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Hello and thanks for all the "likes".

 

Continuing on:

I masked off some more of the model in preparation of the painting above the waterline.

 

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After trying many samples of different shades of blue, I settled on a blue called "Thunder Blue"

The color is actually a little bit darker looking than what came out on these photos.

 

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The red shown here is actually darker and richer than the photo shows and feels right alongside the Thunder Blue. (The photos seem to make things brighter!!)

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The model is back on the temporary stand and I'm excited to begin working on the topsides.

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My first mate (Han Solo) making sure I study the "Fleur De Lis" plans more closely before I continue!

 

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Thanks,

 

Frank

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A question for anyone that could help.

 

I came across these photos on the web. Does anyone know what this tool is called? Or where I can buy one? Maybe it was home made?

I think it would be very useful in making sure both sides of my model is aligned correctly.

 

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Thanks,

 

Frank

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Frank,

 

Nice paint work, trim lines and perfect French colors. Looking good

 

that tool would be great for your build - 1st time I've seen this. 

PS: when I enlarged the last shot - it does indeed seem to be "home made"

The two grooves have pencil marks along the edges

 

PS:2  nice museum model

 

http://kativ.eu/files/IvoHobby/Ships/La Reale de France/Model museum/

 

 

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Hello!

I have started work on the main deck.

First was to install the forward and stern yokes.

Getting these two pieces right is important, I feel, because all the other deck supports will be positioned and aligned between these two yokes.

 

Trial fit of the fwd yoke

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Trial fit of the stern yoke

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Painted and installed yokes

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Next was to make and install the 2 bitts near the bow.

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The Corel plans show the beam in the photo below just laying on top of the 2 bitts.

This didn't look right to me. I check the plans on the Fleur di Lis (Gerard Delacroix) and it showed that the bitts were stepped into the upper beam. So I left the bitts 2 mm higher (as shown in the photo) and I will later notch that upper beam to accept the bitts

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Finished Bitts, Painted and Installed.

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Thanks for visiting,

Frank

 

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Continuing on,

 

There is a long thin notched plank that lays against the taller plank already installed.

these are the supports for the seats that will be installed later.

I had to file and shift this piece so that the seat notches aligned properly to the upper notches in the taller piece.

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Han Solo very interested in my work!!

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Thanks again for the likes and for visiting,

Frank

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38 minutes ago, Hubac's Historian said:

Interesting build, and very nicely done!  I will follow along, if you don’t mind.

Thank you for your kind comments.

I would love it if you followed along and any suggestions would be most welcome.

I am currently working on the deck hatches and I hope to post my updates early next week!

 

Thanks to everyone for visiting and the "Likes"!!!

 

Frank

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Hello,

 

Before I finish stain the deck, I want to add the tree nails to the joints. Before adding the tree nails, I needed to layout where the hatches would be located, so I decided to go ahead and start work on the hatches.

I noticed some differences in the Corel plans for the "Reale" and the "La Fleur de Lis" plans. The covers for the "Reale" hatches are recessed down in the hatch. On the "Fleur de Lis" plans, the hatch covers are almost flush with the top of the hatch walls and they show lifting rings and a locking bar across the larger hatches. So I decided to try and make the hatches this way, (more detail) but I kept the dimensions (LxWxH) of the Corel plans, so that I won't cause myself any problems later!

 

I re-made the inside spacer blocks higher, (so the hatch cover can sit near the top). I also reduced the length and width by 2 mm (1mm each side). The "Reale" plans call for the hatch sides to be 1 mm thick. I made them 2mm thick instead (stronger to work with) and I milled out a 1mm step at the top.

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This photo shows the hatch walls with the 1mm milled at the top. I also created a joint step at each corner, instead of making a 45 deg joint that the Corel plans call for.

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I also made the 2 boxes that the main anchor lines go down into. (The line goes thru the hole into the deck.)

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The hatch walls assembled around the filler block

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Hole drilled into deck, where the anchor line will go into.

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Another minor complication. The deck is not flat, but pitches from both the bow and stern towards the center and down from the center to the edge (camber), so I had to grind the bottom of the hatches to fit properly

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An assembled hatch, with 1mm step milled out, ready for the hatch cover.

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Painted hatches and test fitted to the deck

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Now I will begin to finish the hatches by making the top covers, staining the covers, and adding some hardware.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

 

Frank

 

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12 hours ago, md1400cs said:

Frank,

 

Looking very good. Paint work is top notch as well.

