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Lindberg 1/144 Ships of Columbus, la Nina

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  • From: Post Falls, Idaho
Lindberg 1/144 Ships of Columbus, la Nina
Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, July 7, 2019 4:02 PM

I plan to post my build log of the 1/144 Nina by Lindberg. I will be kit bashing on this build in an effort to make the finished model less toy like. I will be posting photos, as soon as possible.

 

Bargain PerchaseBargain purchase

Bargin Purchase

 Found this at hobby lobby on clearace for $8

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Ziggy

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Monday, July 8, 2019 7:11 PM

The first thing that had to go was the three decks and molded on ladders.

Deck modifications

I combined the second and third decks and cut a piece of styrene to extend the main deck.

Changes to decks

On the interior hull, I removed the ribs as they were too small and too many. Also, I removed the deck locator pins and ejector pin marks. I removed the rudder to add a tiller and created a hole for said tiller.

Interior hull

The exterior hull will get the cannon holes filled with sprue, the locator pin for the side mount anchors will be removed, part of the transum removed to add a railing, and the raised detail removed for better detail.

Exterior hull

These are the plans I will use as a build guide.

Plans for build

This photo is an inspiration for what I want this model to look like.

 

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 8, 2019 7:19 PM

I wish I could see your photos. You need to put them on a host site.

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 6:31 AM

I'm using google photos, which host site would be better?

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Ziggy

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:30 AM

postimage is a good one . but remember to use the direct link when copying .

 

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:12 PM

I want to simply post photos of this build log, but only the URL shows. I'm sure people can click on them to view them, but I want them to be visable like the other forum builds. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. Do they need to be formated or downloaded in a certain way? I follow the instuctions in FAQ, but it is not helpful enough. I guess I am just complaining until I figure it out.

We'll see if this works. Online image of how I want the model to look.

Inspirational photo

Shazam, that worked

 

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Ziggy

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:50 PM

The links all say that they are Photobucket, but they don't open for me at all.

Kalmbach does not always "like" Google Photos--for no obvious reason.

The basic method seems simple--you go to a hosted image (preferably ont one held for ransom like PhotoBucket).  Right click the image, select Save Image location.

Open the insert photo icon (5th from left, looks like a tiny mountain)

When the window opens, by default it's waiting at Source.  You can just right click and choose Paste, or use CTRL+V (which is the same thing)
I constrained this image to be 600 pixels wide, as the original is 1680.
(This is a hoto I took at the Norfolk Naval Museum.)

This image (2017 Charlestown Naval Yard) is 800 pixels wide, which is a bit wider than the stylebook (the set of instructions that formats all the replies here) allows, so it has a slider bar at the bottom to see the whole thing.

This image (and AutoCAD render from arounf 2002) is 400 pixels wide.

As a matter of practice, I set text, then dro down two lines, and "slug in" the next bit of text (this is sumetimes gibberish, like "askahdfsjf" as a lace holder), then move the cursor in between the two, then click the insert photo button.  Which seems to mae for neater compostion (at least for me).

 

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:51 PM

steve5

postimage is a good one . but remember to use the direct link when copying .

 

Thanks, Steve5, postimage did what I wanted, I am forever in your debt.

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Ziggy

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:57 PM

Thanks CapnMac82, I was doing something wrong with photobucket. I tried Steve5 suggestion and gave Postimage.org a try and it worked great, I will edit my earlier posts and see it that works too.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 8:32 PM

Subscribed, I will be watching. I love old sailing ships. 

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:40 AM

no worries ziggy , very pleased I could help , I still remember the trouble I had when I started , if it wasn't for mike 1943 , I'd still be wondering .Geeked

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, July 13, 2019 12:24 PM

Outstanding photos now fully visible.

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Posted by Mark Lookabaugh on Saturday, July 13, 2019 9:17 PM

Crossing the ocean in a "ship" like that would take serious guts.

I served on a US Navy frigate, one of the smallest warships we have, and it was still more than twice as large.  Wikipedia gives the size of Santa Maria at about 62 feet.  Ours was 132 feet, and even still it danced like a cork in the ocean during storms.

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Monday, July 15, 2019 7:43 PM

Thanks for the comment, Mark. I can't imagine what it was like to spend 30 days on a ship that small. Meals and waste would be tough, as those early sailors were. Thanks for your service in the Navy and to those who served who may see this post.

I have been working a little on the Nina. I have decided to plank the decks and the hull with .010 styrene. This will be something new for me, and will test how well I paid attention to all the builds I have watched. I made a plank stripper, however, it did not work so well. The edge was not cut straight. I painted the edge black and will sand it flat on a piece of glass.

I also started playing with making wire rings as I need about 45 rings on eyebolt for this model. I need to make them even smaller.

plank stripper

wire rings

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Ziggy

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 9:53 AM

This last Christmas I received a book on Christopher Columbus. It was on my wish list, so it was not entirely a surprise. I just recently cracked it open to read. Thus far the book is bogged down into establishing the sources and reasons for the authors deductions. Per the author, there is a fair amount of conjecture surrounding his early life because there isn't much historical data to draw from.

I am looking forward to when he sets sail, and I am looking forward to watching this build as it develops.

Keep it coming and good luck! Surprise

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 1:48 AM

that would be an interesting book steve , 

 

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:04 PM

Thanks for the encouragement Bakster, I will keep it coming.

I plan to build from scratch a windless, two 15th century cannons, and two anchors.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:34 PM

Sigep Ziggy
I plan to build from scratch a windless, two 15th century cannons, and two anchors.

Can't wait to see them!

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 9:35 PM

steve5

that would be an interesting book steve , 

 

Steve, it is. 

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Friday, July 19, 2019 9:18 PM

The plank stripper was a bust. The razor blade is too flexable, so I need to find a way to stiffen it, or go to plan B, or both. Que sara sara.

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Ziggy

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Thursday, August 1, 2019 8:25 PM

I ordered the plans for all three of Columbus's ships from Amati and some styrene off Amazon. I got both this last Friday.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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  • From: Peoria, Illinois
Posted by jadowning17 on Friday, August 2, 2019 11:47 AM
I'm watching this build with interest. I, too picked up that kit at Hobby lobby for $9 or so. Your Nina build plan sounds good, can't wait to see the finished product!
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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Sunday, August 4, 2019 5:58 AM

Thank you for showing interest in my build. I am currently trying to plan a way to make planks from the styrene I have. I purchased 28 gauge wire from Micheals just yesterday and will be making the 45 ring and eyelets I need for the decks. Hope to show some work here soon.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

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  • From: Northwest Indiana
Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Sunday, August 4, 2019 9:38 PM

Looks like an awesome project; I'm always amazed by the ingenuity some modelers like you have to take a simple kit and be able to visualize all the customizations and scratch building to create something next level. Looking forward to your next update.

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Posted by warshipguy on Monday, August 26, 2019 10:11 AM

I just found this build and am looking forward to seeing your progress.  There have been more than a few wonderful models beginning with the old Pyro ne. Lindberg kits.

Bill Morrison

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:24 PM

I have an update for my Nina!  I reduced copies of the plans, cutout the deck plan and transfered to the deck I will use.

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Ziggy

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