Jump to content
SHIPSCAT

IL Leudo by SHIPSCAT (Jolene) - Mamoli - scale 1:34

Recommended Posts

Hi Gals and Guys

 

My name is Jolene but my friends call me Jo.

I recently joined this wonderful forum and have received wonderful advice from some of the members.

 

I have been looking round on people's logs and I am amazed at the very high standard of workmanship, I take my hat off to you all.

 

So it is time to dip my toes in the icy waters of wooden model ship building.

 

So as this is my first wooden ship build I am asking for you all not to be hard on me with your comments, as I am willing to learn and take advice.

 

My first build will be the IL Leudo.

But I am still waiting for the postman to deliver my little ship to my door that I will be waiting behind so I can grab it out of his hands.

 

Jo.

 

429024542_LEUDOSHIP.JPG.1230fae3217377201d58cc13d0ce7030.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Welcome !!! We all started off at one time or another on these crazy little things called models. I'm pretty new at this myself having completed my 1st wooden build. As for comments from members in this site, I have only come across support, helpful tips, information, suggestions and constructive critiques. I think you have joined a great group of talented and knowledgeable members. Congratulations on your 1st ship and here's to good adventures along your way. :cheers:

Edited by Fright

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well Jo, same as me joined this forum and must say found a lot that could be a help for building mine. I'm not saying that I'm a beginner but yes, this will be my first "BIG" building so to speak in wood.

Also mine is somewhere in the pipeline and should come this week. It is a complete wooden kit and I will be supriced how it looks like.

Then again, reading here and looked at the 2 others that already did make it but not completed the whole, at least I can see how it will be just the hull and other parts.

So yes, it will be reorganising my brain as did those buildings before and the biggest one I built (20 years ago) was from Billing boats the Zwarte Zee.

We will look into your building progress and also you can see mine , guess we will be finished nearly same time and then we are the proud owners of some lovely model ships. 

Not sure if yours is RC but could be nice if it was also with illuminated lights etc.

Anyway good luck when the postman will deliver yours, will follow your goal to built it and if we can help just let us know.

Success for now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, peveka said:

Hi Jo

That looks like a very pretty boat! Are you going to paint it?

Cheers

Pieter

 

Hello Pieter

I am not sure at the moment, I think just below the water line.

The video I downloaded has the deck painted RED I wish to keep it clear.

I wish to keep most of the wood clear at this time, but will see when she arrives.

 

Again thank you all for your support.

 

Wish the postman will arrive 😕.

 

Jo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/4/2019 at 9:01 PM, SHIPSCAT said:

My first build will be the IL Leudo.

    Good luck, it looks like a good one to start out with.  What company sells your kit?  Hopefully it will come with a decent set of drawings and instructions.  Some don't, but don't worry too much as MSW members are here to help out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, BETAQDAVE said:

    Good luck, it looks like a good one to start out with.  What company sells your kit?  Hopefully it will come with a decent set of drawings and instructions.  Some don't, but don't worry too much as MSW members are here to help out.

Hello BETAQDAVE

My little ship as far as I know is coming from Australia, my partner ordered it, yes I know I said I ordered it but when you get excited about thing I tend to leave words out 😋.

The tracking post has it coming from Sydney.

 

More drinking as my little ship is with the couriers 🥂 🥂 and one for the men 🍺 .

 

Jo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/5/2019 at 10:08 PM, Seamanpeter said:

Not sure if yours is RC but could be nice if it was also with illuminated lights etc.

Hello seamanpeter.

 

Sorry don't know what RC is, you are talking to a new model builder here I know that sounds dumb (and I am not a blond ha ha).

As for lights, now you are pulling my leg :o.

 

Jo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jo, no problem but RC means Radio Controlled.

So with a remote control, the ship in the water and having all electronic built inside you then control the vessel by this control unit and by means of batteries connected to electric motors you can sail the ship.

Lights are lights inside your building, you have a little deck house there and could easily built in 1 or 2 small led light and of course a battery + switch on/off.

But that is all up to you, if you will follow me you can see there how I will do it with my building (when the postman it will deliver).

As of now I only have the slip-way what is when you built a ship like mine I rather use a slip-way to built the hull and frames inside as it makes sure they are in line and correct distance from each other.

Beside you have a strait keel line and if not strait you will see it afterwards and cannot correct it anymore unless you break off some vital parts and rebuilt.

