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About Hennie

  • Birthday 06/07/1953

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    Sittard / Netherlands

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  1. Hi Bill, I just took a short break. I already started again and will soon post some pictures. And thx for your trust in my building capacities😄 Hennie
  2. Hi all! Thx Michael🙂 I finished some deckfittings, like the capstan...
  3. Hi all! Thx Chris for your information. I am still very busy with the deck guns, as the photo shows.... Hennie
  4. Hi all! @Popeye, Piet and Michel: thx 🙂 I finished the guns on the lower deck. 24 guns to go... Hennie
  5. Hi all !! After 18 month finally found enough inspiration to start again with my build😄😄
  6. Happy birthday! Cristi

  7. Hi Sjors, Long time no see Nice you start building again. I also toke a break from several month, but will start soon again. Give Anja my regards. Hennie
  8. Hi all! Time for a small update. Busy with the 10 canons on the lower deck. First I have taken my time to look on the internet how these canons are fixed on the decks in the 17th century. I just fixed one, and it toke several hours!! But I am satisfied how it looks. Hennie
  9. @Zappto, OC, Piet and Popeye: thx And a small update: I finished the guns on the lower decks. I also discovered that the wooden pieces needed to fix the guns, were not always in the right spot. So I had to glue an extra peace of wood there and the only way to do that was through the openings of the gunports as you can see on the picture. Same problem with the 4 canons on the frontside. In the manual they forgot to tell you that its necessary to glue a peace of wood behind the ports to fix the canons. So I use special tape to make those guns a bit thicker so they would stuck in the ports and...... it worked ! Hennie
  10. Hi all. Decorations finally finished! I will start with the guns now. I will blacken them with KRICK blackener for brass. I will do the same with the other brass parts. Hennie
  11. @OC: thx. @Piet: thx. About redusing the brass parts: I just take a good look at the details of each part: is there a figure/animal/human figure, to be recognized, than I just removed the serounding decorations. Hennie
  12. Hi all! @Popeye and Piet: thx! @Michael: thx, and yes, all the brass parts are directly from the kit. But almost none of these brass parts does fit. They are all too big, so I had to make them smaller. But as you can read in the blogs of other builders of the Sots (Cristikc and others), we have all the same problem. Disappointing for such an expensive model.... And a small update: I finished the gunports of the stern and the decorations on the left side of the bow. I had to redo the decorations on the bow twice, and just now I am satisfied how it looks.
  13. @OC, Popeye, Rob and zappto: thx for your kind words. Time for an update: I finished the decoration on the portside and the stern. I started with the 4 gunports of the stern. When I finished that, I will start with the last decorations on the bow. Hennie

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