Galleon San Salvador 1:33

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by PaperAir, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    71
    Tip to tip top 9 3/4 inches that includes the tabs on one side.
  2. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    71
    I mesured that part 4 ways and it is straight must be the picture.It will probly look better with the decks on.
  3. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Were you able to see if the new part lines up? I made it 55 millimeters longer. :)
  4. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    O.K., I am uploading a new template now, Give me two minutes. :)
  5. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

  6. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    71
  7. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    I hope it works in the end. Remember, cut that up as you need to. The idea is to always end up with parallel, not perpendicular planks. If you need any adjustments, let me know. :)
  8. lehcyfer

    lehcyfer Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    6
    So it's all in the eye of the beholder :)
  9. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    71
    Yes sir and thanks for your help as always.
  10. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    71
    001.JPG

    002.JPG

    003.JPG

    004.JPG

    005.JPG There is a slight wave in the deck but I can live with it.It is made of 3 sheets of poster board lamenated together.
  11. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    You can get rid of that wave my applying some glue underside, then stuffing something to push up on it. When the glue drives, it should keep the shape. By the time you get done putting everything else on it, it probably wouldn't be noticeable. You are going to have to get away from corrugated cardboard though, the stuff is not good for long time life on the models unless you dipped in in a fiberglass resin! 1 mm poster board works best.

    Michael's Craft Stores will give you the stuff free, just show them a model you have built, and ask them if they have any scraps they want to sell. Even if they charge you %45.00 bucks, (they have never charged me a dime), they have given me 20 lbs. of paper, with the pieces averaging 12" x 12', even up to 36" x 18". All 1 mm acid free, lignin free high quality paper. :)
  12. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    71
  13. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    71
    By the time I get all the decks on I,ll have 6 inches to worry about.Michael,s up here said can not do,I think I might do a road trip down by you in the spring.
  14. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Personally, from the pics you have, I don't see anything you need worry about. It looks great. I can't believe how fast you work! You amaze me! :)
  15. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    71
    thanks
  16. treadhead1952

    treadhead1952 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2009
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    2
    Fast!

    You are like lightening compared to me and my workings....:mrgreen:

    Not to mention neat and tidy to boot. Your galleon is looking great.
  17. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    71
  18. PaperAir

    PaperAir Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Messages:
    1,003
    Likes Received:
    71
    Thank you
  19. Eric Ferguson

    Eric Ferguson Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Messages:
    148
    Likes Received:
    0
    That galleon is a thing of beauty in it'spresent stage. It's going to *fabulous* when completed. Thanks for posting the build photos.
  20. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    By building the upper part of the ship, you have maintained the number one rules of shipbuilding. All of this will hold the framing firmly in place when you start to plank her. Just remember to do everything symmetrical. It keeps the hull straight and fair. :)