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Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde by maggsl_01 - Euromodel - 1:48

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7 hours ago, Y.T. said:

Hi, all looks good. But why you say you are sad?

"... I am sad to tell you that I have nothing to ask ..."

😁😁 hi Y.T. ... its was meant in an ironic way.

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1 hour ago, Katsumoto said:

You are doing a wonderful job Max! Don’t be sad, be happy! 

Hi katsumoto...

I am not sad... its was meant in an ironic way.  everything is just great 😁😁

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Great progress on beautiful ship Max. I followed all your previous builds with great interest, following this one with pleasure :).

Keep up good work!

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5 hours ago, SimonV said:

Great progress on beautiful ship Max. I followed all your previous builds with great interest, following this one with pleasure :).

Keep up good work!

Thank you so much  Simon.

I feel that my skill grows with this model, my patience and the ability to avoid mistakes or to recognize difficult challenges before they turn to become a problem. And most of all - the plans urge you to be cautious and keep attention to every step you make - much more as plans of other producers. The lack of detailled instructions force you to think and to do some investigations - internet, Pete's interpretive files, MSW, pictures, historic sources. That's - for me - what makes this special kits so unique. There are many tripping hazards to pass but every hour with this kit is not lost time but time that I win. And I am still at the beginning - not even the first planking is completed :) :)  Looking forward what will come the next years.

 

Cheerio

m.

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Max,

What a fantastic set of photos we are seeing in this post and they portray an individual who is not at all shy about showing his meticulous work to one and all. You are yet another builder who has discovered the intricacies of a delightfully challenging set of plans. Sure, they are very detailed but they are not prescriptive and anyone can build from the plans whether they wish to make a very basic model or create something a little more complex. They open your eyes to what can be done.

 

Congratulations on what has been achieved so far.

 

Pete

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Thank you Pete...  Indeed I am a very enthusiastic photographer too - so I love to take pictures and to show them. This  model demands to be accurate for a good result... and to be - as you said - meticulous for a very good result. My goal is a very good result :) :)

 

Without your interpretive files it would not be possible to reach this level.

Best wishes

Max

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Hello again

 

time for a little update. Still working on the first planking of the portside. Everything goes good - it's just me who fails :) So I cut off the gunports according to a false reference point. That means... do it again :) But thats not a problem just a loss of time- but I goit time enough, so nothing really happened. I try to upload some pice buit I had problems before.  Hope it will work now.

 

Cheerio

Max

 

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Upload worked... So you can see the construction lines on the plan and my way to transfer them to the hull. I used pins and yarn. According to the lines I can determine the correct position of the shape.

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Hello my friends

 

time for a little update. I was quite busy the past weeks for business stuff as in the company some major changes will have to be done in the next months... new boss, new littles bosses etc :) So I had not enough time for my hobbies. But now it's going on again.

 

I finished the first planking of the FW completely - inside with some spare wood as you won't see it after the second planking. But I think this additional effort gives some more stability to the whole construction. Sanding, filling, sanding - as usual. The next step will be to make the frames for the gunports and then I will start the second planking. We will see - springtime is here in Germany, weather conditions are good, a garden and the Admiral are waiting... so perhaps the second planking will take some time :)

 

All is good so far, I do net regret the build for a single second as it is just fun even when there are challenges - as to create the correct shape of the hull. But the plans are so amazing and show every detail - as small as it might be - but you have to study the plan very carefully. If you do it feels like a flashback into the 17th century on a big shipyard. You can almost hear the tools of the craftsmen, you can smell tar and the salty breeze from the ocean... :)

 

Some pics as usual - Cheerio

Max

 

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Hello my friends and fellow mates,

 

again a little update. I started with the second planking. First I had to decide if the whales will be fixed upon the first or the second planking. I decided to fix them upon thre first planking. As piratepete says, the whales were historically mounted before the ships were planked. So the alignment of the planks oriented to the whales. It's a little bit difficult to get the right curvature and amount of bending - but it works. I stained the whales black, that gives a great look.

 

The big challenge of the whales still is to come when the wider whales (8mm/2mm) have to be bent. Actually I wanted to frame the gunports before second planking - but this would not work. You cannot fix separated parts of the whales - this would never work. And for the needed curvature of the planks it would also never give a satisfying structure. So I will cut off the planks and whales after the work is done and afterwards I will fix the frames for the gunports.

Next I will go on with the whales and the finish the second planking below the whales. Pretty nice work, I estimate some weeks, as I will have to sand the strips for a perfect surface, taper strip for strip, and then glue them and let the glue dry. But as you all know (and I think - love) building a period ship is like some kind of organic grwoing. And this will need its time.

 

As always - some pics show the start of the second planking (with some minor damages at the bow that will be repaired later)

 

Cheerio

Max

 

 

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Hello my merry friends,

 

a long time passed by... almost four weeks since my last entry. I passed the challenge to fix the wales and to start the second planking in exact curvature according to the wales line. It was tricky to bend the wales especially the stronger ones. But I found a way with a lot of water, a new tool - a bending iron based on a soldering iron with a profile that gives perfect curves - and most of all a huge amount of patience. All in all I think the wales look quite good and the shape is exactly correct to the plans.

 

Indeed it's great if you have a strong hull construction so you can fix the wales with clamps in the right position. I made a pic to show how thick (almost 5 mm) the hull itself is. That gives freally a good basement for further work. In the pictures you will see minor gaps (less than half a millimeter in real - I used a macro lens to take the photos) that will have to be filled up later, and of course the wales have to be mended. But thats just a rainy day job. I stained the wales so the process of mending will not be too critical - just along the surface.

 

Nest step will be to construct all gunports and frames, after this I will start the second planking of the remaining hull. Still it's fun although Iit takes a lot of time - much more as spring starts and later summer will prevent me frm building.

 

As usual I attach some pice to show the progress my interpretation of Friedrich Wilhelm zu Pferde comes along.

 

Cheerio

Max

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