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Corsair by teloo - OcCre - scale 1:80 (first build)

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Hello to everybody at msw.


Last year in september I started with my first wood ship when I had my semester abroad in prague. till today I really enjoyed this kind of hobby very much. here some pictures













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Hello David and everyone else who is watching this build. Sure your are allowed to follow! ofcourse you are welcome. I am delighted for every response.


I did not use beeswax on the strings because I am not aware of this technique yet. Until yet I rather build the ship very stricked out of the box. last week I bought me a german book about historical modelshipbuilding. I started reading and quick realized that i maid a lot of mistakes. but hey... it is my first wooden ship and it is progress of learning. I also have a little problem that I am not familiar with all these special words which describe all the parts of a ship. in my book there is a picture of a ship in detail with all the names. I think I will translate them into english. it would be good for a better communication here.


for my ship I plan also to add some barrels, pirate figures and cannonballs. probably i will remove the cannon to paint them and install some nice rigging.but now some pictures from yesterday.


so far, so long, hang on ;)





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Hello hello everbody :)


I think I will follow some historical things in the future. but not every detail. This decission has everyone to do for his/herself. At least I have a huge respect to everyone who tries to build a ship from wood. I also have 6 rc cars, two rc helicopters and a model railway in scale 1/160. But this build was really a challenge so far for me and I think it will take at least 100 hours more to finish it. The sails and strings need a lot of time and I want change some things like the rigging of the cannons. For this I ordered some spare parts. I will try to add some more detailed pictures this weekend. best regards ludger


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and david, i need maybe plus three hours more, because I showed my family your ship and they told me, that I have to paint my stern after they saw your stern. but I will use different colours ;)

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so some picture with my camera. still working on the optimum size of the picture. you can see my progress on the fore mast and why I am not happy with the rigging of my cannons. I wasn´t working on the ship much over the weekend. On friday I went to the dentist and I had to handle the pain over the weekend :/ best regards ludger







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hello David! as I learned from your build, my chains are in the wrong angle. but I will not go to change it again. it would take forever. so let us keep it as a secret :D


yeah the shrouds. i just realize, that my way is ok . so forget what I was saying. My book shows me , that I am still on the right way to get the shrouds connect to the fore mast ;)


today I received the barrels and cannon balls


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So first gun is removed and allready painted. Currently working on the rigging of the cannon. Detailed soultions are limited through the scale and my own skills/ big fingers :D


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thank you david. so first cannon is back in place. the distance between the blocks is to short... and what was supposed to be a joke becomes bitter truth. it is very difficult to reach everything. it took me four hours for one gun and because of the fact that I have to drill additional holes there is the risk to destroy the rigging of the fore mast. anyway. here some pictures. regards ludger





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so here is a new solution which is easier to get it back into place. for the rest cannons I will use this way.



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I would say one hour for one cannon David without replacing. But I need additional parts so I have to order them. Currently I am switching around on the ship here and there working on several small details. I bought me a pencil for example, waterproof, to simulate the bolts on the deck.

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Your first ship???   :o   Wonderful work, Ludger.

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans - ON HOLD           Triton Cross-Section   

 NRG Hallf Hull Planking Kit                                                                            HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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hello :) yeah david I am not sure yet. I think I will not do it.


thank you mark, now I feel shy because I have seen what you are able to build :) It is my first wood ship. I only build three other for my modelrailway but from plastic and years ago ;)


yesterday it was time to clean up my workingplace. It was important because I was to confused and I was not sure what to do next.

After that I worked on coils for the coffienägel (sorry do not know the english word - is there somewhere an overview for the nautical english terms?????? help please !!! :D ). Also I read in my book that a ship needs a stove pipe. So I did one by myself. And I build an own rudder because the one from the ship is not realistic. But the rudder is not ready yet. So enjoy the pictures and thanks everyone for following. A nice sunday to everyone. It is time for formula one - Monza :D

















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hallo, so all cannons are removed and painted. I also got some ornaments on ebay which I plan to add here and there. Critical phase for me in the building process for me. I didn´t liked it to remove the cannons. But at least I hope it will fit and looks better in the end.



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good evening :) So here some pictures of the rope coils I put on the belaying nails. If you enlarge the picture you can see it a bit better in detail ;)




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