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jack.aubrey
#141 Posted : 09 November 2018 17:40:25

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Friday 9 November 2018

The activities around the second planking are still ongoing, even if a bit slowly. I had an incredible sequence of boring setbacks that didn't allow me to spend more time on this model. However, the work seems to proceed very well.
See you soon. Jack.

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#142 Posted : 23 November 2018 09:47:12

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Thursday 22 November 2018

Finally I finished to apply the second planking . . BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin



See you soon, Jack.
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#143 Posted : 24 November 2018 11:22:47

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Friday 23 November 2018

Having finished the second planking, I propose you a nice feast of images.

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Now the problem arises of what to do next.

There are several possibilities but I will have to choose the one that I can reasonably complete by December 15th, when I should leave Milan, move to Tuscany and stay there until next spring.

Unlike other times, I'm not going to continue working there, for reasons that are too long to explain here. So I will be forced to suspend work on this model for a few months. For this reason I have to find an activity that can be completed in a couple of weeks or so.

I have to think about it.
We'll see.
Greetings, Jack.
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#144 Posted : 24 November 2018 12:14:22

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Drool wow Jack, impressive as always ThumpUp
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#145 Posted : 07 December 2018 10:39:15

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Thursday 6 December 2018

Latest updates: the work done may seem a small thing, but in terms of time the installation of the two guns has taken quite a bit. In short, I decided to proceed with the building of the quarterdeck, over the main deck at poop, and, in order to build it, I had to set up two guns under it. This because they will still be visible.

To avoid that subsequent activities on the outer hull can detach these two guns, I have set in place a series of defensive measures, including that of not protruding outside the barrel of the gun. That's why the two guns are presented in the fully retracted position.

Subsequently I proceeded to complete the installation of the beams above and now remains the application of the planks of the deck to complete the task. I'm thinking to close the deck matter within a week.

See you next time, Jack.


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#146 Posted : 07 December 2018 12:53:38

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Very neat work Jack, she's looking great.

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#147 Posted : 07 December 2018 22:36:33

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Friday 7 December 2018

The build of the quarterdeck is in progress.
This is the first 4x1.5mm wooden planking. Then the one in Tanganika will follow. The second layer will cover everything, including flaws, like the other decks already completed.

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#148 Posted : 08 December 2018 01:05:11

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Looks very neat Jack, WTG.

Cool Cool Cool

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#149 Posted : 10 December 2018 07:51:08

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Nice start to the planking of the quarterdeck!
Greetings,
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#150 Posted : 10 December 2018 08:39:47

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Great work Jack, looks excellent.Love

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#151 Posted : 10 December 2018 19:00:17

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Monday 10 December 2018

Update: the deck has taken its definitive appearance, still missing only some details that will follow in the coming days (horizontal planking in tanganika veneer, as for the other decks, waterways, a central column, a ladder and little else).

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#152 Posted : 11 December 2018 09:43:15

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Looking great!
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#153 Posted : 14 December 2018 10:18:51

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Thursday 13 December 2018

And this new deck is finished too: I applied the second planking and finished the whole with a fine sanding. The result is equivalent to the other three decks.

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I tried to build the ladders: in this model only two of them are visible, but the usual pre-worked elements were not included in the kit to set them up. Perhaps because the scale of the pieces on the marketplace was not suitable for this model. The fact is that I have achieved the result in complete scratch building mode. Yesterday I was able to prepare the pre-worked material needed for the assembly of the two ladders but I managed to finish only one ladder, that I show you in this post. I'll build the next one tomorrow, contingencies permitting.

Apart from some thoughs that allowed me to succeed in the enterprise, it was an interesting experience, further improvable.

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#154 Posted : 15 December 2018 10:41:59

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Friday, December 14th 2018

More details have now been built and added to the decks, although some of them are not yet been fixed, as they would only bother for now. I have today reached a point of relative stability in the execution of the tasks: it is no longer necessary to insist on working on the decks but start now to finish the outer part of the hull, where many horizontal (wales) and vertical reinforcements must be installed, typical of the ships of the time. But time when I will leave Milan for Tuscany is approaching fast and, as I anticipated, this time I will close the shipyard.

