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About schiffebastler

  • Birthday 05/03/1961

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    Germany, Grossbettlingen
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    Sailing, Building Ship-Models, Book Reading

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  1. Thank you very much! Okay, the holes on the headboard are only about 0.2 mm. With the sails I wanted to try out what is possible. Actually it goes quite well, needs a lot of patience and a few little tricks. Next time I will still improve some things, there goes still more. By the way, for my good colleague Dirk (Dubz) I was also allowed to make the sails of his great model Maria. See #403 https://modelshipworld.com/topic/10901-maria-hf31-by-dubz-dusek-172-fishing-ewer-finkenwerderhamburg/page/14/ Joachim
  2. The last four sails are ready. These are the smallest of the square sails now, from the mizzen mast. They are also structured according to the same scheme. Finally a group picture with all sails. In order to estimate the proportions somewhat, I have added a cent. Since the question arose, some information about the sizes of thimbles. The large thimbles on the side of the sails have an outer diameter of 1.8 mm down to 0.8 mm. The large eyelets on the sails have a diameter of 1 mm, the smallest eyelets have an outer diameter of only 0.6 mm. They' re smaller than I wrote in the other post. By the way, until today there are no correct, detailed plans for the AV available. And so I am about to write a book about the rigging of the Amerigo Vespucci, where all my plans and details will be described. Joachim
  3. I am very happy that some of the colleagues who previously followed my build log are now back here. Since I wrote my book for one year and did a lot of research before, this didn't leave much time for the model. Joachim
  4. Thank you so much Michael. I'm glad you're stopping by again. Also many thanks to all the other likes and comments. Joachim
  5. Hi Glenn, Yes, the grommets are made of brass tube. I use 8 different diameters. The smallest outer diameter is 0.8 mm and the largest is about 3 mm. The wires used have various diameters, the thinnest wires are 0.3 mm and for a few special things also 0.2 mm. Joachim
  6. Here are now all 5 sails of the main mast. Since these sails are constructed in the same way as those on the foremast, there is nothing new to say. So here are just a few pictures, both from the front and the back of the sails. Joachim
  7. And another step further with the sails. These are now all the staysails, it takes a while, but everything is not as complex as the square sails. Joachim
  8. Hello Drazen, now I have been following the construction of your model for a while and I really have to congratulate you for this fantastic work! It's always nice to see more progress and I'll stick with it. Cheers, Joachim
  9. Although there were no errors with any of my browsers right now, it is not easy to rule out that other versions may produce unexpected behavior in combination with special settings on the computers and operating system. Therefore I have removed the direct links to EMail on the website for the time being. The contact always goes via the mail address given above. Of course a PM is also possible in the forum. best regards Joachim
  10. Hello @Jaager this behavior in Firefox sounds really weird. I'm sorry you had problems. I will test it thoroughly myself. So far, my contact forms are still in progress, so that an order or a contact via a direct mail to me works: info@modellbau-muellerschoen.de I will complete the contact forms as soon as possible. Again sorry for your problems with Firefox. best regards, Joachim
  11. I'm glad that finally the English edition is available. The first batch of books has arrived. Cheers, Joachim
  12. Now it may be a little continuation. I had shown the foresail last time, now the remaining sails of the foremast follow today. A little overview, of course. As you can see in the picture, each sail looks a bit different, but overall they are not as elaborate as the jib itself. All sails have in common that the foot of the leech is originally covered with a leather strap. I have copied this in the model with a thin, painted paper. Here now only the hunier volant has a retracted reefing line, as there are two of them at the jib. Now a few details about the sail. So a bit of a size comparison some details of the smallest of the sails, the royal sail. The links are between 0.35 and 0.45 mm thick, the guide thimbles of the Gordings have an outer diameter of 0.8 mm. Bye Joachim
  13. Well Lapis Lazuli is well known, but was hardly used in ship painting, but there were also some other early pigments, cobalt, Egyptian blue, smalt, azurite, indigo to name only the most important of them. All of them not easy to produce at that time, with special characteristics, but partly over 5000 years old in their application. Joachim
  14. 😉 Well, the colour blue was something special because of its rarity and preciousness. Since this color is discussed controversially again and again, I have chosen this topic. But who knows, maybe I'll get enough interesting facts about other colors as well ... James Bond already said, never say never again ...
  15. Thank you for the nice contribution, David! I am really happy that David has taken on the task as editor to make sure that the book got this great quality. Thanks alot! Joachim

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