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  1. This is the happiest and the saddest parta of the hobby……. the happiest…. Because the satisfaction of a really well executed job!!! And is finished the saddest….. because is like at the end you are feeling like empty. Is like…..NOW WHAT? after you have done a big effort and a hard job is nothing els to do CONGRATS BOLIN. Magnificent job!!!
  2. What a wonderful work. I’ve been fighting with my Quanzhou for 3 weeks now. But looking your job..... I’m motivated again to restart!!! congrats
  3. What a good images!!!!! I would really like...LIKE.......LIKE!!!!!! TO BE THERE!!!!!!!
  4. As some of you know me...... let you guess...... I did not like it. The final result was not that good. Mono color and it did not look natural. The real thing was bamboo slices...... So I decided to go for a new tryout.... Lighter and thinner cardboard.... Some vinyl paint.... Cut it in 1 mm..... Then...... Definitely looks better and.......... Look at the bamboo 1:54 scale...😁....... I finally found the way to simulate the bamboo...... 1. Some brochettes bamboo sticks 2
  5. Some other fittings I am working on are the “tents” that I’ll put on the deck. According with some photos..... Some other fittings I am working on are the “tents” that I’ll put on the deck. According with some photos..... Looks that these elements are built with some kind of wicker..... also according with Nick in this particularly zone of China this wicker has the pattern that the picture has. Instead of “plane weave”.... Should be “twill wave”...... I just found some “old style” envelopes cut the 2 mm strips and
  6. Thanks Steven you are one of the guilty ones who waked up this “dark” side of my br😄in I enjoy it a lot
  7. At the same time, I’ve been doing my research about some fittings........ Sails...... The junks sailing is as most of you already know, are something that make a junk a real junk 😀. You can see a lot of different styles..... some examples Most of you. (Included me) would think that there will be no difference about whatever I choose...... BAD NEWS !!!! NONE OF THESE ARE CORRECT!!! Let’s try to explain it..... The sails by this era according with the archeologists suppos
  8. Don’ even think I abandoned my project!!!!!😊.... Thanks to you all for “pushing me” to the excellence. Since you are following this project, I’ll always do my best to fulfill your expectations and of course mines too. It is been a real challenge moving forward with the bulkheads...... so far 9.... The difficulties that I’m facing now, are that since this hull is planking first, the form is not that “perfect” so it is really necessary to finish the bulkheads/frame first in order to continue with the planking. I actually realize that there are some misaligned frames that will
  9. Next step.... the mast footstep..... Fists I had to replace the bulkhead number 6.... this is the equivalent to the master frame. And start to investigate how the masts system were by then. Definitely the system was a TABERNACLE which means that they were able to lower it with a pivot-pin.... like this but according with the findings the Quanzhou did not have neither the belaying bit nor the pull rope so..... should be like this... Let’s see one picture.... In this one, we can see the main mast step and the
  10. Ok...... I was not happy at all. First..... The brackets should be 90 degrees to the planks.... second.... the bulkheads were not fitting well to the hull..... the half frames were not accurate ....So... as I am custom to...... I started again Before.... After.... The lime putty...... I made “some” analysis....... according with the document above, the lime putty was everywhere and in abundance. The organic material present in the putty was so low.... so the main raw material was lime. In some books talk about sea shells crashed.
  11. Thanks Steven yes I know the place and even more I am subscribed to their news letter. Jejeje I am amazed with that ship. In the meantime.... fighting with my Quanzhou
  12. One of my next project will be the Sutton Hoo. What else can I ask ? Here I have the best “instructions” ever. good job and really well executed!!!
  13. Let’s read what Nick says in his document..... “Ju-nails or Gua-ju (iron cramps) The main planking is fastened to the bulkheads by L-shaped metal brackets gua-ju or ju-nails (Xu Yingfan, 1985 and Li Guo-Qing, 1989). The brackets are recessed into the bulkheads, and the feet of the brackets are recessed into the outer face of the main planking according to Museum of Overseas Communication History, (1987: 20). The brackets vary in length from about 400 mm to 550 mm and they are all about 60 mm wide. They seem to have been not more than about 7 mm thickness, but given the entirel
  14. I just decided to change the wood to a lighter one. CEDAR..... that was the wood used by the Chinese....... here with the half frames Now it is time to start to deal with the brackets.
  15. Here we go again. Plank # 14 in place I’m going to take the hull out of the mold.......🤭 looks OK!!!!! The planks definitely were trying to come back.... but I think it is good enough to sand it and moving on.... It is time to try one plank-bulkhead...... here we go!!! It looks good for me..... Next step..... 11 more bulkheads with their frames and brackets
  16. Once I got the plank 14 I’ll take the hull out of the mold. Then... yes I’ll start to work with the plank built ones. I’m planning to left part of te ship open in order to allow the people to see what is inside
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