Galeon San Salvador Hybrid

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  1. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the compliment Zathros.

    This build is turning out very interesting in the mixed media. Since I am making this a hybrid, I am not restricted to just paper in the construction. here are some more updates on the making of the pumps. There is one pick of how I bend some of the wood railings, while I am waiting for the glue to set on the pumps. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:wave:

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  2. silveroxide

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    I am back with more updates on the build. The references did not show how many bilge pumps on the decks, so I went to four as noted from other Galeons. As seen on the photos, you can see the outlines of the ribs if I were to use paper planking strips. With the use of wood planking, the ribs will not show through. The windows are made by drilling the upper round arch and cutting straight down to get that window with the arch effect. Later on, there will be a trim and slats added, but I I am still working out the details for that effect. The planking is coming out great for now. I have not done the bottom hard part. That is where the fit starts to get hard, but since I made the planks thin and in scale, it will work out. I done earlier wood models and the planking was thicker. It made it hard to bend into shape, especially when the curves and bends fought against each other. The thin planking helps to overcome this fit problem. So here are the photos, enjoy and see you all next posting.:wave:

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  3. silveroxide

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    More updates on the build. It is going slow, due to the planking process. I have to wait for the glue to set before I move on to the next plankings. I am doing about 5 planking rows at a time. Here you can see the special pliers that I use to bend the planks without having to soak or steam them.

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    well maintained excellent job details, congratulations
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, there is a lot more to come.


    The planking is almost done and soon I can get to my favorite part, the detailing. I may have to do the keel a bit different than the usual method but that will be nxt as soon as I finish the other side of the hull. This has to be done first, so that I can clamp the keel on a base and start on the deck details. Enjoy and see you all next posting.

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  6. Zathros

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    She cam out beautiful!! I wish I could cradle it! :)
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    very beautiful job looking forward to the rigging.
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    Well you will have to wait while longer, It is going slow for the moment but the baby is growing.

    The rigging will come but there is a lot of deck detail to finish before that.

    I posted this section before, but I must have clicked out before it was uploaded, so here it is again.

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    With the missing post re-uploaded, here is the most recent update on the ship build. The keel when made this way, will form the rabbet groove for the planking. The outside of the keel is made from basswood. On the beak, the extension has a tendency to bend or break. With the outside made of wood and the center of laminated card stock, it will withstand the usage and hopefully avoid breaking the beak or the head area. Enjoy and see you all soon with more on the hull detailing.

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  10. Aries1

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    Hola silveroxide
    Te escribo desde Argentina, te está quedand muy bueno ese barco, espero ver como quedan los aparejos, fuerza amigo! Felices fiestas!
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Muchas gracias por el apoyo. Por favor de escribir los comentarios en Ingles. Si necesitas comunicarte conmigo, me puedes mandar un mensaje en Español a mi correo interno. Gracias.


    Thank you for your support, Please make your comments in English. If you need to communicate with me in Spanish, you can send me a message to my internal E-mail here. Thanks again. Enjoy and see you around the forum


    And now, for more updates in the build process. The printed plans are still viable and I use them to make parts out of wood or mixed wood and paper or just paper alone. While the Galeon seems to be all wood, there is a good part of it that is made from card stock. That is the reason I named it a hybrid. When finished, it will probably be hard to tell the card stock from the wood. Enjoy and more to come.

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  12. PaperAir

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    its looking really really good!!!
  13. Zathros

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    Are you putting the toilets in? Can't have a head without the toilets. I have seen pics where some were just planks with impressions left behind by ears of pressing needs! :)
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, more details to come


    I may put two footprints on the deck that says place feet here and maybe a hand hold.

    On with the details. Finished the planking on the beak. I used the printed portion on the inside of the side walls and used wood for the outside. The trimming is laminated card stock. Here you can see the hull planking, which was the hardest part. There is some putty fill in the bow where the planks meet the front of the keel. This area will not show the stain of the wood filler when the bottom is painted later on in the build. Stick around and see you all next posting.

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  15. Zathros

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    A couple of views from Doris's Sovereign of the Seas. Privacy was definitely not a consideration.


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    I missed that squatting little fellow. It stands to reason, that the Head (latrine) should be forward, what with the wind blowing from the rear, the odor would not be wafting back to the main decks.


    So here are some more details of the build. I made a jig for holding the sides in place and keeping the steps steady while the glue set. I made the ladders with four steps and it is just a basic set-up. There is a ladder also inside the cargo hold. Enjoy and see you all next posting.

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  17. Zathros

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    The wind would come from the back and sides. Not only that, They could probably tell if they were in a current by the contributions of the crew. :)
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    Yes and it stands true to the saying, "going with the flow"



    The next batch of photos show the placements of the rat line spreaders and the support braces. You can almost make out the flow of the planking. While reading up on references, there is a technique to making the planks flow without kinking. There is a lot of pressure on the bottom part of the hull that works against each other. I lucked out and it came out pretty good. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:wave:

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    Continuing with the build. My tools are in the shed and the weather is a bit too chilly and wet to work there. With that reason stated, I have not made the mini-lathe with my dremel. I will construct one later to show how it is made. I started on it and made the rail system for the motor. In the meantime, I made the pins holding the dremel free in my hand. This method does make the piece a bit on the rough side but the piece is presentable.

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    Well here is the next posting and the build goes on. In this sequence, the rail posts are made using a dull x-acto knife, but a jewelers file will do a much better job. As of the moment, I am re-doing all of the belaying pins with a thin file and all the pieces will be the same size. The file makes them smoother and they look much nicer. The railing post are already set and I would damage the deck if I were to pull them out and replace them. I will know better with the next build. I enjoy how this ship is coming out and I have two in the back burner to build. It is a toss up between the horse drawn carriages, more Warhammer40k, a streetcar, and possibly an attempt into a rail car. So I am starting a new year with too many choices already. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:wave:

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