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Heinrich der Seefahrer

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  • Birthday 02/25/1970

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    French baroque war- & pleasure ships, history, books,
    "I'm a trend-free and TV-abstinend person."

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  1. Hello Marc after my short speach on the exhibitions conference about "Pomp to Senslessness" on wendsday I will try to make some further photos of the SR-model for you. Great work you have done!!! In a hurry, HdS
  2. Hello Marc, yesterday I found some time tovisit the exhibition "Floating Baroque". Instead of long sentences a pile of pictures made for you and us all: All about the similarities between architecture and the decoration afloat. Scetches for an interior. Transom and SG of L'Agile. Both under gridded frostpaper - but the hights and balkonies doesn't fit!!! All three drawings... ...and SG and transom. And now comes the reason why I published my article in here and for you Marc: The circle is cut in half... The disstance between the balconies seem to be too high and the CWL is too low. The gold is not everywhere the same... This is the lend model of SR from the Collection Peter Thamm in 1/100... The starting image of the exhibition.
  3. Next step is for Pirates and Dwarfs only - it is about gold! Thevwhit topped can is the basic ao what the other two shades of gold are placed onto. My personal main problem is the transom with some huge empty area where before the skull and crossed bones were located. As the skull and crossed bones were now removed and everything looks a bit lonely and lost there is deep need to change something - but how!? And as the area isn't enclosed towards the top it is not so easy to fill the picture as everything seems to be lifted towards the upper side. There it seems like a framed picture with the top bar left away for an ascension's painting. Shall there be a curved bar to enclose everything? So I think about some baroque painting to fill the empty space before the redbrown bull. So I left the survace carved as is is from the extinction of the given item and try to reuse the unflat surface for the clouds of the background. So we do start with the golden painting of the ornamentations, handrails and the little akanthus leaves.
  4. Thanks Jan, the giftpaper is a good idea!!! Shrouds and ratlines may be made from scratch - but this is not shure at the moment. I may build some half scratch solution shrouds and deadeyzs from the kit - all the ratlines from scratch. As the do not look very nice and detailled!
  5. Next ten steps to the hull und rigging (standing and running): The hull: I. pointing (not drilling through the hull) holes for the dowels, bolts and nails in 0,2mm and 0,4mm II. painting the "holes" in iron and darker wooden brown III. shadowing the red parts by inking them (topside darker red ink downside darkbrown) IV.a painting (Citardell Khrone red) the dreckspart's rest IV.b Adding the aft lamp from the Heller SOLEIL ROYAL kit on a bent lampbase V. Citardel Gold colours and inks for the decoration and ornamentation Prepare the rigging: Consulting the Ab Hoven's HEERMKRECK drawings!!! VI.a Glueing the masts and yards ready without rigging VI.b painting them with tanned sails VII. Testfit the masts deciding about the stays (without any staysails) VIII. Adding the running rigging to the masts and yards - (wait for the ordered blocks and lines!) IX. Drilling holes in the stem due to fix the bowsprit X. fixing the decksparts remember the stress of the running rigging! (Do not forget to ink them carfully before belaying) Hello specialists!!! Did I foreget anything?
  6. For the superstructure I use Citardel Khorne Red and here the last pictures of the day: the light is horribly but as it is 10 o'clock there is no sunlight any more.
  7. First coluring wood imitation and first redbrown (Tamiya Hull Red). Port side Starboard side Transom (upside down) The gap at the underwater part of the hull will be closed also the gunports will ne opened.
  8. First and second layer of paint rough as I only can do it: The light Sand colour is Vallejo "Pale Sand"; the darker brown is Revell Aqua "Dark Earth". That's it for tonight!
  9. Nothing very spectacular only a simple children's collier... The first step is done... Only a simple row of balls alled by some cheap childrens glas bread - glued by CA and filled with a drop of CAglue to fill the drill hole. Some were used as hand knob on the bulkwalk, some to "artificete" the back deck. the galion has also been refined by some glas bread. The clinker wood is usually the side cut of a tree - without bark but the cheapest wood. Here from Werner Jäger "Der kurische Reisekahn MARIA" (The Curonian travelling barge MARIA - a baltic sea merachand barge for open sea and canal use s.t. horse drawn) the clinker of the night house. And here what it looked like - the irregularities of the wood isn't as strong that you can see them... so everything is okay with the kit - I didn't have to change it again. Now the glue has to have time to dry so I can spray the last layer of primer to the hull. After this the upper parts are toairbrushed be airbrushed in Revell 88 Ocker and the decoration in gold. The rest is dry brushing and ink - without painting the bulkwalk red and adding some symbol on the gunport lids inner sinking dots to hide them.
  10. Hello friends, the website www.scalemates.com shows the development of nearly all plastic kits availible all over the world. So you can get some idea if the kit you want to buy is available under some other companies badge in a new box. By this you open the basket und you can see what dug is sitting inside - besides the loud box arts soundings. But often the kit is the very same - only the price differs massively. So I was able to caught my USS CONSTITUTION much cheaper as I bought the USS UNITED STATES kit! Paying not $ 100 - I payed $ 42. The difference in the kits are a changed transom and a two tier sidegalleries. As both will be rebuild at all there wasn't any reason not to buy the cheaper kit. Same with the Heller PREUSSEN clipper - if you want the full five masted ship you pay $100 - if you buy the CAP HORN you pay $30 less - by copying the fockmast once you can exchange the wrong mizzen mast and you get again a PREUSSEN. The saved money is easily spended in a good PREUSSEN set of plans for $20, detailings and paint... but you know how it runs usually.
  11. Due to the hot weather I only cut the roof parts out of a stripe of 2mm balsa wood - nothing else - without drinking cold water.
  12. This morning only some primer was added - little steps foreward make a walk. Next step: side galleries roof has to be rounded by adding some sanded balsa wood pices and little pearls in a row to give a more baroque impression. Memo to myself: Do not forget the prominent nailing marks to add.
  13. Great research you did, Marc! Very very helpfull to all of us here - thanks for sharing! The joining of transom and QG is the real test of concept. Why not some trial-/dry fit in paper and cardboard? P.S.: When I train the words K_eep I_t S_hort & S_miple everyday in the office for calls - why not using it here also for trials?

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