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Frank,

 

Looking very nice. Channels are excellent. Again I'm so envious of your lower and upper installed gun carriages (:-) They will look so good after you install the dummy barrels.

 

Michael

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Hi Karl and Michael,

 

Thanks for the comments!

I am on hold for a few days. I was bitten by a tick and now have Lyme disease. I have been knocked down by fever and stiff joints for a few days. On antibiotics now and I hope to be back on the ship in a few days!

 

Frank

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I took the Corel chainplates and modified them using Michael's technique with the J-B Weld product mentioned above.

I never used this product before, but I found that once it dried, the chainplates were very flexible and the product was able to be sanded easily. The only problem I ran into was drilling the holes for the nails. If I did not clamp the chainplates before drilling, the J-B Weld would split apart.

 

The J-B Weld product applied and then let dry for 24 hours

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Chainplates with the J-B Weld product sanded down flat

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Bending of the chainplates into the rough shape

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Test fitting onto ship channels

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Once they were fitted, I took them off, drilled the nail holes, painted the chainplates, then glued and nailed to ship

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Now onto the other side to repeat the process. After I will add the rings for the blocks and the finish wood piece for the face of the channels.

 

Thanks,

 

Frank

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Frank,

 

Chainplates look excellent. Nice work, a bit of work but certainly worth the effort.

 

Michael 

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Hi Michael,

 

Thanks for the help with the J-B product. 

I am working on the other side now, along with adding the eyebolts and front faces to the channels. I will post more pictures hopefully next week.

Your cannons are looking great. Hopefully the rigging of them is going well!

 

Frank

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Frank,

 

I'm happy that my idea worked out for you as well. Finishing the rigging, and mounting are my priorities for this coming week. I need to move forward...

 

Michael

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Hi, I hope you computer learned folks can help me resolve a issue opening jpg files on this site.

I am an avid follower of all your incredible Wasa builds, occasionally a string of jpg pictures will appear only as a small box with an 'X' therein. I 'mouse' over the box and can see a title description of the content but that's as far as I can get. What must I do to open the picture file?

 

I really enjoy following each of your Wasa builds and I am grateful for the narratives so kindly provided as they are part of my learning process for my future attempt at a Wasa build.

 

Thank you,

Roger

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Roger. There was a glitch a few months ago that affected several pictures throughout the site. The only way to fix that is that the poster post them again.

 

If it happens in your log, then you should be the one able to fix it.

 

Hope this helps.

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First of all, thanks for all the "likes" !

 

With regards to the pictures, I am having the same problem. I did not realize there was a glitch a couple of months back.

So for my log, I will try to figure out how to put them back in this week.

 

Thanks for the update Ulises

 

Frank

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Hi, I hope you computer learned folks can help me resolve a issue opening jpg files on this site.

I am an avid follower of all your incredible Wasa builds, occasionally a string of jpg pictures will appear only as a small box with an 'X' therein. I 'mouse' over the box and can see a title description of the content but that's as far as I can get. What must I do to open the picture file?

 

I really enjoy following each of your Wasa builds and I am grateful for the narratives so kindly provided as they are part of my learning process for my future attempt at a Wasa build.

 

Thank you,

Roger

Hi Roger,

 

I went back into my log and re-inputted the images that got corrupted or disappeared.

It was easy to do!

 

Thanks,

 

Frank

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I finished the chainplates on the starboard side finally!

 

I also added the face to the channels and inserted some nails.

 

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Now I will start work on the long square beam (fish-davit) that aids in the lifting of the anchors on each side. 

 

Thanks,

 

Frank

 

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I now started to build the "Fish-Davit" that was used to help raise the flukes of the anchors. According to Landstrom's book, Vasa's fish davit was recovered. It was 230 inches long by 9.45 inches high by 10.6 inches wide. Also, according to Landstrom, each end of the davit was the same so it could be used on either side of the ship. So my thinking is that I will show my model with the davit on the starboard side and attach the anchor as if it is being raised with the help of the davit and I will show the anchor on the port side in the final stowed position. 

 

The finished davit scaled down 1:75 made of walnut

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Cutout of angled rectangle hole on both starboard and port side

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Positioning of davit on starboard side

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Opposite end wrapped and tied thru holes in deck

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Thanks for the "likes" on my previous post!

 

Frank

 

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Looks good - I also have these davits made but am waiting until the rest of the ship is almost done - ropes & other things seem to get caught on anything sticking out the sides of the ship. :o

 

/Mark

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Looks good - I also have these davits made but am waiting until the rest of the ship is almost done - ropes & other things seem to get caught on anything sticking out the sides of the ship.  :o

 

 

/Mark

Hi Mark,

 

You bring up a great point! This model is starting to become an accident waiting to happen!! I went back and forth as to whether to put it in now or later. I decided on now because I will be bringing the ship in to my local club for a show and tell in the next couple of months (just before I start with the masts) and I want to have as much done as possible for the presentation. So I'll have to be careful (Famous last words)  :) 

 

Thanks,

 

Frank

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Frank,

 

Nice work on the davit.

 

Thanks for posting the measurements. I went back to check mine and, as I thought looking at Landström's drawing, mine are too short. I will use your measurements and re-cut mine. I will also follow your lead and only install one. Nice research.

 

PS: regarding mounting it Hmmmmm Mark is certainly right (:-) but in your case very understandable.

 

Regards,

 

Michael

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Hello!

 

First off, thanks again for all the likes and comments!

 

Continuing on, I worked on the figurines attached to the sides of the railings. (7 on each side).

 

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The first thing I did was grind down one side to thin them out and allow them to fit better on the ship.

 

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Next I gold leafed all the figurines and placed them on the ship.

 

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Now I am starting to work on all the gunport (lids and cannon)

 

Thanks,

Frank

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Hi Frank, hope you are feeling better.  Really gorgeous work.  

 

Is the lighter wood you used for the upper hull planking from the kit?  I have a Corel Unicorn kit that I'm working on where I'm going to go with pear for the hull planking, but in seeing your pictures, I'm going to have to save those planking strips in my kit (if my kit came with them) for another build :)

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Hi Frank, hope you are feeling better.  Really gorgeous work.  

 

Is the lighter wood you used for the upper hull planking from the kit?  I have a Corel Unicorn kit that I'm working on where I'm going to go with pear for the hull planking, but in seeing your pictures, I'm going to have to save those planking strips in my kit (if my kit came with them) for another build  :)

 

Hi Mike,

Thank you for your comments! Feeling much better!

Yes, the lighter wood is from the Corel kit (I finished it with a coating of satin sanding sealer). I replaced the wales from the kit with darker walnut so I could add some contrast to the hull.

 

Thanks,

Frank

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Hello Frank

Do you happen to know how those davits are rigged to lift the anchor? I remember seeing a picture somewhere but can`t recall where. :huh:

 

/Mark

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Hello Frank

Do you happen to know how those davits are rigged to lift the anchor? I remember seeing a picture somewhere but can`t recall where.  :huh:

 

/Mark

Hi Mark,

 

Do you have Landstom's book on the Vasa? He shows the rigging on page 116. If you you do not have the book, let me know and I will make a copy of the page into a PDF and send it. Am I allowed to do that? If not, I'll hand draw a sketch for you! Let me know.

 

Thanks,

Frank

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Thanks Frank - no I do not have the book. Either a copy or sketch would be fine. I may get the rigging book by Fred at the museum when it comes out later in the year.

 

/Mark

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