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She's absolutely gorgeous!

 

I have a silly question. You worked 10 years on this...how does it feel now you finished it?

I never worked that long (not even close!) on a model and I can imagine it must be a strange feeling to put it aside now.

 

Looking forward to your next adventure. :)

 

Robin

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Patrick,

 

Nice. Congratulations. I also like your display clever idea.  Funny the Golden Hind is also under my table waiting.

 

Cheers,

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Hi,

Just a question about the "gunports".

I also wrote to billings, but it does not look like they are going to answer.

When I look at the drawing of billings it looks like they have not made gunports, just glued the plastic gunport surrounds on the hull and then drilled a hole in the hull for the guns and maybe just found the piece inside in black to have? 

But it seems like you have made gunports in the hull. If so, how did you fix the guns?

Do you also know what the real color was of the hull below the waterline? It also seems as if the waterline is very low on the drawing, this is correct. If so, I am not surprised that it sank so easily, even if it had not already had the extra cannons on board.

If you answer, you can use my regular e-mail. It is cherryberryb40@gmail.com, I look at it every day.

Thank you again for the effort, marius beltman.

 

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Marius,

 

I made holes in the hull and then glued the gunport surrounds into these holes. Then they are sanded flat with the hull.

Ik maakte gaten in de romp en kleefde daar de kanonpoorten in. Daarna zijn deze mee vlak geschuurd met de romp.

 

I glued pieces of wood behind the gunports. This method proved to be very cumbersome. 

Gluing pieces of plywood between the frames is much easier, and paint the inside black. You can find this method in several logs.k

Ik lijmde houten blokjes achter de kanonpoorten, deze methode is zeer onhandig.

Lijm stukken triplex tussen de spanten en schilder deze zwart. Je vind deze methode beschreven in verschillende bouwlogs.

 

Normally under the waterline, the color is white.

Normaal is de kleur onder waterlijn wit

One of the reasons why the Vasa sank so quickly was too little depth.

Eén van de redenen waarom de Vasa zonk was te weinig diepgang.

 

 

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Fine master craftsmanship! I have this kit also and will hopefully start it in a couple of years, with your build blog will be a lot easier to fine detail it out with the research I have on her.

If you have the time a couple of questions:

Why did you use white for the rigging?

Which colors did you use and what manufacturer makes them?

What wood oil or stains did you work with?

 

I'll be working on the CSS Mananas next then to my older Mantua La Couronne that has the eight cannons for the stern. The I'll tackle the Vasa, so your info is very important for my research on her and I wish to thank you for your time. 

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23 hours ago, Jonathan11 said:

If you have the time a couple of questions:

Why did you use white for the rigging?

Which colors did you use and what manufacturer makes them?

What wood oil or stains did you work with?

Thanks,

 

Why did you use white for the rigging?

  • A stupid beginners mistake :blush: (I got this kit for free (but without rigging) and had to improvise

Which colors did you use and what manufacturer makes them?

  • Tamiya matte colors

What wood oil or stains did you work with?

  • matte varnish, the color is old oak

 

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10 minutes ago, Backer said:

Thanks,

 

Why did you use white for the rigging?

  • A stupid beginners mistake :blush: (I got this kit for free (but without rigging) and had to improvise

Which colors did you use and what manufacturer makes them?

  • Tamiya matte colors

What wood oil or stains did you work with?

  • matte varnish, the color is old oak

 

Thank you, I thought maybe you had found research on her that she actually had all white. She is still a beauty! I have white, black and tan with dark brown from Billings, Mantua and Corel along with cottage industries rope. I also as I am sure you have, the images from the museum of their model to do the rigging colors the same when I start her. I find a lot of rigging lots on Ebay for rope also at cheap prices too, and scoff them up. :)

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On 4/11/2016 at 1:08 AM, Backer said:

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.

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Your build is fantastic! great job no matter how long it took. On the white rigging and sails try using a strong mixture of tea placed in spray bottle and spray a fine mixture on the sails and rigging while wiping dry the exposed wood. the Tannen in the tea will darken the sails and rigging enough to allow a great build to shine. I have used tea in this manner to color/darken sails with no ill effect on the material. 

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I cannot recommend the tea treatment because of the tannen.  Tannen will cause deteriation of the fibers.  Instead, use an oil based stain, perhaps diluted 20% .     Duff

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6 hours ago, the learner said:

Your build is fantastic! great job no matter how long it took. On the white rigging and sails try using a strong mixture of tea placed in spray bottle and spray a fine mixture on the sails and rigging while wiping dry the exposed wood. the Tannen in the tea will darken the sails and rigging enough to allow a great build to shine. I have used tea in this manner to color/darken sails with no ill effect on the material. 

 

1 hour ago, Richard Griffith said:

I cannot recommend the tea treatment because of the tannen.  Tannen will cause deteriation of the fibers.  Instead, use an oil based stain, perhaps diluted 20% .     Duff

Thanks,

I had actually already thought about doing this.
Perhaps with diluted paint (tamiya colors diluted with water / isopropanol) dont now yet.

But before I do anything about this
I first have to try this out on some leftovers  from the rigging.

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Hi Patrick, the diluted Tamiya paint will work well on the lines that are already rigged.  Dilute it with rubbing alcohol about 1/3 alcohol.  

 

I had tried the Tamiya on lines before rigging them on the model but found the line too stiff, but found the Minwax{R} oil stains worked well.

 

Duff

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Great job and thank you for posting your build pictures! Have met Fred Hocker several times and have visited the Wasa twice.

 

 

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On 3/12/2019 at 9:33 PM, Richard Griffith said:

Hi Patrick, the diluted Tamiya paint will work well on the lines that are already rigged.  Dilute it with rubbing alcohol about 1/3 alcohol.  

 

I had tried the Tamiya on lines before rigging them on the model but found the line too stiff, but found the Minwax{R} oil stains worked well.

 

Duff

Perhaps, but its been over 15 years since I applied the tea solution and have yet to see any ill effects!

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