Thanks Michael!

I hope you are doing well!

 

Frank

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Hello,

 

Continuing on, I finished the hatches.

Here are some photos.

 

First I cut up some more of the Eastern White Pine I used for the deck.

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I fit them and glued them to the top of the hatches from the previous post.

(remember, I used the hatch plans from the Fleur De Lis as a reference, not the Corel plans)

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Next, I pre-drilled some holes to accept the tree nails.

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In my previous build log, Vasa, I talked about a tree nail making cutter that I have. I have three cutters for a .026 dia, a .035 dia, and one for a .047 dia tree nail. I used the smallest one I had, the .026 dia or  .66MM.

Here is a photo of the cutter. The company that made these is out of business.

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The cutter is attached to a brass extension tube to allow the wood to pass thru the cutter. The brass piece is screwed onto the Dremel drill. 

This photo shows a cover on the cutter, so that when I pass the wood thru, I won't cut my fingers!!

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I start by cutting small pieces of wood (.035 by .035) and feed into the cutter to produce the tree nail.

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I press the tree nail into the pre-drilled hole with some glue, cut and sand down.

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 I then stained the hatch covers with a light Oak stain.

 

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Added lifting bolts.

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On the larger hatches, I added a bar to lock the covers, per the Fleur De Lis plans.

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In this photo, I show the round "handle" to the left of the bar, that the bar slides under.

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To the right side, the bar bends down 90 deg. and I created a eyelet and locking pin.

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The finished hatches dry fitted to the deck

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Now I can turn my attention back to finish tree nailing the deck and applying a stain.

 

Thanks for visiting!

 

Frank

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Hello,

I lost a week due to a bout of the flu. Seems to be going around up here in the Northeast!

 

Anyway, I was able to make more progress on my model.

I added some tree nails to the deck. I decided not to go crazy in adding them. 90% of the tree nails will not be visible due to all the upper deck fittings and platforms blocking the view.

I added some at the joint areas, around the hatches, and around some other fittings that will be added later.

I used the same tool I used on the hatches in a previous post.

 

The cutter

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Gluing the tree nails after pre-drilling

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Tree nails after some sanding

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Added some tree nails around fittings that will be added later

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After finishing the nails, I stained the deck with 2 coats of light oak stain, followed by a satin polyurethane sealer

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Attached the hatches (made earlier) to the deck

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My next step is long process of cutting, shaping, and fitting all the upper platform supports that will fit into the slots on the deck. (70 pieces on each side, each a little different from each other)

 

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Thanks for the "Likes" and for visiting,

 

Frank


 

 

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Hi,

 

I have started to make the upper deck supports for the Reale. There are 70 supports on each side of the model. (140 pieces total). 

So, in order to keep my sanity :) I decided to work only on the right side of the model for now. (70 pieces).

 

I cutout the patterns from the plans and glued them onto the board. Then I cut and shaped them using a saw, disk sander, oscillating sander and table saw.

 

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Here are the 70 pieces made for the starboard side of the model.

 

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After the removal of the pattern, glue, and final sanding

 

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I ran into a problem right away. The slots on the fwd support (shown here) and the rear support on the stern were both too far from the centerline of the model (by about 2mm). So I had to file down the end slots to the correct distance.

 

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This photo shows the the beam running from the stern to the bow at the correct distance from the center line of the model

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I was having a hard time trying to decide where to begin fitting the slots, from the front to back or from the stern to the front, so I figured it would be a good idea to look at the plan directions :) 

The plan instructions state the best way would be to start with the center supports and then work my way towards the stern and the bow at the same time. By installing the center supports first, the curve of the beam would be set, making it easier to fit the other pieces.

 

The center supports glued to the deck (I painted half of the supports, for now,
before installing, saving me the time of having to mask the deck)

 

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View from the top

 

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In this photo, the curve of the beam, that is supposed to be following the curve of the deck, can start to be seen

 

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I will slowly continue to do the trial fit, paint, and install of the other supports, working my way towards the bow and stern.

 

Thanks for visiting,

 

Frank

 

 

 

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Hello Franco,

you are continuing very well, the 70 pieces you are making are called in the Venetian dialect "baccalari" their shape resembles the wing of the seagull, they were fixed on the blanket in correspondence of the beams, (precisely alternating a beam yes and one no) they served for support the "posticcio" the beam on which there were the oarlocks oars,

follow the "Fleur de Lis" monograph which is much more precise and detailed than Corel's drawings

so keep it going well !!!

