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Thank you for your comments, Michel and E.J., and also to you all for the support and "likes".

 

Today I have finished nameplate, its base and letters are made out of card, the frame is wooden. I tried to do it in the style of English Restoration approx 1670 (the frame and small ornaments) and you can also find there initials of authors - me and Captain KL who helps me to achieve more realistic results and gives me professional advice how to do things correctly and better.

That's why you can watch here a completely different build of the Royal Katharine than those that are based on modeling plans - unfortunately, in many ways, fictional.

 

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So enjoy the pics and have a great time.

 

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Hello Rob, 

Thank you for comment. Well, the pedestals are secured only gently in the middle section, so that they can be removed due to the additional painting of lower part of the hull.

Yes, first I cut the letters (I also use quality scissors/the Solingen brand), put them on adhesive tape and oversprayed with gold paint/Tamiya TS-21. After the first layer, the surface is still harsh with plenty of imperfections. So I applied more spray layers and after drying and placing letters on the nameplate there were again added several layers of this paint - but here I applied it using small brush. In the end the letters are smooth and more plastic.

 

Best regards

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I have found your thread only today and I have spent most of my day catchint up with it. I am impressed with your technique, precision and creativity!! I have no words to describe how impressed I am by your work.

 

I have a very small ship that I haven't worked on for a while (my job's falt) but seeing your work makes me want to go back to the table right away and work tirelessly on it!!

 

And I was in Czech republic for work for 2 weeks (came back home last week)… If I had known your work by then I'd make sure to arrange a visit and be amazed by seeing your work first hand…

 

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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amazing job on the stands Doris.....your attention to detail is fabulous!   I know that you like to make all your decorations from scratch,  but imagine what a time saver it would be if you worked from molds.   especially the ones that can be used on other models.

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Hello dear friends,
thank you all for your words and praise. That is a great honor for me and i do appreciate your feedback a lot.

 

On 1/19/2019 at 5:17 PM, archjofo said:

Hello Doris,
the letters for the nameplate look fantastic again.

Simply admirably beautiful!

 

On 1/19/2019 at 5:32 PM, zappto said:

This is real master, very fine build of the stand, looks perfect!

 

On 1/20/2019 at 10:07 PM, herask said:

unbelievable! you make it look so simple... 👏

Thank you, Johann, zappto and Denis, I am pleased you like my work. 

 

 

On 1/20/2019 at 10:07 PM, herask said:

unbelievable! you make it look so simple... 👏

In fact, it really is quite simple. I usually try to find easy ways how to make things with nice results, my techniques do not need any special tools or materials. Only plenty of patience, time and experience.

 

On 1/21/2019 at 1:34 AM, fmartins said:

I have found your thread only today and I have spent most of my day catchint up with it. I am impressed with your technique, precision and creativity!! I have no words to describe how impressed I am by your work.

 

I have a very small ship that I haven't worked on for a while (my job's falt) but seeing your work makes me want to go back to the table right away and work tirelessly on it!!

 

And I was in Czech republic for work for 2 weeks (came back home last week)… If I had known your work by then I'd make sure to arrange a visit and be amazed by seeing your work first hand…

 

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

I am pleased you find inspiration in my work. 
BTW, my friends and serious visitors have opportunity to see all my ship models by first hand, I have them exposed all year round at home in a special room. 

 

On 1/21/2019 at 2:16 AM, Thistle17 said:

You are gifted Doris there is no question! With that gift you create masterpieces. I do hope you have heirs (s) for the preservation and longevity of your  treasures.

Joe

Hello Joe,
unfortunately we do not have children, but in future I would like to devote my best ship models to museums or somebody, who will also enjoy them like me.

 

On 1/23/2019 at 1:32 AM, popeye the sailor said:

amazing job on the stands Doris.....your attention to detail is fabulous!   I know that you like to make all your decorations from scratch,  but imagine what a time saver it would be if you worked from molds.   especially the ones that can be used on other models.

Oh yes, you are right, making decorations from molds could save me a lot of time. In fact I like to create them from scratch and always enjoy very tiny and clear details. Maybe on next projects I will try to cast some equal parts. It will be something new for me.

 

4 hours ago, Piet said:

Most outstanding work Doris, a feast for the eyes.

 

Cheers,

Thank you Piet, I'm glad you enjoy it.

 

 

 

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In recent days, I have studied plenty of information about ship ordnance. A great help for me and also colleagues from Czech Modelforum is perfectly created information from Captain KL. You can also browse on Czech forum:

https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=855#p2185603

 

I am going to make the guns out of paper/card, now I'm preparing first test pieces. For example here is my first cannon - of - seven for the lower deck of RK:

 

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Dear friends,
I am very grateful for your kind words and support. Thank you Valeriy, Druxey, Jorge and Keith four your comments. I am pleased you like my work.

 

On 1/25/2019 at 1:49 PM, druxey said:

Truly impressive, Doris. How long does one of those take to construct?

Well, this first piece took me about four hours, but I have improved the procedure and make more cannons together, so now I can save almost half the time.

 

On 1/25/2019 at 5:15 PM, Jorge Diaz O said:

 

Hi, the work with the cannons is wonderful, very good idea.Could you explain a step by step please? Thanks...

Yes, of course. I am posting plenty of pics from the process below and believe, you will understand how I achieve these results.

 

I use various thickness of photo paper and shape it over steam. 

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And here you can see, how I improved the first cannon using weathering. There were also created some details to achieve more realistic result according the real guns from that period.

 

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What I really love is the scale of the guns in their ports;  they really convey the mass and heft of the artillery, as often seen in Van De Velde portraits.  Beautiful, though these ships are, the guns are what make them terrible and terrifying.  It’s hard to imagine what the men who fought in these ships were feeling, as they anticipated the first broadside.

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Dear friends, 
your words mean a lot for me and I am really honored. Thank you all very much.
I tried to make cannons in this scale ultra realistic and also find the suitable ways, how to achieve such result. It was not so easy as usually, but I love great challenges and this one is really attractive. I have never made these details on previous ship models. I saw "Rose and crown"relief and various marks on cannons but in fact the main advice, how to do it correctly, I got from Captain KL, who described all information in perfect details and professionally in Czech forum. That is to a great extent his merit that I have done such details. His expert advice are priceless for me and many other people, who want to create realistic models and learn a lot of useful and interesting information about real ships and their history. 

 

https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=885#p2186774

https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=885#p2186883

https://www.modelforum.cz/viewtopic.php?f=177&t=110763&start=885#p2187430

 

4 hours ago, druxey said:

Incredible, Doris. But you cheated with wooden trunnions. However, we forgive you!

Oh yes, but I cheated only a little bit. Next time I will be good, I promise.😊

 

 

 

7 hours ago, Hubac's Historian said:

What I really love is the scale of the guns in their ports;  they really convey the mass and heft of the artillery, as often seen in Van De Velde portraits.  Beautiful, though these ships are, the guns are what make them terrible and terrifying.  It’s hard to imagine what the men who fought in these ships were feeling, as they anticipated the first broadside.

Beautifully written. I have also imagined the men´s feelings on such warships. I like watching a video with HMS Victory broadside firing, it is awesome but also very terrible:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_FpYLnNhVw

 

 

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