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Half Moon by maggsl_01 - FINISHED - Corel - 1:50 First wooden modelship

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Hello to all my friends on MSW and everywhere :D

 

I had a lot of work... ähem real work in the real life ... so I had hardly time to build and to update my log. Well, the times are a-changing ;) and so I could do both today. I finished the Standing rigging the last few days... step by step and no more than about an hour a day. But I have time .. if I had the Money I have the time... I colored all Standing rigging black, the shrouds and ratlines are somewhere between bad and top - but as it is my first bulid I say ist quite ok. I learned a lot doing the shrouds and I am sure the next time it will be better. I used the original knot.

 

Today I mounted the yard on the bowsprit (did not find the english word for it, in German it is Blinderah) and the rigging for it.

 

I attached some pics to show the progress.  I hope you like them.

 

Best wishes to all

 

Cheerio

 

Max

 

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Hooray to all out there in the world wide web :D

 

This is just another little update. I finished the running rigging for the bowsprit and the foremast today. Well... I was so frightened by this challenge... but: I LOVE it. Doing the rigging is really a fun - all has a System, and when you understood the system its  just a very satisfying - but tricky Job. It is great :D

 

Next will be the mainmast... and the mizzen at last. And then... big tears... the boat is done... wooohooo :D

 

A few pics will show the progress

 

cu soon

 

Cheerio

 

Max

 

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Hey Max,

Your HM turned out really nice, good job on your build.  Im working on the same kit and have a question for you, what did you use for the haws hole surround?  My plans show it in one view but never mention it in the kit plans?  Thanks

J

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Hi Ffolks  :D

 

I am happy - and sad at the same time: My Half Moon is done.

 

I posted just a pic - more pics and more words about the building will follow asap

 

I thank you all who follwed my build and made me a good time...

 

@jct: I just used a small leftover from planking and stained it black at last

 

 

Cheerio

 

Max

 

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Gasp!!!

 

I wondered why you were so quiet but you were working hard.

 

I am so happy for you Max! Congratulations!!! Your Half Moon looks amazing !!

 

I can't wait to see more pictures :)

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Big cheers, Max!! Gratz on your first wooden model and many, many more of them in your life (ours, who follow your logs, too ^^). Can´t wait for the photos u´ll take, as I know they´ll be just amazing. =***

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Thanks Max great job she's a show piece for sure, what so you think your next build will beJ

J

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Hi...

 

well... not sure yet, but I have a great sympathy for Mamolis "Roter Löwe". It seems to be a good kit - and the ship itself was a ship of der Kurbrandenburgische Marine - the only real navy in German history before 1850. Thes naval history of Germany is not to compare with England, Holland or at least Spain. But there are some remarkable kits on the market that give a good impression of that part of history from abou 1650 to 1800. Euromodels Derfflinger and Freidrich Wilhelm were part of this navy - just as Corels Frigate Berlin or Golden Yacht - all of them are on my wishlist :D

 

So I will ask my secretary of financial affais - aka my wife :) - what ship will be possible. The Roter Löwe costs about 300 Euros - and tahts quite a lot just for a hobby. But on the other side - it takes its time to build it and has no costs to follow up. So we will se. For your information: The Friedrich Wilhelm is about 750 Euros, the Berlin 480 Euros.

 

But I will make a break - spring has arrived, Summer will come, I love to be out with the dogs or on my motobike, in my garden there is a BBQ ... you see: It will be fall before I start a new project.

 

I will take some more pics asap and build up a gallery soon

 

Best wishes

 

Max

 

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Hi Popeye,

 

thank you so  much

 

but indeed... building this ship made me very happy

 

to see that from just a few wodden strips, some plywood precut pieces, some Fittings and yarn such a ship Comes out.... make me a Little bit proud ... *oops*

 

Cheerio

 

Max

 

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Hello my dear friends ...

 

some pics now as promised... more in the Gallery, but I wait  for better weather to take pics outside in the bright sun (thats the best light)

 

thank you all for sharing my Passion for this Half Monn

 

:D

 

Cheerio

 

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Hi Max,

 

Thank you for the extra pictures.  Your Half Moon really IS a masterpiece and looks just incredible.  Your photography allows us to see her in all her beauty and I really do hope you are very proud.  I don't blame you for wanting to enjoy outside with your furry friends, but I can't wait to see your next building adventure too!

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Hello all my friend and followers :)

 

this is probably the final entry to my build log. I have finished my Half Moon now - made a stand with the Amati board as base, two brass pillars and a brass plate with the ship's name.  I layed down some ropes on the deck and fixed some in the shrouds - well, that's it now.

 

As a kind of conclusion I realize this build as a great expierence. The first day, when I opened the box and just saw some wooden stripes, some pieces of precut plywood and a small box with all the fittings, blocks, yarn etc - I never thought that I would be able to create a ship out of this. Well, now, as the challenge is done I admit that this parts fit together to a adoreable model. It is my interpretation of the Half Moon - sure different to the models made by other modellers. I did the building mostly out of the box, only some parts as the inner planking were changed or the abnegation of any color (only the mars is black). For me it was important to see if I can do this kind of modelling as I had no expierence with this before. Sure I build a lot of kits - plastic like trucks, motorbikes, buildings (H0-dioramas) but wooden modelships are a world for their own. And I love this world.

 

The Half Moon was the first wooden ship but sure it was not the last one. Next will be Roter Löwe by Mamoli - as soon as possible.  I bought an quite old book with plans from wellknown german ships and will try to modify the Roter Löwe. Time will show if this works.

 

I was overwhelmed by the kindness here in this Forum. All of you was so nice, so helpful, so funny all the time - even when I thought I will give in - there was someone to give me the kick to go on. Just to sit on the PC and watch the log of other modellers is so calming. Thank you all so much :D

 

I proudly declare this log as finished  :D :D :D

 

Cheerio

 

Max

 

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I created a gallery with some new and at least final photos from

 

Half Moon

1609

Ship of Cpt Henry Hudson

Scale 1:50

Kit by Corel

 

 

CU

 

 

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Hello Max,

 

My compliments. Your Half Moon looks fantastic.

You did a great job and may feel very proud of yourself.

 

Anja

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Max, Congratulations on a fantastic first build and thank you for sharing it with us.

 

Al D.

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Hi all...

 

eeeheemmm... Addition to the very last entry :D

 

I started - in my head - the next Project - the Galeone Roter Löwe, kurbrandenburgische  Marine, um 1597, Mamoli 1:55. As mentioned before I bought a very popular (within the small scene of modellers for historic ships) book from the late 1970 (published in the former German Democratic Republic or East Germany). This book contains a lot of Story and knowledge behind the popular sorces - and 11 plates of drawings. Ist a perfect base for developing plans and ideas for the coming build.

 

But now - indeed.... bye bye Half Moon :)

 

Cheerio

 

Max

 

 

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"I started - in my head - the next Project - the Galeone Roter Löwe"

Hi Max,

sounds "promising" :) ! I like this type of vessel

Do You have "The rigging of ships. In the days of the Spritsail topmast 1600-1720 - Anderson" ?- very usefull book when You will be busy with galleon rigging, and also I like and found very informative Duyfken replica fotoes - plenty specific and accurate historical reconstruction could be seen...

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The Half Moon was the first wooden ship but sure it was not the last one. Next will be Roter Löwe by Mamoli - as soon as possible.

 

 

This wonderful news has made my weekend bright and happy as I thought we had lost your company for all of your warmer months :)  I can't wait to follow along your next beautiful ship!

 

And I love the new photographs too!  You really do show us the full beauty of your Half Moon!

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