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  1. That is seriously small stuff. Unbeleivable detail, and very nicely painted! Jan
  2. 300, even worse .... No, I also haven't a clue how to do so many men at such a small scale. I knew I was asking for something impossible Btw, I like the sea surface. How did you do that? Paper, plaster, putty? Jan
  3. That is a nice little model. I know it is asking for the impossible, but in a diorama-setting, did you consider making 200 (?) oarsmen? From the foam in the sea you can see some rowing is going on, but the benches are empty... Jan
  4. Hi Yves, That looks like a serious project.... one question: the model is fromCAF, but the unboxing video you show is labelled ZHL. I always understood that ZHL is sometimes selling rip-offs, while CAF is not. Do you know how it is in the case of Bellona? Jan
  5. Hi Valeriy, stunning as always. I have two questions: I see a turning mechanism on the lower vents. Will they have cowls also? and second: those large pieces left and right to the vent: are those spare propeller blades? Jan
  6. You turn them out in avfairly decent pace Looking forward to your next one! Jan
  7. Hi Marcus, that drawing is not showing the profile of the windlass, but the cross-section of the ratchet-wheel. Hence the weird appearance. Jan
  8. Hi Marcus, To complicate things: are you sure it is an 8 sided windlass? Quite often the Dutch use(d) 6-sided ones. I don't have much experience in this type, but I think working from the thickest part is the easiest: plane the whole thing 6 sided, starting from (almost:) ) square stock (you can use the sides to mark the part that has to be removed). Then you can mark the thinner ends of the windlass. Finall, remove the middle part, and replace by that iron 'gear'. I found making two identical parts more difficult than making one, and splitting it. btw the square holes for the spokes are in the outer part, and not, as in your picture in the thicker middle part. Jan
  9. Couple of years ago, Fred Hocker posted a drawing of the tops of Vasa. They show a number of holes. The line went in a straight line, and where it hit the top, they made a hole. (Size depending on rope thickness)
  10. The problem is: going outside the tops to the side does not work: the lines would need to cross through the standing rigging, and chafe at the outside of the tops (tops being fairly wide) depending of where the line starts, and needs to end, it is going through the lubbers hole, or through a hole made in the floor of the top. See eg edT's log on the Young America showing how it was done in the American Clippers. Jan
  11. Hi, Welcome here! I know the first pic isn't shipbuilding, but can you tell us slightly more about it? Jan
  12. Your display has also been upgraded (and will be certainly more space consuming than the old "display on a dusty shelf" Did you only clean the model, or did you completely rework the paint? Jan
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