Jump to content
flying_dutchman2

Boyer 86ft by flying_dutchman2 - Scale 1:48 - 17th Century Dutch Coastal water freighter by Marc Meijer

Recommended Posts

Added 4 scuppers on each side in between the first and second wale. 

Drilled a hole on an angle. Cut off 9mm aluminium tubing, brushed some glue on it and pushed into the hole. The square wooden pieces on the outside are 1mm thick 5mm square dowel. 

1201792977_Boyer86ftscuppers1.thumb.jpg.69f39637ea809750cc704ca802c526ea.jpg

1606235915_Boyer86ftscuppers2.thumb.jpg.9842d9eaa9a100646367465e016c8991.jpg

 

1568469538_Boyer86ftscuppers3.thumb.jpg.e3cd57fd58126c3860c0fba38adfd1d3.jpg

This is the first time I have added these to my build. Never done this before. 

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spent several hours bending and forming the pintels. Next I got out the soldering iron and soldered 1mm diameter brass wire as pins and filed excess solder from the pintels. 

 

On another note, I am thinking of making my own blocks and deadeyes. I have many articles on how to make blocks but nothing on how to make deadeyes. Are there any articles on MSW about this? Or is there something on the Net about it? 

By making my own, I want to see if the finished product lookes like the material you buy from an online store. If after the exercise I failed I'll just continue to buy online. 

 

Totally different question. 

Some of the plans from the 17th century Dutch merchant ships are in scale 1:96.  If I want to make them 1:48 do I set my printer at 200%? Twice the size?

The Fluit is 1:96 and I find it rather small. Enlarging this I can add more details. 

Thanks for answering.  

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Created some of the deck items from walnut. Installed the bits and bollards that line the sides of the boat. 

The mizen mast holder is from walnut and I had to file the railing a bit so that the piece would sit straight as well as the mast that goes into the holder. 

 

Finished the pinntels and will drill tinny holes to fit the brass nails. 

 

Having trouble uploading pictures.

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still having problems uploading pics from my phone. After much research there seems to be a glitch in the actual transfer from my android phone to the forum. It comes and goes for no reason. 

(don't you just love technology). 

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Marcus,

 

I remember having the same issue as you of having difficulty uploading pictures from my Android phone onto this site. It seems that the size of picture that the phone takes is too big or too many pixels for this site to accommodate.  After being given an old digital camera, the problem ended for me. Another solution you can try to do is to e-mail yourself the pictures and then using a computer upload the pictures onto your forum.

 

Brian :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sort of fixed the transfer of pics to the forum by setting the camera to manual and reducing the pixel size of the pictures. 

 

The deck items are pretty much completed. 

The stem with bollards and bits. Hatches have been added as well. 

 

832547246_Boyer86ftdeckitems1.thumb.jpg.5dba089c24200b3cca36d6363024c856.jpg

 

 

The main hatch and part of the cabin. 

226429374_Boyer86ftdeckitems2.thumb.jpg.796db0bd6b9c0795323968c82306779f.jpg

 

Bollards, part of the cabin and at the pointy bow area the mizen mast holder. 

1960496097_Boyer86ftdeckitems3.thumb.jpg.3b88c9d88f48ce533f47a5b24607d349.jpg

The vertical piece of wood is for the sheet. There will be two of them. 

1029255394_Boyer86ftdeckitems4.thumb.jpg.675f37b4c69be87bfd4b60d475a32cfd.jpg

 

Here is the second vertical bar that will be for the other sheet. 

1588759603_Boyer86ftdeckitems5.thumb.jpg.fc8bbc3cad7ac3c6f0a45e75867435c5.jpg

 

Rudder post and rudder. 

678300527_Boyer86ftrudderandpost.thumb.jpg.4c7349e5d32b200d2409e0f9ebea6e03.jpg

Tiller under the mizen mast holder. 

133640638_Boyer86ftrudderandtiller.thumb.jpg.41b80bedf973a86c84b66a9153ffc643.jpg

Is there another word for 'mizen mast holder'? What about Dutch? 

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Marcus,

 

I'm finally back with you and caught up with your build. Enjoyed looking through your posts with all the interesting information added.

She's looking rather spiffy.

 

Cheers,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Marcus

 

I’ve also managed to catch up (after feeling very guilty for not stopping by more often due to work constraints).

 

Irrespective of that, wow wee!!!!  Yours is the sort of build log that puts a smile on my face.  What started out as raw materials in the beginning, has now blossomed into a real little gem.  Such a  pleasure to follow.

 

Good luck with the rest of the build.

 

Merry Christmas and have a happy 2019.

