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Wasa by md1400cs - Corel - 1:75

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Your attention to detail is what is making this stand out to be a beautiful build. Keep the pictures coming, I am always watching.

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Ferit,

 

Of course, I should have known that you would take the original hinges, and do a tremendous amount of alterations to make them perfect. I looked again on your build this morning and realized that you also added the nails. That is why they looked so "not Corel".

 

So you did not only add nails you also completely redesigned the hinges. Perfect solution. The amount of extra detail that you are incorporating into this kit is really of such high quality. It is so impressive. 

 

By-the-way you have been receiving responses from builders who "walk on water" and the lake is not frozen. Silly USA type of joke, but it is a big compliment, especially from master artists who post on MSW (:-) Congratulations. Your artistic skills are so amazing. Love your vision of how you want this ship to be.

 

You are right with the Vasa, it is much easier to represent the look of the actual ship. In your case your artistic mind is your guide. A good guide for sure.

 

Regards,

 

Michael D

Salute,

 

In fact, I have been following MSW and observing what the modellers have been building before I have became a member. I have hesitated too much to open a Log.

Here, there are a lot of talented people I respect heavily. I am shy and touched because of your kindness and generosity. Now, I am really suprised when I receive such compliments and encouragements from artisans I am inspired very much; as yourself and the others... :):blush:

 

Thank you...

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Joe, and Buck thanks for taking an interest in following this build. Your kind words are appreciated.

 

So I decided to complete the upper part of the stern, that also incorporates details to the upper deck. The pics are self evident so I won't add comments. 

 

However, in general. I tried, several times to paint the deck side of the upper gilded piece. The paint would not hold well, and it looked super weak. So I went with vertical wood beams. It looks as though the 1:1 used a solid piece, or so, to carve out the griffons (that reminds me, I have to add a couple of tongue marks) and a young beardless inherited king (thank you Fred Hocker from his book Vasa A Swedish Warship)

 

I also learned painting this piece that the King's initials were carved into the wood. G A R S (Gustavus Adolphus Rex Sueciae) To their absolute credit Corel did an excellent job of crafting this piece. I had posted earlier, then retracted, as I will again. Corel's figures for-all-intense-and-purposes are actually really excellent. Kudos to their design team. The only exception being the weak figures that cover the galleries- go figure?

 

One last thought these is an occasional metal bleed through between the vertical planks. I could not paint that part and then add wood to the metal. It would have poorly adhered. I did not notice the small gaps until I stated adding the large cross members. OK enough chit-chat on my part here are a few pics. 

 

Regards, Michael

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Ahoy Michael :D

 

 

 

Excellent work on both the ship and the way in which you posted. I can clearly see what you did so well and how you accomplished it. Thanks for taking the time to share :)

 

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This looks great, Michael! It becomes a wonderful model to decorate your home one day.

 

Regards, Joachim

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post-735-0-77434900-1368205872_thumb.jpgOriginal installed piece. Hmmm wrong !!post-735-0-49745000-1368205918_thumb.jpgVasa original (the only one, of the three, to survive)post-735-0-51342700-1368205972_thumb.jpgFerit thanks

Thank you JPett and Joachim

 

A minor update, but apparently a significant one, I owe this change to Blue Ensign and Ferit.

 

They were discussing the spectacular capstan that F installed on his Berlin (If you have not visited his build log you are really missing an astonishing upgrade for the basic kit).

 

So it turns out that the "parts bin" capstan supplied by Corel for the Wasa is period inappropriate. Something I had no knowledge of, not surprising in that I am just now learning so much...

 

Pulled the piece and rebuilt a more period looking example. I learned how to do square cuts from Ferit  (not to his level, but...)

 

So I include these updates. Again thank you B E and F you own this change. THANKS

 

Michael

 

 

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Your workmanship continues to amaze me, Michael.  Very nice work, and I also appreciate the step by step detail you provide.  Thank you!

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I really enjoy the step by step you provided. Keep the pictures coming. There are a lot of us watching this build.

