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1:90 Stantisima Trinidad & X-Section by DeAgostini


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keep up the great work - I've made a beeline into your WIP this morning looking forward to seeing what the old shipwright has been up to ... :waiting:

Thanks Gimmer Shelter :)

A much braver man than I.. All that wood!

Wanted to see if I could pull it off to a good standard :)

Hi Dave.

I ment a taper on the hatch's not round, but in that scale come to think on it its not bad.

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This was what I ment lol.

Cheers frank. :coolio:

Thanks Frank, I understand what you mean now lol, blonde moment :D

I did get a couple more grates done and first coat of varnish on but didnt do the taper, also started making up the next sets of grates too.

In between doing this I have applied my second coat of varnish (Ronseal tough coat) to the decks, this will be lightly sanded when dry for the third and final coat.

At work we are in the process of gearing up for a rather large 1:1 railway 'diorama' project, probably the biggest one on the Great Western railway for decades so modelling time might get limited as work time gets longer due to things getting manic before it all kicks off for 6 weeks over the summer holidays

In the meantime, just the one picture

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Thanks Kev :)

After using a fine sand paper and gently sanding down the two coats of varnish a third coat was applied. As this has now dried I continued to add the deck supports for the next deck as well as the deck itself.

I have also finished the first 3 grates, 3 coats of varnish also added to them, as well as made more progress on the rest of the grates, will post pictures of them when they are finished.

This is where I am at now. I will plank the top deck in one go

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A little more progress has been made.

All the main deck panels have now been glued in place, weighted down or clamped while the glue dried.

I finished making up the rest of the grates and think they came out quite nice, a lot of time was spent on these [biggrin] The top too in the picture are completely finished now with 3 coats of Ronseal toughcoat.

All the others now have the first coat of varnish applied.

The very observant will notice I had finished 3 in a previous post and not 2 as in this post, if you look back you will see that one of the 3 x 9 grates I made as a 3 x 10 DOH! So out with the saw to chop of a one row, resulting in a new end piece being cut and shaped, then revarnished and added to the others awaiting the last two coats.

Next I used a long (1m) steel ruler to mark the centre line of the decks to start the planking from and finally the front of the bow planked before starting on the deck, which I am really looking forward to

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Between working nights and various other things I have been making some progress on the main deck planking.

Whilst planing I thought to myself that I had never actually checked the decks to see if all the mast holes aligned. I grabbed the dowl from the cross section and popped it into the holes, as you can see in pictures they all aligned perfect, result :)

All the completed grates have been dry fitted to see what it looks like :)

A couple more pictures to show where I am at the moment, as you can see not much more to do now :)

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Great progress keep up th good work.

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Cheers guys :)

I managed to finish off the planking of the main deck today, as well as all the little fillers around the edges.

I now need to cut around all the deck openings, trim and sand the planks over hanging the outside of the deck, 3 coats of Danish oil and then 3 coats of varnish. In between doing this I now need to chop more planks to start on the poop deck.

You will notice near the stern of the main deck there are still gaps near the edges, I really didnt see the need to fill these as they will be impossible to see once the poop deck and grates are on.

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its coming on well every day Dave of the Twins. It wont be long before you start planking the hull. I see that R2-D2 has slipped into the picture too!!

Thanks :D

Planking is the stage I am not looking forward too, oh and the rigging!

Today was one of those Fridays where I had the day off and nothing to do, so spent most of the day at the bench, only a little bit got one on the Trinny as I was also working on repainting parts of a 1:43 scale Milennium Falcon.

Here is my current progress;

Today I trimmed all the planks that were over hanging and gave them a good sanding. I then applied the first coat of danish oil, at this point I realised I had missed out the treenailing [cursing] I will have to wait for the danish oil to dry now before doing them, I will then add another 2 layers of danish oil and 3 layers of varnish.

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Planking of all the decks is now complete.

The main deck had its third coat of Danish Oil this morning so is all done.

Today I planked the poop (hehehe - sorry couldnt help it) deck and poop deck 'bulkhead'. These have been given their first coat of Danish Oil. With the first coats I am using a Danish Oil and White Spirit mix to help soak into the wood.

The poop deck and bulkhead as well as the grates are just dry fitted for he picture.

Hardwood strips added around main deck opening

I am now just about finished Stage 14.

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I have been sailing ahead with this and making great headway lol

Hardwood strips added to edges of poop deck.

The hull was shaped for the dummy gun port strips, this was actually easier than I thought it would be, only ribs 1, 2 & 3 needed the most shaping, the rest was just a little bit of sanding required.

2 rows of dummy gun strips added and the blanking plates added too. After doing one row I decided it would be easier to add the blanking plates first and then stick the strips on.

I also flooded the fronts of the blanking plates with Super phatic glue as it runs into all the gaps and soaks into the wood, I thought this would add some extra strength.

This takes up to the start of step 25 now.

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Looking very nice and very impressive

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Noticed that the gun strips have been tacked in with nails, do they stay in? and if so do you hide them? I'm doing my own 'Pickle" and was just wondering

Bob

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Hi Dave of the Twins

This is coming on nicely and enjoyable to check-in on every time. You're getting closer and closer to the hard part now (i.e. the hull planking) in your ship yard.

Forgive my ignorance here, but is this kit is the same Stantisima Trinidad that we attacked and then tried to save but then sunk near Gibraltar/Cadiz after Trafalgar? I tried to do some research on that Stantisima Trinidad and it seems there were no definitive documents or drawings of that ship so I will be intrigued to see what your design turns out like.

Forgive me if I am barking up the wrong tree here

John

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Looking good buddy

Kev

Thanks Kev :)

Looking very nice and very impressive

Noticed that the gun strips have been tacked in with nails, do they stay in? and if so do you hide them? I'm doing my own 'Pickle" and was just wondering

Bob

Thanks Bob, the nails do stay in as they are tacked into the ribs, the strips were also glued. The nails will be hidden underneath the layer of planking that comes to the top.

This is a true lesson in the art of wood working looking great can not wait ti see more :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

Beefy

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Thanks Beefy :D, I'm really enjoying it at the moment

Hi Dave of the Twins

This is coming on nicely and enjoyable to check-in on every time. You're getting closer and closer to the hard part now (i.e. the hull planking) in your ship yard.

Forgive my ignorance here, but is this kit is the same Stantisima Trinidad that we attacked and then tried to save but then sunk near Gibraltar/Cadiz after Trafalgar? I tried to do some research on that Stantisima Trinidad and it seems there were no definitive documents or drawings of that ship so I will be intrigued to see what your design turns out like.

Forgive me if I am barking up the wrong tree here

John

You are indeed correct, it sunk about 25 miles off shore I believe, due to the heavy damage sustained at Trafalgar, as it was being towed back as a prize.

Planking is the stage I am looking forward to the least as well as the rigging :o

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Hi Dave of the Twins

I was looking on ebay last night and saw some interesting model boat making tools that I did not know existed - one of them was a wood plank/strip bender (I assume this is used in conjunction with a steaming kettle/hot water) - I wish I had had one of these gadgets when I was planking my delprado Victory as it got very tricky towards the stern.

All the best - you have 2 nice weekend days off now to get hands on :work:

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