1492 Santa Clara (La Nina)

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1492 Santa Clara (La Nina)

Post by papership » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:51 pm

Purchased this last week from Tower Hobbies, was too good a deal to pass up and I was looking for a model not so involved as the Victory to work on some of my skills with.
I already have a Billing Boats Saint Maria, but it too is not a simple build either.
So after what I could buy this for and I wanted to see the quality of kit that AL was, I bought it.
And might I add I am highly impressed with this company's quality.
I started building the kit yesterday, beginning w/scratch building a build slip.
Then I started w/the frame. Nothing has been glued up yet, just alot of fitting and marking.
When I glue up this frame, I want no surprises after the fact. Dry fitted the deck and marked it as well.
:greetings-waveyellow: Rick
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Re: 1492 Santa Clara (La Nina)

Post by Anja » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:12 am

Hi Rick,

Looking forward to your build. I will follow your progress on her.

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Re: 1492 Santa Clara (La Nina)

Post by popeye » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:47 pm

looks like a cool ship Rick...........have fun!

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Re: 1492 Santa Clara (La Nina)

Post by Donnie » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:00 pm

It will be nice to watch this one grow. I like your jig to keep things in-line !!!

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Re: 1492 Santa Clara (La Nina)

Post by papership » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:40 pm

Howdy everyone, have been under the weather and not felt like working on the ship, but I do feel better tonight, so maybe some done soon. :greetings-waveyellow:
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Re: 1492 Santa Clara (La Nina)

Post by papership » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:53 pm

Ribs set into place, deck glued and nailed down center of keel. :greetings-clapyellow:
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Re: 1492 Santa Clara (La Nina)

Post by popeye » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:03 am

looking good so far......off to a great start ;-)

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Re: 1492 Santa Clara (La Nina)

Post by papership » Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:24 pm

Thanks popeye, I am really enjoying this small ship and so far have had no snags to make one stop and re-group on what is going on.
Again, I have become a big fan of AL kits, I also have another of their kits, and it is of the same high quality as this one.
I was flying thru the web and came across a French site that I was able to download a set of plans for the Pinta, so now I have the whole fleet. This would be my 1st try @ scratch building. :shock:
Any'ho, bought some new gadgets today that I have looked @ many times while build RC planes.
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Great for cutting planks for the decking and getting them all the same, I could never do this by hand.....
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off course one must sand the planks too
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found this photo of the deck to a reproduction of the Nina, thought it looked cool and this will be the pattern I will go for, but I want the deck to be a lighter gray...........
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Re: 1492 Santa Clara (La Nina)

Post by Anja » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:00 pm

Hi Rick,

Looking forward to your build. Personally, I really like the dark shade of gray.
And some nice tools you have. I want the precision cutter too !!! So next time I'm at the hobby shop, I will certainly look for one to buy.

Good luck on your build!

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Re: 1492 Santa Clara (La Nina)

Post by papership » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:38 pm

Anja wrote:Hi Rick,

Looking forward to your build. Personally, I really like the dark shade of gray.
And some nice tools you have. I want the precision cutter too !!! So next time I'm at the hobby shop, I will certainly look for one to buy.

Good luck on your build!

Anja :happy-sunshine:
Well you can order from the people who make them as well. http://www.Foremost.com, the cutter cost $27.00 US and for the work the tool does, well worth every cent. Hope you get one.
Rick :banana-rock:
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