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About firdajan

  • Birthday 06/04/1970

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    Humenne, Slovakia
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    Ships of 14 - 17th century

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  1. Tops and stays fixed. Now I can continue to build the next level of masts. Jan
  2. My friends... I finally found a time for continuing...and made some deadeyes and tops, so I could start with standing rigging. I hope to have more time now. Jan
  3. yancovitch: no... just masts, yards and sails....thank you. Jan
  4. michael mott: Thank you, Mike. Dear friends, the hull is finished. Now I can continue with propulsion ( it means, btw, to produce a lot of my lovely deadeyes ) Jan
  5. Thank you, friends. Chuck Seiler: the lenght of the wreck is 38,1 m. The lenght overall incude the bowsprit based on the plans is cca 47 m. Jan
  6. Thank you, friends, for your comments. Daniel Caramango: some carvings are cutted from paper, then hardened by superglue, figures are made from modurit - it is the plastic modeling mass hardening by boiling or baking. I made some parts of decoration - roman soldiers ( I hope it looks like soldiers, I´m not very good sculptor and figures are just 25 mm long ), pedestals, molding on the stern and two little carvings on the bow, catheads, gun carriages ( simple ones I glued inside the ship ) and gun barrels. Just gunports lids and the lamp are missing. Jan
  7. Omega1234: Thank you, Patrick. Anna Maria and curtains on the stern, deck and lion on the bow are added. Jan
  8. Thank you, friends Matle: very interesting hypothesis.... I made windows and started with decoration on the aft. Jan
  9. Thank you, friends. dgbot: I´m using Revell colors for plastic models. Some details are added on the deck for the running rigging. I also made and glued channels. Jan
  10. Thank you very much for your kind words The handrail is finished. You can see the result on following pictures - I´m quite satisfied. Now I have to repaint the inner part of sides by matt uncolored paint to remove traces of glue and I can continue with the equipment of the maindeck. Jan
  11. Heloo my friends, Don´t be afraid, I´m working slowly, but I´m working still I made paper prisms 1 x 1,5 mm, impregned them by superglue and colored. Then I used them to make ribs - now I´m prepared to finish handrails. I also glued both sides of galion. Jan
  12. Thank you a lot Finally I made something on the ship. I started with the construction of the bow and cut out a piece of decoration. I also made the windlass. I´m working slowly, but still Jan
  13. Thank you a lot, my friends, for your replies.. Sorry for late answering, but I have a lot to do this year, but no ship models.....I finally created something ... wales and some parts on decks and hull. Please be patient, the next progress will follow Jan
  14. And... after several months I finally found a little time to continue on the model. I made some doors, keel and improved planking on the lower part of keel considering to plans and Ab´s instructions ( I´m consulting build with Ab Hoving ) . I believe I will have much more time next months. Next pictures shows the ship today. I will continue with wales and some parts on decks. Jan
  15. I continued with imitation of planking.I made it as always - using strips of foils ( after gluing of strips I´m using hairdryer to heat foil for better adherence ). The hull was " too shiny " , I patinated it to make a planking effect using aniline water colors. and colorless matt varnish. Then I painted bottom of the ship. It looks like gunports are too close to watreline - but it si exactly based on plans. Gratings you can see are laser cutted.

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