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  1. I decided to get rid of the balconies. All that extraterrestial scaffolding gave the impression of a medival century of the seas cruiser. I also decided not to follow one of my guidelines, check everything 3 times before glue and managed to put one of the pieces which shape the stern in the wrong place. Well, since I never was especialy fond of the shape i filed and sanded it down to a flat stern. All this makes it obvious that I mainly make it up as I go along.
  2. Discarded the supplied frames of metal and made new ones from sticks normally used for stirring coffee
  3. I built new gun carriges. Supplied carriges (if they had not dissintegrated when handled) represent a typr not yet present when this ship was used.
  4. Hello, encouraged by Kikatinalongs i will submit my own build log of a carrack. I had the fortune to buy it at an auction for the equivalent of 20 $. Although not complete and lacking plans. I bought the plan from cornwall model boats. From start my intension was to use the wood as spare. The big con with my kit, which is quite old probably at least 30 years old, is the quality of metal casting. It is brittle and badly cast. From a personal view i think it quite ugly. Looks like someone put a caravan on top of a lumberyard. Mamoli did not bother to check how guns or windlass were constructed in the 16th century. Based on that i decided to make my own interpretation of a 16th century ship. Could possibly look like something sailing in the baltic sea.
  5. Pics of the deck. Other modification is planking bulwark.
  6. This is my first build log ever. Since English is not my first language it will probably be amusing reading. I bought the kit second hand sevral years ago. Partly because it´s a nice looking ship with a limited amount of strings and partly because it has the same name as my eldest daughter. I started building the ship 7 years ago but a divorce and a new kid caused a long break Before i could resume. Making slow progress. Since I have a Little daughter of 4 I haven't a lot of time to spare. I have more or less finished the hull and deck fittings. Substituted almost all of the stuff except the gratings which I modified with a base and new coamings. The supplied windlass is way off. It is a hundred year to early. The bilge pumps have the same problem. I think the deck houses are too simplified. The gun carriages is a shame. It is ok on a toy. I made new ones from scrap wood. The wheels were made with a layer of 0.75 mm plasticard as a base with thin veneer strips on the outside. New anchor stocks with hammered iron thread.

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