Santa Ana 1:84

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I will show here al little bit from my work on the Santa Ana.
This ship is mey second project and i didn´t want to build this model. But the price was extremly cheap because it was one of the last units and AL doesnt build more this model.
My plan was to do any modifications an this ship to learn more abaout the process to build fine details on a woodenship.
-Changing the gunports, all decks have the same gunports, I need to change it with different sizes
-Modify the keel in a more realistic multipart-keel
-change the ugly yellow foil for the windows in realistic Windows.
-modify the planking
-change the cottons in more realistic ropes.
-carving the Figuerhead an the railing
-change the carriages from the guns

The model is for me a disapoiintment. The realistic price here in Europe was 700- 800 Euros. waht you get for this price isn´t worth. My model has a long list with missing parts.
-one Sail
-a lot of wood
-3 lasercutted plates
-the lasercuted plate in my Kit is from the HMS Victory

The service from AL can´t me send the missing parts, they doesnt have them in stock. The model is solded out. I have to sew all the sails new because one sail !

Finaly it is a challenge for me to build this model an my goodbye-Modell to the world of Kits. My next models i prefer to scratch.
The Santa Ana have a lot of errors in the Kit. It seems, that she is modified Victory. Or is the Victory a modified Santa Ana ? I dont know. But i think both models hav a lot of errors if one ship need to fit in two.

The model ist gigantic and has , i think, 112 Gunports. The model is a challenge in every way. I hope you enjoy the fotos, and if you have any good idea, let me know.










 

dj56

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Beautiful Oliver, look at the santa ana of colleague PaulV, he also builds this beautiful ship.
Are you going to paint it or leave it in its natural colors
greetings from Ostend
willy
 
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Beautiful Oliver, look at the santa ana of colleague PaulV, he also builds this beautiful ship.
Are you going to paint it or leave it in its natural colors
greetings from Ostend
willy
Hi Willy,

two Santa Ana is a good thing. I think he will let the ship in natural colors. I wil paint my ship in the typical Bee-Style.

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paulv1958

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Hi Oliver. Nice ot see another SA. Great Job. Yep mine I'm leaving wood colored. Not after historic accuracy on this one. ( Not that AL kits are )
No missing bits so far. I think AL are altering their market aproach to simple child friendly stuff. Beside it a but hard to compete with the quality of the Asian kits coming out and the state of the EU market & Economy.

And yes the info they provide is a guide at the most. Still a lot of fun.
 
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Hi Oliver. Nice ot see another SA. Great Job. Yep mine I'm leaving wood colored. Not after historic accuracy on this one. ( Not that AL kits are )
No missing bits so far. I think AL are altering their market aproach to simple child friendly stuff. Beside it a but hard to compete with the quality of the Asian kits coming out and the state of the EU market & Economy.

And yes the info they provide is a guide at the most. Still a lot of fun.
Hi Paul,
Nice to meet you. We both are the last warrior with this model. I think you are right. This model isn´t state of the art. Whatever, to build him is a lot of work and the result will be fantastic. Everybody who complete this model can be proud. AL not will be my company for the future. Maybe the new Kits are better, but the way how they resolve the problems with my missing parts isn´t acceptable. They dont have the parts, I asked for the drawings from the laser-cuttet-plates to scratch the missing parts. No answer. If they loose now one customer more to the chineses, it seems that nobody cares. Happy Building the Santa Ana, Paul :)
 
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