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Michael,

Your clean build and attention to all the details makes this a masterpiece.  I'm enjoying watching this log progress.

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Hi Michael,

 

it is a small pice, but absolutely worth to be redesigned, well done!

I enjoy the way, you are investigating the things and your work is going to be better and better.

 

Regards, Joachim

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Salute Michael,

I think that one of the important factors which give value and beauty to any piece of work is the persistence to achieve the details successfully.

That is your sensibility and manner. Exhausting but the result is happiness and reprieve... The charm is through the details...

I appreciate heavily your approach and style...

And I am honored very much by your kindness and nobility about my handiwork.

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Wayne, Joe, Mark, Joachim, Ferit thank you for the latest kind words..(:-) Fellow postings are always so nice to read. But I need help (Hmmm) with knots ??

 

So I decided to build a small box for the capstan oars(?) with some left over pieces I had used for the stern trim detail.

 

The pics are self explanatory, but please note the last pick of box on the deck.

 

I don't know what kind of knot to use. I found this really cool website that also animates the knots in three speeds (link bellow) So, do I use a buntline hitch??

 

Hopefully one of you will help me out on this bit. I'm sure that when I get to the rigging I will be semi-lost for sure. Again regards to all of you.

 

Michael

 

 

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Hi Michael,

 

does your question concern the box? Usually I would take the round turn with two half hitches. This is a very universal knot which I also use often on the sailing boat. It is a knot which is used for everything that has to be fixed to thin rods, rings, ...

But of course, the buntline hitch could also be used in this case.

 

Concerning the rigging, you could have a look on this build log in a german forum. Although the declarations are in German language, there are included many pictures and give a lot of good hints, maybe some of them help you.

 

http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_alphacontent&section=11&category=285&Itemid=59

 

Regards, Joachim

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A lot of interesting deck detail there Michael, the replacement capstan looks excellent.

 

Regards,

 

B.E.

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Hi Michael,

 

does your question concern the box? Usually I would take the round turn with two half hitches. This is a very universal knot which I also use often on the sailing boat. It is a knot which is used for everything that has to be fixed to thin rods, rings, ...

But of course, the buntline hitch could also be used in this case.

 

Concerning the rigging, you could have a look on this build log in a german forum. Although the declarations are in German language, there are included many pictures and give a lot of good hints, maybe some of them help you.

 

http://www.modellmarine.de/index.php?option=com_alphacontent&section=11&category=285&Itemid=59

 

Regards, Joachim

Hello Joachim,

 

Yes, it was for that box. Thanks for the suggestion as well as for the link. Nice German site, and Google translates the pages for me as well. I will refer to it. 

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Hi Michael,

Very detailed work and really too hard to make... It's inspiring that you handle it as an expert...

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Hello again, An update for the two upper gallery covers I decided to build  "pre-fab" housings. These upper gallery covers were less labor intensive, in that there is only one bobbinet per side. I should have done the same (pre-fab) for the lower ones as well... Hmmm, learning as I go along. I am finishing some last figure painting details. When it's all done I will post some pics. of the totally completed stern. In the meantime

post-735-0-02524300-1368992443_thumb.jpgbuilt rough support frames for the bobbinets and the gallery covers

post-735-0-87112100-1368992469_thumb.jpgwith a pencil I outlined the shape needed by placing the rough frame on top of the lower existing structure.

 

post-735-0-55402600-1368992496_thumb.jpgI cut the housing to match my pencil marks, and added edge trim piece. 

post-735-0-97534000-1368992522_thumb.jpgtrimmed away the inside lip to better match the actual intended shape

post-735-0-50473000-1368992559_thumb.jpgthen focused on covering the bobbinets. I wanted to, as best that I could, match the lumber cuts of the 1:1

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Hmmm pics all out of order I need to figure that part out. I loaded them in sequence. Oh well

 

Michael

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Michael,

 

You may have loaded them in sequence but it looks like you didn't click the "post" on each picture.  When you do that, they will show in the order you clicked them. 

 

Lovely work on the galleries.  As I recall, they were a bear to do.

