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  1. I am very glad to have found this website with, luckily for me, many build logs on the Wasa from Corel. I will use many of the tips and pictures posted in these logs for my guidance and as a example of what gifted modelbuilders can achieve. I have bought a 'used' model of the Wasa about a year ago for a low price. It was in a very bad shape and the modelbuilder (not the person from which I have bought the model) did some things really well, but other parts were absolutely desastrous. Also it had suffered from neglect and the masts were broken off. When I saw the model as it was at the time it became clear to me that I first had to do a lot of demolishing and then try to rebuild parts of it. Most notably was the bow section as it appeared that the previous builder had had problems with bending the wooden strips for planking that part of the hull. First some pictures of the model as it was 'before restoration':
  2. Hello all. I will start posting photos of my Vasa build again. Please be patient. I have about 600 photos of my build already and I will select the most significant ones. General impression of the kit * This error had to be corrected. Slot too small for main mast. I used two glues here. Regular wood glue in the inner joints and then I ran a string of hot glue over the outside joints. Seems to have worked pretty well. Rig this piece BEFORE attaching the deck Building wooden doors: Spread glue on a business card or similar cardboard Cover it with round toothpicks, put some weight over them and wait to dry When dry, paint with black paint or ink, taking care to let paint go thoroughly between the toothpicks When the paint is dry, sand flat the toothpicks, which will leave a dark line between them
  3. Due to the forum crash, posting some images again...
  4. The making of this model was started in 2006 After visiting the Wasa museum in Stockholm. It's my 1st wooden ship model. Normally I only build military vehicles in 1/72 scale Ps, I understand and read English. But i've never learned to write it. So. All I write in English will be translated from Dutch to English with google translate. Sorry for that.
  5. Hi all, This is my build of the Vasa, started as kit, but quickly changed to scratch using wood from the kit. Current side view. I will post some pictures on how it got to this stage. thanks, Peter
  6. Fellow Shipbuilders: The following is my Build Log for the Vasa. This was my first experience with a wood kit model and as I built the Vasa I referred to a few of your Vasa ship build logs which greatly helped me. I particularly used the site by Vasa by Karleop , Ulyses Victoria, and Markitiedens. Since Karleop was a Billings build it was extremely helpful. I'm very appreciative of these sites and those who took the time to do them. Since the Billings instructions are so poor these sites were a great resource. I also used the Vasa museum site with photos of their model as a paint reference. I had the privilege of visiting Stockholm a few years ago and marvelled at seeing the Vasa in person. My experience as a ship model builder is fairly limited. When I was a youngster I built a number of plastic ship models and as an eighth grader I built a wood model of the French galley La Reale from a picture in a book, which I still have in a glass case. I am now 60 and will be getting back into this wonderful hobby and this is my first experience since my younger years. It has been very interesting learning from your sites and doing research on the internet to finish this ship. I am a surgeon which might have helped with some of the fine work, but not much . Even so, it took me two years to build Vasa because of my limited time. I modified the model by using the ships original color of red instead of the Billings blue, adding the long boat, and by adding crew figures that I bought from an internet site. I hope you enjoy my endeavor. I know I did. PLANKING THE FRAME AND STAINING
  7. Hello everyone, I am new to model ship building. My Opa or as some would say Grandpa left me his Wasa ship model kit by Billings.The hull and top deck are complete except for wood grids and some of the minor details like fittings. the mast has not been installed and not with the kit parts. I will add pictures of the ship and the parts that he had with it. my ultimate goal is to complete it or just add the sails and fittings and skip painting it. I would love all the advice and help I can get. I want to finish it to show him on face time what it looks like since he is now in a retirement home and doesn't have the eye site to be able to finish it. pictures will be added soon. Thank you everyone,
  8. Hi everybody!! First of all forgive my poor English, hope you can understand what I want to tell. The story of my VASA started about 10 years ago, when the son of a friend visited the museum in Sweden and bought the model thinking that he could do with her dad, who has some experience in woodworking. Shortly after, they gave up trying to do it, and stay abandoned for about 8 years. One time I visit him and seeing the model he told me the sad story and asked me if I wanted to try doing it, which I promptly accepted. After reviewing the boat I noticed several errors and that it will be difficult to assemble. Here in Mexico we say that It is always easier to start something than to repair it! This boat represents three challenges: 1) Undo many of the laid parts, redo some parts, either already broken or broken when I tried to take them off. 2) It is a boat complicated to assemble, rated for experts and additionaly with many plastic figures that must be painted with much detail. Also with poor instructions and drawings (but fortunately with much information in forums like this). 3) Many of the pieces were loose and detached from its original panels, so it was like a puzzle to find parts. Therefore, at that time I decided not to start it, partly because I was doing the Endeavour ship, so stay on hold just over two years. Finally, about 6 months ago I decided to build it. Initially without much hope because it had some irremediable things that were complicated to repair (like alignment of lateral panels or deck). So I thought to build it more for practice, that a model to show. However, over time I change my mind and now it’s getting pretty good.
  9. I am working on the Wasa and notice a number of members have stained the hull and decking after they have finished these parts. Can you give me any input on what stain/stains where used?? I have only painted my previous boats or coppered the hulls, so staining is a new track for me. Would appreciate any input or comments here, particularly on the type of stain and application. Thanks JM
  10. This is a 48 page 9-1/2" x 6-1/2" color booklet put out by the Vasa Museum. I picked it up in "Very Good" used condition on Amazon for $1.90 + shipping! The amazing fold-out front cover photo of the stern is worth at least $2! The booklet covers the history and salvage of the ship and is a good read. Nice photos, drawings, maps and diagrams. I don't know if all used (or new) books would include them, but mine came with 3 large color postcards too. This is probably the best $1.90 I've spent! Highly recommended.
  11. Hi, i was wondering if sombody have like a totural on building a Wasa ship, like any pic or smothing. I saw some pics before they updated this page, so was wondering if any could help out

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