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About Drazen

  • Birthday 08/07/1965

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    Austria / Klagenfurt

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  1. Unfortunately pine, yes. I had just very small amount of dry lime wood and this is used partly in the tower, but mostly pine. For the small area, it will do. Drazen
  2. ... than the curvature from front/stern view... and than the shapes in between (under 45°). One can easily control the shape by following the joint-/gluing-line of the original pieces of wood. Drazen
  3. ... trim the top... align both to be the same (with this the mistakes are also minimised)... Drazen
  4. Adjusting the shape to the side gallery where they touch - done with a Proxxon grinding tool. Drazen
  5. ... giving it the approx. 8° angle towards the ship hull... (The galleries are standing vertically to the earth, not parallel to the ship's sides. - most probably.) Drazen
  6. ... than glue together with epoxy and grind till they fit nicely... Drazen
  7. The tower... It is an octagon. I calculate 360°/8 = 45°. So, I cut the wood pieces under 45 degrees and grind them so the outer width fits to the drawing by Otte Blom. Drazen
  8. ... coarse and fine removing of the material to get the right shape. I used three templates of cross sections and the side plank to check the form. Drazen
  9. gluing the wood pieces together and cutting/defining the outer shape... The small bolts position the piece always on the same place on the hull - this I need for frequent checking the shape. Drazen
  10. Doing the base for the side galleries... I did a small observation mistake resulting in a 5-6mm error in the heigh of the joint at the "slingerlijst". The plan observes the side galleries from the side and parallel with the waterline. I transferred the drawing onto the base directly which was few degrees more than the 0° - due to the slightly tilted base of the side galleries (it is something like 8° on my model). This i did only on the side galleries, but the tower has ben done right. Due to my cross section from the stern, the form of the side gallery was right and I needed to compensate only the heigh of the gallery-plank which is joining the slinger plank. Now, it is OK, but in spite of all brain work, such things happen. The big problem is that the plans I use have no cross sections and no top view of the side galleries, so I needed to combine the Otte Blom's drawings (which, frankly, differ from each other) and my observation of the van de Velde paintings. Let's go... Drazen
  11. Small step forward in the project - small steps on the side of the ship Drazen
  12. I have forgotten about this topic, but still want to leave the hint as an answer to my own question: The yellow shade goes away after leaving the model or the part behind the window on the direct sun. It takes several weeks (4-5) till the yellow disappears. Probably, the direct sun exposure (without any window glass in between) will accelerate the process even more. I am just making some tests. The yellow shade does not appear on pear wood, so, better to use pear as building material. Drazen

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