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I'm relieved to see she has been cased Michael otherwise I would have had to seriously up my game in the cleaning stakes ;)

 

Nice story about your time in the UK  and the painting.

 

Cheers,

 

B.E.

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What an enjoyable build :-)

 

XXXDAn

Daniel,

 

Thank you so much for your kind words, and all of those so many "Like This" clicks, SO kind of you to look through my log. The feelings are very mutual. You HMS Victory is a beautiful build.

 

Regards,

 

Michael

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Hi Michael,

 

wonderful post, you have shown here since my last visit!

 

Your Santa Maria is really a wonderful model and you can really be proud of it !!

 

And your work with the deadeyes is fantastic! But the technical realisation I have not fully understood, what is the J.B.Weld product? How does it work, have you soldered the pieces?

 

 

Regards, Joachim

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Joachim,

 

Hi, thanks for your nice compliments about the SM very much appreciated.

 

With regards to the deadeyes, I did not solder the deadeye frames. I have no experience with soldering and feared taking the risks. I knew that I wanted to replicate the flat look of the chainplates as they are on the Vasa. So I needed to, at least, glue the lengths together.

 

This J.B. Weld product, which is for all-intense-and-purposes a glue for metal seemed to offer the solution. The product label indicated that once dried it could be sanded, bent, and painted. After seaming together each side, which also filled in the gaps, I could then sand the chains "flat". In this instance it seems to have worked well. Bending them did not crack the glue. I have just finished, and installed the first channel and will post an update. The results seem visually acceptable. 

 

Regards,

 

Michael

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Hi everyone,

 

Here is the second part of the chainplates/deadeyes installation. Continuing from the first part, with the deadeye chainplates matter resolved, now it was time to shape, drill new holes (for the nails), then cut their lengths, thin their bulk where the nails would be added, and touch up with flat black paint. I decided to have that flatter look at their ends in order to make them appear more as flat plates, so Dremel-ed the front and back faces.

 

I then realized that the nails, though they had flat heads, were actually too wide. A bit of Dremel trimming and black paint resolved the issue. I added a comparison photo.

 

I then borrowed from Ferit's spectacular Berlin build and used his rubber band concept to align the chains correctly for nailing. This technique allowed me to drill holes into the wales at properly angled locations. Great idea Ferit a big thanks, again!

 

There are some errors, of course. The deadeye rings are not correct. They should be actual rings with longer lower lips that clamp to actual plates. Mark's Vasa (marktiedens) really captured that correctly! His looks perfect.

 

Also the deadeyes should be triangular as well. So it goes. Lastly, I was so concerned about sourcing deadeyes that had similar staining that I totally overlooked, what I now see glaring at me- in some of them the three holes are not properly spaced. These were all machined parts so I assumed (there's that word again) I will fill-in some of the worse offending holes and re-drill them. OK now onto the main mast, then the port side. Again, as always thanks for dropping by, its always so appreciated.

 

Regards,

 

Michael

 

 

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I agree - nice job.You may recall my deadeyes were not all drilled on center either but I think that after the lanyards are rigged it won`t be noticeable.There are so many other inaccuracies that I am not going to spend all the extra time to fix them.Besides that if I break or damaged one I don`t know if I could find a replacement as mine are triangular & I don`t have any extras.I would really hate to try & make one to match.

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Hi Michael

 

Nice update, just love all of the details that you are adding to your ship, keep up the great work and the pictures coming,      Enjoy.

 

Regards   Lawrence

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Micael, gratz on your second build, as she is turning to be a real view from Wasa on all details. As everyone, loved your job with the deadeyes - nicely fitted to the ship. On the couch waiting for the next pics! Keep it up.

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Looking good Michael B) ,it is a shame about the holes,if you do decide to plug any and redrill then some small walnut pins made in the dremel 'lathe'should do the trick ;)

Kind Regards Nigel

Nigel,

 

Thanks for the idea. I will try it. Though as Mark said the errors will be much less noticeable with the lanyards rigged in. Three, for sure need to be re-drilled.

 

MIchael

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Just love looking at pics of your Wasa Michael, presumably the deadeyes will swivel in the strops so you can get the right orientation when you come to rig the lanyards.

