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Half Moon by Alex K. - FINISHED - Corel - 1:50 - (Halve Maen)

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Hi All,

 

I'm quite new to MSW, but I made pictures of my current project the Half Moon (Corel) from the start.

I already started rigging, but I'll upload pictures from the start of my build.

 

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I decided to plank the complete hull in walnut wood, which I had to buy extra, since Corel supplied different wood for the lower part of the hull.

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I'm now adding the rigging of the main yard.

 

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I'm not following the Corel drawings, but I'm trying to get a bit closer to the Ditch 17th century rigging.

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Hi Alex!

Very well built ship!

Have you used the original wood from the kit? Did you color/stain it? And did you use the rigging material provided with the kit?

 

Thanks in advance

Bodo

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Hi Bodo,

 

Thanks for your comment.

 

Corel supplied two kinds of wood for the second planking. It was walnut and another kind of wood (don't know by heart).

 

I decided not to paint the lower half, so I bought additional walnut strips. The color was still a bit lighter, but I don't mind that.

 

I used furniture wax (not the liquid type, but the real wax), in the color Tudor Oak.

 

I used different kind of rope, brand Amati in the local model kit store. Colors black and blank in different thicknesses.

 

And I left out details that are in the kit, like the hatchets on the deck.

The rigging I try to do (as far as I'm capable :-) ) like in the books of Ab Hoving, who was director of restauration in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum.

 

I'm glad you like it! :-)

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Alex

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I also aged the deck, with some liquid: a combination of ammonia, vinegar and some steelwool.

Afterwards I had to sandpaper a bit, but I like the result.

 

Rgds,

 

Alex

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Hello Alex,

 

Very nice! You did good.

I really like the walnut you used for the hull, good choice to keep it in one color.

 

And you used furniture wax? Never heard of that one, but it turned out really good.

Wax gives the wood a beautiful, warm and natural look, while the grain and texture of the wood remains visible.

A tip - Only when the wood gets sparse, it makes sense to rub it again. Maybe once or twice a year.

 

Take care,

 

Anja

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Thanks Anja,

 

Indeed I already notice that I need to wax it every once in a while. Especially now Work is still in progress. Once ready, she'll go into a dust-free case. :-)

 

Thanks for your comment!

 

Alex

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Status update.

 

I've added some yards and fixed the rigging.

 

I also placed the canons, but am still working on getting the hatchets in the right position.

 

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So far it is very well done. I like the color scheme a lot. The rigging so far looks very good. Great work.

 

Russ

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