modeller_masa Posted January 9, 2022 Share #1 Posted January 9, 2022 (edited) Happy new year! This is my first project of 2022. I finished lots of precise plastic models including two 1/700 photo etched warships last year. I would like to re-focus on wooden model ships this year. This build log will stick to manufacture's manual and very straight build in most case for faster progress. I hope you forgive me for low level of details. 😉 This is really useful review about revamped Artesania Latina Santa Maria kit. The kit is imported last week in South Korea. https://artesanialatina.net/en/home/62096-renewed-santa-maria-caravel-wooden-model-ship-kit-8437021128086.html In addition, you can download 101mb manual file which is also in a DVD in a box. Let's easy start with a stand. The manual page is 119. Parts numbers are 78, 79, and 80 x2. I used rubber hammer and OLFA AK4 art knife with 5mm width scribing blade. You can find the OLFA's 5mm scribing blade as Tamiya 74161. The white glue is the Titebond's 'No-Run No-Drip' glue which was 'Molding & Trim' glue in the USA. It is fast drying type PVA glue which reduces waiting hour 6 times. Titebond I is more famous, but I'm in favor of this bond's pure white color. Hammer time! Don't do this at night. Without proper alignment, you will face enormous amount of fixing work. The gaps are not tighten, and sometimes keel can be twisted. This is the ideal situation. You will have minimum sanding work for planking and deck installing. In reality, you need to align all three axises. If not, you have to sand bulged frames or reinforce short frames with straps. Both of them force unnecessary labor and time. 1. Draw lines 2. Use angle rulers or any kind of parts that make 90' angle. In this case, I used aluminum profile angles and clamps. I ordered 4x 100mm aluminum angles to get exact 90' angle. This is one of the accurate angle part and exceptionally cheap solution. (about 80 cents each) Here is a diagram how aluminum angles make exact 90' angles. 3. After I clamped a frame with 4 aluminum angles and 8 clamps, I measured length of port and starboard side of the frame. It should be same. This is the last progress of aligning axises. I used 4 aluminium angles and 8 clamps. Each frame takes about 10 minutes. Nice even result. This progress looks boring, but I promise that this is much better than quick hand gluing and later overwhelming work. Edited September 2, 2022 by modeller_masa Artesania Latina, Matt D, KJackson and 4 others 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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