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Old Mar 17, 2011, 02:20 AM
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Parallel Steps of Development!

It is very interesting for me to see what other people in other parts of the world are up to.
This other thread shows exactly, how I want to set up my big Pirate Galeon:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1248926

And these are people I donīt even know personally.

What a surprise for me to read in this forum about a Mr. Lorenz Kaestner with his great rc-model of the "HMS Leopard", as I got a german book about rc-systems for historic modelships which mentions the same man with the same model! It was written by a Mr. Martin Becker and I own this book since 6 or 7 years.

Having read this book actually showed me the way of how I will be able to build the model I allways wanted to build.

Many thanks for sharing!
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This is very helpful for me.
īcause just the other day I was trying to figure out some technical details - und as English isnīt my motherlanguage,
I sometimes have difficulties to formulate the proper questions.
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Old Mar 17, 2011, 05:05 AM
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This may appear as an unimportant detail, but -...-

-...- over the decades - 33 years as a shipwright - I had to cognite that sometimes the simplest tools remain as the best choice.

For example:
- Most of the time I had a block of A3 Millimeterpaper with me.
(must have used up hundreds of them)
- When the block of paper is used up, allways keep the back side of it -
the cardboard. You will need simple templates every now and then.
- Allways keep one Masterplan - no matter how dirty or messed up it may look while the build proceedes.
- Sometimes itīs better to draw/keep cardboard templates and sometimes itīs better to draw the lines directly onto the material you choose.
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 08:27 AM
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Looks like I have to quote myself -...-

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- Next thing to do -
is to cut out the three remaining cross sections (42 cm) and "add it up" to the allready exsting hull.

But in order to get the bowcurve correct/precise, this time I need to make a cardboard template first.

Pics will follow.
Here are some pics of my progress.
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Old Mar 19, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Looks quite weird now -...-

- not really like the bow of an old galeon.

But after probably two more hours of shaping/sanding -...- weīll see.

I think Iīve done enough for today.
If Iīm in the mood to do this on sunday?
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Old Mar 20, 2011, 01:37 PM
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looks great....guess you had to move it around in a very directional light to see if the shadows reveal any imperfections.....
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 06:14 AM
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looks great....guess you had to move it around in a very directional light to see if the shadows reveal any imperfections.....
Dear Admiral ,
there still ARE imperfections.
Iīm only at about 90% of the surface quality I want to achieve.
And not even the overall shape is perfect.
"Bumps and kinks" - you know?
The ones nobody sees except yourself -...-

I must say that I have slowed down a lot.
Needing 3 months for an amount of - letīs say -
50 hours labourtime overall untill now -
would still have droven me MAD three years ago.
This could have been done within one WEEK!
Including laminating this plug!

But now I donīt care anymore.
I simply have changed since I had to retire.

Contrary to the 1:25 Pirate Galeon project I have abandoned,
this will only be a one-off.
No more intentions to make female moulds and sell some shells/kits of it -
not to talk of real serial production or socalled "business".
This ship will be just for my own pleasure - and for my girlfriend maybe.
As she likes to call me the Pirate Kaptn sometimes.
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She read it, she protested it - Ok, I have to confess she calls me
Kaptn Badgerbeard every now and then -...-
Guess why!

Anyway - I hope you enjoy!
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 09:46 AM
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does she make you use moustache and beard softeners?
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does she make you use moustache and beard softeners?
Nope - She likes it that rough!
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 10:22 AM
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you seem to be pretty much in control, so there's not too much for someone to say, other than enjoying your post...i'm sure, as you progress, others will contribute when the stars will dictate
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Youīre probably right!
Most of the viewers here mainly want to be entertained.

Ok - so let me entertain you!

And this is really funny:
I just re-checked in the sailboats section when I posted there for the first time - 636 days ago. Thatīs 21 months.

And guess what?
For all this time I had these old 1:25 plancopies fixed on the other wall with selfadhesive tape.
And just one week ago - when I started on the bowsections of the bigger 1:20 version - the first sheet came off from itself.
And right today - as Iīm showing you the latest pics of my progess - the next one seemingly also wants to "retire" - as you can see -...-
pure coincidence?

Actually I donīt believe that something like "by accident" or " pure coincidence" even really exists!
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There is nothing I can contribute to this thread, except to say thank you for posting all the pictures and details. I am thoroughly enjoying the build of this monster.

There is no way I could build something that size in my house!
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Creating enough space:

So you got a house and canīt find enough space?


Thatīs strange, īcause I only got a tiny appartment and
I have enough space to do it.

The "secret" behind that:
You donīt "HAVE space"! - You got to "CREATE it"!

Itīs basically a thing of decision.
You just need to say:
"This is the place/space where I will build the "BIG thing" and just point at the spot you decide. (It might be usefull to discuss this a little bit with your wife , īcause she might give you a hell of a time if you create too much dirt during the build -...-).
But set up your workingspace, put a workbench where you want it/need it. Find a/the place for your tools, materials and plans - and start working.
And if she starts making troubles in between - what all "sheīs" most probably WILL do - just tell her:

"Honey - or Darling, Sweetheart (or whatever might appear appropriate in your case) - you see, I NEED that!
This is my hobbyhorse - and this is what I wanted to do all my life and never found the time to do it!
And if I donīt do it NOW, I probably might never again find the guts to make this happen." -

And then normally she will melt away and give you the OK to go ahead with your project! -
(Quite manipulative, I know -
but what other chance do we poor males have?)
If you donīt believe me, ask Mr. Yancovitch how he did it with his wife.

As I got rid of my wife three years ago,
I only need to "discuss" this issue with myself - anyway.
If one day my appartment smells too strong because of uncured epoxyresin
I simply stay with my girlfriend for an(other) night,
who got her appartment only 5 minutes (walk) away from me which isnīt too bad either.

In any case - it is useful, to work as clean as possible.
Even laminating or (worst case) sanding fibreglass can be done in sensitive areas, if you cover everything with plastic film that wouldnīt like this kind of dirt. Extensive use of a vaccuumcleaner and so forth is of great help as well. And this is also because of your own "wellness".
And please tell me, which wife wouldnīt LOVE to see a husband busy with the vaccuumcleaner by his own decision?

Thanks for enjoying my buildlog!
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 08:20 AM
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So you got a house and canīt find enough space? ...

It might be usefull to discuss this a little bit with your wife
There is the issue! Apparently several cubic metres of work in progress are incompatible with her decorating sensibilities.

I have a garage full of woodworking tools, but that is a functioning business venture, and has to remain clear. (Or be made clear on very short notice). I'm ok with keeping my builds under 1.25 m or so.
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