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I forgot to compliment you on all of the adornments that you made. I can't comprehend why they would add so many carvings on what is a man of war fighting ship. 

Alan

 

Zapomněl jsem tě pochválit za všechna ta ozdoba, kterou jsi udělal. Nechápu, proč by přidali tolik řezbářství na to, co je válečným mužem.
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    Hello Doris.  I hope you and yours are weathering this pandemic any better than we are over here.  One can only pray that by opening things up again so soon over here with few guidelines to keep it under “control”, that we will not experience another wave that can easily get out of hand again.   

    On a lighter note, I have a question on how you handle the “ironwork” on your models, such as the deadeye strops and chain plates as shown back on post #817.  I know you work primarily with card, modeling clay and wood, but paper has its limits on items like those which are put under a lot of strain from the rigging.  I personally have difficulty both with shaping and soldering metal components.  Do you purchase those items from others, or do you make your own?  I haven’t come across any of the techniques that you employ to handle such items in your logs and wonder how you handle them.

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Hello everybody,
thank you for your comments and support. These days I continue with masting and rigging of the model. Plenty of details are created according to these two books : Lees - The masting and rigging of English ships of war (1625 -1860)  and Anderson R.C. The Rigging of Ships 1600-1720.
I would like to build my model in the most realistic form as possible.

 

On 5/22/2020 at 8:38 PM, BETAQDAVE said:

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    On a lighter note, I have a question on how you handle the “ironwork” on your models, such as the deadeye strops and chain plates as shown back on post #817.  I know you work primarily with card, modeling clay and wood, but paper has its limits on items like those which are put under a lot of strain from the rigging.  I personally have difficulty both with shaping and soldering metal components.  Do you purchase those items from others, or do you make your own?  I haven’t come across any of the techniques that you employ to handle such items in your logs and wonder how you handle them.

Well, I use copper or brass wires coated with black paint and shape them with various tweezers. More complicated parts are made from several parts, which I assemble together then. Here is one of the wires which I use:

https://www.hismodel.com/articles-detail-1672

 

Moreover, I also use photo etched parts - mainly for tiny details. They are high quality and relatively strong. I purchase them here together with other accessories:

 

https://www.hismodel.com/articles-detail-351

https://www.hismodel.com/articles-category-20

 

 

And finally, here are photos from progress on the model....

First part of rigging on cannons and finished doors on bulkheads:

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I will use CNC blocks from HISModel, for a long time I am very satisfied with high level of quality and service of this eshop. 

https://www.hismodel.com/articles-category-1

https://www.hismodel.com/articles-category-19

 

In addition, I can save a lot of time than if I made everything by hand. I tried it as well, but I would spend about a whole year to make my own wooden block. Time is too precious for me.

 

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Hi Doris,

 

Your rigging looks absolutely wonderful. (do you make the rope yourself, or do you have a source for that?)

 

The only thing I do not quite understand is the rigging of your top-rope: you used a sheeve rather high in foot of the topmast, I would have expected a sheeve somewhere further down the heel of the topmast (like in Andersons book pages 176/177). Rigging it through a lower sheeve would enable lifting the mast above the level of the cross trees.

 

 

[edit, 10 sept].

And looking again, I realized that the set-up is exactly as in Anderson, but not with a single, but a double top-rope. I should have seen the other rope going down. 

Did take me some time to understand that what I expected to see, is on the other side of the masttop. (And thus not visible in your pics as all pics show the same side of the model)

 

I should have seen it at once yesterday. As one of my teachers said: please think before you are going to ask silly questions.... ;)

 

Jan

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On 5/9/2017 at 8:10 AM, DORIS said:

Redesigning some bulkheads on the bow:

 

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I would love to know how you cut out the cards. Looking at them I'm sure you didn't do them by hand. The bird reminds me of this build where a parrot takes center stage and looks down at the chickens with an element of superiority. 

Look forward to following your build as you have a very unique method of construction.

Alan

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Hello dear friends,
thank you all for your kind words, feedback and comments. I am pleased, you enjoyed the pics from progress.

On 9/9/2020 at 4:34 PM, Hubac's Historian said:

I’m not sure what scale your Sovereign is, but assuming it is the same as Katherine - this is a fascinating evolution in warship design.

 

Your work and progress are remarkable.  I really like the blocks you are using and will have to look into those, myself.

Well, Sovereign of the Seas is is approximately in 1/90 scale, and Royal Katherine in 1/55, she is much more larger, but in the photos it doesn't seem that way. On the other hand, the SoS was a huge ship and in 1/90 scale it's a great model.

 

 

On 9/9/2020 at 5:06 PM, amateur said:

Hi Doris,

 

Your rigging looks absolutely wonderful. (do you make the rope yourself, or do you have a source for that?)

 

The only thing I do not quite understand is the rigging of your top-rope: you used a sheeve rather high in foot of the topmast, I would have expected a sheeve somewhere further down the heel of the topmast (like in Andersons book pages 176/177). Rigging it through a lower sheeve would enable lifting the mast above the level of the cross trees.

 

 

[edit, 10 sept].

And looking again, I realized that the set-up is exactly as in Anderson, but not with a single, but a double top-rope. I should have seen the other rope going down. 

Did take me some time to understand that what I expected to see, is on the other side of the masttop. (And thus not visible in your pics as all pics show the same side of the model)

 

I should have seen it at once yesterday. As one of my teachers said: please think before you are going to ask silly questions.... ;)

 

Jan

Hello Jan, 

I make all ropes myself using ordinary ropewalk from Amati.

And about top-ropes - no problem, I am grateful for feedback and notification of possible errors. Exactly, I made them according to Anderson; in fact the rope on starboard side is placed a little higher - it should have been approximately in the middle, but there is a metal reinforcement inside the mast and this did not allow me drill a hole through. 

But I was already trying to move the rope a little lower to make it even more in line with reality. It's a bit visible here on the masthead. The top-rope on main mast is meanwhile without change:

 

https://www.modelforum.cz/download/file.php?id=1617212

 

 I found inspiration for example here at this museum model:

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https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/65964.html

On 9/9/2020 at 8:57 PM, English Rebel said:

I would love to know how you cut out the cards. Looking at them I'm sure you didn't do them by hand. The bird reminds me of this build where a parrot takes center stage and looks down at the chickens with an element of superiority. 

Look forward to following your build as you have a very unique method of construction.

Alan

Hello Alan, 

In fact, all these parts are hand made, I use common tools. I gradually add layers and glue them together, then I cut each newly glued layer with a scalpel. Finally, I sand the edges and close them with a glue.

 

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Yesterday I finished  ratlines on starboard shrouds, now I will continue on the other side and also add the upper catharpins (by Lees):

 

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Have a nice day and enjoy the pics. 

 

 

 

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