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Hello to all!!

At last, Amerigo Vespucci has arrived! This is my second ship build.

First impressions: wood quality is better than that of my previous build and the manual, consists of 9 large sheets with general instructions (compared to the step by step manual of the previous build).

Attached you may find photos from unpacking the kit and first dry fit.

And now comes my first question:

Starting from the bottom of the keel, at which distance should I carve the rabbet  line?

 

Thank you in advance for your help

Dimitris

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Hello Dimitris..

I would like to wish you good luck with your build.  I have just finished building Jotika's HMS Victory and have been looking around for my next build and came across your log.  I believe you have a great attitude with respect to the difficulty of your build and I believe you will do a terrific job.  The photos so far look good and your work looks clean and sharp.  Take care.

 

Jehttp://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/1951-hms-victory-by-jerry-jotika-scale-172-1805-version-wood/?hl=%2Bhms+%2Bvictory+%2Bjerryrry

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Good morning , a little bit of progress...

The main deck it's in place with a wall that supports some superstructure.

Also the support pieces on the stern for the hull planking is ready.

I have started to glue the walnut strips to the main deck.

I will be grateful for any comments and suggestions...

 

Cheers

 

Dimitris

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Hello Elia, thank you for your nice comments and for visiting my build log. This specific kit is probably a bit more complex for my level... but i am determined to do my best. I have seen other build logs at a Greek site for modellers and the specific kit of Mantua has some design flaws. The instruction manual is confusing given my limited experience.Thanks again

 

Take care :)

Dimitris

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Dimitris,

 

As Elia said, very impressive start. One question though. Is the planking supposed to go right to the prow like that or is it supposed to be more of a rounded or bluff bow? This is the first log of this ship I have seen so was just wondering.

Hello Carl , thank you for your kind words and for visiting my build log. Regarding your question and according to the manual the planking should go right to the prow as i built it.

 

Cheers :)

 

Dimitris

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Hello shipmates, the three planks from the keel to the bulwarks are in place... :) I must learn to shoot nice photos :) On photo 7th there is a home made cheese pie in the oven . I would love to share it with you guys!!!

 

Cheers :)

 

Dimitris

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Hi Dimitris 

 

Just found your build log, great job you have did on your planking, you could have made the planking job a lot easier by using two short planks rather than one long one, but then you did OK, I normally shamper the plank edges to make them fit together, well just a bit late for your ship but just a thought for your next build.  Looking forward to following,                                                     ENJOY.

 

Regards   Lawrence 

Ηello Lawrence , thank you for the kind comments and for visiting my build log. Thank you also for the tip , i will have it in mind for the next build :) :)

Best wishes for Christmas and new year for you and your family!!

 

Regards

Dimitris

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Hello Dimitris," starting well usually ends well" nice neat work ,the pictures are good,keep on enjoying your build,best wishes for xmas and the new year to you and your family.Edwin :piratebo5:

Hello Edwin , thank you  for your wishes , for your nice comments and for visiting my build log. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year for you and for your family. :)

 

Cheers

Dimitris

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Hi shipmates!!Thank you all for your likes and nice comments!! During the weekend i was  able to do some progress on the build.. First, the planking on the deck has finished. It is sanded and painted . Second ,one structure that belongs under the stern deck is also done. The next one will be the installation of the stern deck . Also the planking and painting.I would like to wish you all a very merry Xmas and a happy new year. :pirate41:

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