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  1. Hello Some time ago I started building Sao Gabriel based on the model in the museum in Lisbon. I do not have exact plans, but based on photos, dimensions and proportions of this type of vessels I managed to design a ship quite similar to the original. The progress in the construction is enough to show the first photos. The hull frames were made of 1 mm thick cardboard. I have planned three layers of planking: the first vertical layer, which stabilizes the frames, the second longitudinal one on the cardboard 0.5 mm and the third one in color as the final planks. After gluing the first layer, I added some of the decks and evened the entire hull with sandpaper to remove adhesive residues and greater inaccuracies. On these parts you can see lines according to which I will glue the next layer. Before sticking the next decks, I had to make a few details, which would later be very difficult to access. Then I glued the second layer, so far only to the level of the main deck and then I built a part of the forecastle. The construction of forecastle... Then, step by step, I added the next strips of the second layer and the next level in the forecastle. Because the model has a lot of windows in the stern part, I created some rooms there. Unfortunately, there are not many sources describing rooms in sailing ships from this period, so this is only my imagination. Now I could "lock" the whole with the upper decks. Before gluing the last layer, the whole hull was covered with wood glue, which made it stiffer. I smoothed the whole with sandpaper and started gluing the last layer. Each strip is two boards with a dividing line marked with a blunt needle. Visible white gaps will be covered with wales, so it will look OK. Best Tomek
  2. Before Saint Philippe, a little work : the Niña, scratch in scale 1/48 It was the 3rd boat of 1st Cristoforo Colombo's journey - 1492
  3. I will repost my build log for Matthew which I fortunately saved to my computer with text.
  4. Dear friends, after finishing of Revenge 1577 I decided to continue again with scratch build - not with another "war monster", but with two small ships, two of Columbus fleet, which returned back from the New World for the first time. I used free plans from MODELARSTWO OKRETOWE web page ( http://www.modelarstwookretowe.pl/index.php?p=44 ) for Nina ( there are downloadable plans for Santa Maria too ) and made projection for Pinta based on the same plan and pictures of model made from MO plan. I will also change sail plan on Nina - all of sails will be latin. I absolutely forget to start a new thread here ( shame on me ), now I´m in progress of hulls planking. Bottom parts of hulls and decks are just finished. There are three layers of cartoon planking already - I want to make extremely strong and smooth hull ( there are only first and last layer taken on pfotos - the second one I glued across the first ). Upper parts of hull sides will be make from one piece of thick cartoon each one. Here are some pictures from the progress. Jan
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