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Santa Maria and Pinta - Columbus' short fleet

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  • Member since
    October 2023
Santa Maria and Pinta - Columbus' short fleet
Posted by Moreplovac on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 2:44 PM

Hello all, 

i will be sharing my building journey with all of you... sorry, most of the build was already done but feel free to comment as i progress in this beautifull hobby of ours..

Cheers..

 

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    October 2023
Posted by Moreplovac on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 10:39 PM

Dear friends, is there any how-to guide available for adding pictures into post? Clicking on insert image, gives me "source/desription/size" ...

Appreciate any assistance.

 

 

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, October 19, 2023 8:35 AM

Moreplovac

Dear friends, is there any how-to guide available for adding pictures into post? Clicking on insert image, gives me "source/desription/size" ...

Appreciate any assistance.

 

 

 

Yes.  Go to the Feedback, Help and Testing section of the Forums and post the question in the Forum Technical Assistance forum.  There are frequent threads on the subect there, you may find answers in previous threads,

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, October 19, 2023 8:46 AM

Hello!

Welcome to the forums! Looks like you managed to post a picture here - congratulations! And the ship looks very nice, too. One thing that bothers me are those super tight gun ports - this doesn't look right to me...

So what's the next step? Good luck with your build and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, October 19, 2023 9:09 AM

Hi!

 Did You know that Columbus finished his voyage with only two little ships! That's right! The Santa Maria was run aground and wrecked during a storm. The survivors built shelters of the wreckage of her. When he returned they had all perished!

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Thursday, October 19, 2023 1:39 PM

Very nice work! Yes

I also think that the gun ports are very tight. Those guns jumped around when fired. I've never seen them that tight on any ships.

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: 1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    October 2023
Posted by Moreplovac on Thursday, October 19, 2023 2:02 PM

Thank you...

 

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    October 2023
Posted by Moreplovac on Thursday, October 19, 2023 2:10 PM

Thanks Pawel...

 

The beauty/challenge working on these "older" ships is a lack of trusted informations, plans, etc so i had to follow whatever Amati had on the table to make this kit.

Guns itself are very tiny as well and they do have some rooms to vibrate without hitting the openings... But yes, you are correct, it does look slightly out of proportions... and Pinta's gunsa re even smaller.. Maybe Amati is reading this forums...

I saw plenty of different SM plans, all over the place with different hull shape, rigging, even with ratlines (which i decided not to put on even dough they are on kit plan) because i was not able to find any reliable source confirming ratlines excisted at that time. But to allow sailors to climb up, i installed a rope ladder in front of the main mast..

I am continue with build so will post few more pictures...

Happy modelling..

  • Member since
    October 2023
Posted by Moreplovac on Thursday, October 19, 2023 2:12 PM

Yes, before this build i spend some time researching and was able to get one book in spanish explaining a life at the SM and how she ended up being a shelter... and what happened to the crew.

Trying to image the way of life back in those days..

 

  • Member since
    October 2023
Posted by Moreplovac on Thursday, October 19, 2023 2:15 PM

Correct Jim, i will blaim this to the kit plan but they do have some room to wiggle.

 

Cheers

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, October 19, 2023 2:58 PM

I think she's a beauty.The model is probably based on the repilca in Spain that was built in1990 and is a general interpretation of a 15th C Caravel.

Here's that ship:

Amati made the ports round, but it looks ok to me.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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    October 2023
Posted by Moreplovac on Thursday, October 19, 2023 10:49 PM
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Posted by Moreplovac on Thursday, October 19, 2023 11:10 PM

Thank you Bill, appreciated. 

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Posted by Moreplovac on Saturday, October 21, 2023 12:00 AM

Thanks Bill, appreciate your comment.

 

Cheers

 

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