Awesome workmanship. A lot of the crisp edges and clean looking wood is acheived with sanding sealer on every piece before glued together as you can then sand all those ugly hairs off the wood. we do that on cabinets.
Sorry, that I did not continue with this topic during the last weeks, but I was very busy with the Rochefort event and all related posts and communication.
As I mentioned earlier in this topic I received directly from the modeler Karl Ingwer some photos he made during the construction of this model.....so I will continue with the information
The frame construction - (happy to see, that Karl I. is also using a glass plate like myself)
The first group of frames prepared and roughly sanded
The first frames upside down installed with the keel. Keep a look at the very solid jig
Several years of work were necessary to get the model like I was able to see in Hamburg.
And off course also one or the other Christmases
a closer view on the stern structure of the Printz Friderich
The wales and the upper outside planking installed, in order to get enough stability into the hull - still upside down installed in the jig.
the gunports cut out already
The hull of the Printz Friderich is now rigid enough to turn and to start with the inside planking.
It was also possible to cut out the areas of the frames, in order to get a later view into the hull structure to see parts of the interieur (see on the right side)
Every third frame is kept, so the "windows" are 2 frames wide
Some more photos in the order of construction the interieur of the 70-gun Printz Friderich
Finished inside planking with the installed floor riders - remarkable is the fact, that the raiders are usually only three elements, with only one center element directly over the keelson at the area of the limber board.
On the right hand side you can see the openings cut into the frames
a first installed storage room and the first deck beams over the hold, one floor rider visible on the left
Interesting here to see the installed knees for the deck beams of the hold, the first installed deck beam of the Orlop deck
Many thanks for this very interesting film and the official announcement of the wreckfinding.
And also we are very happy, that somehow we were able to help, that you got the contact to the modelbuilder Karl I. Malcha.
And I feel personally honored, that you used my photos of Karl´s model I made personally during the days in Hamburg, in the film and your web-page.
With One of the last photos I showed already some first internal installments
It is the coal-storage (with the stairs) and behind in appr. the same size the pump-pit of the main mast.
on the left and right the boxes for the cannonballs. located as close as possible to the main mast foot.
This photos is showing the second pump-pit at the mizzenmast. You can recon already the holes for the pump-foot left and right of the keelson