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Mark,

 

Thanks for the nice thoughts.

 

Hmmm I thought that I had done that. As I was loading the pics, and adding occasional notes they (the pics) showed up on the white frame as I was adding more. But then mid sequence they seemed to go out of order. I canceled the post and started all over again. Same results. 

 

I am obviously doing something wrong. I will be more careful when I add some pic of the (finally) completed stern. Thanks for your suggestions...

 

Regards,

 

Michael

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Hello fellow hobbyists,

 

I would like to, firstly, thank all of you who have been so kind in taking the time to post comments, letting me know how much you appreciate my version of this Wasa build.

 

Your kind words have continued to be a real source of encouragement. I also thank those of you who were also kind enough to add a "thumbs up" to certain posts or jpg's. There is so much art to appreciate on MSW, that I am touched that you have found the interest, and the time to look at, and respond to my efforts.....Again thank you......OK.. An update.

 

 

 

 It's hard for me to believe, but the stern, and galleries in their entirety, are actually almost completed. This part of the build was very labor intensive. In retrospect, I would have done some things differently but as we say here "put a fork in it - it's cooked" and so it is. Oh what is missing are the two wood trim timbers that appear on each side of the flag and lantern spar, just above the upper gilded curved carving on the stern. I will try my first attempt at sculpturing those two pieces of wood.

 

Speaking of doing things differently; I SO regret not indenting the hull canon port framings as I was framing those. I tried to initially indent the four small pieces of wood in each port, but I didn't have enough of a lip, if you will, and nothing was aligning correctly. So I flushed them all flat along the hull. This work was done before joining the MSW community. I have since learned of a great technique. Always hindsight isn't it? So, that detail failure just glares at me now.  It will be an issue when adding canon doors. Hmmm. On the plus side only hobbyists such as us would even notice such a glaring error. I thought of pulling them all out. But I think that I would make a mess of things.

 

Segwaying forward with this posting, I enclose "full body shots" (pardon the pun) to offer a better perspective of the project as it looks so far. I also include a few other pics. as partial updates on side tasks that have been completed to date; for example deck, and hull figures were (some removed) painted and attached.

 

I'm will be taking a break for a while. I have to do some traveling again. Hmmm, and I thought that I was finally retired. I'll tune in, from wherever I happen to be, and continue to admire builds that I very much enjoy following.

 

When I find myself back on my side of the world again, I will continue with deck details that need to be added. I also plan on removing the existing ladders. (Not correct). I will also re-work the front bow cross railing that leads to the bowsprit. That is also not correct. And I removed the most stern ladders. Those will be replaced with a "bench" type looking thing with a wooden sculpture on each side above the "benches" So it goes. And then onto the masts....

Again thanks for your kind words...Always, always appreciated.

 

Regards,

 

Michael

 

 

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Hi Michael,

 

It was a real pleasure to look in on your build log and view the pics you have just posted. They look amazing. I can start to imagine the finished product, and you will have built something special when you have it completed.

 

Keep up the exceptional work!

 

Peter

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Wow... That is really nice. I love how you've managed to make her so colourful without being overwhelming...

 

And the bolt detail on the hull is incredible.

 

Andy

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Hi Michael!

 

The ship is looking incredible! You set the bar really high with this build. Beautiful work!!

 

Wishing you safe and enjoyable travels.

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Michael,

 

Just an amazing build.  Astounding actually.  You've captured the details and brought the ship to life.

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Hi Michael,

She looks really fine... Beauty and harmony at the carnival of colors... Your work is impressive!...

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She is looking magnificent Michael, great shot of the stern and the intricate work around the galleries. I love the contrast between the painted  figures and the natural finish to the hull.

 

Well done. :)

 

 

B.E.

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Looking great Michael! You can be really proud of her.

 

I really like the look of the natural brown againdt the painted figures so that was a good decision you made.

 

I think everyone worry about things in retrospect, but I think you have given your build a soul and it looks awesome.

 

I will miss the updates but hope you will check in once in while and help us others with tips.

 

 

/Matti

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