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  1. Dear fellow modelers, I do not have much time to work on my ship. There is a lot going on, but still, when I found 4 hours a week to work in workshop it is blast. I have very happy news. My wife is pregnant so our lives are going to change at least a bit :D. Back to build, I finish planking abowe whale and started yesterday with planking below whale - only one plank so far :D. Both red and black color needs to be repainted as by using sand paper I damaged coloring in many places. I will finish it after whole hull is planked second time. Slowly I am starting to thing about deck. Here I have one question. I will do caulking on main deck of the ship, but what about upper deck? Do you think caulking is necessary there? I will probably do it to preserve some similarities between decks. Here are some pictures from process Till next time.
  2. Dear fellow modelers, again some pogress with the planking above wale. One side is finished. I am working to finish the second side. I like the contrast with the bass wood upper plank. Till next time.
  3. Dear fellow modelers, last days were again blast. Feel the atmosphere, you are in your workshop, outside is raining hard, on your laptop you have your favorite show and you are doing progress with your model. Everything is going on like you want. Even when you do some small mistake you can repair it. No problems, you are just doing the stuff you like. I finished inside of side planking and colored it with red color. Also added walnut wale and black strake and colored these with black color. The black and red color is the only one I will be using on this model. Everything else will stay woody. Here are some pictures from proces.I also add the sweep ports (these are far from perfect). Also can anybody tell me what exactly were sweep ports for? Here are some pictures from process. Till next time.
  4. Dear Tom, I went over your whole building log. It is very nice ship comming together. I am currently building my first wood model from Model expo and it is Armed Virginia sloop. Very nice coloring. I would like to make mine as woody as possible, but some coloring will be necessary. Keep up the beautiful work.
  5. Dear fellow modeleres, again I spent some very quality time in my workshop. Outside was raining, I was listening to my favorite show on laptop and finishing inside deck walls. As I already mentioned I will coat this in red color. ring weekend I will probably cut out the sweep ports. Here are some pictures. Till next time. Total build time is now 168 hours.
  6. Thanks for the information glbarlow. I already new about it. I had the first part which could be downloaded from Bob Hunt web page. It is great help and great lead how to do things. But still it is a bit pricey for me. So I am now using mosthly original manual, plans and this forum. After long time studying different materials I am more confident that I can make this ship beautifull enough that I will be satisfied. If in doubt I can still ask questions here :D.
  7. Dear fellow modelers, last days in my workshop were blast. I can not even describe it. I sanded the whole hull. I finally made the step I was most afraid of. I am so glad it is looking as it is. I made few mistakes with plank fitting but I believe I can repair it in the second layer. Here are pictures from sanded hull. I also started with planking of the inside deck walls. Here are also pictures from process. Thank you for your interest. Till next time.
  8. Dear fellow modelers, I finally planked first layer of planks on my ship. I am so thrilled. I made mistakes, but I learned a lot. I will make better job for second layer. Basically the second layer I will continue to plank like the first. But I will not add any stealers into second layer as plans are suggesting because it messed my planking. Now I need to sand everything and use putty were necessary. Here are some pictures from proces. Hope you enjoy. Total building time 165 hours. Thank you for likes and suggestions. Till next time.
  9. Dear felow modelers, as I wrote in another topic I will not post more posts on SOS forum. I will now share with you my whole building log, because I do not have it here completely. Here it is. Armed Virginia Sloop 1_48 Ships of Scale Part 6..pdf Armed Virginia Sloop 1_48 _ Ships of Scale Part 1..pdf Armed Virginia Sloop 1_48 Ships of Scale Part 2..pdf Armed Virginia Sloop 1_48 Ships of Scale Part 3..pdf Armed Virginia Sloop 1_48 Ships of Scale Part 4..pdf Armed Virginia Sloop 1_48 Ships of Scale Part 5..pdf
  10. Hi Guys, wanted to share with you all my plastic production. I built it over the years. The Pirate Ship took my about 9 months. H.M.S. around 5 and Cuty Shark (it was my firts) few months I do not remeber exactly. Also the shelfs are my production.
  11. Hi Guys, thanks for accepting me into the group. Looking forward to learn a lot of new stuff. Especially about wooden boats building. Till this day I only built plastic ones. I built Pirate ship from Revell 1/72, HMS Victory from Revell and few other in smaller scales. Today I would like to share with you my LE SOLEIL ROYAL 1/100 from HELLER. I have been building it for 4 years. It is not perfect, I know it, but it was a lot of fun. I am now looking for my next project and that is how I found this page. i wanted something more complex and more hard then LE SOLEIL ROYAL and that is how I found wooden ships. I know nothing about building this kind of ships. Starting from scrach so I hope I will find lot of usefull advices here. Thanks Enjoy
  12. OK no problem, just let me know and we will figure something out.
  13. Hello Bob, yes you are right this is beautiful area. It is my birth place and I came back to work and live here from our capital town. I live in Slovakia very near this mountains called High Tatras. The highest pick is Gerlachovsky pick with his 2655 metres above see level. It is great place for doing all kinds of sports. You are welcomed to visit here anytime. Just ping me before and I will figure out some program for you :D.
  14. Dear fellow modeleres, hello again. To much happening right now, but still time spent in my workshop is precious for me. It is so peacefull in there. With my wife we are going to sign mortgage loan for our piece of dream land on Friday. Hope everything will go well. Maybe after I will post some pictures from it for you. But back to my build. Finally I have finished belt A and belt C of my hull planking. Still belt B to be planked. As the place to be planked is differnet on every bulkhead I started using proper method of planking :D. Firstly I measured widths on every bulkhead. Transfer it to width plank paper and find out the width of each plank. Here is the process. I am planning to do the second layer similar with the first execpt errors of course and the lenght of planks will be maximum of 10 cm. Here are pictures of progress. I also successfully glued the planks above waterways. As the walnut plank was more thick I used steam and hot water to bend it properly. Th walnut is not so high quality but after using some putty and fine sand paper result is nice looking. Here are pictures. Till next time my friends.
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