Jump to content
Ulises Victoria

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

Recommended Posts

Nice looking rigging.Did you use the Corel rope or someone elses?Or did you make your own?

 

/Mark

Edited by marktiedens

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Mark.

Rope is my own, using a Byrnes ropewalk machine. Except the anchors cable, which I used because I still did not have the machine, everything else is made by me. Also the thinnest lines are just used directly from the spool.

Edited by Ulises Victoria

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Matti. Coming from you that is a big compliment!

I am working on the lower-starboard shrouds and ratlines. I hope to finish the standing rigging soon, so I can start with the running and finish my ship! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Frank. In all honesty I have mixed feelings with the machine. I have to say it makes very nice rope, but I get tired pretty soon when doing it.

You need to have both hands at work and your attention and eyes fixed on the area where the rope is twisting, so you can control the speed at which your right hand turns the take up spool.

I have another machine, but this one makes only short segments of rope. About 1.30 mts. So you need to load the machine several times to make enough rope of a given thickness. Byrnes machine shines at making a continuous rope, limited only by the amount of thread you load in the spools.

 

Hope this helps. If you have any more questions, please ask!

Edited by Ulises Victoria

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your work is truly amazing!

 

I also agree with a previous poster in that your camera work is great too, it allows us to clearly see all you have done.  Your rope work is truly an inspiration!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  Hola Ulises!!

 

I didnt see your log for a time but your work, as usual, is fantastic.  

 

I continued with my Vasa and just finished the galleries and stern.  It was a new experience trying to color the plastic figures with detail, at first I though of painting all gold, more or less as your model, but seeing the marvelous work that Matti (Nazgul) did, I decided to go to the colored version, although at first they seem to be unreal or like a Disney version.   I tried to paint the figures with the original color as can be seen in the Vasa museum page, but many others were by my own because they dont appear in that page.

 

Saludos

post-797-0-80729200-1391215247_thumb.jpg

post-797-0-09350200-1391215266_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hola Ulises.

Finnaly I decided to begin a New Topic in buildings log so you can see my progress with this "unfortunate" Vasa,

 

Saludos   :huh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update Feb/12/2014

 

Today, at 9:52 AM I tied the last of the clove hitches that form my Vasa's shrouds and ratlines.

This may mean nothing to you, but to me it marks the finish of the standing rigging in my ship, (buh-bye ratlines tying.See you again in my Royal Louis, a few years from now.  :D )

I'm including some photos. If you notice some loose lines laying around, it's OK. They will be properly trimmed when the time comes.

Comments, critiques and anything else you may write: Welcome!!!

post-975-0-79354400-1392221825_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-93668500-1392221891_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-56591500-1392221923_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-98193700-1392221935_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-69934100-1392221957_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-86974700-1392221974_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-59964200-1392221991_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-88997800-1392222007_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-53106600-1392222019_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-48264100-1392222030_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-99182900-1392222041_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-89247200-1392222077_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-74014700-1392222089_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-34717700-1392222117_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-99959800-1392222128_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-10777400-1392222140_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-39094500-1392222149_thumb.jpg

Edited by Ulises Victoria

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow,wow and wow again Ulises !!!!

 

One remark....you have to CLEAN up your bench !!!!!!!!  :D  :D

Maybe a tip.

When you make pictures, take the model to a place where is nothing around it.

Now the eyes went somewhere else then the model.

It looks to busy.

When you have only the model on the picture, you will SEE the model.

It gives more right to your work then.

 

animaatjes-sjors-94584.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL: If there is one thing I am bad at, is to keep my workspace clean and organized. I've been like that all my life. I doubt I will ever change.  B)

 

Take into account that what you see in the photos is just about ALL the room I have to build. That is a blanket closet, so I have everything cramped in a small space.  :mellow: Forget about power tools bigger than a Dremel. 

The tip about taking photos in a "clean" environment is totally valid, though. I will take it into account my next photo sessions. Thank you for your input!

Edited by Ulises Victoria

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dont worry about the mess while everything may go well, there will be time to show your model in a perfect enviroment.  As usual your work is outstanding!

 

Felicidades!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ulises,

 

Ship is looking great! I share your problem of a messy work table. Once I get going on a project, my workroom goes to downhill! I have to force myself to clean up about once a month  :) 

 

Frank

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow,wow and wow again Ulises !!!!

 

One remark....you have to CLEAN up your bench !!!!!!!!  :D  :D

Maybe a tip.

When you make pictures, take the model to a place where is nothing around it.

Now the eyes went somewhere else then the model.

It looks to busy.

When you have only the model on the picture, you will SEE the model.

It gives more right to your work then.

 

animaatjes-sjors-94584.gif

I couldn't help it but to be a bit embarrassed by Sjors' remark. :P So here is a photo of my bench after a bit of clean-up. I bought new tools this weekend so I thought that a clean bench and new tools would be better to start the last phase (running rigging) of my Vasa. (Before and after photos)

:cheers:

post-975-0-34389800-1392666285_thumb.jpg

post-975-0-47705700-1392666298_thumb.jpg

Edited by Ulises Victoria

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Better, much better  :D  :D  :D  :D

 

I will not take a picture from my workbench........ :P

But it is a beautiful model !

 

animaatjes-sjors-94584.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice work Ulisses, and your workshop looks way better than mine! I use mine for repairing the chainsaw and other stuff, so its really messy.

 

 

/Matti

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I couldn't help it but to be a bit embarrassed by Sjors' remark. :P So here is a photo of my bench after a bit of clean-up. I bought new tools this weekend so I thought that a clean bench and new tools would be better to start the last phase (running rigging) of my Vasa. (Before and after photos)

:cheers:

 

 

When I read this the page on my screen had only scrolled enough to show the first picture and I think I spent about 2 full minutes trying to work out which part you had tidied up hahaha.

 

But seriously, your ship looks so good I didn't even see your workspace  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Update: Feb 21 2014

The area of the bowsprit is finished, coils and all. Only thing missing is the flag.

Thanks for visiting!!! :)

 

post-975-0-53437900-1393002357_thumb.jpg

 

post-975-0-29474500-1393002377_thumb.jpg

 

post-975-0-54791800-1393002404_thumb.jpg

 

post-975-0-27795200-1393002435_thumb.jpg

 

There are some 2mm blocks here. Can you see them? They were a nightmare.

post-975-0-21854100-1393002705_thumb.jpg

 

post-975-0-34440100-1393002606_thumb.jpg

 

post-975-0-94958300-1393002741_thumb.jpg

 

BTW, there was a sail in this mizzen lower yard. (see previous page) According to Vasa Museum plans there was no sail there,

so it had to go. I'm glad the sail went off without major consequences. :)

I'm surprised no one catch that mistake before!!!  :o

post-975-0-98970500-1393002785_thumb.jpg

Edited by Ulises Victoria

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks very good Ulises

I decided to wait before I start with this "nightmare" of the rigging :)

Joking, I wait till the book Vasa II is issued in which the rigging will be described

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Matti!

Jan V. Rigging a ship is the only kind of nightmare I really enjoy! :)

I will buy the Vasa II book when it comes out, but by then my ship will be hopefully finished.

Still, I think it will be an interesting reading and a definitive valuable addition to my stash of nautical books. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
×
×
  • Create New...