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Artesania Latina Hermione Plank on Bulkhead

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Artesania Latina Hermione Plank on Bulkhead
Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 03, 2017 3:05 PM

Basic construction started.   

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 03, 2017 3:09 PM

Stem and keel installed.  

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Friday, February 03, 2017 5:27 PM

This should be interesting.  I will follow this closely!

Bill

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 03, 2017 8:31 PM

Thanks!I think it will be fun.

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Saturday, February 04, 2017 7:46 AM

Philo,

These kits are frequently denigrated, but, with care, solid research, some "surgical skills", and the replacement of some out-of-scale parts, they can be turned into excellent models.  I enjoy building them, as I do all historic sailing ship kits.  I am looking forward to see what you do with this kit.

Bill

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 04, 2017 11:50 PM

Thanks!Got some work done on the stern piece.  

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, February 05, 2017 7:52 AM

Nicely done!

Bill

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, February 05, 2017 9:52 AM

Thanks,it looks pretty good.I wonder if I should glue a piece of white plastic behind the windows?

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Sunday, February 05, 2017 10:43 AM

That's an interesting idea.  I would dry fit it to see the effect before doing something permanent.  I also saw your posting on MSW. 

Bill

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Posted by rwiederrich on Sunday, February 05, 2017 10:50 AM

Another wood scale model....fantastic!

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, February 05, 2017 10:53 AM

Now I have to get ready to plank the hull.

 

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, February 05, 2017 9:37 PM
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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, February 05, 2017 9:40 PM

carved and sanded some balsa on the bow.  

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:07 AM

philo,

Have you looked at any photos of the replica ship?

Bill

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 12:02 PM

Further progress    

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Posted by rwiederrich on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 1:37 PM

Coming along nicely......Wink

Rob

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Posted by philo426 on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:56 PM

Thanks!

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:01 AM

Nice job with the planking!

Bill

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Posted by philo426 on Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:04 AM

Yes it is going well thus far.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, February 10, 2017 9:41 AM

Gett   ing ready to plank the lower hull.Nice clean construction so far!    

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:04 PM

Plnked up the lower hull.I ran out of basswood planks so had to replace some with mahogany(The 15 planks i bought on Friday were not enough!).It is ok because I plan to either paint the hull white or copper it.I should have not put the bulwarks on the rear deck because they were damaged due to the force required to drive the nails into the bulkheads.Now I have to fill the larger cracks with wood strips followed by some filler.Coming along pretty well.  

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Posted by rwiederrich on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:59 PM

Transitioning the curves of the hull can be problematic...and requires custom cut planks that fit in the spaces left over by symetrical planks.

Lots of sanding and filler....are you going to add a second layer planks?

Rob

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, February 11, 2017 6:26 PM

Yes in retrospect I should not have added the lower  two planks to the side but I am not willing to remove them so it will remain as it is.Future builds will be different as I have learned much from this build.I am not sure about a second layer of planking.I raided this kit of the wood so that I could complete the Ersarzia and The Admiral Vernon.That is why I am using basswood as it is readily available at local craft stores and relatively inexpensive. 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 12, 2017 11:36 AM

I'll be watching this and you're planking. I have several wood plank ships and have quite a time with them.

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Posted by philo426 on Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:44 PM

Yes it us a bit tricky ,but very doable and much more interesting than a solid hull.

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  • From: Groton, CT
Posted by warshipguy on Monday, February 27, 2017 6:02 AM

Philo,

Have you made any progress?

Bill

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, February 27, 2017 7:13 AM

Yes,I primered the hull and am getting ready to airbrush the white.     

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  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Monday, February 27, 2017 8:37 AM

Good beginning. Waiting to see the end results.

  Happy modeling   Crackers   Big Smile

Anthony V. Santos

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, February 27, 2017 9:07 AM

Yeah!I will make it look good,I am good at that!

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:35 AM

I airbrushed Tamiya flat white as a guide coat.needs a little more body work but it should be fine.Just for fun i did a paint test with Tamiya Desert Yellow,Lemon Yellow and Model Master Flat Black.I like the results.  

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