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About luponero

  • Birthday 03/29/1959

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    Vicchio - Firenze - Italia
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    static naval modeling, gardening, photography

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  1. You're right Steven, Dudley's life is very fascinating as the "characteristics" that represent it, illegitimacy was one of the situations that prompted Sir Robert to change country, his stay in Livorno was fundamental both for him and for the city, as its constructions both in the architectural and nautical fields, as well as the restructuring of this model, I am carrying out the version prior to the restructuring of the ship that will take the name of "Livorno" as the city that hosted it. The preparation of the electrical system has caused some structural "changes" on the frames and vari
  2. After arranging the bridges, I came up with the idea of creating the lighting system, I reported on the longitudinal plane the schematic of the system with the leds, the resistors, the path of the conductors, and the interconnections with the primary conductors ending at the battery (two 1.5 v. stylus) I will start to pass the electric wire (telephone braid) while I wait for the LEDs I bought online to arrive, for the realization of the lighting system, it is necessary to open some frames, and checking the operation of
  3. Congratulations Roberto, your shipyard is very interesting, as are the mutual "analogies" that exist, the passion for long and ancient ships, surely the ship you are masterfully building was one of the models I had thought of making, then I chose to la triere, starting from a drawing by Dusek and elaborating it, necessarily (another analogy), I visited your sites, very beautiful, maybe another analogy deriving from your name, are you of Italian origin? If all these analogies are interconnected I assume that a Venetian galley is a type of boat that you could build, I think it would give you
  4. I am very pleased with your visit, Binho, as well as those of other friends, the material and insights are very interesting and will certainly be the subject of further study, I have already "downloaded" the files that I will read later with calm and attention , I had already taken some material from Academia but honestly I hadn't noticed the one on Acqualadroni's rostrum ... I hope to be able to count on your very welcome and fruitful collaboration, it was not easy to find the material on the triere, so I focused more on the model made by Morrison and Coates starting from the 1985 mode
  5. Congratulations for the realization, both for the construction technique and for the coloring and historical research good boy ! black Wolf
  6. I thank friends for the "likes" for the realization of the two models I decided to dedicate two continuous weeks each, obviously the builds do not follow this logic, the photos were taken a few days ago compared to the present, this allows me to insert images almost continuously, obviously up to achievement of processing progress in "real" time The galleon foresees that on the sides there are painted geometric motifs as well as an area adjacent to the two bridges, while between the two decks, the greater and the battery one, no color is reported, so the strips will be "natural", tagliamar
  7. You're right Mark, and thinks they did it 2500 years ago, both for the safety of the ship, and to counteract the action of the shipworm, later I will try to illustrate other construction features of the ship that made it unique, certainly for the speed it managed to reach I am very pleased with Druxey, I will update the build soon, for now I am working on the galleon (lighting system) see you soon
  8. It won't be the last time I open the compartments ... after gluing the bow fillings, the next step was the "tapering" to give a harmonious profile The name S. Giovanni Battista has been assigned to at least four boats, to a galley (the first which should be the one that took part in the battle of Lepanto), another galley built in 1589, the third a galleon built in 1598, and the fourth a large galleon with 64 guns of the English Dudley of 1607, probably the galleon of 1598 will be one of the galleons that Alessandro Risaliti (Commissioner of the Galere of the
  9. The next step was the laying of the frames on the keel, the upper part of the frames, which looks like a "beam", will later be removed, serves only for the beginning of the laying of the planking which was made with the tenon and mortise technique, similar to the technique used by the Etruscans, the technique is called "eggshell" giving the planking a strong resistance and beauty, compared to the laying technique with framing another thing that is evident, the structural characteristic of the hull, is a long ship, as often
  10. Thank you for the welcome appreciation, Patrick, the SGB galleon looks a lot like the Golden Hind, especially in the model that Dudley sir Robert will build by restructuring what I am building, Ondras, certainly going forward in the realization of the model I will build the other parts in self-construction always with wood from my trees, after the "emptying" work I started to draw the "missing" bridges the ones that the designer did not report on the construction plan, to do this I "dusted off" my old drawing board, from when I went to school "almost an eternity ago "and I drew the de
  11. As I said earlier, the designer of the construction plans has forgotten to draw the various bridges, the lack / forgetfulness of the drawing of the bridges is not "a trivial matter", many times there are errors / anomalies in the realization of the construction plans and this is yet another example ... in practice excluding the central section of the main deck which is the only one drawn in plan, of the others you can only see the sections in the longitudinal plan ... so all of them will have to be redesigned. I would also like to create a lighting system, with LEDs for which at the "pla
  12. A small update on the parts that make up the keel that will be partially visible, while the part next to the stern will be "flush" with the planking, I thought of making the part of the "beams" in walnut alternating, according to the exposure, the darker and fewer areas In the necessary and partly "poor" search for information, drawings and images of finds, I also saw the film "300 - The dawn of an empire" by director Noam Murro, in which the battle of Salamis of 480 BC is reported, where the astute Themistocles is the commander of the fleet of Athenian trieres,
  13. Every time I return to your site I am "open-mouthed!" truly a beautiful job, luponero
  14. I thank friends for their appreciation, finished the frames that will be inserted into the openings on the keel, I started to create the external details of the keel, also in walnut I end with the bas-relief of Lenormant, found by the archaeologist, numismatist and Assyrologist in 1852, the transalpine, François Lenormant, on the Acropolis of Athens a bas-relief destined to go down in history for those involved in the classic maritime sector. It is a fragmentary slab, now kept in the Acropolis Museum, dating back to around 410 BC, which reproduces the central part of a sh
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