Nuestra Senora 1-72 by Dusek

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Nuestra Senora 1-72 by Dusek

Post by NMBROOK » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:22 am

Hi everyone,after quite a long absense due to attempting to sell my house and starting a new job,I thought I would post this build on here.Sovereign of the seas is very much on the back burner until I sell my house and relocate nearer to work.I work nights and spend far too much time travelling to devote the attention it deserves at the moment.
This build will be more or less out of the box,apart from changing the timbers supplied for the planking etc.Dusek ship kits is very much a new kid on the block,but after reading logs of other kits they made,I new I had to have a go at one.When Nuestra Senora was announced I immediately knew that was the build for me.It was around eight months before Daniel Dusek had the kit in production and I took advantage of his very generous introductory discount.I ordered the model direct from the factory in the Czech Republic and it promptly arrived a week later in a very well packed outer shipping box.To my knowledge Dusek does not have any local 'dealers',so purchasing direct was the only sensible option.
Moving on to kit contents,the kit features extensive laser cutting,the bulkheads and false keel are in high quality 4mm ply.Lime is supplied for first planking below the wales,lasercut ply is used above as the gunports are precut ( similar to caldercraft),The second planking is extremely high quality walnut,4mm wide,which is scale width.The decks are ply subdecks,with sheets of laser cut and etched solid pear veneer overlays.The cannons and many other fittings are stock Amati products.The ornaments are a combination of lasercut and engraved wood and resin castings.Whilst the resin my sound poor compared to metal castings,the quality of detail is far greater than all metal castings I have come across,aside from maybe Euromodel como.
Moving on,some pics of the kit and contents

Kind Regards

Nigel
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Re: Nuestra Senora 1-72 by Dusek

Post by NMBROOK » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:27 am

I am uncertain how many images I can post at once since Donnie changed the forum format,so I shall do six at a time for now :)
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Re: Nuestra Senora 1-72 by Dusek

Post by NMBROOK » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:30 am

And finally,the last few pics :D
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Re: Nuestra Senora 1-72 by Dusek

Post by Donnie » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:43 am

That is an amazing array of parts and pieces. I can tell this kit is very well thought out. I am sure you can't wait to dive in on this one. I wish I had this one in the cue myself.

Thanks for posting. BTW - if I remember, I think the forum is set to 20 image attachments at one posting. So, I think you are good to go. I look forward very much to see this one take shape.

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Re: Nuestra Senora 1-72 by Dusek

Post by NMBROOK » Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:14 pm

Thanks for clearing up the image question Donnie ;-) I had reached the stage where I was going to solely scratchbuild.Seeing this kit and realising I wouldn't want to replace everything changed my mind.

Twenty images means I can catch up to where I am at in one post :D

All the framework went together without any mods,infact some slots needed a little filing otherwise there wouldn't have been room for glue.The kit is designed so ply strips running through the bulkheads form a rigid spine.After gluing the bulkheads in place,these were fitted dry.The lowers decks were fitted to ensure the bulkheads were perfectly square.Only then did I apply fillets of epoxy to these 'spine' parts.Also included is a jig to hold the tops of the bulkheads.This holds the tops square and is glued to crossmembers that are sawn out of the bulkheads later in the build.This jig also makes a handy stand for working on the inverted hull.I have commenced first planking and fitted the lower ply gunport sections.All bends have been done by simply soaking the timber and ply patterns and then clamping in jigs (shown in the pics) whilst they dry out.

Kind Regards

Nigel
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Re: Nuestra Senora 1-72 by Dusek

Post by GaryM » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:42 pm

What is the model height and length. Looks like a good kit.
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Re: Nuestra Senora 1-72 by Dusek

Post by Donnie » Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:33 pm

Gary,
when I was looking at this ship at Dusek, ( http://www.dusekshipkits.com/nuestra-senora ) they say:
Length: 905 mm, Width: 415mm, Height: 815mm
35.63" L 16.34" W 32" H
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Post by eric61 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:15 pm

Hi Nigel, nice looking kit. Are the grating's holes to scale? good to see the gun carriage wheels made out of wood instead of brass.
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Re: Nuestra Senora 1-72 by Dusek

Post by GaryM » Mon Oct 26, 2015 7:25 pm

You know that the ship is not going to be 1/2 the length for its width so something is amiss. Probably typo on web site.
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Re: Nuestra Senora 1-72 by Dusek

Post by eric61 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:20 pm

Hi Gary, regarding your above post, the width versus the length, is that just the hull. I have found that the measurements of the kits are the overall length (including bowsprit) and the width is the longest yard (mainsail yard) which is way wider than the hull.
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