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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. 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 th
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Yeah, what's there to say really ... Keep it up! You're an inspiration. Sam
  8. Thanks! It felt really good to start on the painting. The varnish really gave the hull brown some depth and shine. I was aiming for something a little lighter initially, but the dark brown works well with the white and green, I think. The over-sized nails look like some sort of ornaments when left unpainted - works. I bought loads of paints just after I got here - I'll leave them here so I can jump right in next summer. Still haven't worked out a complete colour scheme. Something to do back in town I guess. Akagi - still on the topmost
  9. I'm taking an early train back to the big city tomorrow, so I guess this is goodbye for this year. Not liking it one bit ... not one bit. BUT! We've had ourselves some serious fun! I'm well pleased with the progress made this summer. Last night I gave Tulpijn a final coat of varnish and did some work on the bowsprit. Top's coming along nicely. Her hull ... so smooth ... so shiny Well, Ok, so ... that's it for this year then ... Bye bye Tulpijn, bye bye ... be a good daddy
  10. Depends on how much vine-juice one's had, I suppose. Or, Dionysus forbids, how many "potted" plants one's eaten. *EDIT* Oh, oh! I get it! Druxey, you mean the lupin plant in the middle don't you! Look at the following image: Yeah, lupin leaves do look like pot.
  11. A few more small steps towards the grand goal, off somewhere in a hazy, formless, unforeseeable future. I've redone the flag pole. It hasn't been glued on yet - too easy to accidentally knock it loose. When finished, the bottom of the pole will pass into a hole in the "bench-like structure" on which it sits. The catheads are glued on - it was easier now that the decorative knees (for want of better terminology) that go under them are on. I've also carved a little flowery, garlandy thingy to go below the windows on the transom. The port sid
  12. I did that on purpose, totally. To express the ... state of the world... No seriously, good eye there, sir. Tulpijn is sat on a chest of drawers, in an empty house, in temperatures that can vary between - 20°c and +25°c, for most of the year. If the glue on a bit here and there looses adherence, I'm not surprised. Rectified! /Sam
  13. Thank you! Understandable. This is my first completed build log ... We worked on the project continuously, but somehow I just never found the peace to sit down and tell the tale. What's next? I'll most likely sneak in some more projects with a nautical twist - the crew likes boats. This is one of the good things about kindergarten work: what you're supposed to do is pretty clearly defined but how you do it isn't. So say for example that we're to work with furthering the kids understanding of, and interest in, physics and math. What better way to do that than to buil
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