OcCre's Santisima Trinidad

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Re: OcCre's Santisima Trinidad

Postby Undersea4me » Sun Feb 12, 2017 12:37 pm

I think I forgot to mention that I dry fit the bulwark in place with my planking pins from MicroMark.com. I added the first lower interior plank and let the glue dry while it was clamped tite and flush against the deck planking. I then removed the bulwark and proceeded to plank the rest of it, moving upward. This created a nice lip/location point to precisely mount the bulwark to the hul. It also made it easier to trim off the access planking at the top of the bulwark, while it was flat on the bench. You certainly have more control of the x-acto knife tracing the bulwark on the table. The instructions all called for this to be done later down the road, after the bulwark was glued on. Doing all this off the ship made for a cleaner and easier process, especially with the ringbolt hole drilling/locations.
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Re: OcCre's Santisima Trinidad

Postby Donnie » Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:10 pm

Very nice build process. Your deck looks very realistic. Nicely done - all of it !!!!

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Current Build Prep: Panart San Felipe 1:75
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Re: OcCre's Santisima Trinidad

Postby Undersea4me » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:11 pm

Donnie wrote:Very nice build process. Your deck looks very realistic. Nicely done - all of it !!!!

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Thanks so much, Donnie!
"We want to explore the themes of the ocean's existence-how it moves and breathes, how it experiences dramas and seasons, how it nourishes its hosts of living things, how it harmonizes the physical and biological rhythms of the whole earth, what hurts it and what feeds it-not least of all, what are its stories."
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Re: OcCre's Santisima Trinidad

Postby Undersea4me » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:58 pm

Today I am to the point of glueing the port side, 1st bulwark, on permanently. I wanted to dry test fit the lower bulwarks all at the same time to ensure that there would be no surprise gaps at bottom where the bulwark lays into the notch on the frames. So far they seem to line up pretty close, and the spacing between them seems okay. The overlap at the bow will be okay when its its soaked in water and bended to match the frames. The picture shows them dry fitted and only secured in a couple of places, to ensure proper spacing between them all is going to line up and work out. I also have a picture of the bulwark sections that had to be butt joined together. These will all be strengthened with planking so the glue joint is just enough to hold them together to glue to the frames and then plank. I used Titebond II on one, and CA (Super glue) on the other, just to see which held the best with hardly any surface area. They both seems to be okay. The CA probobly worked the best I guess, but the Titebond was fine as well. No worries on the appearance as this will all be covered up.
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Re: OcCre's Santisima Trinidad

Postby Donnie » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:06 pm

:handgestures-thumbupleft:
Looks like everything is 'joining' very well. Nice work !

Oh, were are your false cannon supports (the 1/2 inch square pieces that fit behind the port openings)???

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Re: OcCre's Santisima Trinidad

Postby Undersea4me » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:27 pm

Donnie wrote::handgestures-thumbupleft:
Looks like everything is 'joining' very well. Nice work !

Oh, were are your false cannon supports (the 1/2 inch square pieces that fit behind the port openings)???

Donnie

Thanks, Donnie! Yes, they were a 3x15x200 strip that had to be cut off 15x15 square pieces
"We want to explore the themes of the ocean's existence-how it moves and breathes, how it experiences dramas and seasons, how it nourishes its hosts of living things, how it harmonizes the physical and biological rhythms of the whole earth, what hurts it and what feeds it-not least of all, what are its stories."
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Re: OcCre's Santisima Trinidad

Postby Undersea4me » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:21 pm

I have managed to get some more time in on the Trinidad this weekend. I wanted to finish pinning the 1st bulwark on and then on to the Bulwark #2. I had to finish adding the false cannon supports to Bulwark #2, painted the interior of it flat black (as some of it can barely be seen from the top deck through the gratings) and had some trimming and pruning to do to get a nice dry fit overall.
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I wanted to use a pin vise to make a small hole in order to hold the pin. They are so small that is very difficult to try to hold them and hammer at the same time. Your fingers get in the way
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CAonPin.jpg
I decided to put a drop of CA (SuperGlue) on the pin so that it will have a permanent bond and won't tend to back out over time
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Bulwarkfit.jpg
The bulwark has a nice fit, overall except for a slight gap at the bow.
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BulwarkGap.jpg
I noticed my mistake after I had glued and pinned the opposite end of the Bulwark down already. Ugh, I think the gap looks worse in the image than it actually is though. Some things you just cant turn back on, I guess. Getting those Glued in Pins out would be next to impossible I think.
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All in all, I think I am satisfied with the fit. I will make some adjustments due to the gap if need be down the line, during the planking process
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Re: OcCre's Santisima Trinidad

Postby Donnie » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:19 pm

Very, very nice !!! Your documentation graphics is very well done. Anyone should be able to build this ship following this log. BTW, what graphics software are you using. I like the heavy white borders around the text. I am using Corel's Paint Shop Pro X9 and can't figure out how to get the same result.
Current Build Prep: Panart San Felipe 1:75
Completed Build: Santisima Trinidad

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Re: OcCre's Santisima Trinidad

Postby Undersea4me » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:23 pm

Thanks so much , Donnie! I found a little app called Skitch. It's really simple but a bit limited. Has all the bacic things though. It does what I need it to do, and perfect for this.
"We want to explore the themes of the ocean's existence-how it moves and breathes, how it experiences dramas and seasons, how it nourishes its hosts of living things, how it harmonizes the physical and biological rhythms of the whole earth, what hurts it and what feeds it-not least of all, what are its stories."
Jacques Yves Cousteau

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