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About Karleop

  • Birthday 06/10/1946

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    Guaymas, Mexico
  • Interests
    Oil Painting, photography and mainly wood Modeling of ships

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  1. Vaya, vaya: I did not know you had changed so far, for Villa de Santiago or for Arteaga? For now I have no trip to Monterrey, but when I go there I talk to you. Saludos, Karl
  2. Que tal Ulises: I'm glad that things are going well for you and that you're going back to model making. Let's see when I can go to Monterrey to see your new house and how you have fixed it. Felicidades!!! Karl
  3. Hola Andy: Nice to see you again. I finished my POB II 6 months ago and you can see the photos in the forum. Maybe they can be of some help. Saludos, Karl
  4. Hola Michael: You have really done a splendid job, especially considering that your finished boat has nothing to do with the original Corel Kit and much to do with the Vasa found in the museum. I remember your first post in February 2013 about Vasa, and although time has passed, it has been well worth it. Ready for the next project? Saludos, Karl
  5. Hola Michael: Thank´s for the compliments and it was nice to be helpful. In my case the lantern was provided with the kit, so probably you can ask for one (but seeing yours I don´t see the case). Thank you for the information about the miniature sailors, probably I´ll include a pair of them. Saludos, Karl
  6. Hola Michael: Very nice lantern you made and doesn't matter if it is real as it was (anyway nobody knows what it looks like, jaja). One question, where did you find those sailors, they serve as a good way to show the big size of the ship. Saludos, Karl
  7. Hola Michael, your rope coils are really nice and adding splendid details to your Vasa. Saludos, Karl
  8. Hola Michael: Your Wasa is getting real nice. Congratulations!!! Saludos, Karl
  9. Hola Michael: I see you are progressing well, despite the mistakes that always appear and those that you have been able to correct properly. Everything is part of the fun and also serves to exercise the mind and creativity. I see in several of your photos (2017-11.1) that you place the rigging provisionally, leaving them loose and without fastening it to the pin-rails. I think this lends itself to confusion and complicates its placement. What I do is place each rigging on its corresponding pin, although provisionally, inserting each one into the corresponding hole and holding it with the pin (as you have done). This allows to verify the position of the rigging and check if they have enough space between them or do not cross each other or avoid other complications. By the way, to make new holes, I use the drills of the dremel but using a manual drill. Muchos saludos, Karl
  10. Hola Steve: As others say, the planking looks very nice to me, probably you use a microscope to check your planking!! hahaha Saludos, Karl
  11. Virginia-built schooners first appeared during the American Revolution. Known as Baltimore Clippers, they helped establish the Port of Baltimore as a major shipbuilding center.In 1974, Baltimore city officials decided to build a replica of a 19th century clipper to serve as good-will ambassador for the city. The ship, named Pride of Baltimore, was launched at Baltimore's Inner Harbor on February 27, 1977. She was lost in micro-squall on May, 1986. The city then commissioned a larger sister-ship, and the Pride of Baltimore II was launched on April 30, 1989.
  12. Hi everybody: I really appreciate all your likes and comments. It is very nice to be and participate in this "Nautical Research Guild's Model Ship World" Forum, a great place to learn and enjoy about model making and naval history. Thank´s to all people that make it happen. Saludos, Karl
  13. Hola Don: It's nice to have people like you, always making good comments about my work. I really appreciate them. Saludos, Karl
  14. Hola Michael: Gracias!! Really this model was quite different of the others I built in several aspects: - the model brand (Model Shipways) with its pros and cons - the type of ship, being this much more modern than the ones I had previously done (This ship was a replica based on an early 19 century type clipper built by Baltimore city officials in 1974. She was lost in an intense blast of wind in 1986. The city then commissioned a larger sister-ship, and the Pride of Baltimore II was launched on 1989) - due to the above, the type of superstructure, hatches, skylights and rigging differs of older ships - the form of presentation: without sails and with the foremast yards slightly rotated - putting it in a dry dock gives it a special touch Saludos, Karl P.S. I am very flattered to know that my Vasa log continue to be of your help to clarify the complicated arrangement of sails and rigging of this boat. It must be said that you are doing a splendid job
  15. Hola Steve: Thank´s for your words, and talking about my next project, sincerely I don´t know what to do: I have more ships (6) than space at my home and my wife insists than I must do something about it, probably trying to sell one or two, or change to my other hobby: oil painting. Saludos Karl

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