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22 hours ago, DORIS said:

 

If you wish to be there, you can send me your photo through PM and I will try to imitate your face in one of the sailors. During next months I will start to make first crew members.

I will be pleased to have my friends from MSW on board.

 

Best regards

 

 

Doris, 

I would be very honored to be a crewmember of your HMS Royal Katherine. I will send you a picture.

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Hello Doris,

 

your work is unbelievable. The yacht and the the crew! 

 

That reminds me of this page: https://rococoenminiature.heidecksburg.de/pages/die-ausstellung/shop.php#oben Sorry, only in German and with Flash Player. I have none!

 

I saw a film about this in TV, they have the DVD in the shop. There they show also how they build it, back in the ex DDR. I plan a visit there this year. I forget to mention, it's all in 1:50!

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Hello dear friends,
thank you all very much for your comments and kind words, I am pleased you like my work. 

 

And also thank you for your interest to be in my crew, that is a great honour for me.

 

 

On 1/4/2019 at 9:26 PM, herask said:

and this sums it all up. the ship, carvings, furniture, weapons, Nissan, everything... now you're just messing with us...¬†ūüėĄ

Hi Denis,

I am flattered, but nobody is perfect, there are plenty of things on my work, I would like to improve. I love to create beauty and realism in details.

 

 

On 1/5/2019 at 1:18 PM, Siggi52 said:

Hello Doris,

 

your work is unbelievable. The yacht and the the crew! 

 

That reminds me of this page: https://rococoenminiature.heidecksburg.de/pages/die-ausstellung/shop.php#oben Sorry, only in German and with Flash Player. I have none!

 

I saw a film about this in TV, they have the DVD in the shop. There they show also how they build it, back in the ex DDR. I plan a visit there this year. I forget to mention, it's all in 1:50!

Hello Siggi, that is fantastic and very inspirational masterpiece, thank you for sharing the links.

 

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I am trying to make the Royal Katherine model in a realistic look as much as possible so it will also related to all crew members. I'll make portraits of  faces according to real people. All sailors will be dressed in period clothes, and officers will have wigs on their heads. 

 

As I have already mentioned, I cooperate with the top expert on the history and construction of real ships and experienced naval captain - Kpt.KL. His advice are priceless for many people and I am very grateful for his professional help with my projects and possibilty to improve knowledge about real ships and everything around them.

 

Here are some of Kpt.KL posts in Czech forum, where you can find plenty of professional information about weapons, period clothes and sailors that I am going to aplicate on my model. You can use translator to understand, but I am sure, the following posts will be very beneficial and educational to you as well.

https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=780#p2179766

https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=780#p2179826

https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=795#p2180373

https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=795#p2180389

https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=795#p2180442

 

I have decided to make all weapons again and much better to achieve more realistic appearance according to Captain¬īs advice. There were created for example these types of weapons: smallsword, spadroon, hanger/cuttoe, broadsword, rapier, flintlock muskets, flintlock/doglock pistols etc.
And here is the result.

 

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One of the version how to place the weapons on panels during making decision....

 

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Final solution:

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And here you can see all pieces in the great cabin:

 

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And here is the look through the windows:

 

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Oh, I have almost forgotten -¬†here is¬†one of my helpers - sometimes is very tired and sleepy. I can't understand why?ūüėĄ

 

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Enjoy the pics and have a great time.
Best regards

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7 hours ago, DORIS said:

¬†Oh, I have almost forgotten -¬†here is¬†one of my helpers - sometimes is very tired and sleepy.I can't understand why?ūüėĄ

 

I do not either because the bottle is still full.

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Doris

     Have you ever encountered any problems with your LED lighting systems other than replacing batteries?  Once everything is made inaccessible with the decks installed, it would really be irritating to have done all that work and be unable to remedy the problems!

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Thank you for your comments a support, dear friends. 

21 hours ago, druxey said:

Fabulous! It's almost time to move in....

 

8 hours ago, Piet said:

Beautiful work Doris, as expected.

 

Cheers,

Hello Druxey and Piet, I am pleased, you like my work. It is not finished yet, I am going to add there several other things.