 

Patrick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Omega1234 said:

Yours is the sort of build log that puts a smile on my face.  What started out as raw materials in the beginning, has now blossomed into a real little gem.  Such a  pleasure to follow.

 

Good luck with the rest of the build.

 

Merry Christmas and have a happy 2019.

 

Patrick

Thank you for the compliment. Yes, she is coming alone nicely. The masts, sails and rigging has some similarities as the yacht, Utrecht. The Boyer has an added mizen mast and a spritsail yard and sail. 

Merry Christmas as well. 

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Created more deadeyes. 

1: Take a dowel and put it upright in a vise. Use a drill press and a dremel with a 0.061 bit and drill three holes. 

1320092670_Boyer86ftcreatedeadeyes1.thumb.jpg.84350686fe2fe5307f64ee25b0f3dc2f.jpg

 

2: Remove the dowel from the vise and carefully file a groove all around.

535878653_Boyer86ftcreatedeadeyes2.thumb.jpg.baf5580113e0d4ec632434d4101b10d4.jpg

 

3: Use saw to cut the deadeye of the dowel.

1434801586_Boyer86ftcreatedeadeyes3.thumb.jpg.bc654162bc653b7d85fb2def17766fab.jpg

 

4: Put the deadeye in the drum sander which consists of the following: plastic jar lined with sandpaper (gritt 120) with screw lid, quarter inch dowel which have 2 pieces of sand paper (gritt 120) glued to it

I either roll the dowel by hand or attach drill to it running the drill at 3 second bursts. 

1550497922_Boyer86ftcreatedeadeyes4.thumb.jpg.44d42b2967c16610c57ce3ae152e7475.jpg

 

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Created the windlass and the windlass pawl which will be positioned in the midline on the inboard stem. I added four sticks in a rack in front of the windlass. In real life these are used to turn the windlass. 

440564827_Boyer86ftwindlass.thumb.jpg.3280981f68bfa3f8df4504cd2705d4ec.jpg

1315663781_Boyer86ftbowdeckitems.thumb.jpg.86b0c669c40cea1fa1132c1b3f21899d.jpg

 

Created and installed the upper and lower brass pieces which are pinned to the upper stem to house the tie down for the main stay. Forged brass loop which has been attached to the stem and will be used to hold the gammoning ropes to support and fix the bowsprit in place. 

693817282_Boyer86ftbowgammoning.thumb.jpg.2e89d88d55d4aa6334cdfaa17cb74318.jpg

32337866_Boyer86ftstempieces.thumb.jpg.883c33ebf61581547ed8eb23f71da1c7.jpg

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I inherited a dremel Moto 700 lathe from the secretary of the North West Indiana Woodworkers club and with that item I've made grooves in various size dowels (birch, walnut and cherry) in about 2 hours.

226731228_Boyer86ftdeadeyesondremellathe.thumb.jpg.e63e7d2a2ac58f6fbb9d0c18d90f9b6a.jpg

 

When filling a straight groove by hand this is the most difficult part of making a deadeye. With the lathe it is faster and straight. 

Got 19 dowels which will be about 450 deadeyes. Enough for a few ships. 

1937707756_Boyer86ftdeadeyesdowels.thumb.jpg.c375d58c2c093d5736b4135f8fd890f4.jpg

 

Drilling holes and cutting them off with the saw is easy. 

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have been spending several weeks making different types of blocks. Very time consuming assembly work. Several hours everyday.

After looking at prices of the different types of blocks I need for the Boyer, it made sense to me to make them myself and save some money. Compared to what is on the market, my blocks are not as nice looking...... Yet. But with time, they will become better looking. 

 

Once I start building a Fluit and a war yacht I may just cave and purchase the blocks as I need lots of them. 

 

Tried out different type of stock to see for myself what works. Walnut (easy, sands well, will use this for the Boyer), cherry (breaks easily), pear (sands well, no breakage), birch (splinters), and maple (too light in color). 

 

I created my own method from the combination of several articles I have on file. 

 

Stock is measured in 4, 5, 6, and 7mm width and thickness. Length of dowel is 30cm. With a slithing blade on the saw, 2 slits, 2mm apart, 1mm deep are cut the length of the dowel as well as the opposite side of the dowel. 

680556211_Block05slitsevery1mm.thumb.jpg.6e9860f3361d8c02715776e6cdc165af.jpg

894001701_Stock01DBslittedmeasured.thumb.jpg.2bde1e6f3b72f776ea8627c99e521607.jpg

1142560813_Stock03slittedandmeasured.thumb.jpg.9355702d289f431bb8e1594eff7ce5ae.jpg

 

Here I will measure and mark with pencil the different sizes of the blocks. Ever block has a 5mm boundary area between it. 

