Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

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

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

Re: Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

Postby rdsaplala » Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:20 am

Hello Anja,

I just learned now that you are building another ship aside from your Albatros, your Swift is coming along nicely, don't fret about the bulwarks, my friend, from the excellent fix you've done to your Albatros' bulwarks, I have no doubt that you will overcome this issue with flying colors ;-)

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

Finished Build:
Caldercraft HM Brig Badger
: http://www.shipsofscale.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=205
Petty Officer Third Class
Petty Officer Third Class
Posts: 85
Joined: Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:27 pm
Location: New Jersey

Re: Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

Postby tonphil1960 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:41 pm

Nice Anja, I have heard this kit spoken highy of as a good kit for us new to wooden ships.

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

Re: Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

Postby Anja » Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:14 pm

Hi Tony,

Yes it is indeed an entry level ship. But the bulwarks were to difficult for me :oops:
So she is in dry dock now. When I finish my Albatros, she is next in line for repairs.

Thanks for looking in and take care,

Anja :happy-sunshine:
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:11 pm
Location: Orr MN USA

Re: Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

Postby rdluce » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:11 pm

Looks great to me! I feel your pain with the " too long " bulwarks. I had the same issue and went ahead and planked the under curved transom anyway. BIG MISTAKE! This threw the whole keel and rudder off
My fix was to tear off the transom planks then using the actual cutouts from ply sheets I made templates to correct length transferred to installed bulwarks. Then using a dremel with a round drum I contured the long bulwark to the correct dimension.
There was an awful lot of fiddling and file work but once I got bulwarks the right length it all fell together.
Hope this helps. Don't give up just take your time. I had to do alot of dry fitting before actually gluing!!
There are no problems only solutions.
Current build:
AL Independance 1775
AL swift
Sterling USS Missouri
Jotika hms Agamemnon

Return to “SOS Build Logs from Kits - Wood”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests