1/96 scale Shipyard model "Nina"

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by eatcrow2, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. eatcrow2

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    Jim...

    Yes, that's what the instructions called for. So far I'm doing this by the number with whatever the plans call for..

    Have added the inner cabin bulkheads and doors.

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  2. eatcrow2

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    Have added the upper deck (quarterdeck ?) This was glued on 1m card. I said before that my planking was glued on 1m, when it was actually done on .05m.

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  3. eatcrow2

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    HMS Alert

    Hello Richard..

    Not sure if you received your "HMS Alert" yet, but here is the start of a build report on a Polish forum. Looks quite nice so far.. Though this is the box set...
    http://www.konradus.com/forum/read.php?f=1&i=115928&t=115928
  4. Richard

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    Peter,

    I received the kit a couple of weeks ago but have to shelve it because of a couple other projects.
    Great link, looks like the 1/72 'multi-media' kit.

    Richard
  5. Jim Krauzlis

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    Coming along very nicely, Peter!

    Hmmm.... 0.5 mm card, huh? That's good too know, otherwise it might have been a bit too stiff to plank, I would imagine. Still, obviously stiff enough to avoid those warping problems across those gaps between the formers.

    Beautiful work as usual, Peter!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  6. eatcrow2

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    base

    Figured I would get the base ready so I would have something to set the model on while working..

    Here's the base glued up and putty applied, then sanded smooth.
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    Here I applied a coat of paint, and then sanded smooth again.
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    For the finish, I used a coat of "Liquitex" Dark Umber.. when dry, I gave it a coat of "Future".. let that dry, and then a light buffing with a piece of silk, and then one more coat of Future for a nice semi-gloss finish..
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    What a great build thread for a great historic piece.
  8. eatcrow2

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    Thanks Gerardo for the comment... Next up was adding the planking to the stern.

    I've filled and sanded/beveled smooth the stern.
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    Here's the stern piece glued up on .05m stock, and I've cut out the openings.
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    Have glued the part to the rear, and used the eyebolts to help line up the piece.
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    Have carefully added the upper section, and blended in the colors with oil pastels.
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  9. Jim Krauzlis

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    Wow, that's a pretty nice display stand, Peter! Great job!

    I am enjoying the many photos, which, by the way, are quite excellent.

    The transom looks like it went on very well...guess the hull planking is coming up soon.

    Superb work, Peter!

    Cheers!
    Jim
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    Jim.. Thanks for naming the area (transom) for me. And if you notice anything else, speak up.. all help appreciated.

    I've started laying the outside planks. Shimming with thin pieces of card if I feel that I'm getting a cupping between frames. Also beveling the next set of planks where it will butt to the bottom of the row before it. It will give me a tighter joint, especially as the pieces start to curve down the hull.
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    outside planking

    Have finished the outside planking.. You can see in some of the photos where I have use card shims to flush up to the ajoining piece where needed. All gaps were filled in with oil pastels, and then rubbed with a soft cloth to blend in with the planking..


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  12. cgutzmer

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    Wow man! That planking turned out magnificent!
    Chris
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    Great job, Peter! Thanks for the tips and ideas!

    Chris
  14. eatcrow2

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    Thank you both for the comments..
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    Wow, great job on the outter planking, Peter!

    Nice, tight joints, beautifully finished job.

    Neat idea of using shims to help align the adjoining planks.:grin:

    Keep at it, mate!

    Cheers!
    Jim
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    That planking job is just fabulous! It makes me want to do a sailing ship again (resisting the temptation, come on, you know you can resist...)

    Rick
  17. eatcrow2

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    The urge has returned to do a little more work on the Nina..

    Here I finished the planking, and have added the keel.. plus doing a little filling of the gaps with acrylic paint and then blending the color into the hull with a soft damp cloth.
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    Showing the finished hull...
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    Started adding the "wales" to the hull....
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    Port side finished..
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  18. YuG

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    Well done!!!
    Very beautiful:thumb:
  19. Tunny

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    I want to see more, please !
  20. nibel

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    She is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!