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Guys... or "Sirs" as you call each other.... you are both absolutely  right: Its "stunning" @nikbud-Sir and yes there is " intricacy and attention to detail " @Wallace.... 100% its worth of praise-sogar auf Deutsch "ausgezeichnet!"

Christos

 

Ps. keep it up Dutch Colombus

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**Chapter 12 - Railings**

 

Hello Sir's!

 

Last week I was busy doing some work on the SM regarding the railings. This was a tough job because I wanted to make them differently than the kitmaker suggested them to do. I wanted to make them out of a solid strip of walnut instead of constructing them from small parts and then glued together.

For the upper railings I did the following. I took some boiling hot water and placed the strip of walnut into the water. I plied the wood in the water until in curved in the right form. I took the strip out of the bowl and placed it wet on top of the bulwark and shaped the strip in the needed form and clamped it in place so the soaked wood can dry...

 

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In between I focussed on some smaller tasks. I took some of the rosewood parts and covered them with some walnut veneer until the railings dried.

 

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So, after the upper railings were dried, I glued them on the ship.

 

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Time to move on to the bottem railings. I used the same technique of the boiling water to curve the wood into the right shape, placed the wet on the ship and let it dry. This time the railings consists out of two smaller strips of walnut. This is done so it can follow the curve of the hull. When glued together, you can hardly see the difference between the upper and lower railings.

 

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So, some pictures to show the end result and the flow of the railings into each other...

 

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Time to place some reinforcements on the hull. The kitmaker wants me to construct them again from two seperate strips of walnut placed on top of each other. I only placed the bottem ones yet and is shown on the next pictures...

 

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Until the next update. Thanks for all the nice replies, personal messages and likes! You guys Rock!

 

Regards,
Peter

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This is more like a "scratch" build than like something out of a box. You are using the plans but adapting and improving the model using your own innovations. Truly magnificent Peter. 

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5 hours ago, nikbud said:

Stunning! Incredibly neat work. Your work is a joy to see, Sir!

I love the crisp lines.

 

26 minutes ago, Wallace said:

This is more like a "scratch" build than like something out of a box. You are using the plans but adapting and improving the model using your own innovations. Truly magnificent Peter. 

 

Thanks guys! It helps that the kit itself is a pretty straight forward build. So it almost get together by itself. Just a bit of some creativity and glue is all she needs. The difficulty lies in the part of getting the work clean and crisp.

It is a fun build so far, with some small challenges I have myself to blame for most of the time... :rolleyes:

 

 

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**Nailed it!?**

 

Hello friends, just a tiny update from the shipyard...

Let's continue where I left off...

 

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So, the first layer is done on one side. I've copied it to the other side as well.

 

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Both sides first layer finished....Now the second layer!

 

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Then I used a small handdrill 0,5mm to drill some small holes...

 

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I painted the head of some nails black....

 

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After drying I placed the nails on the ship. Just a small tap with a hammer was all it needed.

 

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So, nails finished. Going forward with the planks that holds the dead eyes. I don't know the English term, but in Dutch we call these "Rusten"

I wanted to let them curve with the ships wales. So I used some nails to fixate them in the right place. 

 

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Between my fingers I gently curved the board so the pins would get into the drilled holes.

 

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Just a few taps with the hammer did the trick!

 

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that's it for today....see you guys around!

Ciao!

Peter

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As expected, amazing work Sir!

I am going to take a lot of tips from this build to use on my own build. I especially like how you made/attached the channels (Rusten).

I have always shied away from having pins showing on the hull, but you are changing my mind, they look great!

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10 hours ago, nikbud said:

As expected, amazing work Sir!

I am going to take a lot of tips from this build to use on my own build. I especially like how you made/attached the channels (Rusten).

I have always shied away from having pins showing on the hull, but you are changing my mind, they look great!

 

Thank you Sir!

 

Channels, I'll remember the name. Thank you for that as wel.

