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Ragusian Carrack, Jack.Aubrey, scale 1:60 Options
DaDokta
#181 Posted : 11 July 2019 10:16:16

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Wow - i think you made the right decision! The Stern decorations look great!
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#182 Posted : 15 July 2019 17:15:25

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First of all I have to thank all of you for the great appreciations and appraisals, then . . .

Monday, July 15, 2019

A couple of days ago I applied a coat of oil for wood, to nourish the wood itself and highlight its colors. So I had to wait a couple of days for the oil to be completely absorbed by the wood and leave dry the model surfaces. Now the model can be manipulated again and I am providing the tree nailing of the wales and vertical reinforcements.

Below is a review of model images taken this morning in natural light. Good vision. Jack.

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#183 Posted : 15 July 2019 21:05:10

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Looks stunning, very nice piece of work.Love

Mark
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#184 Posted : 15 July 2019 22:15:47

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Comming along very well, looks very mice
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#185 Posted : 16 July 2019 05:55:59

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That is looking better and better each time we see it.

Your building is so perfect.

Tony
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#186 Posted : 16 July 2019 11:04:50

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Absolutely perfect build so far!
Greetings,
Walter



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HMS Victory

Builds started but currently on a hold:
AKAGI, Supermarine Spitfire, Hachette U-96

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McLaren MP4/4, D-51
jack.aubrey
#187 Posted : 17 July 2019 12:42:24

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

A little work with toothpicks to simulate wood nails on the wales and on the vertical reinforcements . . .

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#188 Posted : 20 July 2019 20:16:34

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Saturday 20 July 2019

In these days with the weather becoming warmer and hot, I worked around some preparatory activitoes to paint the quickwork. The varnish, according to the images of the model shown at the beginning of this log, will be black.

In order to apply the black (acrylic) paint it's necessary, however, to mask the border area which must remain wood-colored. A couple of days ago I applied a coat of matt acrylic from the lower wale to the keel, to prepare with a base coat the area to be colored. Before proceeding with the masking and painting I decided to wait a few days to make sure that the initial coat of paint is well dry and perfectly anchored to the wood.

So, as alternative task, I started to prepare the two platforms that are positioned almost at the top of the mainmast and foremast.
The material provided by the kit, this time, proved to be really good. All the pieces are laser pre-cut and are of absolute precision. Their assembly, although to be carried out with the utmost care given the fragility of some pieces, did not create any kind of problems.

The only aspect to be emphasized is that it's practically impossible, given the fragility of many pieces, to remove the burned wood. a side effect of the laser cut. For this reason the two platforms will be colored instead of left in natural wood color: their nature as pre-cut laser pieces would be too obvious and so on.
My only problem (just to speak): the choice of the color.

For today there are no images but they will arrive soon. Salutoni, Jack.
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#189 Posted : 21 July 2019 08:39:27

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Hi Jack

The weather can certainly put a lot of your building on hold.

I much prefer the winter :-)

Look forward to seeing your next pictures as it sounds like some interesting parts of your build are now underway.

Tony
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#190 Posted : 21 July 2019 10:25:51

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You really are bringing this beauty to life.
It looks amazing.

Roy.
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#191 Posted : 21 July 2019 11:48:22

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Many, many thanks for your positive comments, Jack.

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Here are the images of the work done on the main top and the fore top. After the mounting, yesterday I proceeded to apply a coat of acrylic paint just to highlight that there is a little finishing work to do . . . I will see.
However it seems to me that everything is going well.
Cheers, Jack.

