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Ken Gilkeson

le couronne

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plank on frame corel kit. mahogany, walnut, maple etc..

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That's some darn nice work. I built some much smaller wooden kits and they ain't easy.

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That's gorgeous!  Great work.

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VERY nicely done. More!

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Looks great!

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16 hours ago, Jim N said:

That's gorgeous!  Great work.

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Looks like one of those no shortcuts and no super glue projects. Outstanding.

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Fantastic build.

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Posted (edited)

Hello Ken, let me write that wooden ships are my favorite modeling experience….my opinion is, this genre is the real deal.  

This model is looking very good.  I can imagine this being as Artesania Latina rendition (edit;  you mentioned Corel) , and your attention to cannon rigging is well done, the planking looks to be correctly executed on the deck and hull, and the overall appearance is a treat.  Did I say that I love wooden ship models…?  lol.

A magnificent model, compliments.  I'll be dropping by when you update, thanks for sharing this endeavor.

Edited by Mike Williams

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Oh my gosh man! I love stuff like this! So much to look at. Hats off to you good sir!!

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Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.

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Awesome craftsmanship.   Only downside is it makes it looks I play with toy cars. :o

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Holy Moley!

I have an Artisania ship kit and I eyeball it all the time. But I don't have the temerity to start it.

 

Well done Sir.

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thanks everyone, more photos added. I have photos of the hull being built if anyone is interested.

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Wow!  It takes a special kind of modeler to build wooden models os sailing ships, and you are a good one Sir!

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thanx everyone ! so many great builders on here and I enjoy looking at all their work. I personally started with cars and trucks when I was in the 1st grade and have built off and on my entire life. I think this forum is great,  knowing the hobby is strong and the fact they're re releasing all the old kits keeps it affordable and interesting for all ages.

 

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Ship building is an art unto itself.  Someone brought a book to a model meeting, about ship models in museums, they used to build models before blueprints were done.  I'm sure all the real ships are long gone, but the models remain.  More power to you!

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Another great project Ken, love the work. 

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Beautiful!

Let's see the hull construction please!

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more pictures in the future, thanks everyone.

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Truly remarkable.

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thanks all. kit came with a 1 to 1 drawing I used for all the scratch built decorations. 

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this is what they mean by all parts are pre cut. the bulkheads and keel would be the simplest parts to cut out yourself.

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hull is double planked. as can be seen here they must be tapered because hull is much wider in the middle. wooden blocks were added to keep the bulkheads square with the keel. the first layer of planking gives you the initial rough shape and may be sanded for a smooth surface for the second layer. glue and tiny nails were used at this point to hold the planks until dry. the nails were removed after the glue sets. bulkheads must be tapered on their edges so the planks have an even surface for a good glue joint without any gaps.

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