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  • Birthday 02/28/1964

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    East Flanders Belgium
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    Ships of the 16th and 17th century, Military modeling scale 1/72.

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  1. What I mean. These beams are too long and so come together on the deck. If the building description says so and you want to build it this way. Then you can do this. Actually, nobody wont say you're wrong (I certainly don't) I have been working on my GH for over 3 years now. Building a correct ship from the 16th century is almost impossible. No plans, of course no photos, only unclear drawings and some hull parts of shipwrecks. Only incorrectly built replicas.
  2. Great work Just a comment Wrong Better (the red lines show approximately the length of the beams)
  3. Standing rigging update Slow progress. Some parts of the rigging has been done 2 times. The first time bad, and the second time a little better. (instructions in the kit) Lower masts almost ready The hull is only 25 cm (about 10") long Thanks for following
  4. Looks logical. But, Planks, wales and beams are attached with : nails, bolts ,treenails And every era has its own methods The hull of a ship from the 16th century is different from a ship at the beginning of the 19th century. If it was that easy
  5. Thanks for the link, very interesting. I apply this method with my military models. The maximum build ever was about 10 in scratch at the same time (the Hotchkiss H35 / 39 family). More than one ship at the same time simply does not work for me. Not enough experience with ships, I think.
  6. A "mini" Bounty. Building two ships simultaneously is too difficult for my poor brain... So, this yard is temporarily on hold

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