The main top from different viewpoints . . .
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And the fore top, just few smaller the the other . . .
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#192 Posted : 27 July 2019 17:05:59

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Saturday 27 July 2019

Session dedicated to painting, after a idle week due to many extra modeling commitments.
I finished coloring the tops and colored the carrack quickwork with a black paint.
The black colored area does not follow the waterline, as logic would like, but a line almost parallel to the lower wale. This is not an invention of mine but an element envisaged in this way in the project and faithfully reproduced in the photos of the finished model, images presented at the beginning of this log.
For its task I used my well tested technique by using a masking tape with the application, on the protection line, of a coat of matt paint. This before applying the final black color. With this method you generally get a perfect line, and so it was.
Now everything is drying upside down. . . .
Goodbye, Jack.

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#193 Posted : 27 July 2019 19:23:55

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Jack

Some very neat painting on your hull.

Tony
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#194 Posted : 29 July 2019 09:33:02

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Sunday, July 28th, 2019

Let's put the model in its usual, right asset . . . . BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin


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#195 Posted : 29 July 2019 17:13:54

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Jack

You do take some very nice clear pictures of your models.

Something i am trying to get better at.

Tony
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#196 Posted : 29 July 2019 19:14:03

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birdaj2 wrote:
Jack
You do take some very nice clear pictures of your models.
Something i am trying to get better at.
Tony


Hi Tony, nothing particularly sophisticated: I use since two years my smartphone to shot photos. And the phone is simply a Huaweii P10 Lite. Sometimes I crop some photos with the pc to improve the subject, but not so often.
Bye, Jack.
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jack.aubrey wrote:
birdaj2 wrote:
Jack
You do take some very nice clear pictures of your models.
Something i am trying to get better at.
Tony


Hi Tony, nothing particularly sophisticated: I use since two years my smartphone to shot photos. And the phone is simply a Huaweii P10 Lite. Sometimes I crop some photos with the pc to improve the subject, but not so often.
Bye, Jack.


Jack

Well they are certainly very good. Here in the UK we get "English Weather" most of the time so trying to take good pictures indoors is not always brilluant - i think that is more down to me than the camera.

Something i need to practice with or maybe move to Italy were you seem to have some lovely bright light :-)

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#198 Posted : 29 July 2019 21:27:50

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Some very neat painting, excellent work Jack.Love

Mark
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#199 Posted : 31 July 2019 10:03:59

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Tuesday 30 July 2019

What to do next ?

Apart from some secondary activities, anyway postponable, and only one as really prerequisite, from today the "focus" of the important, and no longer delayable tasks, shifts to build the railings (is it the right term?) planned both on the forecastle than on the quarterdeck.
Figure 01 shows, in the area highlighted in red, this detail for the stern area.

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As you can easily see, it is a matter of installing 9 vertical 5mm square supports with the base resting on the gunwale of the quarterdeck and the top anchored to the gunwale of the last poop deck. The whole tied and reinforced by two 2x2mm streams embedded in the vertical supports.
In theory, the build of this detail is not complex, even if it requires a good amount of patience and precision, but for me, the real challenge consists in keeping an adequately strong structure, which does not risk falling apart at the first working accident.
So ideas will be needed to make it as robust as I would like.

Another matter, even if finalized to the same result, on the forecastle, as shown, in the same way as in figure 01, in figure 02 (side view), 03, 04 and 05 (views from other directions).

For the forecastle railings, unlike the poop ones, it is possible to setup a separate assembly followed by the final fixing it only at the end. This would make work more comfortable and more precise.

To the next episode, Jack.

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#200 Posted : 09 August 2019 09:39:12

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Thursday, August 8th, 2019

At the end, after a week of work, I managed to complete the railings located in the stern area.
It has been an activity that engaged me in a long planning job to obtain a result from one side enough precise and from the other adeguately strong. In particular this last point made me lose a lot of time to setup joints and pins able to ensure the required strength.
In hindsight I have to say I hit the target, but anyway . . . . it was a tough and complex matter.

The images below document the work done, work that further enhances the aesthetics of this model. Now still some details, always located in the stern, are missing but they are easy to implement; and then a similar task will start for the forecastle railings. . . but here, with the experience so far made, I'm no longer worried.

Salutoni, Jack.

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