 

B.E.

B.E.

 

Yes I will swivel them. As usual, thanks for covering my back (:-)

 

MIchael

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Micael, gratz on your second build, as she is turning to be a real view from Wasa on all details. As everyone, loved your job with the deadeyes - nicely fitted to the ship. On the couch waiting for the next pics! Keep it up.

Vivian,

 

Hello thank you so much for visiting my build. It is nice you. I am also so happy to see that you are from Brasil. I have been to your amazing country many times. I have been in the northern, central and southern parts as well. Your city (São Paulo)  makes New York look like a small town. I met a wonderful, and of course beautiful,19 year old from Porto Alegre. That was 40 years ago and we are still by each other's side. Her family now lives in Florianópolis one of the many beautiful cities in your country.

 

 

PS: Love your language, your version of Portuguese not the original from Portugal. Brasilians have softened the sounds so beautifully and of course 60-80's Brasilian music.

 

Muito obrigado pela sua visita  that means Thank you very much for your visit. 

 

PS: 2 I have been following your Caravel, very nice!

 

Michael

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A minor update, but still slowly moving forward. Here are a few pics of the installed channel deadeyes for the main mast. Thanks to all of you who are so kind spending time on my log, clicking and of course offering your thoughts; much appreciated.

 

As many other builders have said, close up photos are scary....I see all kinds of errors that I have made (:-) 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Michael

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You should use the macro of your camera only for yourself to see what you made in detail, specially when you need glasses :)

 

I am searching here locally for a good glue to do the same as you with the deadeyes, however in our local modelbuildersshop or DIY shops without succes. I am contacting now a local glue supplier/manufacture.

Is it possible to make a picture of the glue bottle with some chemical information if available?

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Hi Everyone,

 

Well, I have an actual update that moves this build forward a tiny bit. These little bits were labor intensive, but I really enjoyed the challenge.

 

This also required me to make needed pulleys for the first time. Both Nigel (for wood), and Joachim (for brass) had some excellent solutions for this. I tried Nigel's method, but his skill-set is working on 12 cylinders RR. I'm still at maybe the imported turbo four-cylinder stage. Nigel, I tried and failed, but thanks for your kind explanation, which I understood.....

 

So, not to belabor this post, alternatively you can see my first attempts at using my Proxxon lathe to make pulleys.

 

Early stages looked ok. Then came the part that I had to cut and trim the grooved dowel piece in order to slip the new pulleys into the new blocks I just built (used when the mast-tackles were hauled taut [Landström]).

 

Hmmm no good - they looked weak. I then noticed that I had a loose cannon wheel lying about that was the same width as my dowel. Eureka, as a solution I used my Proxxon rotary tool to spin the carriage wheels in order to cut grooves; weak and inconsistent results again.

 

Then another thought popped in. I could use small deadeyes that are so nicely pre-grooved and then just thin their sides a bit, and just slip then in; Voilà.

 

Here are a few pics. of how this part of the weather deck got a detail upgrade. I'm content.

 

Note that one of the pics. has a bunch of beached-out deadeyes, they will be re-born as future pulleys (:-)

 

Again, thanks for dropping by it is always so appreciated.

 

PS: A big thanks to one of the other builders who used the fishing line idea for his deck treenails. So sorry I forgot who it was. with apologies (:-(   -- but I always remembered that brilliant idea.

 

PS2: I will be removing those incorrect fife rails, and give my milling machine a go at it, now that I'm an expert with pulleys ha ha.....I hope that the pics load in order.

 

 

Michael

 

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Hi Michael

 

Great job on your little roller blocks, they sure do look good, almost like the snatch blocks on the bow of my Vicky. Keep the pictures coming and Enjoy.

 

 

Regards Lawrence

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Michael,

Beautiful work on the pulleys! You are definitely incorporating every detail from the original ship. You keep finding things that I overlook :) 

 

Frank

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Hi Michael

 

Great job on your little roller blocks, they sure do look good, almost like the snatch blocks on the bow of my Vicky. Keep the pictures coming and Enjoy.

 

 

Regards Lawrence

Lawrence,

 

Thanks. Your Victory is, of course,  so much more involved than this little 16th ship.

 

Michael

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