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I love the color of the wood in the model. Can I ask what wood and what finish you are using on the different parts? I'm about to start the Billing Vasa and have already started the Deagustini Vasa bu I can't stand the plywood and the planking material. I also can't find  a nice stain or something that I like.

and ofcourse congratulations on this wonderful build.

 

Br

Jörgen  

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Hi Mates,

 

Well she is done. Last pics for this log, a big thanks, especially to those of you who have followed along – for such a long time!! adding your kind and encouraging words, and all of your important advice. So many of your compliments have also helped me become a better builder – again thanks. Big thanks for so many of your Like clicks and visits as well.

 

Captain Steve: Up next, after much hand wringing –it was between the Billing Oseberg (1/25th

As much as I became obsesses with Vikings after watching all seasons of The Vikings this kit is just too big (my fault for not paying attention to its size during the purchase) Yes there are smaller size kits – could be…..

 

So having learned so much with Vasa, I will go with the OcCre Santisima Trinidad cross section. I intend to bash the heck out of it, including leaving some of the lower and upper gun deck planking bare, as well as poss. at the weather deck as well – showing the, to be added,  under framings. And trying my first at coppering the hull. 

 

Jörgen regarding the woods – those that came with the kit, along with wood from Corel’s Mirage. Then from Midwest products; some walnut, mahogany, Cherry, and beech. I did not use any finish on this build, nor do I intend to.

 

Again Mates THANKS SO MUCH for your kind words.

 

Regards,

 

 

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Congratulations on a masterpiece of a build. I can only imagine the skill level involved in a creation of this caliber. I'm starting the standing rigging on my Wasa. I'm interested in the case you chose for your Wasa. It is very sleek in design but understated as to not distract from the ship. My friend who I am making my Wasa for just loves the case. Can you give me any information about the case? The price and manufacturers of the case. I look forward to seeing your next build. Thanks and regards 

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Thanks to all of you for such kind comments. SO appreciated indeed.

 

I goofed up trying to add a "link" under my new current build and now this huge first photo from the new log appears within my signature each time that I now post comments.

 

I wont post until its fixed. Have absolutely no intentions of stepping over any build that I follow with my ridiculous "new" signature

SORRY mates. I tried to delete the link - went to my "signature" area can't seem to just delete it. grrrr

 

Looked for help at the appropriate site area but can't find what I need to fix this mess grrrr (2)

 

 

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On 3/13/2018 at 3:52 PM, jhart65 said:

Congratulations on a masterpiece of a build. I can only imagine the skill level involved in a creation of this caliber. I'm starting the standing rigging on my Wasa. I'm interested in the case you chose for your Wasa. It is very sleek in design but understated as to not distract from the ship. My friend who I am making my Wasa for just loves the case. Can you give me any information about the case? The price and manufacturers of the case. I look forward to seeing your next build. Thanks and regards 

Thanks for your kind words as well. Regarding the case; it was custom made to my exact design, size and specifications by a local wood-shop. As for the cover, I took the completed wood base and had a plastic speciality shop make a plexiglass cover, again to my exact needed height and, of course to fit the wood base. Price will vary, as you know based on needed size. 

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Peter,

Fair question

Ah yes - those now, in this household, infamous Pegasus. As some of you may know, they got “planked” by the Admiral as soon as she saw them trying to be included as part of the base. (I may be sharing too much J

It turns out that with the small mounting braces that I made they crowded the area, and did not correctly fit under the ship.

Also, visually they took too much away from the minimalist case that I had intended.

So the Admiral was relieved that I did not place them inside the case. “It’s all good” - Oh well, I may put them on eBay.

 

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What a journey you have been on Michael, and what a stunning result. Your log has always been informative and represents a valuable guide for others who embark on this build.

A great display location to enjoy views from all sides, many congratulations. :)

 

Regards,

 

B.E.

 

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Mates,

 

One last BIG thank you for all of your amazingly touching comments. Some of you have been my teachers.

 

B.E., as an example, you were so diplomatic in your comments regarding how I was doing some things incorrectly (I knew so little back then). Help and suggestions such

as yours, and from other kind members who posted suggestions helped to make this build what it has become today. Certainly bashing the basic kit helped. As well as available photos of the ship.

Syren's ropes and blocks (thanks Chuck) I'll be ordering again soon.also helped to create a more realistic project.

From other logs I learned about adding running rigging and sails.

 

All in all -- thanks mates.

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Hi Michael,

 

I just took a look again through your wonderful build log! It is really an amazing and fantastic bouild, your Wasa! 

Unfortunataly I had not enough time in the past to look continuously through your post. But the result now is great!

Big gratulations for finishing it in this way!

 

Regards, Joachim

 

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Hi Mates,

This needed to be done – so taking a slight break from my current build, to revisit the Vasa for a New Lantern

 

The one I installed was indeed “just wrong”, as was also very diplomatically pointed out by Marc (Hubac’s Historian) some time -- way back….

And it’s mounted too high as well. Still learning….

 

Note – that the Vasa stern lantern has never been recovered – so it’s really a sort of guessing game as to how it might have actually looked.

 

I got a new (third one – 4th counting Corel’s) more appropriate, example so finally doing some preliminary work.

 

I had, to first decide whether or not to gut the interior in order to add a center candle (a detail that I wanted to feature) – well that was not an option – skill set not there.

 

Could have just added the plastic windows and be done. Windows came from another source after some cutting and trimming – they look just fine.

 

(YES very incorrectly) added candles to each of the six panels.

 

Here are some beginning images of the work, so far. Thanks for your re-visit to this log.

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