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  1. Hello Everyone, it's time for a small update. Finished the deck planking of the forcastle. Work keeps me quite busy. And my wife has a lot of things to do for me around the house. This will result in a significant reduction of "ship-modelling-time-amount". Sorry for the bad quality of the photo. My camera does not work properly, don't know why.
  2. Nice work Nils. Your hand plane looks interesting. I'am using different sizes of hand planes for woodworking at home, and also for ship modelling. It's essential that you keep the blade sharp - very sharp. Using a simple waterstone gives good results. As your plane has no mouth, it may happen that you cut all the way through the wood. Veritas or Lee Nielsen have good hand planes (also small ones, good for modelling), but they are far to expensive in Germany. Maybe you look at "dictum.de" or "feinewerkzeuge.de" for more information. Grüße in den Kreis Stormarn Götz
  3. Hello everyone! Time for the next update. Rope Coils underneath the forecastle deck were finished, Planking of the forecastle deck can be started now. Railing of the rear castle finished. Made from square stock (swiss pear) and walnut. A tedious work making them all fit properly. Here's an overall view. It looks more and more like a ship That's all folks (my son was watching woody w. on TV)..., Götz
  4. thanks Steven, and everone for all the "linkes". My skills are improving during this build. It will help making the next ship model a lot better. Thanks for following, Götz
  5. being silent for a while, here's another view of the forecastle. Some further detailling and planking in progress. Installing the ropes for the anchors, the upper deck is ready for planking. During the last month I've made a board for my chisels and improved my workshop a little. Thus making working easier, it also reduced the time for ship modelling.
  6. Very interesting. Your build log is also a lesson in history. If you make a workable design, it may be a little hard to explain to the fire investigator afterwards...
  7. a short update. Small detail, but a great improvement (just my opinion).
  8. Next Update. Finished the first planking of the fore castle. Cut the deck frames to the desired length. I'am quite happy with the final shape. A second planking will follow on the outside walls. On the inside the planking looks o.k. for me.
  9. Hit the button to fast... Heres the view fromt the aft deck: Some deck beams are still missing. The windlass is not glued to the deck, but it will get it's final position somewhere in that area. I made it from some walnut pieces I had left in stock. On the picture it appears darker in colour than in real. I drilled holes into the dowel and squared them using a small file. That's it for today. Götz
  10. Happy new year everyone. Spend some time in the shipyard, together with my son. He wanted to do some planking work on the ship. Giving him some advice, he managed to finish a part of the planking of the fore castle: front view: Not bad for a nine year old.
  11. Nice work Steven. Good to see, that the isoprop-method works for you. Götz
  12. Thank's everyone for the "likes". A very small update for today. Started with the deck beams. Quite a lot of measuring, sanding and starting over again. At the moment I'am quite pleased with the result. Götz
  13. It looks really good Steven. It's a pity that isoprop is that expensive over there. Should be really cheap, as it is standard stuff for desinfection. Looking forward to see the completed castle. Götz
  14. Hello everyone, a small sunday afternoon update. Finished the planking on the lower deck of the forecastle. Next will be the deck beams.

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