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Farbror Fartyg

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About Farbror Fartyg

  • Birthday 08/27/1976

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  • Location
    Stockholm (the original one)
  • Interests
    Programming. Model buildning (obviously). Painting (oil, water colour ... you name it). Applying fire to various foodstuffs.

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  1. Congratulations! I'm gonna miss this one ... I've said it before - prettiest ship I've seen. Thank you! Sam
  2. Well, there it is. Dunno what the mizzen channel's attached to - there's no wale there. I imagine cap'n Gloryhard et.al. using the loo in the quarter gallery aren't too pleased about the view obstructions. Hey ho. Oh well. Have a nice one Sam
  3. "I'll make sure to always put it in the same place, so I'll know where to find it" = it's behind the telly. "I had it just a second ago ..." = it will never be recovered. Quantum effects have sent it into a black hole. "I'll put this away to work on it later." = If you sacrifice to all the Gods of the underworld, the item in question MAY be in one piece/the same place when you go to retrieve it. /Sam
  4. Originally I planned to drill a little hole into the wale, saturate it with glue, and then press the perforated bottom end of the chain in place and let the glue act as a kind of 'nail', but after a good ponder I decided I wasn't happy with that. The forces involved at this scale aren't exactly huge, but the pull of the shrouds will still be a thing, and the chains/channels will have to take it. It would be jolly annoying to come here one summer and find that the rigging had unravelled itself. So I decided to go for a more secure way of attaching the chains to the hull. Old chains. New chains. Looks alright, I think. Perhaps file down the nail heads a bit, a lick of gloss black, and job's a good'un. Cheers! Sam *EDIT* ... and that's when he realised that he had left half the explanation out ... What I've done is to attach the chain to the hull by way of a tiny pin/nail:
  5. Otherworldly. Simply gorgeous. The prettiest ship I've seen. Sam
  6. I know what you mean. It can be hard to find time and/or inspiration to keep at it. I'm extremely glad you did though! This is my favourite build log on here. I absolutely adore your work. The colours, the attention to details, the crispness. Brilliant! Sam
  7. I came up with the following method for making deadeyes: Sand a piece of wood smooth and flat and then make indentations in the surface - pretty shallow for deadeyes. Push pins into the indentations. I used three pins in a triangle pattern. Push bake-in-the-oven clay (I used one called "Sculpey III") into the indentations and in and around the pins. It´s important to make sure the clay gets in everywhere and that you really push it in. When you´re happy with the placement the clay, make a hoop (strop?) from wire and push it into the clay. Obviously you need make sure the right side is up. When the wire is in place, you slap on more clay to form the other surface of the deadeye. Now you bake them in the oven. Pins, wood and all. When they´re ready and cool, remove them from the wooden block, remove the pins and clean them up as much as you need to. Looks alright, I reckon ... The advantage is that they come out of the oven stropped and ready - just clean ´em up a bit and you´re ready to rock. A tad on the fiddly side, perhaps, but not too bad.
  8. Well if it isn't that time of the year again. I've been here for about a week now, the shipyard is once more up and running, and stuff has happened. Cleats for the gammoning on the bowsprit, and somewhere to belay: A few kevels here and there: More work has gone into the tops: And the masts are coming along nicely: I'm thinking about painting her next. The masts will be stained a darker brown (and varnished), but the decks I think I'll leave as they are. Good to be back! /Sam
  9. Glad to have you, Popeye, as always! Yeah ... an allegory about life itself, this project: 2011 - "I feel like making a toy ship!" ... ... ... Spends the better part of decade adding bits, and wishing more planning had gone into the first steps. Cheers!
  10. Main mast: I'm making it like the one on the Vasa - dutch style cap, but without yard ties going over the cap. Nothing is quite finished/glued down yet. I need to make sure everything fits before Mr. Glue is introduced - for example, I'll have to see how much room the shrouds and main stay need when they pass round the mast and over the trestle trees. Cheers! Sam
  11. I said last year that I'd jump straight back into painting this year, but, well, the wood called to me. More things redone/finished: Built and installed all the ladders. Made a new pair of knights for the main mast. Finished the capstan. I may add the little stopper-thingy for it. We'll see. More to follow in a bit Sam
  12. It had to be done. Those gratings were pretty crap. They may have been fine for a toy "floaty-boaty" - as I originally envisaged her - but for a ship headed for the top of the "posh" chest of drawers in the living room (display case and all), they were no good. I'll still dunk her, though. Don't you worry - no way I'll miss such a potential for hilarity. Anyway here's this season's progress so far: The best Sam
  13. Yeah, what's there to say really ... Keep it up! You're an inspiration. Sam
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