Build Log: MS Syren

This Build Log Section is for Wood Ships. Enter your Build Log here. It is advisable for others to follow your Build Log to start your post such as "Build Log: HMS Ship name"

Moderators: Aussie048, zoly99sask

User avatar
bbrockel
Petty Officer Second Class
Petty Officer Second Class
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:11 am
Location: Westminster, Colorado

Build Log: MS Syren

Post by bbrockel » Wed May 09, 2012 8:41 pm

As if I didn't have enough going on with one build, the MS Niagara, I had to go and start another build. :banana-dance: Love the Syren and Chuck Passaro's directions with this kit are just great. Highly recommend this kit to anyone looking for a build with terrific instructions and pictures to follow.
Attachments
Syren Build 026.jpg
Port side gun stiles and lintels in and shaped.
Syren Build 026.jpg (81.54 KiB) Viewed 5589 times
Syren Build 025.jpg
Bow-on shot.
Syren Build 025.jpg (82.35 KiB) Viewed 5589 times
Syren Build 023.jpg
Stern framing and gun ports added.
Syren Build 023.jpg (83.15 KiB) Viewed 5589 times
Syren Build 011.jpg
Lower deck florring added and stained.
Syren Build 011.jpg (78.9 KiB) Viewed 5589 times
Syren Build 004.jpg
Practicing a lap joint with the keel. Came out pretty nice. Will add treenails to complete.
Syren Build 004.jpg (78.2 KiB) Viewed 5589 times
Syren Build 002.jpg
Some of the box contents.
Syren Build 002.jpg (91.53 KiB) Viewed 5589 times
Syren Build 001.jpg
Kit arrived by mail. WOO HOO!!!
Syren Build 001.jpg (85.33 KiB) Viewed 5589 times

popeye
Master Chief Petty Officer
Master Chief Petty Officer
Posts: 2091
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:27 pm
Location: manchester, N.H.
Contact:

Re: Build Log: MS Syren

Post by popeye » Wed May 09, 2012 8:53 pm

glad you've got them both up and running. never a dull moment now......twice the fun, is too cool! :D

User avatar
bbrockel
Petty Officer Second Class
Petty Officer Second Class
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:11 am
Location: Westminster, Colorado

Re: Build Log: MS Syren

Post by bbrockel » Wed May 09, 2012 9:14 pm

Popeye wrote:
glad you've got them both up and running. never a dull moment now......twice the fun, is too cool!
I know, I'm really enjoying both builds.

User avatar
bbrockel
Petty Officer Second Class
Petty Officer Second Class
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:11 am
Location: Westminster, Colorado

Re: Build Log: MS Syren

Post by bbrockel » Wed May 09, 2012 9:21 pm

A few more pics of where the Syren is now. Upper bulwarks have been planked and stained with MinWax Golden Oak. Wales will be black and the hull will be planked with with sapele planks from Jeff at HobbyMill. He did a great job cutting the planks, very clean and no fuzz. Guess I can make the pics a little larger. Some of the details here aren't very clear. Better read up on Donnie's Model Photography 101 again. Need to make a light box.
Attachments
Syren Build 032.jpg
Bow-on down the port side. Really like the curve of the upper bulwarks. Came out nice. Match the bulkhead curves.
Syren Build 032.jpg (85.29 KiB) Viewed 5584 times
Syren Build 031.jpg
Syren Build 031.jpg (84.33 KiB) Viewed 5584 times
Syren Build 030.jpg
Minwax Golden Oak has a very warm color
Syren Build 030.jpg (87.59 KiB) Viewed 5584 times
Syren Build 029.jpg
Starboard planking.
Syren Build 029.jpg (92.13 KiB) Viewed 5584 times
Syren Build 028.jpg
Another shot of the Golden Oak stain.
Syren Build 028.jpg (91.55 KiB) Viewed 5584 times
Syren Build 027.jpg
Shot of the stern planking.
Syren Build 027.jpg (88.86 KiB) Viewed 5584 times

User avatar
GaryM
Senoir Chief Petty Officer
Senoir Chief Petty Officer
Posts: 1554
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:27 pm
Location: Citrus Heights, California

Re: Build Log: MS Syren

Post by GaryM » Wed May 09, 2012 9:24 pm

They do have good instructions and use good wood. Their plans are good as well. Enjoy.
Happy modeling,
Gary Maple

Problems are just challenges waiting for your solution.

Current build: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas
In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal

User avatar
bbrockel
Petty Officer Second Class
Petty Officer Second Class
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:11 am
Location: Westminster, Colorado

Re: Build Log: MS Syren

Post by bbrockel » Wed May 09, 2012 9:32 pm

Thanks for looking in Gary. One more pic to show what the black wales (they were colored with black felt-tip pen, btw) and the sapele planking will look like. All are dry fit just for the photo. Please excuse the light flash from the table lamb. Got to build a light box. :angry-banghead:
Attachments
Picture 014.jpg
Picture 014.jpg (133.57 KiB) Viewed 5581 times

Anja
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
Posts: 668
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:18 am

Re: Build Log: MS Syren

Post by Anja » Thu May 10, 2012 1:49 am

Hello Bob,

Very nice ship. She will be a beauty when she's finished. It is looking good So far :handgestures-thumbup:
I will follow your progress.

PS - Gary knows......... But who is the manufacturer of this kit? Is that Model Expo or Model Shipways?

Take care and happy modeling,

Anja :happy-sunshine:

User avatar
Sjors55
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
Posts: 882
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:56 pm
Location: Schiedam, The Netherlands

Re: Build Log: MS Syren

Post by Sjors55 » Thu May 10, 2012 1:57 am

Hi Bob,

Very nice indeed.
I hope you can find out to large the pictures. :D
What I can see for now, it's great.

Sjors
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
(Mahatma Gandhi)

Current build:
Le Mirage by Corel (1:75)

Current build: San Ildefonso by OcCre (1:70)
http://www.shipsofscale.com/phpBB3/view ... f=52&t=279

rdsaplala
Petty Officer Second Class
Petty Officer Second Class
Posts: 192
Joined: Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:58 pm
Location: Laguna, Philippines

Re: Build Log: MS Syren

Post by rdsaplala » Thu May 10, 2012 3:48 am

Hi Bob, pleased to see your Syren log set up, she's coming along beautifully :D And what amazes me even more is that you are simultaneously building her at the same time as your Niagara, excellent time-management and focus Sir! :handgestures-thumbupleft:
-Aldo

Current Build:
Amati HMS Pegasus
: http://www.shipsofscale.com/phpBB3/view ... f=52&t=261

Finished Build:
Caldercraft HM Brig Badger
: http://www.shipsofscale.com/phpBB3/view ... f=52&t=205

popeye
Master Chief Petty Officer
Master Chief Petty Officer
Posts: 2091
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:27 pm
Location: manchester, N.H.
Contact:

Re: Build Log: MS Syren

Post by popeye » Thu May 10, 2012 5:53 am

looking good Bob......the bulwarks / gun ports came out really good! great progress :D :D

Post Reply

Return to “SOS Build Logs from Kits - Wood”