I agree with you there about pins and nails on a model on this scale. Whatever you do, they almost always look out of scale to me.
In this case these nails represents some kind of big nails or bolts and do look fine on this model. So I took a gamble and hopefully paid off a bit! :)

 

regards,

Peter

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Yes the gamble definitely paid off.

It adds that little bit of detail that makes models pop out from the crowd.

 

I am so nicking this idea! 

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**The little things matter...**

 

Hello shipmates! Good to see you again...

Thank you for all the positive feedback, reactions and cheers from you guys. I really appriciate it!

 

Today the update is all about the "little things" on a ship. Things that matter because they compliment the ship and thus gives the overall apperance a boost. 

I'll start with the little boat that should be placed on deck somewhere. The kitmaker AL provides a cast metal one which isn't to bad. AL suggests to paint the hull of the boat. I decided to plank the hull with walnut veneer. I used CA gel glue to stick the wood to the metal. It's not the best glue for the job, but it worked.

 

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the other side as well..

 

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Both sides finished...

 

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Aft, stem and keelson's turn...

 

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...and the endresult!

 

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Time to move on to do some work on the windlass...

 

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I have stained the parts into a walnut colour...

 

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The axel of the windlass didn't fit, so I reduced the diameter of the axel. 

 

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*A poor man's lathe...*

 

Next, I'll started on the capstan. I did not want to use the brass roundbar included in the kit for the handles. So I decided to use toothpicks instead.

 

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The toothpicks are a bit out of scale. I have no lathe and the parts are to small for a lathe anyway....so I used my cordless powerdrill to be a lathe for a moment...It's all about useing your tools to the max I think! :D

 

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I used two sanding blocks to reduce the diameter to the required 1,5mm, while the drill was on.

 

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After giving it some colour...

 

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I used a pin vice to drill the holes in the capstan...

 

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And then all the parts together...

 

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Finished for this weekend. Time to go, see you next time and thanks for watching!

 

Peter

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51 minutes ago, zappto said:

This is remarkable job.  Beautiful workmanship on the smalest parts! 

Thanks Zappto, your Dutch Friesland ship is a work of beauty too!

I’ll try to take my time on the details on this “Tiny” ship in comparison of the real biggies like, Soleil Royal, Titanic, HMS Victory and Friesland. It’s like a practice run for me before to take a next step to such big models.

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**Chapter ? - Throw away the manual**

 

Hi guys!

 

Today a big update with a lot of pictures, 50 to be exact. So take a seat, relax and step aboard!
The last few days I really cracked my head on some issues with the kitmaker. For instance, the railings on the sterncastle. These were, how to say, not to my taste at all. So here is an impression how AL designed the railings.
 

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As you can see, there is no toprailing, just three pieces of wood running horizontal on a few vertical placed pieces of wood. I needed to redesign this part...but first some other things that has been done on the ship.... #Cliffhanger  

I have placed the capstan!

 

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After the capstan, I decided to change the base of the main mast as well. The kit provides some cast metal parts and I made some new ones from wood.

 

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So, after this I looked at the Mizzen mast and saw that the angle was wrong. Further more, the mast hits the upper part of the captains cabin so I needed to change that as well. I made the holes for the mast a bit bigger on both decks and made two news bases for the mast to cover up the holes.
I can now place the mizzen mast in the proper angle and it doesn't hit the cabin anymore. See it as an easy fix...

 

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I still need the place the second base, but that's for a later moment. Time to start on the upper railings on the sterncastle.
I made some sketches of a new design and made a decision. I had some extra wooden walnut strips, but needed to order some more to get the job done. Having the design ready, now I needed to figure it out how to construct it. The first "challenge" was to construct a solid base and to do this I needed to place the vertical parts first. These parts are lined up in two different angles compare to the deck surface. It's like building a trapezium shaped box. To glue the pieces onto the deck itself, it didn't had the best effect. The angle the parts have and the small glue surface wasn't going to work. I decided to cut away a small part of the deck so I could stick the parts into the deck instead of on the deck. This worked perfectly!

 

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See? I just cut away a small part for the part to fill in and it created a much stronger bond!

 

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I bought a few new clamps which came in handy...

 

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The first part done, the lower part is next...

 

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Now the construction is solid and I can place more vertical parts to make it even stronger. 

 

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all placed, and as you can see, I kept the vertical parts a bit to long so I can cut them to length later....

 

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The last part of the desing was construction the upper board of the railings. I've bought some 7x1,5mm walnut strips and cut them to width of 6mm. Since I have no power tools at my disposal, I simple used a knife, ruler and sanding block to get the job done.

 

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I hope you guys like the improvement. I copy this design to create the front castle as well.

Next is to change the Anchors. The kit provides more cast metal parts which I don't use. I made some new ones from scrapwood.

 

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Next are some small parts placed on the ship as well as my first ladder...

 

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That's it for today, I would like to take the opportunity to wish you a very Merry christmas time with your family and dear ones and see you hopefully soon.  comments are welcome ofcourse!

 

ciao!
Pter

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4 hours ago, Backer said:

Well done.
Much extra work, but the model looks much better now. 

Thanks Backer, it took some time and elbow grease, but it is the result that counts. I’m not speedbuilding, so I don’t matter it takes a bit longer. 😉

 

thanks for stopping by and your comments! I’ll appreciate it! 

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Unbelievable.......

Your real proffesion is woodworking????

I think I quite and do some punniken....😝(sorry,don’t know the English word for it)

 

Sjors

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7 minutes ago, Sjors said:

Unbelievable.......

Your real proffesion is woodworking????

I think I quite and do some punniken....😝(sorry,don’t know the English word for it) “Spool Knitting”

 

Sjors

Hi Sjors,

 

neen ik ben pro kantklosser 😎

 

thanks for your kind words. You are a good builder yourself and I like your work! After work and in the weekends when I am not entertaining my little kids I can work on the ship. I don’t have deadlines so I can take my time which I believe helps to work neat and tidy. 

 

 

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Great modification the railing! I agree that AL had a bad taste as its original design. The thing I liked though its that you didnt took their design for granded. Thats what I would (or most people) propably have done... I believe wouldnt  thought of redesigning it, I was just going to follow their "know better" design . Well done!

 

Now overall the build: The ship untill now...  if I may say...has the sense of a master piece!

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We can open a new topic ?????

Kantklossen and punniken.......

 

When you need a lathe when you have to work on the masts and you are living not to far away, you are always welcome.

I have also time now.

From Januari I'm only working for a while 4 hours a day in the evening...

So time enough!

 

Sjors

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24 minutes ago, Sjors said:

We can open a new topic ?????

Kantklossen and punniken.......

 

When you need a lathe when you have to work on the masts and you are living not to far away, you are always welcome.

I have also time now.

From Januari I'm only working for a while 4 hours a day in the evening...

So time enough!

 

Sjors

Thanks Sjors,

 

very kind of you to help me with the masts! As a matter of fact, I live near Rotterdam, so not far from you at all as a matter of fact. :cheers:

I will try my “poor mans lathe” first and see if it works, if not I’ll send you a message. Thanks for willing to help, Thanks a lot! 

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2 hours ago, MESSIS said:

Great modification the railing! I agree that AL had a bad taste as its original design. The thing I liked though its that you didnt took their design for granded. Thats what I would (or most people) propably have done... I believe wouldnt  thought of redesigning it, I was just going to follow their "know better" design . Well done!

 

Now overall the build: The ship untill now...  if I may say...has the sense of a master piece!

σας ευχαριστώ!

thank you again Messis Sir! I like the kit so this helps to make something out of it. 😉

It was a real Puzzle figureing out the railings. Glad to see you find it an upgrade as well.

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