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Prins Willem 1650 by Michiel - 1:50 - POB Zeeland ship from own plans

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I'm working a bit in parallel some on the outsize some on the inside, here's the progress on the gun deck. 40 rings made and installed. 32 for rigging the guns and 8 more on the hatches...

 

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Now I need to think carefully what else to put on the deck before I start placing guns/beams and knees... There are still some chicken egg problems there I need to find a solution to ...

 

the first next thing here will probably be the lanterns that still have to be put covering the led's

 

Have a nice weekend,

Michiel

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Just came across your log, Michiel. Very nice work indeed! Lovely model.

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Nice pictures Janos looks really realistic

 

I'll probably make my standing rigging a bit darker, its really covered by a thick tar layer originally

 

 

Thanks Druxey nice to see you like it a lot.

 

more pictures soon...

Best,

Michiel

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The workshop is very important for focusing on the build... Very nice indeed... Wide space, alone and free...

The build? Fantastic!...

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Beautiful details, Michiel.   I had to look twice to see the plates.  Everything goes together that good!!

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Thanks Guys,

 

I'm going to hunt for some fabric to makes soms sheets for the bed. That's the last piece on the picture not yet fixed. For the rest I'm still not sure wether is comlpete now. Maybe I should add a map on the table. Anyway, working on the cabin is a nice side project next to the hatches of the gun ports.

 

Best,

Michiel

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Michiel,

 

I've been reading your build and enjoyed every picture till now. This is an awsome ship and some impressive images! I'm glad to see you've started up the build again succesfully after your move. (Is Leuven the place of your shipyard now? I used to live there myself, but i'm not sure the draught of the 'Prins Willem' wil fit the 'Dijle').

 

Nice gun port lids, especially against de coulour of the wooden background of the hull. I couldn't quite find the exact finish you've used to get this realistic effect out of the wood; I read something about you using danish oil. Is this the first and final layer or is there more to this trick? I've tried different strategies myself on oak, using  a vinagar and rust mix, followed bij sanding to give the wood a vintage look, this was quite succesfull, but ... the final finish (oil or laquer on alkyd or acrylic base, both in egg-gloss or matt finish) did not give a satisfying result. I'm curious how you tackled this problem.

 

Looking forward to seeing more of this impressive build,

 

Diederik

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Hi Diederik,

 

Nice to hear you enjoy my build. Yes it's Leuven now, my wife's at the uni here, I myself started in the other Louvain ... I think, my scale on the Dijle will be like the real one on the Westerschelde.

 

I only use danish oil, well actually it's called wood oil as is sold in the shops in Germany. It is applied in various layers. It mainly brings the wood grain out very nicely. On cherry wood you end up with a a grain size that is in my view a nice scale representation of the oak scale. The only problem is that it becomes a bit too shiny. It works but it's not really the final word. Maybe one could apply a final layer of diffuse lacker at the very end.

 

Are you building something? There are also some nice Dutch fora, especially if you like this kind of ships.

 

Best,

Michiel

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Thanks for the information Michiel.

 

I'll start experimenting with different types of oil and different amounts of layers. Hopefully the result will come somewhere near yours. I think the shine will only get stronger with a final layer of lacker and my experience with blank matt lacker on acrylic base often gives a white mist effect (something to do with the crystals in the paint).

I also like the blackened effect on the wooden fenders (not sure about the right english translation of 'berghout'), the balance between gloss vs matt looks spot on. Is this paint on alkyd or acrylic base?

 

I myself am buildling the Unicorn (if you google "La Licorne De Eenhoorn Spijkertje" you can't miss it). There are indeed quite a lot of active modelshipbuilders and nice fora in de Benelux, where i've found loads of tips and info up till now.

 

Succes with the build, and again; thanks for the advice

 

Diederik

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The wales are ebony... no paint at all. A hell to bend though so I'm not sure wether I would recomment to do that as well.

 

This oil is like danish oil, a mixture of line seed oil and tarnish

 

nice work on yours, you're aslo building a scratch 7p?

 

Best,

Michiel

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The wales are ebony... no paint at all....

....nice work on yours, you're aslo building a scratch 7p?

 

Best,

Michiel

That explains it, suppose worth trying myself. My wales don't have such a sharp bend / sheer as those on the PW have, so the bending proces shouldn't be the biggest problem...finding a place to buy the ebony might be....

 

Thanks, yes about 1 year ago I starten a scratch build of the Seven Provinces (following the original plans of GCDik) together with a 'statenjacht', both in scale 1:87.  I'm considering restaring the build using the plans of Otte Blom and upscaling it to 1:72. First I'll do my best to finish the Unicorn in the next year or two.

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Beautiful, love the lines of the Dutch boats.  I like the lights, very different.  Exceptional detailed.  I will follow this built of yours.  I need to look up this book you are using to build this model.

Marc

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Thanks Marc,

 

About the book, yes it's nice but not too historically correct. In this period the Dutch ships were by far not standardized. There are a couple of remaining original modes and two original books. Ketting took the Prins Willem model and mixed in information from the written sources, and made up some of the blanks. I started following the book closely but more and more I'm making corrections to be more historically correct.

 

the closest to historically correct is currently the work by Ab Hoving, reconstructing the Pinas described in Witsens book:

 

http://nautarch.tamu.edu/shiplab/AbHoving.htm

 

Best,

Michiel

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