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  1. Hi All, As promised in my introduction https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/19811-new-member-from-maastricht-the-netherlands/&tab=comments#comment-604408 here is my first build blog. Thank to other build blogs I found on MSW I was able to make a good start. Any tips/advice/things you notice are very welcome. The hardest thing about the instructions is the jargon. As English is not my first language and I'm not that familiar with ship terms like keel and stern. Right now I'm working on the first layer on the deck. These are the stables. As you see on the last picture I'm making the "windows" with bars. Also, should I use some kind of oil/paint for the keel and base where I made the "wooden floorboards"? Thanks in advance!! And I am looking forward sharing this adventure with all you guys! Anna
  2. Greetings all, I am in the process of making my first attempt at building a wooden ship. The kit i have started on is the "King of the Mississippi" by Artesania Latina. I look forward to advice as I progress.
  3. It's about 25 years since I last built a model ship so time for a new one, or in actual fact two - I will be doing a concurrent build of Billing Boats' HMS Victory 1:75 scale - this will be covered in a separate build log. OK, back to the plot ... My plan is to have yellow LED lighting in the buildings on all three decks and in the pilot house then red/green navigation lights at the prow. Power comes from a 9V battery concealed in a plinth I build from MDF and standard moulding. The wiring comes up through a pillar from the plinth, passes through the hull and 1st deck then connects to a distribution board in the boiler room on the 1st deck. I calculated that a 100 Ohm resistor will handle 4 x 2.2V/20Ma LEDS and with these in parallel the distribution board supports up to 20 LEDs (5 x 4). I have tested it with 16 LEDs (14yellow, 1 red, 1 green) and it works fine so 20 should be no problem. Now some pics, I need to figure out how to post these with individual commentaries but for now the descriptions are in the file names.
  4. I have been so impressed with the modeling on MSW that I decided to join in on the experience of building a wooden ship. I really like steamboats and saw somewhere that the AL King of the Mississippi is one of the better kits but as I am finding out they all have their problems. My kit arrived a few days ago and I am already needing the advice found here on this site. I have enjoyed and learned a lot by reading the build logs. Before stating my current problem, let me state my ambitions for my KoM. I like the exquisite models with varnish and polished brass but I want to try make it look like it has been "down the river" a few times. I love the interior lights so I am going to try that. Being familiar with 1:87 in model railroading (HO scale) I am going to shift many of the modeling details about 10% and use what is available from local model train hobby shops. And lastly, with great apprehension, I am going to motorize the paddlewheel. Starting with photos the full contents of the kit, followed by a couple of shots of the hull, a close look at the bow. The two side bulkheads don't want to meet a the point of the bow. More sanding seems to distort the bulkheads. What am I doing wrong here? What do I need to do before I start the hull planking? I can knock it apart if I have to but I would rather not if there is another way to do this. Any help will be appreciated, Rick
  5. Hello everyone! Welcome to my first build log on MSW! I know, it has been a long time coming. I have been on this site since before the crash. I was finally able to get a decent kit and start a build of my own. I must warn that the first month or two may be slow, as the shipyard is still being built and I am changing jobs so I can be closer to home, where my wife and children are. I will start out the log now, though as I found some time to check the inventory of the kit. I decided I would take some pictures of the contents of the kit to test my picture posting skills. Here is what I saw when I first opened the box. The paints were not part of this kit. I purchased them separately: The kit came with one big blueprint that has a few different views on it. There is also an instruction book. The instruction book stops giving instruction 3/4 of the way through the build and tells you the rest is laborious and you should look at the picture on the box to figure it out. I found most everything was wrapped well. I did not notice any warping of the wood, but that remains to be truly inspected. Again, I put the paints in there for safe keeping until I am ready to fully tackle the build: I do really like the fact that the smaller parts are packed in plastic organizers. I can use these for later builds...:-): Here are some of the laser cut parts including the knight heads, the center stair rails, and a few of the smaller walls: Here are some more walls and two of the large decks: This is the lower deck, the bulkheads, and a few more walls: Finally, I have the masts, stacks, planking, decking, and deck support timbers. I am really shocked at how small the deck supports are. They look so much bigger in everyone's photos! I think this initial post went well and it gave me a little practice with posting pictures. Please excuse the one or two photos that are not spectacular. I am just getting used to the new camera as well! Thank you all for looking, and feel free to provide input and criticisms as the build progresses. I look forward to your responses!

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