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HMBV Granado by Vane - Caldercraft - Scale 1:64

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I kind of want to raise the bar on each one of my kits. Once i start working on the Diana i really need everything to be top notch. But with my Victory i just want to finish it as quickly as possible to the Good enuff level. Granado is somewhere in between ūüôā

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Great book for references.  At one time I had a good collection of them.  I still have a few.  I last year bought a copy for the HMS Victory, paid a high price for it from eBay.  The book was folded in 1/2 and looked like it had been dragged behind a dump truck!  The older books are a hard back/card and the newer ones are paper back!  Looking forward to your build.

Rick

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3 hours ago, RickyGene said:

Great book for references.  At one time I had a good collection of them.  I still have a few.  I last year bought a copy for the HMS Victory, paid a high price for it from eBay.  The book was folded in 1/2 and looked like it had been dragged behind a dump truck!  The older books are a hard back/card and the newer ones are paper back!  Looking forward to your build.

Rick

I got the AOTS books for all my kits besides the HMS Snake... perhaps they can produce that one also ūüėČ

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Great progress Vane!

 

Some of the AOTS book are ridiculous priced on the internet. I can find the Granado version only for 70 dollars!

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Thanks, yes I bought a used issue form Amazon UK... but unfortunately it was shipped from US and took a very long time to get. I also had to pay extra because of coming from the outside of EU. My AOTS Diana was much easier and cheaper to get. I Think I will try to get the Bellona issue at one point as well. 

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On 10/13/2019 at 3:20 AM, jwvolz said:

I had to cut my bulwarks on Granado as well. Should be no issue. 

Your buildlog is a great inspiration for me!

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14 hours ago, Vane said:

Your buildlog is a great inspiration for me!

Thanks Vane.

 

Any questions as you progress, just ask!

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Time to take the final decision on going with Walnut or Tanganyika for the 2nd planking....? 

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Tanganyika looks very good.  Walnut would be much too dark with a noticeable grain pattern.  The planking came out wonderful.  Nicely done.

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Thanks alot, it wouldnt had been possible without your help and introducing me to the "Chuck-method" for pre bending planks. Tanganyika is a bit softer than walnut and you have to be really carefull when bending it in the "wrong" direction so it dont splinter or even breaks. After sanding the surface feels extremely smooth. Not sure yet exactly how it will look. It will be interesting to see it after I painted the lower hull white and applied poly.   

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Yes its a very different style. We will see how the Boxwood turnes out on my Speedy. But boxwood is much different to work with. The Tanganyika is abit soft and splinters. 

 

I am definitely happy i didnt stay with the supplied walnut. 

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Hi Vane

Your tanganyika planking looks excellent. Congratulations on your very neat oar ports, too!  When I made my Granado, I didn't realise that there were no cutouts for them in the gunport patterns until  too late!

I didn't use the walnut for the upper hull of Granado, either - instead I used lime, coloured with a light oak stain, then a clear varnish over that. I wasn't completely satisfied with the result, although it seems an improvement on the walnut - not as good as yours though! (on the other hand, I did use the walnut supplied for the planking of Pegasus which I'm currently working on, and was pleased with its colour and texture).  I guess that walnut varies a lot from batch to batch.

Best wishes,

Tom.

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16 minutes ago, tom kinglake said:

Hi Vane

Your tanganyika planking looks excellent. Congratulations on your very neat oar ports, too!  When I made my Granado, I didn't realise that there were no cutouts for them in the gunport patterns until  too late!

I didn't use the walnut for the upper hull of Granado, either - instead I used lime, coloured with a light oak stain, then a clear varnish over that. I wasn't completely satisfied with the result, although it seems an improvement on the walnut - not as good as yours though! (on the other hand, I did use the walnut supplied for the planking of Pegasus which I'm currently working on, and was pleased with its colour and texture).  I guess that walnut varies a lot from batch to batch.

Best wishes,

Tom.

Thanks, let me know when u have put up some photos. It will be really interesting to see!

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4 hours ago, Vane said:

Thanks, let me know when u have put up some photos. It will be really interesting to see!

I've just put a few photos of Granado into the gallery.  I've made a couple of small alterations since I took these in July 2018 (including tidying up the stray barrels!) and I'll post some updates when I can get some decent shots.

Cheers,

Tom.

 

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