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What was done before part 3:

 

some more details shots:

 

bedrading.JPG

batteries and switch for the lighting

 

binnenwand.JPG

inner planking

 

snijsels.JPG

First carving

 

kajuit1.JPG

Cabin

 

raam.JPG

More carving

 

hull16c.jpg

just before painting...

 

hull15a.JPG

 

Have fun,

Michiel

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well I guess that will still take a while ;) , but that's the good thing about this hobby ...

 

 

good to hear you enjoy my build

 

Best,

Michiel

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Nice to meet you on this forum too Michiel !

 

As you know, I've followed this build closely on a dutch forum. I'm still impressed by the amount of detail you add to the ship.

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Thanks Arjan, I actually started on this forum, and Jack and Jan dragged  ;)  me over to the Dutch one as well...

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Thanks guys, your words are much appreciated,

 

I started painting the underwatership yesterday, there may be some updates later this week.

 

Best,

Michiel

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Hi Michiel,

 

Looking good, but shouldn't the schaarstokken around the main hatch touch each other sideways?

 

Jan

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Thanks Jan,

 

We just had a many page discussion on the schaarstokken... including comments from Ab,

 

But I think your right in all drawings of pinas's they do, the thing is that the hatch is rather large here, I stick to Ketting and with the batteries there I can't make it smaller. The distance between the main schaarstokken is now ~7 feet, and with that is fits nicely around the other hatches and the anker spill. So it's a bit of a compromise..

 

Best,

Michiel

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Thanks Alex,

 

Yes I'm cutting them all from box wood, I only just started though there is an enormous amount of carving on this ship. So there's a lot to practive ;-)

 

Best,

Michiel

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Sculptures are really well done! Compliments!

Another question: how did you make hull's nailing and caulking?

 

Regards

Alex

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Thanks Alex

 

The nails in the hull (cherry planks) are made from chestnut thorns

 

like this:

 

treenailingtheull.JPG

 

I drill 0.5 mm holes, then I pull a thorn from a shell a dip it in some glue and stick it in. When it's dry I cut most of with a small pair of scissors and than sand it further. Finally a scrape the entire section and apply danish oil. For the deck planks I find the thorns to dark and I just use tooth picks, without any further processing, just pushing them in so that they fill the 0.5mm hole. Again after oiling you get a very nice contrast due to the grain direction difference.

 

The planks I make black on the sides with shoe polish from a tube with sponge, (the sponge is attached to the tube). You get the best result if you sand the side just a bit as well, especially the short sides. The shoe polish is instantly sufficiently dry and does not get into the wood. The sanding does fill the space between the planks a bit which may seem to diminish the effect. However, after applying the oil they come out nicely again (not if you apply a lacker though! then the sand dust stays in there and makes the effort in vain.). Obviously for a bit more historically correct color you could use a dark brown polish... 

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I showed a picture before of a single musket, the rack is new. Next thing here will be a rack over the windows for dining plates. There will be an other bench on the aft side as well, eventually. I also finished the bed for the captain but it still needs sheets and a blanket.

 

the wiring for the candle runs through one of the legs, I drilled a 0.5 mm hole through a toothpick....

 

Best,

Michiel

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Hello Michiel,

 

Love the lighting effects and your clean work.

 

Cheers,

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