Build log: San Juan by Artesania Latina 1/30(!)

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Re: Build log: San Juan by Artesania Latina 1/30(!)

Postby GaryM » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:21 pm

Looks like an interesting model to put together. I like a lot of the parts and the instructions that Artesania Latina uses. Their kits seem to make models for all ages and skill sets. This should make a great looking ship. The nice touches your adding will make it better.
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Re: Build log: San Juan by Artesania Latina 1/30(!)

Postby xenrunner » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:46 am

Gary hi,

Like I said, the main reason I chose this build is the challenges it presents ... leaves much room for imagination.

My biggest concern was the rigging of the cannons, but after watching a video on AL San Fransisco, I realized that San Juan is actually a watered-down version of San Fransisco kit. Now I know how I will proceed with the cannons. There certainly is not enough material (pulleys, etc.) so one have purchase them extra.

Also, there are almost no accsories for use on the deck (barrels, buckets, ...) and these have to be made from scrap wood.

I also have decided to create a battle-ready scene on the deck so I will make cannon ball brackets, gunpowder buckets, what have you. Let's see how it is going to come about ...

Finally, sorry about my ignorance of boat terminology, I guess I will learn proper terms in time.
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Re: Build log: San Juan by Artesania Latina 1/30(!)

Postby Donnie » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:04 am

Finally, sorry about my ignorance of boat terminology, I guess I will learn proper terms in time.


It takes a long time (at least for me) to learn all the terms.....and I still can't remember all of them. Continue to enjoy your ship - that's what it's all about.

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Re: Build log: San Juan by Artesania Latina 1/30(!)

Postby xenrunner » Fri May 06, 2016 11:15 pm

... back to the city ...

The build commences ...

Planking and treenailing of the decks completed. This part basically ate time.

Decks are glued in place and some of the fittings installed ...

Some sanding needed to get the body in shape but not much.

Note for future builders: Cannon door spacing between the bulwarks and the main deck are not uniform! Cannons that will be under the quarter deck will have to be raised with a block of wood for better fitting & looks. Raising them does not sound very scale like but I seem to find no other solution to the problem.
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Re: Build log: San Juan by Artesania Latina 1/30(!)

Postby modelshipwright » Sat May 07, 2016 10:10 am

Nice clean work.

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Re: Build log: San Juan by Artesania Latina 1/30(!)

Postby xenrunner » Mon May 16, 2016 11:55 pm

Hi,

Bill, thanks for your comment. I like to take my time especially during the early stages of my builds; my innerself tells me the better the foundation, the better the final product :D

The build commences with the bullwarks. Again, nothing fancy but shaping of the nose can be somewhat tricky. I used some rope to achieve the correct shape and masking tape to keep it in form. After I get the part into shape I have moistened the parts and dried them with hair drier. Repeated this for 5 or 6 times until the fit became rigid enough.
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Re: Build log: San Juan by Artesania Latina 1/30(!)

Postby eric61 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:18 am

Hi Cem, this may seem an unusual question, for you that is, but why have you put a deck fitting( belaying pin rack etc.) on the deck before the hull is planked?
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Re: Build log: San Juan by Artesania Latina 1/30(!)

Postby Brian » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:05 am

Hi Cem
your build is coming on very nicely, thought I would drop in and give you a tip, don't know if you have planked & fitted the metal portholes yet, but when I built this ship a couple of years ago I had a problem with the 6 portholes on the lower deck, they were all too low and the cannons wouldn't sit flat, ended up filing the top of the porthole and filing the bottom off the brass wheels to get them to sit right. if its not too late I suggest you try your portholes in and sit cannons in place.
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