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Nuestra Señora del Pilar by Anja & Sjors - OcCre - Scale 1:46

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:piratebo5: all,

 

My Halve Maen build was already on hold, but during our move to a new house in November 2015, she got lost because one of our friends put her box on the pavement instead of in our car.

 

After that the enthusiasm to build was completely gone. I spent last year enjoying my other hobbies.

 

But, as a Dutch saying goes: 'Blood is thicker than water' and the urge to build another ship came back.

 

So, May I present to you the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Señora del Pilar De Zaragoza (Our lady of the pillar of Zaragoza), a Spanish Treasure Galleon.

 

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Measurements

Length: 1110 mm

Height: 970 mm

Width: 520 mm

 

History

During the 17th and 18th centuries Spanish galleons served the Spanish crown as merchantmen and warships. Many of them sailed between Acapulco and Manila, transporting South American silver to the Philippines and exotic goods from Asia to Mexico, from where the treasures were sent back to Spain.

 

Commisioned in 1731 and launched in 1733, Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza (Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza) was one of these Manila Galleons built of the finest Philippine wood, she was 112 feet on deck and displaced 1,000 tons. A 4th rate of the Cavogonda class, she was fitted with 50 cannon, two stern chasers and six swivel guns. She carried a crew of 385 men.

 

For twenty years she sailed the route from Mexico to Manila and in 1750 underwent a complete refit in the Port of Cavite. In 1750, on her last voyage, she set sail from Manila bound for Acapulco. Despite being overloaded, and contrary to the opinion of both pilots and Master, her Captain insisted on weighing anchor at the beginning of September. En route for the Mariana Islands, in the Pacific, they began to have difficulties after sailing into a heavy storm, and she sank taking all of her crew down with her.

 

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Frames dry fit.

 

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Frames glued in place. Reinforcing pieces not glued yet.

 

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Frames glued in place.

 

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Last three frames fitted and glued. Reinforcing pieces glued.

 

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Close-up bow section

 

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Close-up stern section

 

 

Enjoy and thank you for watching.

Anja

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hi Anja.......good to see you've started another build log.   I look forward in following along  :)                                                                                                                                                      

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Hello all,

 

It is good to welcome old friends. Thank you all for stopping by,

 

@ John,

Thanks for being so observant. I just removed the part about the naval battle.

And to answer your question, she is an OcCre model.

 

@ Mark,

Will you be starting your buildlog soon?

 

Regards,

Anja

Edited by Anja

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So Anja, someone stole the Halve Maen, or you just left her on the pavement when your friend drove off? That must have been a real disappointment. All that work for nothing. I have a nice word in Dutch for that, but I will hold my tongue.

 

Good luck on this galleon.

 

Marcus

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Marcus, just to expand on your choices, and not to imply anything of the sort could have happened to Anja, a friend of mine was transporting a fairly large model of a small rowing boat and set the model down while he opened the back of the car to load it.  He got distracted  and failed to load the model before he backed out of the driveway.  It took him a few years to get over the trauma.

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Hi Anja,

 

Great that you started a new build(ingblog).

Poor Sjors, now his netting will never come to an end :D :D :D

Many years ago I also build a Spanish Gallion (1607). Just a plastic one, but oke...

I took a picture of it, but with the Agamemnon in the background, it looks a bit poor....

 

 

 

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Hello Anja:

What a beautiful ship. I have put my eyes over her several times, specially because her history is somewhat related to México.

I will keep an eye on your build and my hands on Sjors' popcorn machine :)

 

Oh, and welcome back!!!

Edited by Ulises Victoria

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Hello Anja:

What a beautiful ship. I have put my eyes over her several times, specially because her history is somewhat related to México.

I will keep an eye on your build and my hands on Sjors' popcorn machine :)

 

Oh, and welcome back!!!

buenas Ulises hoye que barco es este de tu perfil ? parece muy bonito

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Hello friends,

 

Thank you all for the compliments and the likes and welcome to my build log.

 

@ Django - Santisima Trinidad is a fantastic looking ship when finished. Good choice.

@ Marcus - I think my Halve Mean is sitting on other people's mantelpiece (or maybe even in the mantelpiece :( )

@ Wayne - With popcorn you are allowed to make a little mess, as long as you clean up afterwards. cleaner-smiley-emoticon.gif

@ Hennie - Don't worry about Sjors' netting, it is still a work in progress. Three more to go.  Oh, before I forget, I need netting to. Isn't that convenient.

@ Ulises - Yes, she is indeed a beauty.  And to keep her beautiful, I decided not to use the bright colors OcCre used.  I will use the Admiralty paints yellow ochre, red ochre, dull black and French blue.

 

And now it is time for an update. Enjoy.

 

post-45-0-46575800-1486308822_thumb.jpg  The deck came in four parts.  Glued two of the parts together and planked the starboard and port side separately.

 

post-45-0-10905700-1486308847_thumb.jpg  The lined sections of the deck were glued onto the structure of the ship.

 

post-45-0-71139700-1486308854_thumb.jpg  Reinforcing parts glued in place on each side of the false keel and on the bow frame.

 

post-45-0-43894400-1486308865_thumb.jpg  Glued eleven gun ports to each side of the deck and started the lining onto the interior of the frames.

 

 

Thank you for watching.

Anja

 

 

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@ Ulises - Yes, she is indeed a beauty.  And to keep her beautiful, I decided not to use the bright colors OcCre used.  I will use the Admiralty paints yellow ochre, red ochre, dull black and French blue.

 

 

Excellent. It has always be my feeling that the easiest and quickest way to ruin this kind of ships, is paint it with shiny colors!!!

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Guest Riccardo1966

Hello Anja, she's looking good and very tidy.

I have lost a lot of nice builds also :(  I sympathise deeply.

Best of luck with this build.

Regards Richard

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Hello friends,

 

Thank you all for the compliments and the likes.

And a warm welcome to Ulises, Denis, Piet, Richard and Sean,

 

It is high time for an update, however small.

 

Glued the lining onto the interior of the frames.

Made an offset in the lining in the areas coinciding with the support for the crossbeams.

Cut the crossbeams to size.

 

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Planked the forecastle deck.  In contrast to the waist deck, I decided to simulate caulking.

For this I used India ink fro Faber-Castell (PITT artist pen, black 199 ***).

 

It is a bit getting used to, because the planks are so thin. But it looks better with than without the caulking.

 

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Dry fitted the forecastle, the sections of the hold deck, the sections of the quarter deck and the crossbeams.

 

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So far, so good. To be continued..........

Thank you for watching,

 

Regards,

Anja

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