Galeon San Salvador Hybrid

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  1. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    more on the deck details. The belaying pins I believe are not too good. I have decide to remake them a bit more even and I will replace them later on in the build. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:wave:

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  2. Zathros

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    The railings are nice, when weathered, they will even better. You cooking on this one! :)
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    silveroxide Well-Known Member

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    It was just an after thought. I just finished a deck and I added a top handrail, this just gave me the idea for it.


    Did the lattice cover for the cargo hold. I measured the opening and sketched the outline of the inside cover. I have two options, one is closed, so that I can place the life boat on a rack on the cover. The other option, is to keep it open, but I would have to place the boat to the starboard side. The plans do not have the parts for the side booms that hold the anchor in place while under sail, so I drilled the holds on both sides and installed it. The anchor points are also not noted in the plans, so I placed the support bracket on the bow for both sides and drilled the holes for the anchor rope. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:wave:

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  4. Zathros

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    Beautimussfully done!! :)
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    Viewing your build threads (at least for me) have always been an EDUCATIONAL, AW INSPIRING, and INSPIRING EXPERIENCE. This one though, has (in my opinion) raised the bar.
    I know that I have not made many posts in this thread, but I have been following it (and will continue to follow it) and have learned even more about modeling. Some of the techniques that you use to get the pieces and parts that you need is nothing short of ingenious.
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    Thank you guys for the words of encouragement. A lot of the techniques that I use, come from my earlier days of scratchbuilding models in other mediums. As I have mentioned in other postings, I tend to treat paper as sheet styrene and work it that way. For wood models, the techniques are a bit different, but not by much. My threads are meant to be tutorials in a way, so that it can help others build better models and possibly better than mine. I have a tendency to rush my builds and they could probably be better done if I slowed down.




    So here is the next posting on the life boat build. The space on the deck is taken into consideration as to the size of the little boat and its stowage. Thee are a few more photos of the build and the mounting of it on the deck. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:wave:

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    I had a slight slow down. One of my grandsons had a school project on a bridge project. I helped him out on a covered bridge. Made the plans and had him glue it together. I made the base and a gully diorama scene, with the bridge over it. I had an extra model of an early America horse and wagon from Airfix, 1/72. It came out real nice, unfortunately, he took it to school and I did not get a chance to take a photo of it. (He complained that it was too small, my other grandson is in the same class and his father help him make a two foot bridge!!!!!!) But his is more detailed, with painted scenery.:confused:


    Anyways, here are more photo updates on the build. I am at a conundrum at the moment. The cannons are made and I am trying to figure out the rope details that hold it against the sides. y fingers are too fat and the working space is very tight. This is were Doris excels, in those tight confines.

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    So here is another batch of updates on the build. The boat cradle is something that I came up with, I would assume that the life boat had to be steady when tied down or it would have the danger of coming loose and hurting the crew. This is probably the reason that in many ships depicted, the life boat is usually upside down. With the boat upside down, it would be more steady and easier to tie down. This boat had a tiller/rudder which probably impeded it from being placed upside down. If the cargo hold had to be opened, It would have been place to he side for access to the hold. I found a solution to the cannon rope system and that will be forthcoming later on in the build. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:wave:

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    Continuing with ships work. The cannons are a build of their own and will have a few more postings. I had three choices, all wrapped paper dowels, paper wrapped around a paper stick, wood barrels. The wood barrels are best in that I can carve the rings on the barrels. With the other versions, I would have to wrap the bands around the barrels, and the spacing would be uneven in some.

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    Again, more on the cannons. Attached the axles and made the cannons with my dremmel and fine teeth files. I have not done my mini-lathe yet but it would have been the same procedures.

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    Finishing off the cannons. More to come, like mentioned before, the best part are the small details.

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    The cannons are finished and the details continue. Tried a new way for making the recoil ropes, Made the ramrods and the water buckets, still more details to come.

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    More photos on the details. Once the buckets were trimmed off the base, Re-painted them. With a permanent drafting ink pen, drew lines to simulate the slats. Drilled a hole through the buckets and made some handles for them. While waiting for the glue and paint to set, made some supply trunks and placed them on the deck. To simulate the water in the buckets, later on filled the cavity with the white glue. The glue will dry clear and give the illusion of the buckets holding water. So much for now, see you all next posting.

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    The build continues and I will sign1have to stop doing details or I will take over a year to make it.

    In some ships, there are cannon ball tacks on the side walls and on this model, I also did a cannon ball rack around the cargo hatch opening. I also noticed that on some ships, they had what appeared to be a wooden crate with cannonballs in it next to the cannons. This version appealed to me and I used this method. Those cannonballs have to be held somehow and we cannot ave them rolling around the deck now can we.

    The use of the rope rig, is to facilitate the placement in the pin racks. If you try to do a figure eight on the rack, it is very hard to do. The reasoning behind the jig, is to form the figure eight, tie it off in the center while still of the ship, and then pull the pins and stick the pin through one of the loops and hang it on the rack. (Whew, that is a long sentence!). With the ropes pre-folded/pre-formed, it makes it easier to place them where you want them.

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    the details are amazing I bow down to you.
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    very good cannon ball
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    Thanks for the comment but the master of details is Doris.

    Those micro beads are good 1/48 scale and up. and they come in different colors to include the one I needed.

    I finally got around to the window frames. I cut very thin strips of laminated card stock. The bend is tricky and you have to do the curvature quickly while the glue is still wet. If the glue sets, it will separate or kink up when bended. I am still deliberating whether to keep the trim white or paint it later a darker brown or red.

    Somewhere between the painting of the hull and the mast mounting ring, I lost the build photos. I have to blame my oldest grandson who borrowed my camera and he accidentally erased them. The mounting ring was easy, it is just a thin strip of card stock wrapped around the mast and placing the mast into the mounting hole. As soon as the mast is placed, it is taking out while holding the ring in position. There is much to do with the mast, before It is ready to be mounted. Enjoy and see you all next posting.:wave:

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    Continuing with the thread, here is the half finished mini lathe rack. The channel is made so as to act as a base to place the ship while working on it. The channel also allows for the drill to slide in or out to the desired depth. Missing are the resting blocks for the knife edges. I will eventually finish it.

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  19. Zathros

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    She is turning into quite the ship! Incredible detail work. Your trademark! :)
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    The realistic look of the details that you are putting into this model (and other models) is simply mind blowing. Your talents and skills are something to behold.
    Once you are finished with this project, it should go into a museum.