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The ladder leading from the main deck to the quarterdeck . . Same technique used for the first ladder.

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The hatch to reach the hold, not yet completely finished but already at a good point of completeness . .

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And the same to access the forecastle, at the apex of an imaginary internal staircase . .

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#155 Posted : 22 December 2018 10:33:05

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Thursday 20 December 2018

Last updates: I finished the two hatchways by applying the missing rings, followed by a browning process, and then the permanent fixing in their position. The photo below shows these details.

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Then I applied the gunwales in the area of the quarterdeck plus its related external border.

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But the most important part were the works around the external vertical reinforcements, fosused now on the extreme poop area. But I am absolutely unsatisfied with the result, for two reasons:
1) The timber released for this purpose in the kit is in walnut and the chromatic effect does not satisfy me at all, too dark. A lighter wood would be better, such as beech. Unfortunately, now I have to continue with the walnut and it does not excite me, I hope that once all these elements are finished the overall situation will be better. We'll see.
2) I have mistaken the shape of these elements. But in this case I can still fix it. If I had checked the images of the finished model I probably would have avoided this error but I forgot the smartphone at home and so I could not check them before and I was wrong. We will see to remedy.

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Complete images of the model, the negative feeling towards vertical reinforcements is confirmed: at least in these photos the walnut too dark color hides these very spectacular details.

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I take this opportunity to greet all the people who follow this diary and I wish them a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019. Optimism is extremely necessary given the times. .
Jack.Aubrey.
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#156 Posted : 10 January 2019 12:17:31

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Gentlemen,

From now on the shipyard will be closed for a while.
I believe to resume works next June, when I'll be back from Tuscany.
Here below some new photo in daylight.
Kind regards, Jack.

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#157 Posted : 10 January 2019 15:57:50

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Looking really good and lovely wood tones Cool
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#158 Posted : 20 April 2019 16:16:31

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Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Tomorrow is Easter and I take the opportunity to submit to all the members of this forum my warmest Easter greetings.

I also take this opportunity to inform you that today I am still "wintering" in Calci (near Pisa) but I decided, obviously together with my wife, that we will return to Cinisello (Milan) on Sunday, May 12.
So, if everything goes according to our plans and no unexpected events arise, I should resume activities on this model in the second half of May.

See you soon, Jack.
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#159 Posted : 20 April 2019 16:32:22

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Easter greetings to you and the family Jack.

Was only thinking the other day about your builds so looking forward to seeing you get back to this one.

Tony
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#160 Posted : 08 June 2019 10:21:16

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Friday 7 June 2019 - Shipyard reopened . . .

Last week I managed to finish all the many commitments related to my return to Cinisello and then, finally, last Monday I was able to reopen the Ragusian Carrack shipyard. Because of my "trip" to Tuscany, I left in January this year, this shipyard has been closed for approx. six months and I was looking forward to being able to resume activities around this model.

First I spent Monday by fixing a mistake I made before closing the yard, an error related to a wrong shape of the vertical reinforcements in the poop area. This correction caused a nice amount of very fine walnut powder that gave me a hundred sneezes !! In fact, breathing this powder is like pulling a pinch of tobacco from the nose, a remedy, I don't know for what, used by our grandparents until 60/70 years ago.

Then I started, on Tuesday, to do new things that you can see in the photos below: a first wale, at the moment still incomplete, and five vertical reinforcements integrated with the mainmast channel. Obviously this on both sides of the hull.

Finally, today, I applied two other (still incomplete) wales from midship to the stern. The photos shown here do not contain these last details. It may seem few progresses but I can assure you that my three hours per day were full of work, without breaks or similar loss of time . . .

Cheers, Jack.

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