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    18th century history and reenactment, collecting items from this period.

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  1. Hello, and many thanks for your likes and comments Keith, I did't mean faults as there is something wrong. But you see where planks not have the same thickness, because my Proxxon thought it must not be! I did't realised that during sanding and also not later, because you could't see it. But after I applied the paint these things are clear visible. But it is ok, I think that that happened also at the real ships.
  2. Hello, I'm not very busy these days, but I painted the hull with clear satin finish lacquer. The yellow is now a little deeper and brighter. The lacquer is't totally dry at the moment, and a little thicker as when fully dry, but you can see that I did't lost any detail. But now you see every fault in the planking, you have not seen before I painted the hull 🤔, but that is ok. And I'm doing my homework for painting the friezes. These friezes are 8 mm high, it is even with a pencil a challenge to draw. 😰
  3. Many, many thanks for your comments and likes. Yes Noel, it's an azalea. It looked a bit, like she is sailing into the sunset 🙂 The idea to paint the hull in such a bright yellow came from this model in Chatham, an early 74 gunner, CHDT MOD.050
  4. Hello, today I painted the hull. There are only some small things to repair the next days, where the paint run under the masking tape. But first the paint must entirely dry.
  5. Hallo Siggi,

    sehr schönes Modell. Top Verarbeitung.

    Nur Schade , die farbliche Gestaltung mit Pigmentfarbe.

    Aber das ist ja bekanntlich Geschmackssache.



    1. Siggi52


      Moin Karl,

      so sahen die Schiffe halt aus, was ist da Schade dran?

      Nur Holz-Schiffe gab es dagegen nicht, oder sie wurden nach nicht mal einem Jahr schwarz und vergammelten. Die alten Modelle waren auch bemalt, wenn auch nicht immer korrekt, aber bunt und das macht den Reiz aus. Sonst müsste man heutige Kriegsschiffe bauen, die sind alle irgendwie grau! 

      Vielleicht denkst du ja mal um und bemalst deine  Modelle auch, dann sind sie historisch wirklich korrekt. 


      Gruß, Siggi


  6. Hello and many thanks for your likes, Noel, the crew is working in the hold and orlop deck. Thats why you did't saw them the last time 😉 But I was also busy today, because it rained outside. The last two fenders are build in. The painter has a lot of work the next days, painting the hull, before I could start painting the frieze.
  7. If you think so, Marc, it will work. 😉 Today I painted the installed fenders and tomorrow I try to build the fore fenders. And after that, ...the frieze and the other artwork is my next goal. 😰
  8. Marc, if you look at the picture of the Superb, there the frieze is also, partly, painted on paper. I will try to paint directly on the model
  9. Thank you Greg, during I wrote the reply for Druey, your mail arrived here. That is really a question, how did they do it in reality. I think because they had to replace the fenders more often when worn out, they go over the rails. At most models you could't see how it was made, because of the thick layer of lacquer.
  10. Thank you Druxey, with that I was not really sure how to do it, but at the old models they did it the same way 🙁 So at least I did't know how it was made at the real ships. Superb Thunderer/Hercules
  11. Hello and many thanks for your likes, because we had last week here three days spring, my garden needed my attention. But I painted the steps and build the hind fenders for both sides.
  12. Good morning Mark, at one draughts for the Dragon there are these extra stools for the mizen backstays, but an other draught of the Dragon did't show them. and this picture is from the Thunderer/Hercules, which I believe is the Dragon. The Superb did't have them Also the Centurion once had them, and the 60 gun warship has them. That are 60 gunners from the 1740's But also newer ships have these stools, Standart 1782, Glory 1788 and Prudent 1768, just as examples. So it's not unusual.
  13. Hello and thank you all for your likes, it is done, they are fast. 😓 The next step is, to secure them with wood dowels and paint them. But that is for tomorrow.
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