19 hours ago, BETAQDAVE said:

Doris

     Have you ever encountered any problems with your LED lighting systems other than replacing batteries?  Once everything is made inaccessible with the decks installed, it would really be irritating to have done all that work and be unable to remedy the problems!

Hello Dave,

Well, I have never had problems with LED in models, but I always test lighting for a longer time than definitely close the decks. I want to be sure that it will work reliably.

I also use LED lighting in real cars and there were sometimes problems (current shocks, overvoltage) , so I use more efficient resistors to prevent it.

 

 

My dog-helper is already O.K., unfortunately I cannot continue with this fine work and tiny details now because of my accident. Hope I'll be all right soon.

 

Best regards

 

 

 

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Hello Druxey,

do not worry, it's not serious, I just have a wounded hands and some bruises after a fall. It is a terrible winter weather in our country now and I had bad luck. Now I can take some time for studying information about real ships and thinking how to apply them and make the most realistic model as possible.

I enjoy education and possibility to know more about real ships.

 

Kind regards

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Hello dear friends, 
thank you very much for your care and wishes, it is already better. I even managed to modify gunports on the stern yesterday to be at the right position and I made them closed. My hands still pain, but soon I may be able to do fine work as well.

 

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Best regards

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beautiful work Doris..........you had me worried there for a bit!   sorry to hear of your fall,  but I'm very glad that your feeling better.   it would be tragic,  if your artistry could not continue........I know that I wouldn't be alone.  I wish you well and a full recovery. :) 

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Doris, we have future wedding plans! You HAVE to take care of yourself, please be careful!

 

(You'll get tired of that old boring husband at some point, I know it)

 

Seriously, protect those hands, they do things very few people in the world can do.

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Hello dear friends,
I am very pleased you like my work and thank you for your support and "likes".

That is really honour for me.

On 1/10/2019 at 8:58 AM, Kevin said:

WOW, i have just made myself late for work, catching up, Happy new year to you and your family

Thank you Kevin, and I wish also the best to you and your family.

 

On 1/10/2019 at 4:18 PM, rwiederrich said:

Wonderful mod...Doris.  Nice solution to correct a slight distance error.

 

Rob

Hi Rob,

I am glad you like my modification. It is not easy to build the model without exact plans and drawings. And moreover I do not have a good estimate for the right position or proportions so I have to correct some errors time from time...

 

22 hours ago, druxey said:

A great 'save!  Look after those skilled hands now.

 

19 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

beautiful work Doris..........you had me worried there for a bit!¬† ¬†sorry to hear of your fall,¬† but I'm very glad that your feeling better.¬† ¬†it would be tragic,¬† if your artistry could not continue........I know that I wouldn't be alone.¬† I wish you well and a full recoveryÔĽŅ. :)¬†

Thank you, dear friends. I promise, I'll be more careful next time. I feel better now and soon I will go on again with sculpting.

 

 

9 hours ago, vossiewulf said:

Doris, we have future wedding plans! You HAVE to take care of yourself, please be careful!

 

(You'll get tired of that old boring husband at some point, I know it)

 

Seriously, protect those hands, they do things very few people in the world can do.

 

And are you sure, you are courageous enough? ūüėȬ†Cause I am really very vivacious and as I have already written - a pretty devil with adventurous nature:

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Only my husband is able to tame me.ūüėĄ

 

And I'm going to be more careful on my hands next time, I promise.

 

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I am going to create a pedestal - there will be dolphins or fish sculptures under the huge hull and I would like to make them according to period models. Here are some  commercial products; few years ago I made these sculptures of "Pegasus" on the pedestal for Sovereign of the Seas: 

 

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Now I am inspired, for example, by the period model of the Saint Michael:

 

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Today it was sunny day and I managed to take some nice pictures of the bow decoration, so youcan also enjoy them. The sculptures will be modificated by weathering to achieve more natural look.

 

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Best regards
 

 

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To Wiktor.L: I used paper/card covered with special vinyl foils (my own technique) that allows to achieve wooden look. Only few parts are wooden.

 

Here you can see it:

 

 

 

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And here is the beginning of making pedestals - I have prepared accurate card templates and now I will shape them from modelling clay. The reinforcement will be also necessary, cause the model is quite heavy.

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Look forward to my tutorial that I'm going to share with you.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

 

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