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San Felipe by Sherry – Scale 1:96 (First Scratch Build)

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Sherry, very nice build.  Regarding the figurehead, awesome!  I can't imagine doing that, what skill you have!  Keep it up!

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No more detours or distractions - the final planking is done!!! (YAY)
Spiling the planks at the bow took considerable time, but was well worth the effort. Thankfully, I had plenty of wide sheets of wood to allow for this technique.

 

Without further ado - an update!

 

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Several weeks ago I rescued a block of nice dry cherry from the woodpile and dried it further in the house.

The following picture shows a similar block of wood beside some of the finished strips I cut.

 

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I am planning to make most of the deck furniture from this wood. I have actually used a little bit of it to make the gratings at the bow.

 

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I mixed and experimented with a few colour variations and finally decided on this:

 

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This last couple of pictures shows where the ship stands currently.

I managed to get the poop deck in place.

I didn't want to totally cover up the captain's cabin and all the furniture, so I made a "trap door" of sorts with a mirror on the underside.

 

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Well, I was wondering what you were going to do to top the figurehead carving ---- now I know.

 

Planking is magnificent and you just continue with these beautiful custom details.  Outrageous :)  :) :)  :)  

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Thank-you all for your very generous and kind comments!!! They are truly appreciated! :)  :) :)  

 

Wes: I'm anxious to see how the finished walnut will look, but I'll have to be patient since there are a few things to do before that.

 

Augie: I think I can plank in my sleep now :blink: --- my husband and I just finished wood flooring in two rooms of our house (just like planking/decking, but bigger :P ) and then the same thing all over again, only in miniature.  :D

 

Andy: I just happened to have a few days recently to "play" in the shipyard. Hopefully I'll have another update before too long.

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Hello Sherry,

 

I remember when you started this build and I haven't checked your build out for a while as I have been moving my household to a new location. Now that I am settled you have soldiered on quite well. Simply AWESOME craftsmanship. I will definitely be looking for future updates.

 

Happy modeling,

Marty G.

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You`re doing a fantastic job on this build. I built this ship from the Panart kit many years ago but just used the cast decorations from the kit.Your carvings look much nicer. :) Istill have the plans  - dated 1993.

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That looks absolutely fabulous Sherry. What a great job you did on the planking - all that 1:1 scale practice obviously helped! :D

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you've done a splendid job Sherry!   the hull planking look absolutely beautiful.........and the idea with the trap door is so cool!  your milling your own wood as well.........boy!.....you've really been bitten by the bug!  ;)    simply awesome!!!!!!!

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Hi Sherry,

 

That planking and that wood is WOW !!!!!!!

But what are you thinking….first planking in big and then to small?

It's the way to do it !

Result is just great !

Also the trap door.

Great thinking….now you can see what's under it.

Maybe something for the kit manufacturers?

I f we are planking a deck and we cover it, they can make it this way  :D  :D

The winter is coming your way so please, a little shorter time between the updates?

Thank you  :D  :D  :D  :D

 

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Hello Sherry,

 

Your planking looks absolutely awesome.

Beautiful work. I really love the color of the wood.

I do hope I don't fall into your trapdoor. Nice touch.

And the blue color matches great.

 

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Hi Sherry, just catching up on your updates........ I must say again, you are a really talented person..... Like Matti I like the blue color you choose too, it's got that nice warm worn look :) ...... clever idea with the hinged door!!! ........  Oh yeah!, can't forget the miling!!!!.... you are really on the dark side now!! Bye, Bye Sherry

Frank

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Sherry, your hard work and dedication has paid off. The planking is stellar, and I love the trap door w/ mirror, quite an ingenious idea. The blue is interesting, I am looking forward to seeing how the wood looks when all stained and finished

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Hey Sherry

 

It seems some of your talents have remained unnoticed! What you say!Well, how you managed to make those long planks out of such a short block of wood is your best work to date! LOL

 

Very nice work so far! Keep it up....

 

Cheers

Steve

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Now you are all starting to make me :blush:

 

Piet: Thank-you!

 

Marty: Thank-you as well!

 

marktiedens: Thank-you! Since you've already built this ship, you know how many more carvings I have to do! :o

 

Grant: Thank-you! The 1:1 scale practice was a lot easier!

 

Popeye: Thank-you! Milling my own wood is partly of necessity. I don't live close to any hobby stores, and would have to order the wood...that just seemed too expensive and not necessary since I have the tools and the wood with which to work right here. :)

 

Sjors: Thank-you!

Also the trap door. Great thinking….now you can see what's under it. Maybe something for the kit manufacturers?

Maybe I could sell the idea to them! :D You're right about winter too, hopefully I will have more updates!

 

Anja: Thank-you!

I do hope I don't fall into your trapdoor

Maybe I should think about safety railings now? :P  :D

 

Matti: Thank-you! I wasn't too sure about the blue at first, but now that it's on I think it looks good.

 

Bob: Thank-you! Not sure I can keep things up to everyone's expectations now!

 

Frank: Thank-you! The blue colour is brighter looking in the photos...it has an even warmer look in person.

you are really on the dark side now!! Bye, Bye Sherry

:D  :D 
You're right..........***disappears quietly into the darkside abyss...................bye***
Did I mention how addictive this ship modelling thing is?! :huh:

 

Mark: Thank-you! Not sure about "perfect" :huh:  but I am happy with it. :)

 

Robbyn: Thank-you! the new avatar looks good!
The trap door just seemed like the thing to do...I didn't want to have to bring out the microscope so visitors could strain to see the interior cabin through the tiny windows!!! :P  :P 
I think the blue won't be quite as "stark" once the hull has some wipe-on poly applied...that will make the walnut much darker.

 

Adrieke: Thank-you for the "wow"! :)

 

 

you managed to make those long planks out of such a short block of wood

Steve, Steve, Steve..........what am I going to do with you? ***sighs*** There always has to be one wise guy in every bunch.....well........maybe two or three.....you know who you are. :rolleyes::D  :D 
Don't you know I have a wood stretcher? :P 
All kidding aside though, for anyone taking this too seriously, the statement with my photo reads: "The following picture shows a SIMILAR block of wood beside some of the finished strips I cut."
I had the original all cut up before I even thought of a photo. :huh:

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Ahhh the old Acme Wood Stretcher! Got it!  LOL With all this darkside stuff I figure someone needs to add the dark humour! 

 

Tell you what...you keep ém flabbergasted at the work and I supply the comic relief! 

 

Carry on m'lassy...use doing great!

 

;)

 

Cheers 

Steve

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Sherry,

 

Just discovered your S Felipe. Every adjective and superlative has already been spoken for on your build. Beautiful !! I will happily follow along. 

 

Regards, 

 

MIchael

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Finally have a small update.

 

For lack of proper tools...I present my labour intensive method of grating construction. Actually, after I made the jig it went more quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I am working on the rubbing strakes/wales - pictures next week - hopefully.

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