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  1. Time for another small update. I've managed to make some detailing work on the deck. I've also decided to replace floor in cargo hold - I've messed a bit during gluing previous version. New one is made of pear veneer stained as dark oak. Capstan and companion. I am not going to fit capstan bars into capstan itself, but I wonder where it could be stowed in reality, near sides or under the deck. Pump: Capstan and pump are not yet glued in so I can remove and not damage them during future works. And here how it looks now.
  2. Hello, some time has passed since last update. I haven't made much progress, but build still goes well. I've managed to add railing (correct word?) on top of sides. Most boring part was fitting, cutting and gluing bulkhead extensions under the railing. I've also made some details in the bow section of the deck. If anybody is going to build this kit I suggest to not adhere here strictly to parts numbering. The curved beam in the bow section has number 74, and parts that cover it on the sides have number 67. There is also minor printing error. As you can see there is number 75 printed in bow section, and not covered by anything. Part 75 is actually this square hatch under curved beam. I need to figure out how to cover it later, maybe some rope coil or something. I'm thinking about making mast and yard. As a test I've made one mast with lemon wood, but I'm not sure if it is good wood for this application. I'm waiting for delivery of some spruce and birch wood to test and figure out what to use.
  3. It is time for another small update, I've managed to finish planking the sides. I'am quite happy with the result. I've made some errors but they are not that noticeable. This is how it looked like a week ago: And this is how it looks now: Now it is time to add some details.
  4. Small update. Deck has been glued on. Dry fitting was a bit tricky, because it needed to be shaped like saddle, but once glue was added into equation it went without problems. Keel, bow and stern were covered. Until next time.
  5. After first layer was finished it was time for final planking. This is how build looks currently, after first stage according to build instructions. Until next time.
  6. After some sanding it was time to cover the hull frame with first layer of skin. Deck and bottom support was glued as well.
  7. Hi. I would like to present you my current build - Allege d'Arles published by WAK in Poland. Card kit was designed by Tomasz Weremko who is lurking on this forum under the name of 0Seahorse. I made quite a few card kits in my teenage years, but this is my second ever build of sailing ship (first being Koga Elbląska). I hope you will find this build interesting and that we can learn something new together. According to short brief in kit, Allege d'Alres where small, 25 - 30 meters long merchant vessels used near Rhone estuary on the Mediterranean coast of France. Cover of the kit: Hull frame: More to follow.
  8. Hi, my name is Konrad. I am returning to scale model hobby after couple of years of hiatus. I make mostly card/paper models. My latest creation (my first sailing ship ever) which is good enough to show on the internet is Elbląg Cog which you can see in the completed builds gallery. Small teaser: Cheers.
  9. Card Model from Mały Modelarz 9/2000. Deck made with birch verneer. Mast, yard and bowspirit from beech dowels. Some photos from building process can be seen here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ita5N3pqn1Aiw1K1uoSGFgVl8I1BjwXn?usp=sharing

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