Fabio

 

 

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22 hours ago, luponero said:

Hello Franco,

you are continuing very well, the 70 pieces you are making are called in the Venetian dialect "baccalari" their shape resembles the wing of the seagull, they were fixed on the blanket in correspondence of the beams, (precisely alternating a beam yes and one no) they served for support the "posticcio" the beam on which there were the oarlocks oars,

follow the "Fleur de Lis" monograph which is much more precise and detailed than Corel's drawings

so keep it going well !!!

Fabio

 

 

Hello Fabio!

 

Good to hear from you!

Thank you for your kind post.

Good to know that those supports are called "baccalari" and what their purpose is.

Right now I have a few other choice words for these supports, but I better not say them here :)

I am plodding along getting them installed.

I will be posting my progress later today.

 

Thanks for visiting!!

 

Frank

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Thank you all for the "likes" and for checking in!!

 

I've been slowly working thru installing the upper deck supports, or as Fabio calls them "baccalari".

This section of the built has been going very slowly and has been harder than I thought it would be.

I have to make sure the supports are perpendicular to the center line of the model. At the same time I have to adjust each support to fit the camber of the deck, bow to stern, and also middle to outside edge. Lastly I also have to make sure the slots for the middle beam in the photo below are in line. After I trial fit for all of the above, I then paint a couple of coats of the red on the parts of the support near the deck (so I won't have to mask off the deck), wait until it dries and then glue in place.

I'm lucky to do 4 supports in an evening of work.

 

Making sure the supports are square (perpendicular) to the center line

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Making sure the beam in the middle of the supports fit into the slots and also up against the end beam.

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One of the problems I'm working thru is it seems that the stern Yoke (see arrow) slot for the end beam is about 2mm (.080) too high. I don't understand why, so for now, I lowered the slot and as I work towards the stern with the supports, I can always add a thin piece of wood if I went too low.

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Photos of supports I've finish so far. When I'm done, I will finish painting them and clean everything up

 

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A close-up view of the middle beam and end beam I'm trying to keep in line

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That's where I am at for now!

I will be taking a week or so off from the build, in order to help my wife with some spring projects and to give myself a little break from these supports. (When I'm done with the right side, I have to go and start all over for the left side!!)

 

Thanks again for visiting,

 

Frank 

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7 hours ago, Hubac's Historian said:

What you are doing is the extra effort required of making an exceptional model.  Really impressive work!!

Thank you for your comments and thanks for visiting the log!!

Frank

 

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4 hours ago, Jonathan11 said:

Impressive quality work going on here! Wowzer!

Jonathan,

Likewise, thanks for your kind words and for checking in!

Frank

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Hi,

Your craftsmanship and attention to detail is just phenomenal!!, It's a shame there are not more active builds on this beautiful Galley. I'm currently building Heller's version of this ship, so I'll be following your build with interest!.

Best regards,

Michael D.

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8 hours ago, safemaster said:

Hi,

Your craftsmanship and attention to detail is just phenomenal!!, It's a shame there are not more active builds on this beautiful Galley. I'm currently building Heller's version of this ship, so I'll be following your build with interest!.

Best regards,

Michael D.

Thank you for your comments and for checking out this log.

I agree that it must have been a beautiful galley. Hopefully I can do it justice! :)

 

Do you have a log or photos of your Heller build?

 

Thanks,

Frank

 

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Hello,

 

After taking a couple of weeks off for other matters, I was finally able to get back to the model and finish the right (starboard) side of the supports.

 

In previous posts I mentioned that I had to lower the height of the stern yoke.

Well, I lowered it too far!

I had to put a temporary shim of about 1MM under the beam in order to properly finish installing the supports and have the correct curve of the beam.

 

See this photo with the arrow on the stern yoke

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all the supports are installed

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Now I finished cleaning up and painted the ends of the supports and did some touch up.

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On this photo below, I show the green arrow pointing to the stern yoke.

I added filler wood and raised up the height of the slot (made the depth of the slot smaller) and then sanded and repainted

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So now I will start repeating the whole process of making the supports and installing them on the left (port) side.

Hopefully, I learned a few things and I will have less issues.

 

Thanks for visiting and for the likes!!

 

Frank

 

 

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