Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

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Re: Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

Post by teleman » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:54 pm

Hi Anja,
I see your busy on the swift. Looks good. I know you will recover and get the repairs done properly. As for the Felluca. The Smithsonian has plans for the type that were built for San fransico California Warf. They are a bit different but still derive from the San Juan. But don't know if you want to try a sratch build..... :grin:

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Re: Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

Post by GaryM » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:44 am

Hello Anja:
When I was researching the Le Soleil Royal, I sent to the Louve and had them take pictures for me of the model. They replied very fast and the cost was reasonable. They might do the same for you and take the picture you specify. Probably a lot cheaper than gas would be just to drive there.
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Re: Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

Post by 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 ;-)

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Re: Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

Post by 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.


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Re: Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

Post by 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!!
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Re: Swift 1805 - Artesania Latina 1/50

Post by buffie » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:53 am

Hi why can't i see any photos? I'm also busy with my first build (Swift 1805 from Artesania Latina) and would really like to see your photos!

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