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  1. Thank you PJTheJet for mentioning me, or better my buildlog in your topic. You have done some spectacular research which will come to good use during the build. I will follow with great interest. The manual and the pictures provided by AL are rubbish for this particular kit. You will raise some questions for sure when you get to the rigging part. Good luck on your build mon-amis!
  2. Good question B, I did not make these holes due to the scale of the ship. They would be so tiny and also on the outside of the hull a real pain in the @$$ to make. So I choose to make the model without.
  3. Well spoken, thank you I can talk for hours on this subject! 🙂Time to get back to your model! 😉 Peter
  4. Thank you for your answer Ab! The shell first method so...I mean at that timeperiod the biggest ships were build in Rotterdam and Amsterdam at the “admiraliteit”. Someone on the Bataviawerf told me that the shell first method was a common method used in Rotterdam but not always in Amsterdam. By that they followed the Amsterdam way by placing the frames first for the 7 provincien replica. Your answer tells me that this was probably not true at all and it was the custom to build shell first on all the “big” shipyards in the Netherlands, they just forgotten how to build it that way and tried and failed to use the frames first method. I love the shape and ingenuity of the Dutch ships...makes me proud to be a Dutchman. 😉 thanks again, Peter
  5. Hi Ab, Big fan of you and your work of historic Dutch shipbuilding. Planking method of a 17th century Dutch vessels hull differs a lot for instance with a English, French or Spanish vessel of that timeperiod. Do you know the reason why the Dutch choose a different way of planking? May also the "vlakbouw" method be of importance in this instance? Also the hull shape is smaller / sleeker and at the bow much more flatter. This is also good to be seen at your yacht. These differences has alway's intrigued me, but the answers are not clear to me. Following your build with great interest! regards, Peter
  6. Yep, it’s an easy fix so it looks like! Thanks for your support Sir! 🙂
  7. Check! I read that the kit was fabricated by Artesania Latina with the help and research of the Vasa museum. Pretty impressie kit it is, but a bit expensive! 🙂
  8. Thanks for the advice, I will do that. 👍🏻🙂
  9. A masterpiece! Is this Deagostini version based on the Corel kit? It sure does like it so it seems? beautiful workmanship, One of the best Vasa models I have seen.
  10. Congratulations with this beautifull kit and ship. I wouldn’t have picked this as a first model. Too complex and also you picked a nice but a bit unfriendly manufacturer Corel looking at the instruction manual and drawings. however, It’s up to you. I’ll hope you’ll manage and have the endurance to pull it off. Many people before you started with a Victory as a first timer but didn’t make it. I’ll hope you do. The pressure is on. 😬🙂 Good luck and just build, make mistakes and learn along the way. Also, have fun most importantly! 😉 Peter
  11. Perfection, almost looks like a scratchbuild boat. Master Corabel knows how to engineer a modelkit!! Nice wood too, lovely Pearwood. You make a jewel out of this one!
  12. Hi guys, Fascinating how this build develops...before I go on with my log, I just want you to know that mistakes are made. It happens, doesn't matter to much if you know how to fix it or accept the mistakes. In this case the same...I couldn't find it what I was looking for on the drawings of the ship so I made a assumption and a decision. Both were wrong... Okay, what happend is that I started with putting the lower pre-cut deck into place. This worked out very well and then I assumed that the kit didn't provided deckplanking by placing wooden veneer strips onto the pre-cut deck. What gave me that idea? Well, check this...It's already pre-fabricated with simulated deckplanks... Then, I couldn't find any picture in the chaotic drawings that stated this needed strips of woodveneer.....So I made the decision to do place woodveneer strips at this stage of the build.....I shouldn't have done this.... Why? Well....later on in the proces, the supporting parts or upper parts of the bulkheads needs to be cut away! This can only be done when the upper sides of the ship are planked! Then I found a small picture which shown that the deck should be covered with veneer strips following the pattern on the false deck....Oops!!! So, the following pictures and the continuation of the log was prior of this information..... Okay, I know how to solve this issue and I will do so at the proper time. So you know.... Sheet 1 - figure 6 & 7 placing false deck I begin with the parts needed for this stage. Again the same proces, as mentioned before. Free parts, clean up and use on the ship. The next picture shows the false decks on the ship. At the green arrow, the false deck needs to be flipped and is in a way upside down. I've already changed this on the model, but did not make a picture of it. So, here I goes with the mistake mentioned above, to start with the planking proces in this stage of the build. I use regular white woodglue. with a bit of glue on the wood I spread it carefully with a brush or my finger to get an even coverage. A nice factor as well is that the glue doesn't spread over the rest of the model while placing the strip on the deck. Continuation of the proces... First part done, next the other half... So, the lower deck has been planked. I use a scraping tool to smoothen out the deck. I do not use sandpaper for this proces. So, this is where I am at this moment. I'll correct my mistake in a later proces by cutting away the strips where the top of the bulkheads are placed. After removing the top of the bulkheads I'll place some new strips and all should be fine again. Until next time and thanks for following... Peter
  13. Thanks Ondras, You are right, I noticed this earlier and I can fix this when I give the bulkheads their final shape prior the planking stage. However I'm still debating with myself if I place a new keel and stem or use the pre-cut one thats on the ship at this moment. Yup, you are right as well. Thank you Sir! regards, Peter
  14. What a great kit! Nice work Peta. Do not forget to finish your great Looking Royal Caroline. 😉 peter

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