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Fantasy Dutchman "Tulpijn" by Farbror Fartyg - inspired by large 17th century ships

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I'm taking an early train back to the big city tomorrow, so I guess this is goodbye for this year.

Not liking it one bit ... not one bit.

 

 

BUT!

We've had ourselves some serious fun! I'm well pleased with the progress made this summer.

 

Last night I gave Tulpijn a final coat of varnish and did some work on the bowsprit. 

 

Top's coming along nicely.

 

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Her hull ... so smooth ... so shiny

 

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Well, Ok, so ... that's it for this year then ... 

 

Bye bye Tulpijn, bye bye ... be a good daddy while girl is gone now ...

 

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I guess I'll have to go home and do some work on Akagi, then.

 

 

Thanks you all for following along!

Really appreciate it!

 

Cheers

 

 

Sam

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....even better with the added green ;)     she's look'in very nice!  in the short time you visited with her,  you've done a lot.  the beginnings of the bow spirit is off to a good start.  when you come back......be sure to pack plenty of other colors,  so you can dress up the bow and stern ;)   it was fun watching you  add more to her.

 

......BTW.......how is the Akagi coming along?   I don't believe I've seen an update on her.

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8 minutes ago, popeye the sailor said:

....even better with the added green ;)     she's look'in very nice!  in the short time you visited with her,  you've done a lot.  the beginnings of the bow spirit is off to a good start.  when you come back......be sure to pack plenty of other colors,  so you can dress up the bow and stern ;)   it was fun watching you  add more to her.

 

......BTW.......how is the Akagi coming along?   I don't believe I've seen an update on her.

Thanks!

It felt really good to start on the painting. 

The varnish really gave the hull brown some depth and shine. 

I was aiming for something a little lighter initially, but the dark brown works well with the white and green, I think.

 

The over-sized nails look like some sort of ornaments when left unpainted - works.

 

I bought loads of paints just after I got here - I'll leave them here so I can jump right in next summer.

Still haven't worked out a complete colour scheme. Something to do back in town I guess.

 

Akagi - still on the topmost flight deck. Darn colour just won't look right.

 

 

Sam

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It had to be done.

 

Those gratings were pretty crap.

They may have been fine for a toy "floaty-boaty" - as I originally envisaged her - but for a ship headed for the top of the "posh" chest of drawers in the living room (display case and all), they were no good. 

 

I'll still dunk her, though.

Don't you worry - no way I'll miss such a potential for hilarity. 

 

Anyway here's this season's progress so far2019ohwell_gratings.jpg.b06e509dc8e0027d8591fb844b046e7b.jpg:

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The best

 

Sam

 

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I said last year that I'd jump straight back into painting this year, but, well, the wood called to me.

 

More things redone/finished:

 

Built and installed all the ladders.

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Made a new pair of knights for the main mast.

 

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Finished the capstan. I may add the little stopper-thingy for it. We'll see.

 

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More to follow in a bit

 

Sam

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Main mast:

 

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I'm making it like the one on the Vasa - dutch style cap, but without yard ties going over the cap.

 

Nothing is quite finished/glued down yet.

I need to make sure everything fits before Mr. Glue is introduced - for example, I'll have to see how much room the shrouds and main stay need when they pass round the mast and over the trestle trees. 

 

 

Cheers!

 

Sam

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I'm glad I didn't miss you.........I've been so predisposed.   Tulpijn has become more than you envisioned her to be..........her evolution has been awesome to see so far.   with the added deck fittings,  and now the masting,  her looks will change even more. :) 

so glad to see you

another summer time of fun!

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Glad to have you, Popeye,  as always!

 

Yeah ... an allegory about life itself, this project: 

2011 - "I feel like making a toy ship!"

... ... ...

Spends the better part of decade adding bits, and wishing more planning had gone into the first steps.

 

Cheers!

 

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Well if it isn't that time of the year again.

 

I've been here for about a week now, the shipyard is once more up and running, and stuff has happened.

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Cleats for the gammoning on the bowsprit, and somewhere to belay:

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A few kevels here and there:

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More work has gone into the tops:

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And the masts are coming along nicely:

 

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I'm thinking about painting her next.

The masts will be stained a darker brown (and varnished), but the decks I think I'll leave as they are. 

 

 

Good to be back!

 

/Sam

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