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My previous construction of a kit.. ..is coming to an end, so it's time to start with a new one... Another construction I'm starting is scratch build, I've decided for a ship from the 16th century, a galleon, which I always liked, specifically 1597 Roter Lowe.. I've had the 1:60 plan at home for many years, it's a copy of a well-known German plan.. The scale is close to fifty, still very detailed and mainly the ship hasn't got much decoration, which I do not dare make yet. I'm leaving 3D aside, I hope paper plans will do.. Right from the first comparison of copies of the two side elevations, I came across different front ligament shapes.. That's also why I decided to create a cardboard half of the hull and check the crossing of the ribs, and then do the plywood frame..
It's with a little trepidation that I start my first build log on MSW. The Roter Lowe is my third plank-on-bulkhead build, the first being Constructo's Enterprise, followed up by AL's Renard. It's by far the most complex build I've undertaken, and my first with multiple gun decks and decorative woodwork. In this kit, the decorations are a mix of inlaid wood and printed cardboard. Not sure how I feel about the cardboard, yet. The materials look nice and the instructions come on five dual-sided sheets of plans. I'm a bit concerned because the guns on the enclosed gun deck are to be mounted on carriages - I worry about them coming loose during the build and rattling around in the hull. I have to figure out some way to address that. I picked up the kit a couple of years ago when Model Expo was having a moving sale. I'm a very slow builder, with lots of starts and stops, so be warned. All that being said, let's post some pictures.