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  1. 5 hours ago, nikbud said:

    Hi Alexis

    I have just measured the strips and you are right; the thin strips are 2mm x 5mm from the kit. the square strips are 5mm x 5mm, although they all have been very well sanded to get them very smooth so the measurements are more like 1.5 x 4.5 and 4.5x4.5.

     

    so the strips either side of the keel are 5x5 with a 3x3 small strip between them at either end. If i remember rightly i had to do a little sanding in the inside edge of the two long strips - after they had been glued together - to make the keel fit snugly. 

    I hope this made sense???

    Cheers n be safe,

    Paul

     

    Hi!

     

    Thank you very much!

     

    It really makes sense! It can be easily seen that you sanded all the corners and the strips look really rounded which also gives them a really good look and thus, it changes the measurements a bit. So now I have the correct ones to make an order 

     

    This explanation along with the photos makes a really good tutorial to make my own stand just like yours. 

     

    I really appreciate your fast response and the time you took opening the case and everything! 

     

    Thanks and take care. 


  2. 18 hours ago, nikbud said:

    Hi alexis, sorry I missed your question, I'm not on here as often as I should be.....

     

    I'm not sure about the measurements of the strips for the stand, but I will open up the case in the morning and take some measurements for you.

     

    Hi!

     

    Don't worry I'm not in a hurry.

     

    Thank you very much!! I'll wait! 

     

    Thanks again!


  3. Hello!!

     

    This one really amazing build of the Virginia Schooner!!!

     

    I am currently building the same model and I would also like to make the same stand as you. I guess that the majority of the strips (those at the corners and crossing the boat) are the ones supplied with the kit, 2x5mm.  So I would like to know what the measure of those holding the keel of the boat is please. 

     

    If I am mistaken or it is easier for you, just tell me a bunch of measures and I am sure I will work out which one is which. 

     

    Thanks!


  4. Good morning everyone! I am very glad to form part of this forum. My name is Alexis and I am from Almazora, a small town in the Mediterranean coast. I started modeling when I was about 12 years old. I didn't start with ship models but with house models. As time passed, I began to acquire interest in wooden ships. My first build was Artesania Latina's H.M.S Bounty's Jolly Boat, the "ideal" beginner kit. It was a very fun build and, although it has its flaws due to lack of tools and skills, I am very proud I finished it and encouraged me to continue with this amazing hobby.

     

    My second build was Constructo's Carmen, a slightly bigger than the first but still a "small" boat. This one was more interesting to build as its deck had lots of details compared to the Jolly Boat's. 

     

    Two years ago, I bought Artesania Latina's San Francisco Cross-Section for a really good price and managed to finish it in 6 and half months. This model is an important milestone for me as I made it very carefully and with lots of details as the skills, tools and resources were  very different from those I had when building the two previous kits.

     

    This Christmas I finally got my dream model, Constructo's La Flore (also known as La Flore Ex Vestale). This will be my first "big" model and I am enjoying every step of it. I think I will make a buildlog for all of you to enjoy and for me to learn and listen all the practical advices you want to give me! I feel a bit nervous because there aren't many buildlogs of this ship. But I'm sure that with determination and help everything can be possible.

     

    I hope to be around here for a long time and learn a lot. 

     

    Have a good day, 

     

    Alexis.

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