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Markwarren
#201 Posted : 09 August 2019 10:23:40

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Excellent work as usual Jack.Love

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#202 Posted : 10 August 2019 08:10:18

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Jack

Another really nice update.

The railings look very neatly done.

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#203 Posted : 10 August 2019 10:36:27

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Thank you very much for your positive comments. I'm very proud of this personal work done on these railings and your comments are even more appreciated by me. Jack.
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#204 Posted : 10 August 2019 11:56:56

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Beautiful work JackDrool Drool outstanding skillsBigGrin regards PhilCool
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#205 Posted : 10 August 2019 22:35:38

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Additional elements again in the stern area . .

It seems a small achievement but it is absolutely not true; the round decorative elements with a hole in the center were made using a lathe, starting with a rod reduced to the correct diameter, drilled in the center and so on. Nothing magic but a lot of patience.

At this point the matter in the stern area is practically closed, some elements are still missing but this is certainly not the right time to install them. Now it's time to focus on the railings on the forecastle. Another challenge of patience and precision, combined with the necessary robustness.

See you soon, Jack.

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#206 Posted : 15 August 2019 09:53:51

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

I started to build the forecastle railings . . for this task I identified the possibility to build these elements separately and assemble them on the model as final process. This fact has two great advantages: it allows greater precision in the preparation of the pieces and, last but not least, greater ease of execution. Furthermore, the experience gained up until now has played an essential role.
There is still a lot to do before finishing, but it seems to be progressing very well.
See you soon, Jack.

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#207 Posted : 17 August 2019 09:18:59

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Friday, August 16, 2019 - Railings of the forecastle

The building the forecastle railings is still in progress. I decided to glue the two lateral railings built earlier.
In order to ensure the necessary strength of the bonding, until I'll have also installed the front and the rear railing, I have glued a temporary batten that connects the two sides getting their force thanks to the gluing to the foremast stump. In due course it will be removed with a light touch or twist as the glueing has been done with a point of cyanoacrylate glue.

Best regards, Jack.

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#208 Posted : 20 August 2019 21:14:50

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Tuesday 20 August 2019

The installation of the forecastle railings is also finished . . . Now only three smaller, although complex, internal railings still remain ro install, positioned to protect the ends of the decks, as shown in the last two images, taken from the model plans.
Their peculiarity is given by the rounded small columns to be prepared with a wood lathe, instead of the square ones.
See you soon, Jack.

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#209 Posted : 22 August 2019 08:47:26

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Other images of the model taken yesterday, today I would like to start making the railing columns described in the previous post, even if I would like to do them with a slightly different shape. First I'll do some prototypes before deciding.
Salutoni, Jack.

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#210 Posted : 23 August 2019 09:07:08

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Thursday 22 August 2017

Day spent on the lathe to prepare the columns needed to install the railings between the various decks of the carrack. Next step their installation, after which this chapter will also be finished. Dimensions: those of the first picture mm. 16, the others mm. 22.
Salutoni, Jack.

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#211 Posted : 23 August 2019 09:53:25

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Hi Jack,
Lovely update. The columns look superb.
I so admire the pure timber models. In your case they showcase your skills superbly!!!Drool
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#212 Posted : 23 August 2019 20:18:46

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Brilliant stuff ,this is proper carpentry in miniature Cool
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#213 Posted : 25 August 2019 09:09:56

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Saturday, August 24th, 2019

I've finished also the last railings, using the small columns lathed last thursday . . . now I have to think about and plan the nexts activities.
See you soon, Jack.

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#214 Posted : 30 August 2019 15:30:53

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Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Adding new details. .

Having prepared the bowsprit on a lathe, I then fixed it in the correct position.

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In addition to the bowsprit in this picture you can also see the cathead, applied also on the other side of the hull.

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Here are some details of the base of the bowsprit, including the classic rope binding from the bow to this mast.

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A beam has been installed also aft, protruding far beyond the hull.

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Finally the last missing detail on the railing between the main deck and the quarterdeck.

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Now I will dedicate myself to the guns, task quite long and boring. Luckily, there are only eight.
Greetings, Jack.
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#215 Posted : 03 September 2019 17:15:11

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Monday 2 September 2019

The challenge to install the guns has began.
As anticipated it's a long and boring task but must be done . . I started with the cannon balls stock . . . at least these are now ready.
See you soon, Jack.

