Liburnian Novilara - MarisStella by Don Robinson

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This is a build log for the Liburnian Novilara by MarisStella. MarisStella has just re-done this kit and have made several changes to it compared to the old kit.
The kit comes with some nice quality lumber and finely cut laser billets. Rigging, hardware and a sewn sail are also included. Also new to this kit are newly written instructions and a detailed set of drawings to guide you in the build along with a highly accurate plan. I will try and show some of these drawings in this log in order to better help explain what I am trying to write.
I started this build some four months ago and have just completed it today. During the build I did not really give any thought to starting a build log so the pictures are not as detailed as they could be and I apologise for that, however, I think there is enough here to tell the story.
There is a picture on the MarisStella website http://www.marisstella.hr/index.php?lang=en of the old style of the Novilara if you wish to compare the differences.
For those of you wondering why the Stefano or my battle station have not seen much action these past few months this is the reason why.

Thanks for looking in

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Keel has been glued together, rabbit cut and spacers installed. Spacers can be removed after fairing if you so wish
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Masking off for the waterline
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Hello Don

Just found your build on the Liburnian Novilara by MarisStella . Golly but this looks like a fun little ship to build. These MarisStella kits sure do have a lot of detail to work with, and I can tell that you are enjoying it very much, more pictures, ENJOY.

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OK Don was waiting one of your builds before doing another Marrisstella kit, still have the GALLEY NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION TO BUILD BY FOR ME, think of getting this one, will you be avaible for questions. Thanks Don
 

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Deck planking has started, using 1.5 x 7 mm planks

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Stanchions have been installed

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A little off topic but after a hard day in shipyard what is better than some home smoked ham?

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Hatches completed

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Top rail installed

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deck planking started using 1,5 x 7 mm walnut strips

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After hard day in shipyard some homemade smoked ham is always a good thing

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Cutting out the oar ports, I made a little stamp to show positions and shapes of the ports

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Making the benches

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Benches installed

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Looks very good Don,Maristella has intersting ships to offer.
 

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I apologise for doubling up on some of the pictures I am not sure what happened. I started this yesterday and thought I lost these pictures then when I came back today and re-did them some of them magically re-appeared when I hit the post button.

Lawrence: Thanks for stopping in, these really are great kits with lots of detail and plenty of room for more additions if you so wish. More pictures are coming:)

Don: Hi Don, my next build is the Ragusian Galley. I hope to start it by the end of the month, with it I will do a more detailed log that will help you with yours. Fell free to ask questions at anytime.
 

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This step, making the figurehead, I did not document very well hopefully looking at the plans will help you understand the process

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Not a very good picture but it is all I have

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Rigging has started, along with installing the rudder

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The mast foot

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Standing rigging completed and oars stowed

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Rigging completed

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Novilara completed. I will stow the oars later this is just for pictures

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Thanks for looking in and I hope you enjoyed
 
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Premature post- there is some controversy about what is shown on the stele......

Looks sharp! I am confused by the sternpost rudder though. This model has the figurehead of the ancient one from the Novilara Stele, but that ship had steering oars.
 

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Thanks so much guys.
Pebbleworm: ".This is a model whose rostrum was used for stranding on the coast shoreline, but also to break through the hull of other ships in battle, which is clearly seen in the figure. The figure clearly shows that the stern rudder had tied a rope to the stern which is historically attested, and the use of which has been confirmed only in the XV. c. " this a quote from the MarisStella web site which also shows a picture of the figure mentioned
 
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