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    Wooden ship modelling (European 17th-18th century), home automation and walking. The latter mainly to earn myself a beer.

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  1. During the World Cup in Brazil, the England team visited an orphanage. “It was heart-breaking to see their sad little faces with no hope,” said João, age 6
  2. Maybe build it up with strips of fineer and then sand it back into shape? I would avoid cutting a hole as the wood over such a short distance may not follow the shape. The torsion would be my concern.
  3. I have seen tests that showed that too much glue actually weakens the bond and it takes a lot longer to set. Another thing you may want to try is using CA glue as liquid nails. Just in a few spots to help the wood glue dry, without having to hold it for more than a minute.
  4. I have picked up a 'rule' from this forum that in case the exact scale is not available to always pick the next smaller item available, with the view that something bigger appears much quicker out of scale. So far this has worked for me.
  5. Even when furled you will likely have to cut the sails as the material will be too thick to look representative when rolled up. I prefer furled sails as the happy medium between no sails (bare) and full sails (distracting), but it is a personal view that I got from looking at pictures from completed models.
  6. As others have said, don't sew sails as it is not to scale. I use glue and a very thin marker to make sails. The material I use are from a recommendation on this site "Art Gallery, Pure Elements - PE433". Also consider furled sails as a way to rig the ship. The trick is to cut the sails such that the thickness looks real. Landlubber Mike has a nice tutorial on that.
  7. Not an answer to your question but maybe an alternative to consider. The wood version is separately for sale for less than 20 euro. The article number is 44101.
  8. Who determines what is right and can the right thing not be different for different people. Personally I enjoy reading about other people's opinions as it helps me form my own.
  9. Please let us know if it works. I create the basic shape in blender but I can see that for some shapes it is easier done in fusion 360.
  10. I don't know about the Pickle specifically, but typically the mast rests on the false keel. If so just glue the mast to the false keel to keep it in position. As you probably have figured out, for a next build it is always a good idea to address the positioning of masts before you start planking the hull by building a receptacle. Often same extra wood on either side of the false keel will do.
  11. If you use blender as if you are working with clay, then the pen strokes and pen pressure control are more natural compared to a mouse. Converting drawings is either 2D, e.g. you only get equal thickness, or 3D if the 3rd dimension is given as a grayscale. The latter can sometimes be created from photos but I found that shadows in photos are not a good way to convert into 3D. Which is why I went the sculpting route. Once (if) I master that it should give me a lot of flexibility to create any decorations without having to rely on finding the right source material. I am s
  12. I agree that Fusion 360 is not the best tool for that. Although I am still in the learning phase, I use indeed the sculpting tool in blender to make decorations. I don't have a background in graphic design and have spend about 2 months practicing before even attempting to make decorations; yesterday finished my first 3D crown for a door panel. A pen tablet is a must but a basic version can be bought fairly cheaply. I have no experience with 3D scanning as I found it impossibly to find the items to scan. This is not to discourage you, just realise you are sta
  13. Manic. This is how sapele looks like when varnished with water based mat finish. If yours is an AL model then I would expect it to look the same.
  14. I bought a resin printer a couple of months ago so that I can print my own decorations, since I'm not very good at carving or sculpting. The detail you can achieve is insane, but it requires a lot of practice to get there. Many things can go wrong, but everything can go right as well! For me it is all part of the fun, others could get frustrated. The one thing I had not realised is that the total initial cost is about twice the cost of the printer itself.
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