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michael101

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  1. Its always a pleasure to watch your work ! Just beautiful !!!!
  2. Thank you Very much !! Im glad you like my work , to be honest it took me long time to do it i took each plank as a project i think the secret for getting proud of your work its to do part by part plank by plank as a project by itself without to think when im going to move to the next plank ... just to do your work without rushing at all , its an hobby not a business , just relax and put all your mind on the little thing that you doing and think about that as a project by itself BTW i saw your Vasa and it looks amazing ! So im sure your second plank on your current model will be perfect ! Best regards , Michael.
  3. Thank you for your kind words about the copper , I do not going to use copper plates at all , BTW on top of this planks going to be second plank (walnut) Michael.
  4. Thank you dear friend ! thank you and welcome to my build log also thanks friends for all the likes 🙏
  5. Thank you Robert 🙏 its always Pleasure to talk with you ! What a clever person ! Glad to have you as my best friend ! Michael.
  6. Thank you David 🙏 totally agree with you ! Not going to do anything with the decoration right now i just had to make the base for the decoration on this stage for not getting problems in the future
  7. Hello friends on the last few months I was working on the gallery so here is an update maybe it will look a small thing but it took me a lot (more than a lot 😀) to finish this aria I will show step by step to help other builders who going to reach this step.... but first of all I have to say a big thanks to Robert (has the nickname Berto in this forum) Who helped me understand all the future issues that could be with the gallery if I followed the instructions I will talk about them later ... but after understand the problems I had to think a lot to solve problem by problem... So lets get started first of all I had to make the deck before putting the windows and painting black the background (in the instructions it not tell you nothing about to install any deck behind the windows and bento told me that must make this deck and do it before installing the windows ...) About the glazing There is a real problem to glue the plastic film on the wood for a several reasons Any kind of glue in the future will get off because of the nature of the wood due to the temperature of the season... The only good glue for this method will be epoxy but its not ideal .. you can dirt the film easily... So after a lot of thinking i decide to use this method : First i made the templet of the film with a slots up and down between the windows And then i have used a timber of 1.5 mm by making a slot in the middle that will fit the exact thickens of the film Then i glue it in place in the back of the windows templet here is the steps and the result : I have to say that the skins (patterns ) are not matching each other at all !!!! you have to be careful to make the exact shape for making smooth match !!!! here is a picture of the process (don't worry about the hols I will cover them at the end ) now the big or maybe the huge problem!!! that I had to - and have to say again thanks to Robert for warned me about this issue ! there is a 2 patterns of the back gallery the one that already installed no. 374 and the back pattern (no. 375 )who will install on the pattern no.374 so the problem is that the second pattern not seat exact on the first one. you can see it clearly in this picture: (I merged both patterns in photoshop , the hard lines are the first pattern no.374 and the light lines are the second pattern no.375) The big problem is that in the low line of the second pattern you will have to install a profile for all over the line and at the sides you have to install a profile how need to mach the corners of the back profile ! so if you will leave the last skin as is it will mach the corners of the first pattern and they are over (above) the corners of the second pattern!!!! then the side profiles will never get mach with the back profile because they are above the back ! here is a picture of the profile (look at the blue arrow ) so After a long time of thoughts I got a solution ... by the way I saw that problem in the others build logs but the builders came to the problem after they try to install the second pattern ... my solution was to add a wood to the last skin to get the exact cornet of the second back pattern no. 375 so I have install the second pattern temporary for taking the Lins of the corners .. then I made the extension of the last side windows pattern BTH the space in one side of the skin its bigger than the other side so I had to cut the wood in angel .. here is a picture in the middle of the process: for the builders who going to work on this stage it recommended to make a block filler under the last skin because after you making the extension for the last side windows pattern you will lose the "bulkhead " the one before the last one !! also I had to make one side of the last bulked thick than the other side in 1.5 mm for giving more Uniform space along the last skin so I made this wood extension: and here is the pictures of the final galley project (still need to term a bit the rest of wood of the last skin who going a bit down the line of the last bulkhead but I will do it when I will put the ship upside down on the stand ...) and in the back : hop this post will help other builders who came across this stage Best regards Michael.
  8. You must make a clamps up and down for all over the keel , glue the bulkheads then put the clamps on make it straight .. then use the method of mtaylor ! dont push any bulkhead just make the supports to be exact size between the bulkheads then glue the supports from out side ... make sure not to press the bulkheads with the supports !
  9. Hi where exactly you have the warped ? there is a solution for everything ! but need to know before is it in the middle ? bow ? stern? take a picture ..
  10. The second plank its dark walnut do you think the pencil can do the job ?
  11. I think you not need any bulkheads or fillers ... if the ship its a big scale just add supports from one bulkhead to the next , you can see what i have done in my Hms Victory but when you putting the wood supports you must be sure that the keel its straight and the supports are exact without pressing the bulkheads ... Best regards Michael.
  12. Hello there , im almost there.... almost going to work on the second planks of the Hms Victory.. i saw a lot of beautiful and symmetrical caulking for the hull planks in google for model ships .. but i didnt found the methods for them .. i will be more than happy if you will share with me your experience about how to caulk the planks (without The paper methods ..) Best regards , Michael.

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