, 
of course, I am going to make interior sections of the model (upper decks) - in the high level of detail. That is my favourite part of work.

Best regards,

Doris

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