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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. however the activity on the S.M. is taken up in the making of the anchors, using the boxwood, breaking down the structural parts that make up the anchor pasting afterwards then I colored the anchor making the log (the boxwood allows the realization of pieces with a good precision) when the anchors were finished, I started preparing the cleats by making them in more sizes (by now I had started, I will keep them as an escort) the cleats are of two types those placed on the inner part of the bulwarks (the lower ones) and those related to maneuvers (those above) it took me one day to make the cleats (... if I bought them .... but I like self building more) to the next black wolf
  2. Holidays are over, among the various situations I saw I was in the castle of Otranto, destroyed and rebuilt several times over time, the last reconstruction was carried out by the Aragons, certainly interesting and very beautiful but what allows me to insert it in the wip are the bombardelle inside the castle they are found in the sea very similar, as a shape, to those I tried to make in the Santa Maria, besides those there is an ancient cannon recovered in the stretch of sea in front of Otranto and a stock of a medieval anchor , in the first image besides the explanation on the right there are the stones with which both the bombarde and the bombardelle were loaded (with stones with smaller diameter)
  3. ...and we are happy to have found you , ,, luponero
  4. hi Phil, obviously you have to evaluate yourself if it is convenient to make the change, Steven understood the change, I try to bring back photos with changes in "red" evaluates "if the game is not worth the candle" Italian proverb deriving from the French saying " “le saint (le jeu) ne vaut pas la chandelle”. to the next my friends, we are in about twenty days Fabio alias luponero
  5. Hi Phil, I don't know Pathfinder, but from what I've seen your ability to make structural parts for use in the game is very positive and aesthetically pleasing, I agree with Mark and I think it's very positive, probably like everyone, when we start new jobs the lack of experience can cause some mistakes, it's always like this at the beginning, but the determination and the passion will surely allow you to improve, avoiding small mistakes .. . you can see if it is possible to recover, or in the worst condition to rebuild ... can't you open a small hole in the stern wheel prepare a rudder with the bar and stop it inside? anyway go ahead, a good job will come, rest assured !!! "hoping that the translator does a "good job" good job black Wolf
  6. Thanks friends, for the nice words, you are right PhilB, unfortunately some details remain under the bridges of the ship, bilge pumps, bombards and are not nearly visible, (if I can be useful for information let me know) now I do a bit of vacation I go to the beach for 2 weeks (in Puglia, southern Italy) to the next black wolf
  7. Welcome Raymond, join the crew, free the sails and parts ,,, ship models are waiting for you it will be nice to see your accomplishments and comment on them together black Wolf
  8. Welcome Jonathas, in this site you will find a lot of material and information to be able to create the model you want, Your determination to reach the goal will be fundamental. good job black Wolf
  9. It happened to me too! after 45 years I started making ship models again, ... passions are not forgotten ... we are waiting for your work black Wolf
  10. I thank Steven for the beautiful images of the carracks and the precious historical support he reports in the build, and "i like" that friends have posted I fully agree with what you reported above, I saw the "Carracca Venetian Carrack or Cocha 1/64 of woodrat", where this figurehead is made and a beautiful Venetian caracca with a very high level realization, and I am very pleased that from others Modelers from other countries there is such a profound knowledge of the ancient Venetian and Italian navy, lately I bought an old volume (which Steven would greatly appreciate), Le Navi di Nemi, by Paolo Ucelli which deals with the recovery of two Roman Imperial ships attributable to emperor Caligula (from 37-41 AD), sunk on the bottom of Lake Nemi, recovered in an archaeological undertaking conducted from 1928 to 1932. The recovery provided one of the most important contributions to the knowledge of Roman Roman technique, which I am looking at lately, neglecting the works on the Santa Maria, but the photographic documentation and the drawings of the construction plans as well as the historical narrative of the recovery is very close body especially next to the "air conditioner", however I report the photos taken the boxwood moldings are very clear, and in my opinion they do not conform to the style of the caracca, so I aged them using the bitumen of Judea, (as I will report later) then the realization of the plaque in which the name of the ship is carved, the usual technique for the realization I glued the parts made and painted to the inside of the frame in which the blue effigy was placed, painting the hsalo with gold paint ...I will have to revise the name of the Santa Maria, it does not seem to me that we read clearly to the next black Wolf
  11. The work on the moldings continued, I did not post the photos to avoid repetitions, as always the forecasts for their realization were different compared to the time necessary for their realization, I thought I would do everything in one day, in reality it took me three days "beautiful full" in the laboratory, which as a result of the "high" temperatures of the past few days had become an incredible "oven", probably perhaps these hallucinations stimulated me in the realization of the Madonna with child, placed in the central part of the transom of the Santa Maria, for the realization I changed type of wood, instead of the boxwood I used the pine ( I don't know why, maybe the heat and hallucinations had given me my head !!! obviously the measurements are minimal, and to make them more "three-dimensional" I have made the figures separately to rejoin them later as previously mentioned, the scarce historical information of the ship does not provide precise indications, probably, the most logical realization should be an icon instead of a figurehead, but aesthetically it seemed to me more pleasant and corresponding to the construction plans to the next black Wolf
  12. I thank you for the compliments and for the "information", Kevin but the realization of the spirals is not so difficult as it seems, it is important to go slowly ciao Fabio (black wolf)
  13. The carving works continued, using the classic manual tools, knife,small iron file,sandpaper finally fine iron wool (steel wool ?) on the external part where the formwork ends there are two "twisted" columns to achieve this I put a piece of rod between the tips and "hand-spouting" with the triangular file I opened the steps of the fillets widening later with the round file very slowly the work continues, ,, very slowly black Wolf
  14. The model that I realize has on the aft part of the moldings, very probably it is a detail that usually was not realized in the caracche, but as previously pointed out there is no information deriving from reliable sources, while from the images of the Santa Maria model that came reproduced in 1892 by Fernandez-Duro, (of which I have reported images in previous posts) are visible, so I decided to do them. The essence used is the boxwood, until a year ago it was a pleasant shrub to the sides of the road where I live, but due to a bacterium (which has made a massacre of this type of plant in Tuscany) it is dried for which the use partly for modeling (unfortunately) so I cut a piece of it and I made some tablets of a couple of mm thick 7/8 cm long and 3cm wide (I don't want to waste it, unfortunately, almost everything that was there was burned in early spring, but it is another story...) as you can see it is not of a uniform color, probably because the part used is close to the final part of the trunk, however it is very hard and carving it, also considering the "temperatures" of these days is quite challenging, the choice to carve it, instead of passing it with various cutters, is desired, trying in this way to recreate the carving of the "medieval" period .... sweat and various ... it was the beginning .... to the next black Wolf

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