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Billy
#1 Posted : 27 September 2018 19:11:39

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Received the first pack and I have started the build here in the USA. But first a few comments. I built the San Felipe back in 2014 as my first build for experience. Comparing this kit to the San Felipe I find the packaging, instructions and quality of the parts to be much, much better. I can’t wait to get started.
I’m sure I have my work cut out for me. The transom decorations will be a challenge. I was expecting them to be larger than what I actually received based on the pictures in the instructions. So, painting them will take a steady hand and patience.
I have ordered 3mm mini Amber LED lights from Amazon and will try to incorporate them into the build. My plan is to put 6 around the edge of the deck (3 each side), 1 or 2 on the stern and 2 in the cabin area. All powered by a 9-volt battery. Wish me luck, this will be my first attempt at lighting.
After completing the first pack I have the following comments.
1. The fit is very tight so remember to clean-up any glue that oozes out to prevent problems when fitting future parts.
2. Assemble all parts for each pack before painting any figures. Paining the figures all together at one time this allows you to use the same paint color without cleaning the brush.
3. I found a magnifying glass to be essential when painting the figures
4. I erred in selecting a matte paint. A gloss I think would look much better. I will continue with the matte paint.
I'm unable to resize the pictures, sorry
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#2 Posted : 27 September 2018 19:17:49

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Good luck with the build Billy.... Its great to see another Vasa appearing....Cool Cool

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#3 Posted : 27 September 2018 19:19:34

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Hi Billy,

A great start there, the Vasa is a wonderful ship to build and I'm looking forward to seeing your lights, always like some lighting.

Just a thought but if you wanted gloss paint in the first place you could always apply another coat of gloss over the matt. I'm looking forward to seeing more; happy building. BigGrin
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#4 Posted : 27 September 2018 20:44:34

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another ship that is on my ever growing list of want to do builds. be watching this BigGrin
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#5 Posted : 27 September 2018 20:49:16

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BigGrin Great start on the Vasa looking forward to seeing your progress Cool
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#6 Posted : 27 September 2018 23:06:12

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BigGrin Nice start billy and looking goodCool
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#7 Posted : 28 September 2018 12:52:19

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Thanks for the encouragement. I've worked on the photos and finally got them to show although they are large.
The reason I picked this ship was the colorful artwork. The matte paints I'm using are not working to show this so after sleeping on it over night I'm going to redo and repaint what I've done. I'll post before and after pictures of the color changes I've made.
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#8 Posted : 30 September 2018 18:57:22

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Here are the comparisons between the acrylic matte paint and the enamel paint.
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#9 Posted : 03 November 2018 13:40:02

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Pack 2 now complete

Important with this step is the lighting I've added. Need to do it at this step before the decks are laid.

Using copper 1/2" strips as conduit for a 9 volt battery. Picture shows the lights lit up. Wiring is not pretty but will all be covered up when the deck is laid. Lights will come up through the deck along the sides and a couple at the bow and more aft.

Painting is difficult as the parts are so small. Even using a magnifyer. So I'm off to the hobby shop to find smaller brushes
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#10 Posted : 03 November 2018 13:45:02

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Note soldier with two left arms.Confused I will attach later in case I get one with two right arms.Mellow
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#11 Posted : 03 November 2018 13:46:47

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All looking good Billy, neat and tidy work.....Cool Cool .. Agree with you on the painting of the decorations, they are pretty small and take some patience to do. Look forward to your next update.....Cool Cool

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#12 Posted : 03 November 2018 22:04:00

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Hi very nice start,the figures certainly require a steady hand .cheers mick.BigGrin
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#13 Posted : 07 November 2018 17:18:26

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More lighting done. I'll be lighting only one side of the ship, the main cabin and along the deck.

Cleaned up the wiring. Added masking tape to the battery leads to secure them since the battery is a critical part of the lights.
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#14 Posted : 07 November 2018 19:20:40

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BigGrin Looking good and nice work BillyCool
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Agreed, well done Billy. The lighting should work well ThumpUp
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#16 Posted : 07 November 2018 23:28:15

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Progressing nicely Billy, looking good....Cool Cool

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#17 Posted : 08 November 2018 05:25:18

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BigGrin Very nicely done. Really good to have another Vasa under way Cool
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#18 Posted : 05 December 2018 13:59:29

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Finished Pack 3

Lighting looks good so far.

I'm not happy with my painting as I'm not steady enough at 71 Years old but from a distance I think it should pass. Won't stand up to close inspection though.

Lots of hull planking with this Pack
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#19 Posted : 05 December 2018 14:51:04

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Nice work Billy, looking good.

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#20 Posted : 05 December 2018 18:34:08

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Good to see your progress on this one Billy, all looking good...Cool Cool .. Well done...

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