219840194_Blocks02slittedmeasuresizes.thumb.jpg.907648e41f37ef928b6f82d0f2e328d4.jpg

 

Sheave openings are drilled. 

217734514_Block07drillholesonDB.thumb.jpg.5cbb27b4c9fa16eb8f6166385090f12a.jpg

Now comes the tedious part of the exercise. 

Boundary cuts are made as we as removing the rest of the stock between the blocks. 

 

1298537523_Block08shallowboundarycuts.thumb.jpg.025787e4ca0fdb45e7a84d00b20820dd.jpg

917865391_Block09DBslitteddrilledcut.thumb.jpg.3a82f8969936b1477794a7f9f0caaa4e.jpg

 

Top if the picture shows the isolated blocks. 

Close to the bottom of the picture is where I am sanding the edges to create an elliptical form. 

The bottom of the picture shows the blocks. The final part of the exercise is the filling in of the stropping grooves and giving the blocks a final sanding. 

858045736_Blocks10walnut.thumb.jpg.70bf635c31bb77dcf1565c3499132b48.jpg

Hope this made some sense. 

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Created the metal work for the deadeyes. Tried several ways of attaching the deadeyes to metal links and came up with a simple way of doing it. They are a bit crude looking. 

The picture in the book shows a simple method and I somewhat followed that as well. 

405026324_Boyer86ftmainsailchannels.thumb.jpg.8b103ae423586adc5ff1af55cb98e785.jpg

Main mast channels and deadeyes 

 

1490374640_Boyer86ftmizenchannels.thumb.jpg.ac435aa9ed6d8c502b4fe909a4392830.jpg

Mizen mast and deadeyes. 

 

Been making some more blocks, just a couple everytime. Will start on the masts and yards next. 

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Marcus

 

I’m loving the colours and overall look and feel of this boat of yours.  I’m not quite sure what it is about this particular design of boat, but I reckon it looks pretty darn special.  Lots of charm and loads of character; all of which you’re capturing really well.

 

You’re definitely on a winner, there.

 

Pls keep the updates coming.

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

Edited by Omega1234

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Omega1234 said:

Hi Marcus

 

I’m loving the colours and overall look and feel of this boat of yours.  I’m not quite sure what it is about this particular design of boat, but I reckon it looks pretty darn special.  Lots of charm and loads of character; all of which you’re capturing really well

 

Patrick

Patrick, 

Thank you for the compliments. What I like so much about this ship is all the curves, curved stem, the heavy wales and the triangular helm port transom. 

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Created all the small single and double blocks, throat halliard blocks, fiddler blocks, leeboard block, one heart, 5mm deadeyes, belaying pins (need to make more) the gaff jaws and for extra added entertainment 4 barrels, 2 large and 3 small buckets. 

467857632_Boyer86ftfittings.thumb.jpg.ccbf4987864fbc6211e665966f15df82.jpg

 

All the deadeyes for purchase are flat in the middle on both sides but in reality they should be round. I have tried making them myself but it is not working. I am still figuring how I can do this. 

I have purchased deadeyes and if I can't make them myself I will use those (picky, picky) 

 

Thought of purchasing the buckets but because I was making the small blocks, why not make them myself. Drilled a hole in a dowel, cut them to height and glued a 1/32 thick piece of veneer as bottom to it, sanded and stained or painted them. 

 

The rigging of the mizen mast is going to be a challenge. The plans are different compared to the model in the book. So I will look at both and work towards something logically. The rest is the same as the yacht "Utrecht" and the Galjoot (which I have plans for as well). 

 

I will add some flags such as the Dutch flags in the colors of 1600's. 

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Temporarily put in the jack boom and mizen mast.

1242684697_Boyer86ftjackboom.thumb.jpg.288aa7d52196524bde04a93860ff47c8.jpg

1175737364_Boyer86ftmizenmast.thumb.jpg.88f7f32f5937a68a800986de10a8e8da.jpg

Leeboards are attached and held up by a piece of string until the final rigging can be done for them. 

1341212435_Boyer86ftleeboard.thumb.jpg.4c5b88ad4a8883874be290030dad36cd.jpg

 

Also painted the hull off white. White paint mixed with a drop of yellow ochre. Hulls were not pure white. 

 

Marcus 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Marcus

 

All of a sudden, she’s looking pretty grown up, with her masts and blocks, etc.  Now the fun part really starts.

 

Happy rigging.

 

Cheers. 

 

Patrick

Edited by Omega1234

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model shipcraft.

The Nautical Research Guild puts on ship modeling seminars, yearly conferences, and juried competitions. We publish books on ship modeling techniques as well as our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, whose pages are full of articles by master ship modelers who show you how they build those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you what details to build.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
×