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About AnobiumPunctatum

  • Birthday 10/05/1964

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    Duisburg, Germany
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    English ship building during the War of American Revolution
    Klinker build ship of the medieval

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  1. Willkommen an Board, Matthias. Welcome on board, Matthias.
  2. This model is always on my list. Your progress is looking really promising. Is it possible from the 3D model to get the right shape for the planks?
  3. Good bye, Dan. My sincerely condolences to his family and friends. Your buildlog of HMS Vulture is a work of you which will be remember me on a very nice and helpful guy here at MSW.
  4. Really nice figurehead. You made a great progress in the last few month.
  5. Really nice progress, Tom
  6. After finishing the ensemble I got the information that the step between stem and knee of the head doesn't exist. There is a drawing in Steel's Naval Architecture, that shows this detail. I am missing this book in my library and follwed the design which David descirbes in the Swan Class series by my first attempt. Now I've reworked the comstruction:
  7. Congratulations Karl for finishing this beautyful model.
  8. @druxey I tapered the stem following the advice of Alan to 7.5''. Thanks for the information, than I have to sand a little bit more to get the right taper.
  9. Actually, the weather is too nice to work in the shipyard... ...but a little bit I did manage to do this weekend. The two prepared parts of the "Knee of the Head" were carefully fitted to the steven and then glued together. Next, all templates were carefully removed and the fit was checked again. To make it easier for me to glue the Knee of the Head to the stem I drilled three holes of 2.0mm and fixed the component with brass wire. At this step the fit was checked one last time and some slight corrections were made. Now the Knee of the Head was sandes into shape. It tapers from the keel to the upper corner of the leading edge from about 10.5'' (according to SR 9.5'') to 7.5''; the trailing edge has a constant width of 10.5''. To transfer the measurements to the wood, I made small templates in CAD and glued them to the component. The stern changes its width from 10.5'' at the transition to the keel to 16'' at the top edge. I have also made a template for this. Because of all the sanding I forgot to take pictures of this stage of construction. The last three pictures show the finished ensemble. On the second last picture you can hopefully see the wooden dowels I glued to the model instead of the brass rods.
  10. Thanks for the Likes. Today I prepared the "Knee of the Head". I have divided this one into two parts to make it easier for me to adapt to the stem later. First the chocks of the upper part were adjusted and glued together. For the caulking was again single layer cellulose used. To compensate for small tolerances, the templates were again exchanged for a single one after completion of the assembly. The main piece and the other components of the upper assembly were then added. The lower assembly was then adapted and assembled. The following two pictures show the current status: Since my vacation is coming to an end, the shipyard is now being exchanged for the home office. Nevertheless I hope to finish the "Knee of the Head" next weekend.

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