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Spellapeaka

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About Spellapeaka

  • Birthday 06/27/1982

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    Baltimore, Maryland
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    Computers, Sailing, Scuba diving, Model Building, Electronics

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  1. Finally got around to getting the deck hardware mounted. As I continue rigging up the cannons. I plan on coming back around and adding some rope coils next to them. Thanks for all the likes!
  2. Wow, these cannons are taking forever to make! Next model, if I have to scratch build cannons, I will definitely order some pre fab ones. A lot of work. Almost done with these little fiddly things though. I can't wait to start on the rigging! Getting real close now!
  3. Excellent completed build sir! She's a beauty! I am actually thinking of picking up this kit as my next build. If you could be so kind, could you offer a review of the kit from Occre? I have worked on a few AL kits and they seem pretty comparable if not a little better.
  4. Well there it is. One lonesome little cannon. I think it came out pretty good. Not the best, but hey, it works. 1 down, 7 more to go...
  5. Yes, Dessert Wolf put on a clinic with his SF2 build! Excellent work. I am actually kind of considering another build for my next. It's either going to be this, or the Golden Hind Kit from Occre. Both slick looking Galleons. I am really liking the Golden Hind for it's historical significance though. Either way it will probably be next year when I start my next build. The Harvey is taking a while.
  6. Looking great! I currently have this kit in waiting until I finish the AL Harvey I'm working on. Same situation with the planks. Single hull, thick planks, really tough to bend. It took me a long time. It was fustrating and irritating to say the least. The only caveat was the fact that the planks are so thick, you can sand them down a serious amount and the end result actually looks quite good. I am going to try some more professional methods of planking when I get around to the SF2. Like splining as mentioned up above. For now, I am happy with the result. I will be watching your build with great interest! I might have to steal a few ideas from you too! 🙂
  7. Thank you! I got a little more done. I had to re make the side boards that hold the dead eyes (shocker) and I decided to move them up the side walls a little to make them easier to attach to the rat lines without the side walls rubbing against them. It might not be "historical" where I've placed them, I think it will come out looking better in the long run.
  8. A great looking build so far! You have peeked my interest in the spray. I have read Joshua Slocum's Sailing Alone Around the World a few years back. It's a great novel and this looks like it might be my next build. Keep up the good work!
  9. It came out a little bigger than the supplied one. But still, I think it looks nice.
  10. I really enjoyed remaking all of these do-dads (I don't know what they are called) I think the tone of the wood really sets them apart. Onward!
  11. Much better then the supplied ones in my opinion. Work has slowed down a little as I have to reverse engineer each element. Slow but steady. More pictures to come soon.
  12. Well it took a few tries but I started getting the hang of the grates
  13. Well I got a little more done over the weekend. I got the hull glossed, put a matte varnish on the rest. I am a little jealous of how good the matte finish looks. Now I am wishing I could do the whole thing in matte, oh well. I got the rudder installed and a couple of the details for the deck started. A little more bashing, looking pretty good.

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