Friedrich Wilhelm Zu Pferde 1/48 scale by Euro Model

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Started installing the beams on the next deck up, its a very simple way of doing it,
without all the carlings and ledges,


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I started off by attaching the beams in front and behind the main and mizzen masts,
the masts are not yet glued in place,

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all the beams in place,

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Captains bed glued in place, there is a spare set of Plain Sheets in the locker in case
Uwe decides to take a voyage on her, ;);););),

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Another view showing the bed and the Gun deck below,




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Looking aft across the beams,

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and a close up view, I was lucky installing them as they will not need to be sanded,
the planks run over them nice and smoothly, see next pic,

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showing a plank laid over the beams,
 

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This is a very stylized model, I have already been asked by one member why the
planking on the port side did not go all the way to the bow and the stern, when
I first started to build this model I wanted to show the frames and the interior,
but in a simplified way, the part planking on the starboard side hides the wires
for the lighting system, any questions just ask,

best regards John.
 

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with the beams in place the next step was the making and attaching of the different gratings and ladder ways,
after cutting the grating to size I glue it with a dab of PVA to a piece of paperand then attach the coamings around it,
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Finished grating, this one is for the very top deck,

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The gratings made up and attached on the quarter deck,

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overall view looking down on the waist area,

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The ladder in place on the fo'c'sle deck,

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Close up view,

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The gratings and coamings in place around the Knights head and ladder,


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overall view,


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another close up,


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and these little fella's I got from Cornwall model boats, see the link below,

https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/7160-Six-Period-Crew-Figures-1-54-7160.html#SID=220
 

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Sorry capstan in think you call it. For the rope to wind up

G'day Pat, yes the capstan they give in the kit is the wrong type, so I made two of my own, they are easy to
make with a piece of Dowell and some scrap wood,

best regards John.
 

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Before I could plank the next deck, i had to install the bulkhead between the captains
cabin and the rest of the gun deck,




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I had to take out one of the deck beams so I could get in and make a template for
the bulkhead


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I had some really nice scrap walnut plywood, so I cut it into lengths for planks to
cover both sides of the bulkhead,



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I then cut the planks to size on my cutter,

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Thiis is the cardboard template of the bulkhead, I glued the walnut planks onto this,
on both sides,



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I had worked out where I wanted the door to go and left that part unplanked,




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Over view after gluing the bulkheads in place,



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close up showing the door glued in place, still have to have trims added and also a
coat of varnish,
 
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Hello John

Just found your great log on the Fredrich Wilhelm Zu Pferde, You sure have shown your shipmates just what a very skilled person you are. You have turned a not so good kit into a wonderful work of art. With so many of your very fine touches along with all of that very fine detail that I love to see very much, Well Done, ENJOY.

Regards Lawrence
 
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