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#216 Posted : 12 September 2019 22:29:30

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Thursday 12 September 2019

During these 10 days since my last update for this model there have been very few news worth to be illustrated: I had to prepare a bunch of raw objects that required lot of patience, anyway very important to allow the implementation of the blocks and finally start to install the guns.

The images show the gun carriages definitively fixed on the decks: the fixing takes place through the insertion of a pin that passes through the carriage into the deck floor; it is visible, even if with some difficulty as it was later painted, in the central part of the carriage itself.

The images 01 and 02 below show the eight guns that make up the ordnance of this model, partially "wired". Each rope endpoint of the completed tackles is fixed to the deck with a drop of super glue and cut. Later I will prepare the rope curls, as I did for other models in the past, trying to make them better as realism. The curls will be applied over the endpoints so that they look like its natural continuation.

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In the next two images (03 and 04) I started fixing the gun barrels on the carriages. The barrels are glued in their position with a small amount of two-component epoxy glue. Now I have to wait sometime to allow this glue to harden and then I will be able to proceed with the subsequent operations. Each gun has its own supply of ammunitions, prepared days ago, fixed to the deck with a drop of superglue.

The recoil rope has already been added to all the gun barrels, in the next days this rope, prepared before fixing the barrel to its carriage, will be definitively fixed on the inner side of the bulwark.

As you can see, there is still a bit of work to flag this activity as completed, but surely I'm approaching the final tasks.
However, this trick cost a lot of working hours and lot of patience.

Cheers, Jack.

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#217 Posted : 13 September 2019 06:32:51

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Wow - museum quality build!!
Greetings,
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#218 Posted : 17 September 2019 16:39:37

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Tuesday 17 September 2019

The installation of the 6 guns on the main deck is finally complete. Two guns are still missing: the ones of smaller caliber located on the quarterdeck . . . . anyway the most is done.

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To diversify the work around the guns, I prepared the four planned fife rails. Here I indulged myself with a pretty showy coloring with the aim of creating some kind of color contrast . . . a bit like the ocher color for the gun carriages.

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Another hour of work and even this tedious activity can be said to have ended happily.
Greetings, Jack.
jack.aubrey
#219 Posted : 20 September 2019 18:26:32

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Thursday 19 September 2019

With these last details I finally put an end to the guns installation. I'll almost open a bottle of Prosecco or Lambrusco to celebrate this event . . .

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Now there are many other activities that can be started. Rudder installation, figurehead, anchor installation, masts and so on.
For the moment I decided to experiment the building of the masts and maybe even various spars and rods. There is no particular reason to do one thing before the other and so I follow the will of the moment.

Using my small Proxxon wood lathe, I started to prepare the foremast and the mizzenmast. The foremast consists of a 10mm diameter rod that must be tapered up to a 6mm diameter. The mizzenmast is an 8mm rod to be tapered to 5mm. Using the lathe the operation became to me particularly well and I am very satisfied.
I then completed the foremast by installing the top, ready for some time.

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But now there are two beautiful problems to be solved: one is very simple, since it is a question of choosing whether to leave the masts and the yards in their natural wood-color or to color them, as they most likely were: masts in ocher yellow and yards in black.
The other one is more complex and concerns the mainmast: it involves turning a 12mm diameter rod that must reach the 8mm at the end. But the problem is that my lathe reaches a maximum of 10mm and therefore cannot be used as I have done up to now.
I have to find an alternative route that I currently can't see, even using Google Maps !!
In the meantime I will take time working on the other elements of the masts but for my problem I need an adequate idea.

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See you soon, Jack.Aubrey.
jack.aubrey
#220 Posted : 26 September 2019 18:03:07

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Wednesday 25 September 2019

I prepared all the pieces that make up the masts of the carrack, with the sole exclusion of the mainmast due to the known problem with the lathe. At the end I took the decision to color both the masts and the yards: the masts are colored with yellow ocher paint while the yards in black. When completely dry, I sanded the pieces with very fine grain paper to give them an appearance of "used".

Below two images of the foremast and mizzenmast . .

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Below, instead, the lower yard of the mainmast and the beam of the lateen sail on the mizzen mast . .

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Here below the other remaining yards (bowsprit, foremast and mainmast) . .

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One last mention about the lathe issue: I had almost definitively decided to manually taper the mainmast but today I received an email from my common friend Antonio who offered me the availability of a "REAL" lathe located in his workshop. Obviously this changed all the scenarios. Next week I will also finish this missing element.
Best regards, Jack.
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