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Indeed rigols - I've seen them made in a few logs on the forums on shipmodelinfo, where they make mostly modern boats, maybe you can find ideas there? Etching or casting would maybe work?

 

Here is another view: Mariefred alongside quay in Mariefred

I see darker pixels indicating carvings or reliefs inside them, but not more than that - how large would these things be on your model?

 

 

Edit: I found a picture where you can see some detail, taken after the fire in 1980 before rebuild (you can search digitalmuseum.se for hundreds of old pics by the way):

https://digitaltmuseum.se/011015402462/fo124957dia/media?i=291&aq=owner%3A"S-SMM"+text%3A"mariefred"

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Hi All,

I have to move away from research for a while to build a little more.  Or I will know everything there is to know about the Mariefred and never build her.  The Mariefred is a very early (1903) steel boat.  So like Nils (Mirabell61), I had to plate her, rivets and all.  Maybe I shouldn’t say so but it was a lot easier that I thought it would be.  The main problem is finding the right foil for the job.  Most of what I found at the hardware store was too thin and doesn’t look right.  There were four or five brands where us non-professionals find what we want.  But walking down to the end of the store where the contractors go, I found the heaver foil that is needed.  I found an old clock gear that I made into a ponce wheel and with just a little practice . . . here’s the results.   I’ll accept it as a first try.  Now paint and on to the rest of the boat.

 

Bob

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Bob,

 

What about the aluminum foil sold in groceries stores? There is a variety which is very thick, while still being soft enough to accommodate all shapes and curves.

Once glued to the wooden hull, it could have been perhaps easier to install.

Anyway, you did a fantastic job and your rivets are just perfect and very realistic of the era.

 

Yves

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Yes, the tape is self sticking with a waxed paper backing.  As for the plating, there was two was it was done.  One was to start at the keel and lay the above panel overlapping the one below.  The other method was to lay every other row of plating (1-3-5-7), then go back and lay the other rows (2-4-6) overlapping both the row below and above.  According to the plans the Mariefred was plated by the second method.

 

Bob

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Calling Captain Bob. Calling Captain Bob!

 

Hi Bob.  I've become a bit concerned that you haven't been posting for quite a while. I've sent you a PM a while back, to check to see if you were ok, but I've not had any response so far.

 

I hope all's well with you and your Admiral and that you're able to rejoin MSW soon.

 

All the best!

 

Patrick

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I'm so sorry to be missing his support, advice, but most of all his presence. For me he has been one of the people whom make MSW a home from home... I hope he didn't suffer, and wish his family and friends lots of strength to cope with this great loss ... I will remember him as a dear friend

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