Due to the fact that I was living (and working) for a period of 5 years in Croatia, I am very happy to see an Adriatic vessel. Especially if it is a beautifull built model.
Great work, very detailed, pimped, clean and accurate built, .... etc
And also I have to state, that the kit quality is very good, they are not cheap (I was looking on their web-page) but very good.
In some parts you showed already the scratch building add on, but can you sumarize how much is original kit and how much is scratch? Maybe in percentage......
Now I am realy looking forward to see the Barques building log....... I guess it is also the kit from MarisStella in scale 1:63 ( skittle bit strange scale).
Two things I want to mention in addition:
1) There is one photo of the bow, directly view from the front: your planking pattern is realy great. I am pretty sure, that this way was not easy, so that the planks fit in..... great!
2) many thanks for the hint using fishing line for the nails! From which Material are the lines? Looks like some plastic..... is it possible to sand the „nails“ after they are glued inside the hole? To get a flat surface with the wood...
Many thanks in advance
Uwek: Thanks for all the compliments, you are too kind.
What area of Croatia were you working in, looks like a beautiful country.
I have several of their kits and I thought they were reasonably priced, nonetheless, the kit quality is excellent.
As far as scratch building the percentage would be very small, I'm thinking less than 10%. Items like the windless need to be built and shaped by hand, I'm just lucky enough to have a lathe. I added some details such as the carboys and a few other little things but the kit does include all the material needed for the actual ship itself.
The bow planking was a little tricky, as with everything in this hobby it takes time and patience but thanks for the compliment.
The fishing line I used was .04 nylon, I found that cutting it off with a razor blade as short as possible sanding it smooth was no problem. It is also available in a light brown which I want to try tree nailing a deck with someday.
Thanks for stopping in, I hope to get the Stefano started here very soon so I hope to see you there
Many thanks for the detailed information.
Surprising, that MariaStella is not so known, but maybe because their kits are all Adriatic boats and vessels, so the main market will be Italy, Slovenia and Croatia........ but I am realy looking for the barque.
From the photos on their web-page it is a very interesting vessel.
I was living in Dubrovnik in Dalmatia for three years, constructing a stayed cable bridge next to the Harbour and later on once more three years in Croatia’s capital Zagreb. Croatia is realy a beautifull country, a lot of landscape with hills, Plateaus and a lot of coast, islands......and sun
See you at your next building log of the barque.....