Wappen von Hamburg 1667
Wappen von Hamburg 1667
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Basic hull taking shape. First photo taken.
This shows the plywood frames.
Polyester resin and fibreglass with a white gelcoat. The Knee of the head is made of jarrah and it goes a lovely dark red when resined.
Rudder servo and fore mast servo installed.
Starting detail at the bowsprit.
Sneak preview, ( could'nt resist) Wappen Von Hamburg Sails.
Wappen von hamburg with the Royal Swedish Navy Gotland class SSK
Bow sprit and forecastle deck but notmuch else.
Wappen von Hamburg and HMS Gotland Class AIP coastal submarine.
Foremast with crows nest and bowsprit. Forecastle has deck and railing. YAY! The green clinker panels on side are made of balsa.
Chain plates and anchor guard panels. Jarrah. Hurrah! dremelled Gun ports.
Looks like a 17th Century ship. I think.
Mould at bottom. Finished job at top. Because thhis mould is symmetrical youcan use it for both halves.
Original plug made from pine and fixed to shadowboard to create mould. Light blue tint in the PVA release agent. Shadow board is acrylic sheet. (perspex)
Top half and bottom half of finished parts with mould in centre. Polycarbonate fin and stainless mounting shaft seen to left of pic. The bottom mould shows two metal brackets that screw into holes in the bottom of the top hemisphere.
Position of drop keel on boat.
The forecastle is mostly done and the side planking has been installed. I used 1mm balsa sheet cut to profile and then would cut fine 3mm strips of balsa and glue over the top in a clinker arrangment. Immediately behind the foremast is an access hatch
An earlier photo showing the arrangement of the servo's.
The shrouds for the foremast are in place but really need to work on the sideplanking past the main mast and beyond before completing riggin on main and mizzen. Already got yards and crowsnests up. Crowsnest made of Jarrah. Catheads also installed.
Bow view. As can be seen I am not a huge detailer. I may come back and do more later.
The rudder has not been in stalled and this is because without the rudder it is easier to handle as it will have an extended cheater rudder that extends lower than the keel.
Wappen von Hamburg and HMS Gotland.
One side of the green clinker panelling had been fixed to the side. The bare patch at the very stern where there is not resin will be where the stern decoration will be Crew quarters and so forth. /rudder had been attached.
The other side of the clinker panelling has been installed and this allows me to then get on with doing the shrouds and other rigging. The panelling is longer than the stern because the rear detailing panelling is nearly vertical overthe transom and this
The main deck. As mentioned earlier this is simply thin strips of pine that have been glued end on end and then have simply drawn the planking on with a pen then resined over it. The supports up the sides are simply glued in . I have put little scuppers i
Some garage space! Testing servos and setup. The rigging is simply some brown thread that I got from a sewingshop. The bracesfor the servos are made from a black (Berkeley) fishing thread that is expensive but strong.
2nd voyage. December 2011. The stern decoration and detailing I have not started, but the good thing about a boat with such a big rear end is that this open and undetailed area has never come close the water. Not yet!
Downwind and with a helmsman that is still learning.
I was expecting that there would be teething problems and that the learning curve would not abate. I had to pull the boat out of the water every 5 minutes or so to fix tangled braces from the drum servos. I am happy with the waterline.
Quite a calm day. Probably a good thing when just starting. Rudder is very effective. Drop keep is very effective also.
The solution (I think) to the problem is using not springs but small rubber bands looped through paper clip hooks to the braces before they go to the drum. they provide good tension but produce quite a side load on the winch servo, this if anything is t
Rear detail of Wappen Von hamburg. (Coat of arms of the City of Hamburg) I am not the worlds neatest detailer. I know some people would spend a week doing this. I spent a day. (I apologise to all builders of masterpieces.) One day I will probably rip it o
Mounted on stern. The cheater fin and rudder can clearly be seen.
Another view of stern.
Side cabins. All balsa as clinker roof construction easier with balsa.
More detailed rear stern view. Looks good from distance.
Wappen von Hamburg model that is my inspiration. As you can see there is colour variation and a lot more detail to add.
My Wappen von , the side cabins have been installed and are about to be given a coat of resin. The rudder pintles and hinges are made of balsa strip.
Wappen under a clear Aussie summers day. There's lose thread hanging around the riggin that I should probably cut of but it seems to give the rigging a real "worn" look.
Wappen stern. The white underside is polyester pigment. I have not painted it. It looks rough and somehow convincing to me. I don't know how smooth the undersides of these ships were but the rough surface on mine seems to look good.
2nd or 3rd sail, I can't remember. I have not touched her trim or waterline at all. I like it as is.
Out on the pond.
Have added the flag of City of hamburg to stern. also added some other sculptures.
The deck boat I suspect is a tad oversize...
Heeling nicely. Drop keel doing its job.
Top sail unfurled.
Mould for original keel. fibreglass bulb filled with sinkers.
This dam is one hour north of sydney at a place called "Jilliby" No bench. I am hauling up top sail as it was quite windy at the time. I knw that they would usually haul up the lower mast. I can't on this model. Anway shes resting on the Drop ke
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