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Panart's San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log  page 01





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I. BOX CONTENTS

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Sun Dec 25, 2016

This is the official first entry to the Build Log of the Panart's San Felipe at 1:75 Scale. The model was ordered from Cornwall Model Boats early this morning (11/9/2016) and I must say that the person (lady) I spoke with over the phone was very nice, and pleasant to do business with. I just wanted to call to make sure all was well with my order. I was very impressed with CMB. By around noon, I was already getting shipping transactions notifications and tracking numbers !

I also ordered the Paint Set (Ref: APS9105W). It is made up of 11 jars. I thought about ordering the sails, but I decided not to at this time. Since my sails will be furled, and doesn't require all the sail material (it would be too bulky), I might try my hand at making my own. Furling will not require the sails to be fully made anyway.

Enjoy !
Donnie

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II. THE HULL AND FRAMING

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December 26, 2016

Thank you all for following this build.

First start obviously is getting the Keel cut out - and - it was a little tough getting out of the laser cuts, but all went well. The Keel does have a little warp in it, but honestly, I guess that is expected and I am not worried about it. The warp is only in one dimension and it is very evenly spread out with a gentle arch that reaches across. No problem I can see. About the time it is put onto a building board, and glue the Bulkheads, I do not see a fore problem with this.

The Keel measure exactly 31 inches or 787.4 mm

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December 26, 2016

Ok, so I could not deal with using an exacto to cut out those Bulkheads, so I remember that I had a Ryobi Electric Scroll Saw packed away. Dragged it out, dusted it off and put her to use.

The only cuts I had to make was the "relief points" of the wood of where the laser skips from time to time.

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San Felipe Frame


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December 27, 2016

This pic just shows that I temp installed the Bulkheads - no glue. I have to make a building board for this next.

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San Felipe Frame Dry Assembly


San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame Dry Assembly





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January 06, 2017

I got my Building Board made. It is not elaborate. Just a simple base 24" x 10" and then two separate pieces cut with a rabbet on each one. The rabbet forms a channel so that the thickness of base will not interfere with the Bulkheads. I just need a little relief area. The creative part of my brain is not working well, so, it is what it is and will have to work.

It is time to get on with the project now !!!

San Felipe Building Board

San Felipe Building Board


San Felipe Building Board

San Felipe Building Board


San Felipe Building Board

San Felipe Building Board





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January 06, 2017

It didn't take but a few minutes to install the Bulkheads and the two layers of decks. I am really amazed as how all of this fits together and is really a tight fit. The frame is really solid even with no glue. The two layer pieces really make the Bulkheads line up square.

San Felipe Frame Dry Assembly

San Felipe Frame Dry Assembly


San Felipe Frame Dry Assembly

San Felipe Frame Dry Assembly


San Felipe Frame Dry Assembly

San Felipe Frame Dry Assembly





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January 07, 2017

Well,
everything you saw was just a dry fitting. I really wanted to glue up all the Bulkheads at one time and while the glue was wet to install the decks 1 and 2 so that the decks would provide a nice platform for being square.

As I was applying glue to one of the Bulkheads, I realized that this is not going to happen as it is difficult to manage the wet glue as it flows - so, I thought that I would wind up having a mess on my hands. Just decided to do things the old fashioned way and use clamps galore and 3" machinist squares to make sure things are square.

I am showing this 'one' as a procedure and won't show the remaining as it is just the same.

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San Felipe Frame Assembly





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January 14, 2017

Got the major part of the frame all glued up. Had to redo the Transom piece Bulkhead as it dried a little crooked. It is straight now. Seems like everything is square and true within reason.

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San Felipe Frame Assembly


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San Felipe Frame Assembly


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January 18, 2017

All of the Major frame is glued up now. No major problems. Everything fit great. Laser cuts are very precise. One image shows the lower deck beam supports removed from the wooden pack.

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San Felipe Frame Assembly


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San Felipe Frame Assembly


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January 19, 2017

I decided to paint the Cannon supports black using Folk Art brand "pure black". Started gluing in the Cannon supports -- more to go.

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San Felipe Frame Assembly


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