I used it before and happy with it but will show next week when my first data comes into force so to speak.

Ok have fun there and if you need some info don't hesitate to drop a line.

have a great evening.

Peter 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jo

I saw you posted on Bindi's build log which has been inactive for may months.

Try sending a PM (Private message) as her profile seems to still be open.

Click on her picture, and it should take you to her profile, and then look for the "message" box and send your note.

Maybe it'll find it's way to an inbox she monitors......

Good Luck with your build

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Jo,

Yea Bindy just kind of disappeared one day. Richards advise sounds like a winner.

As far as your build you have come to the right place, there are some amazing builders here, men and women alike.

Best,

Sam

Edited by src
spelling

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, src said:

As far as your build you have come to the right place, there are some amazing builders here, men and women alike.

Not to slight anyone here as to their abilities, (They are all pretty much better than I am) but one of the best builders on the forum is a woman named Doris. Her material of choice is card and sculpting clay but she produces true works of art. She also likes to put lights in her models.

 

I'm not familiar with the Leudo but I'm Looking forward to your build.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, lmagna said:

one of the best builders on the forum is a woman named Doris.

Doris!!!! I was trying to remember her name and it was just hiding from me.

yes, she is pretty awesome. Goes to show gender does not matter.

 

Sam

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Gidday Jo.

I gather from your posts that you are quite excited and awaiting delivery of your Il Leudo.

I would just like to give you some advice which I have learnt the hard way.

Check the contents against the parts list, I check twice as I don't trust myself.

Familiarise yourself with the plans, instructions and kit contents, this way you will get an idea of assembly and where things "belong".

Dry fit the parts before gluing anything. It is easier to modify parts as needed unglued.

I am not the most skilled builder and am offering some basic steps I employ based on my experiences.

Wishing you all the best with your build.

Mark.

Edited by pontiachedmark
move a word for continuity

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello everyone.

 

Wow I cannot hold myself back for telling you that the postman arrived today (was not expecting post on a Saturday) with my little IL Leudo yippeeeeeeee  :champagne:.

 

Will post some photos when I have gone through the parts list to see if they are all in the box like Mark asked me to do.

 

Jo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gidday Jo.

Postal deliveries on a Saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here in my State of the Land Downunder we haven't had Saturday deliveries in decades.

Wishing all the best with your build and remember to ask questions as needed.

Mark.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Hello Mark.

Yes it was a shock to me also, I thought we only had Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Thank you for your wish's with my build.

 

Jo.

Edited by SHIPSCAT

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Hello shipmates (can I say that).

 

As promised the unveiling of my little IL Leudo.

 

I am sorry about the photos as I was given the camera by a dear friend the other day all I had to do was buy 4 batteries for it, oh and she advised me to download a program for storing my photos.

 

Ok I said I was dipping my toes in icy waters of model ship building, but OMG I think I am getting cold feet ha-ha.

 

Looks like the best thing to do is have a good read then read again and again and again.

 

Jo.

 

861313869_ILLEUDOBOX_0003.thumb.jpg.caf5bb8f440d5af9e38181c36da9ca8d.jpg1826064635_ILLEUDOBOX_0004.thumb.jpg.377eeb9e116a6a41eb1996f730535206.jpg1913175947_ILLEUDOBOX_0009.thumb.jpg.b865efc88a60da043fca5c8e42e6b2dd.jpg1163653888_ILLEUDOBOX_0012.thumb.jpg.4cccb23acc71ce63fbe54312b3ca1621.jpg

Edited by SHIPSCAT

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gidday Jo.

Opening any kit can be daunting.

Once you get your head around all these pieces do go together to make the picture on the box you'll be O.K.

Please ask as many questions as you need to. There are no stupid questions, sometimes they are just irrelevant.

(Please forgive my weak attempt at humour).

A good idea to read and reread the destructions and familiarize yourself with plans.

Wishing you all the best with your build.

Mark.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It will be a ship in no time at all...when you sorted out the bulkheads and keelplate, before you know it the frame of the vessel stands. Some sanding is needed on the bulkheads so they can accept the planks of the hull. Then the deck will be placed...some paint on the hull. Mast and rigging and she is finished.👌🏻

 

nothing to it really...you’ll be a master in no time at all madame! 😉

 

so, one step at the time and keep asking questions no matter what, it’s a good way to learn new things afterall. 

 

Peter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
×
×
  • Create New...