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Vasa by Ulises Victoria - FINISHED - Corel - Scale 1: 75 - Royal Ship

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Hello all. I will start posting photos of my Vasa build again. Please be patient. I have about 600 photos of my build already and I will select the most significant ones.

General impression of the kit

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This error had to be corrected. Slot too small for main mast. 

 

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I used two glues here. Regular wood glue in the inner joints and then I ran a string of hot glue over the outside joints. Seems to have worked pretty well.

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Rig this piece BEFORE attaching the deck

 

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Building wooden doors: Spread glue on a business card or similar cardboard

 

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Cover it with round toothpicks, put some weight over them and wait to dry

 

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When dry, paint with black paint or ink, taking care to let paint go thoroughly between the toothpicks

 

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When the paint is dry, sand flat the toothpicks, which will leave a dark line between them

 

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Thanks JanV. I was just about to reply to your mail, saying that I am rebuilding my Vasa Log. Since it is now way easier and faster to add photos in this new forum, I will be adding more photos than I had before. Gone are the days in which you had to select your photos in the order inverse you wanted to show. :piratebo5:

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Ulises,

 

I very much admire your details with rigging. I have seen other pics that you have posted of your Wasa. Beautiful work. Regarding your anchor rope, do you have a rope making machine it looks like the proper 9 ply? Also your detail on the anchor ring is perfect. I, in fact, planned on copying your details. Thanks for posting. Very helpful.

Michael D

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Thanks a lot Michael.

Yes, I am the happy owner of a Byrnes Ropewalk machine which I am just learning how to use. However, the cable in my anchor did not come out from that machine. I honestly don't remember where I got that particular cable from. I have a drawer full of all kinds of threads and ropes  :)

If you want a 9 ply rope for your anchor, (see first photo)  I can make you a couple of meters, free of charge. Just let me know which color and approx. thickness and I'll try to do my best to match it.

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Vasa photos.

At the end of this post, I'm showing how I "cheat" when tying the lines to the belaying pins. I pass the rope through the hole, and then plug it with the pin itself. This allows for a much much easier and precise way to adjust tensions later. Once everything is as it should, I place a minuscule drop of glue on the pin and put it in place. Coils are made and added later.

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Thanks a lot Michael.

Yes, I am the happy owner of a Byrnes Ropewalk machine which I am just learning how to use. However, the cable in my anchor did not come out from that machine. I honestly don't remember where I got that particular cable from. I have a drawer full of all kinds of threads and ropes  :)

If you want a 9 ply rope for your anchor, (see first photo)  I can make you a couple of meters, free of charge. Just let me know which color and approx. thickness and I'll try to do my best to match it.

Ulises,

 

Your rigging photos are so good. Perfect work. i will look into the machine that you have. In the meantime I have ordered a hand crank rope maker from Model Expo. I will see how that is. In the meantime thank you so much for your offer. That was very kind of you. Let me see how that rope maker that I ordered works out. Thanks for your offer.

 

Michael D

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Update March 21 2013

This update may not look as much, but rigging that spiderweb 12 rope thingy in the bowsprit was a Royal PITA. I had to do it 3 times and each time took 2-3 building sessions. (Some trimming still needed)

Thanks for watching. As always, all comments are very welcome.

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Ulises,

 

Hi. Again your rigging details are a pleasure to look at. I have downloaded a few pics. I hope to copy your skills when I get to that part of the build.

Nice....

 

Michael

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I'm back !  glad to see your on your ship again and your work is excellent as always, now I can follow your work and finish mine !!

 

Dennis Jones

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Thank you all for your kind words... and ....

 

HEY DENNIS!!!!

Where were you? Arthur and I were asking ourselves where had you gone and getting a bit concerned about your whereabouts. I'm so glad to hear from you again. Please don't tell me you did stop building your ship because I did so with mine!  :o

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Hi Ulises,

 

Glad you are back at the table…..

And thanks for the pictures.

It looks just amazing!

 

 

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I did stop for awhile, Training for a trip up Mt Everest, trained for many months and 2 days befor my trip, twisted my back out and had to cancel, A week befor my trip, I should have wraped myself in bubble wrap !!!

Joined the police Dept, gone through the Academy and having the best time of my life. No more Everest, next year, going on a 3 week Artic Expedition, all walking (anyone want to join me ?) If I can do it at 67, any one can.

Now I will work on the WASA and post pics.

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Hi Ulises,

 

As I was surfing the web looking for more info for my Wasa build, I came across this small web page. I thought about you, as you are now in the rigging stage of your build. This may be of use to you. http://nautarch.tamu.edu/model/report6/ As I mentioned before your rigging work is so so nice. 

 

Regards,

 

Michael D

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thanks for sharing this link Michael, I had noticed this some time ago but forget to save this link in my favorites

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Hi Ulises,

 

As I was surfing the web looking for more info for my Wasa build, I came across this small web page. I thought about you, as you are now in the rigging stage of your build. This may be of use to you. http://nautarch.tamu.edu/model/report6/ As I mentioned before your rigging work is so so nice. 

 

Regards,

 

Michael D

Thanks for the link Michael. I saw this web page so long ago, I had completely forgotten about it.

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Ulises

 

Just came across your build and was greatly impressed with you rigging of the Vasa. Great Job!. I also have a Byrnes ropewalk and I am going to make all my rigging for the Constitution. I have been experimenting will all sorts of line. DMC, Guttermann, nylon, cotton, etc. I need to make some choices. I was wondering what material you used to make your line with? And also did you dye any of it and if so what stain did you use. Thanks.

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Hello all.

Some new photos of my Vasa build. At this moment, all the woodwork of the kit has been finished. Masts and yards have been built, furled sails have been placed on masts, and some running rigging for the yards has been placed. The masts are already glued to the interior of the hull.

I made the mistake, when building the fore mast, I got carried away and placed some of the standing rigging stays. Big mistake. I later realized that stays have to be placed after the shrouds as the former go over the latter. Well... I will have to find a way to fix this, that doesn't involve redoing that work.

Remember that only the masts are fixed. Yard arms are not, so if you see some misalignment there, it will be corrected with the rigging (hopefully :)  )

 

Thanks for watching.

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Hi Ulises,

Nice work... Admirable...

The blocks, are they kit supply? They look perfect.

And I prefer models with sails, I liked your choice, if there is no plan about sails rigging, here are the sails off...

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Thank you Ferit.

No the blocks and deadeyes are not from the kit. I bought them from Jerzy at JBModel.eu, who apparently is out of business.

However, check Syren (http://www.syrenshipmodelcompany.com/) owned by a member of this forum, for excellent blocks and other things.

 

There is no plan for sails in the kit, so I am following some other sources for the rigging of them.

 

Thanks for your comments. 

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That looks great Ulises !

One question of course….

I see you have done the spars but no shrouds yet?

Any reason for that ?

 

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Hello Sjors. Hmmmm... Don't ask me why. That's how I have always done it, and has worked for me so far. I am aware that the shrouds have to come first and then the stays, mistake that I did in the foremast. This only shows my lack of experience.

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Hi Ulises,

Great work on your ship.. I love how you make the doors using toothpick :)

 

Thanks for sharing it!

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Ok Ulises,

 

I don't ask you  :D  :D  :D  :D

If it works for you, keep it this way.

Everyone works at the way he/she likes and that's the best way.

 

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This is looking good Ulises.

I found out also that these blocks are not available anymore, I used these also on my Statenjacht, but I do not have enough blocks now for my Wasa.

Maybe we can locate an alternative supplier for the same blocks as JBmodels delivered in the past.

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