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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 Ne
  5. 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 c
  6. 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)
  7. 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
  8. 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 T
  9. I hadn't seen your building site for several days, congratulations for updates and historical and technical analyzes, both at a high level! Fabio (black wolf)
  10. Lately the days are "hot" the temperatures are African and working is not easy so the rhythms have dropped significantly ... I finished setting up the lifeboats making the oarlocks and oars and I fixed the rudder, the bar and shovel that make up the rudder had been made for a long time I finally "remembered" to finish the work and put it in its place using strips from the brass sheet, I used nails for the pins (with some modifications) ending it with white paint now I'm going to lie down in the "cellar" in the company of
  11. Happy to read you, and to "globally" share this mutual passion, black wolf
  12. google, but I often do some "cappellata" Maremma and Mugello are quite close ... we can give each other mutual help
  13. hello Johann, I don't want to ask how you do it, but only from which planet did you arrive? ☺️ congratulations, you're super
  14. sorry but the translator does not always translate correctly, Posted Saturday at 12:24 PM I am also an "expert" and as you can see the certainty of the construction details of a 1400/1500 ship is very uncertain, so I reproduced this (more conditioned by aesthetics than by logic), I tried to investigate also the situation concerning the ankles that he highlighted earlier from Jaager, but also on this particular I have not found certain material, only from the drawings of Fernadez-Duro there is an anklet next to the tree of the teacher that I tried to reproduce (???) correct
  15. Ringraziando gli amici per il loro apprezzamento e la visita nel wip, ho terminato l'aggiornamento con le ultime immagini della MS, come precedentemente mostrato, ho trattato le cannucce con olio color paglierino, anche se mancano ancora i dettagli, il colore paglierino l'olio consente di recuperare lo "stress" delle fibre del legno derivato dai vari processi precedenti conferendo alle essenze un aspetto più morbido e mielato, la noce assume una tonalità più scura (probabilmente la naturale reazione del tannino) la ciliegia è un altro la tonalità "miele" sicuramente, in entrambe le fibre ester
  16. The construction of the lances went on, after the construction of the planking, in cherry for the longboat and in walnut for the lance, I detached the sloops from the silhouettes without problems, the adhesive tape put over the shapes avoided possible sticking between these and the ribbed allowing a gap between the silhouette and the boat without problem, later I built other details that make up the lifeboats, the internal platforms and the seats the construction went ahead with the placement of the rowing benches finished I treated the straws with straw oil
  17. I thank friends for appreciation, I saw the wart you made for the dromone, it's beautiful! Both as a piece and as a processing technique, sincere compliments, I for the construction of the winch, in addition to having Adametez Construction Plans I saw the drawings shown in the monograph "The ships of Christopher Columbus" by the Shepherd, which is considered among the most complete monographs of the boats used by Colombo, the design of the SM. Fernandez-Duro (from 1892) to which some Adametz were inspired "remarkably", shows the longitudinal section in scale 1/100 of the SM, in which
  18. after the preparation of the reduced shapes I started laying the ribbed, finished the ribbed I applied the planking, strips of cherry 2mm wide, for the "longboat" continuing the pose, up to finish the planking, what I insert now is a famous "longboat", is in Rome in the square ??? (do you know which one ?) to the next black Wolf
  19. I thank my friends for their appreciation, the construction continued with the construction of the lifeboats, a longboat and a lance, and in my opinion also this realization taken from the construction plans used has aspects that were perhaps not those that actually were in reality (perhaps) I used the "bread and butter" technique, preparing blocks of Swiss stone pine on which I reported the horizontal sections of the water lines, reducing them by 4 mm, compensating for the thickness of the ribs and planking that I would use later, after having glued the three sections
  20. finished the pieces that make up the winch I painted them with bitumen I finished the kitchen and to see "the effect" I placed them, always without "sticking" them on the bridge to check the ratio between the pieces reproduced in 1/50 scale I made a small man on a scale, I got a young "thin and long" sailor given the period in relation to the fact that the little man is 3.5 cm so should be a high 1.75 (considerable height in 1500) however, the exceptions were also in that period to finish the bridge there were no lifeboats, which perhaps, given the chara
  21. It's been a long time since I've updated the site with the development of the works, which have gone ahead, from a point of view I would like to immediately put the last photo I made out of what is the "logic" evolutionary,,, after setting up the various situations I thought of making the horizontal winch,as a lumber I used linden and with the lathe I started working with it starting to assemble the constituent parts directly on the piece still between the tips of the lathe developing the other parts that make up the winch in front of the winch there
  22. I honestly don't know, I tried searching on specialized sites but I couldn't find reliable information, on the drawing by Adametez the belaying pins are reported, there are also cleats and lashing, which are still partly to be included, while I believe that yours is a right observation, I try to find information about it
  23. A constructive detail that takes me a long time and with not always satisfying results is the realization of the stairs, above all the realization of the joint on the upright that serves to give more solidity to the table that forms the step but this time for the realization of the ladders I used a different method which consists in using a double-sided tape on which the uprights are shown with the usual inclination they have on the boat compared to the vertical, thus preparing more uprights in "real" time, obviously also the other uprights that make up the staircase but with the opposite incl
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