Artesania Latina's Colonial Schooner Independence - Modified

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Re: Artesania Latina's Colonial Schooner Independence - Modified

Postby GaryM » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:25 pm

I use a SLR 8 meg camera to take my pictures. I import the pictures into Windows Paint. I resize to 32% and then resize again to 95%. This gives me my 993 width. For MSW, I resize to 95% and it accepts 3003 width and up to 2 meg picture size since the site uses the icon on the active page and clicking on it goes to a separate external picture server for each picture.
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Re: Artesania Latina's Colonial Schooner Independence - Modified

Postby catopower » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:55 pm

Hello Stoyne,

I just kept it simple and didn't pad the area around or under the hawse pipe at all. I didn't use the metal piece included in the kit either. But, Harold Hahn's Hallifax model has thick wooden pad running under the hawse pipes. On his model of Hannah, there is one thick piece of wood through which the hawse pipe runs.

Mine is very simple:


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Quick Update. After the ship modeler's gathering on Saturday, I was motivated to get some hours in. I don't think I've posted any photos of my card model of the HMS Alert, but I completed the ratlines on it over the weekend. Afterwards, I decided it was time to do the same on the Colonial Schooner.

While I was at it, I decided to re-reeve the shrouds, tightening them up and using a lighter line color instead of black. Today, I finished rattling down the foremast. I'll be starting on the main shrouds shortly.


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Thanks for the photo resizing advice, Gary. I just exported the photos, specifying pixel width of 800 and that solved the issue.

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Re: Artesania Latina's Colonial Schooner Independence - Modified

Postby Stoyne » Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:39 am

Thank you for the information and the picture, Clare!

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Re: Artesania Latina's Colonial Schooner Independence - Modified

Postby popeye » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:22 am

really neat job Clare.........more times than not......simple is better ;)
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Re: Artesania Latina's Colonial Schooner Independence - Modified

Postby catopower » Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:03 pm

Thanks Stoyne, Popeye.

Not much visually to show, but definite progress made as I finished tying the ratlines over the weekend. I treated the knots with some acrylic matte varnish, which worked really well. I'm now using this on all my rigging in place of dilute white glue (Elmers) or other glues.

The excess line has now been trimmed off and all is neatly in place.


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Now that the ratlines are done, I have to turn my brain back on and start thinking about the next steps!

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Re: Artesania Latina's Colonial Schooner Independence - Modified

Postby GaryM » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:19 pm

Looks nice and neatly done. Save the topic of the matte varnish for our next meeting.
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Re: Artesania Latina's Colonial Schooner Independence - Modified

Postby popeye » Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:11 am

well done on the shrouds Clare.....that's a neat idea. I've used flat lacquer a couple of times.......I thought I was just lucky :D :D :D
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Re: Artesania Latina's Colonial Schooner Independence - Modified

Postby Donnie » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:02 am

Fantastic Workmanship ! I was wondering (you might have already mentioned it) as to what type of rope are you using on the windlass barrel. Did you make this rope yourself. It really looks authentic and real.

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Re: Artesania Latina's Colonial Schooner Independence - Modified

Postby catopower » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:26 pm

Thanks Donnie.

The rigging line on this model is all from Chuck Passaro's Syren Ship Model Company. For the anchor cables, it's perfect because the line is all S-laid, or left-handed twist. Most real ropes are Z-laid, or right-handed twist. But, anchor cables are supposed to be S-laid, so it's a perfect match.

While most of the other rigging is technically backwards in terms of the twist, the line works so well and looks so good, I've had to stop caring about the twist. Anyway, the finest lines are Z-laid, the .008" and .012", which is good for a lot of the running rigging.

The line is also pre-waxed and it generally holds its shape well and is a pleasure to work with.

Clare

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