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    just south of Hamburg, Germany
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    18th century history and reenactment, collecting items from this period.

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  1. Hello, now the lids at the gun deck, at the star board side, are also ready 🙂 Now with more experience I also repaired some of the hooks for the rings at the inside of the lids at the port side. The rings have a inner diameter of 1 mm and the wire is 0,4 mm thick and you may have seen at my last post that some hooks are much larger then these.
  2. Hello, now the port lids at the port side have there rings. But the lids are nor fast installed, that will come after I have the channels ready.
  3. Hello and thank you for your nice comments and likes The first port lids are in place, but not fast now. It's quiet a different sight now. Tomorrow I will install the rings, and then the other side the same procedure.
  4. Hello, and thank you all for your comments and likes It took three weeks to dare to paint again, I do not like it very much 😟 But at least it is done. Marc, I hope you sleep better this time 😉 But now it's done and the next thing is to install the gun port lids.
  5. Hello and thank you for all the likes yesterday I painted the rest of the upper frieze. As you may see, I'm back in my shop down in the basement. It's to cold now in my winter garden to work there. And here a picture of the whole thing.
  6. Hello, there did't much happen last week. Last Monday I painted the first part of the upper frieze. But because the weather changed and it gets colder I went into the basement and forged the chain plates and today the rings for the gun ports. I changed the colour of the flags to ocker, because the red flags where'd really visible on the dark blue background. I let the cain plates etch, and because they should be in the middle 0,7mm and at the outside only 0,5mm I welded some tin on them. So that they bevels a little. And today I made the rings for the gun ports lids. ☹️ They have an outside diameter of 2,2 and 1,8mm.
  7. Hello and many thanks for your likes and comments, today I finished the drawing for the upper frieze. I do not know if I should do it this way. I painted all the flags and shields in there original colours. The rest I would paint like the lower frieze in that ocker tone. (?) At some ships you could see it done this way. That would ad a little more colour to the frieze.
  8. Hello and again, many thanks for your likes and nice comments, they are very appreciated Today I finished painting the lower counter. This is the look from below (in this case from above) and this from behind Next I would paint the frieze left and right from the quarter deck. I would like to paint there trophy bundles. The question here is, should I leave out the gun ports, or the windows? Because the windows are also decorated with wreaths, I tend to paint over the gun ports. But first I have to make some drawings.
  9. Hello and thank you all for your likes and comments, today I'm finished the frieze. That was a lot of work, more then expected, but now it's done The next thing to paint is now the lower counter. If you like colourful ships, I uploaded yesterday 3 albums of Russian ship models from the 18. century, they have here in the Eutin castle museum. https://www.schloss-eutin.de They where once a present of the Russian Tsar around 1806
  10. Hello, because the summer is gone here, since 4 weeks we have temperatures only around 20°C and every day rain 🙁, I decided that I should be better busy at the shipyard. So I started painting the starboard side. The first half is done 😓
  11. Hello Dowmer, here are all things ok. I'm vaccinated, and the flooding is more in the west and south of Germany. But that is really heavy there. We here in the north had till now a really normal summer. It was't so hot here and now and then a little, or a little heavier rain. But also here where regional some basements flooded, but no houses destroyed. And that should be more normal for the next years! ☹️
  12. Hello Keith, thank you for your request. But I don't know why your post is't visible here. Anyway, after painting half of the frieze I was so exhausted, I had to make a break before painting the other half. But then the summer started here and I decided to be lazy. Just a little work in the garden and relaxing.
  13. Thank you Mark, the frieze is 8 mm high, that means in real life 38,4 cm. So it's not so large, but very complex. If the real ships where all times so rich decorated I don't know. May be at there launch, but most of there life I think not. Also many models had there frieze painted only blue ore black. Here the weather is actual very could and rainy, so it's to cold to sit in the winter garden and paint. So I'm trying to draw the upper part of the frieze. But not the mermaids and there companions, but with trophy bundles. My painting skills are also limited.
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