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Panart's San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log  page 02





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II. THE HULL AND FRAMING (continued)

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January 21, 2017

This completes the Cannon Supposts for one side, now the other side is next.

San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame


San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame





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January 22, 2017

This completes the Cannon Supposts for the Starboard side.

San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame


San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame


San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame





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January 22, 2017

I needed to modify and remove some excess Cannon Support material aft of the ship near transom. The excess was interferring with the false deck to be laid down.
Then the False Deck is laid down - dry fitted - using tacks to make sure everything fit well before gluing up.

San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame


San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame


San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame


San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame





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January 23, 2017

Gluing up the Flase Deck and preparing to start the upper initial Planking. Lime Strips 1.5 x 7 x 800 mm are given for this.

San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame


San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame





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January 25, 2017

This part is a difficult situation. I have researched and found that a lot of the San Felipe kits from Panart (older kits) have a problem with Cannon Carriage - Cannon alignment as the Cannons are pointing or facing the port frames. The deck has been noted to be too high and the frames too low which in that combination results in poor alignment of the Cannons pointing outward. If going by the instructions, the Cannon's would be facing very much downward.
In this situation, I mocked up a Cannon and placed it on False Deck with a shim of same thickness as the real deck. The Cannon Carriage is not shown as it was only temporary to adjust the outter facing preformed lazer cut piece. The preformed lzer cut piece already has the Cannon port openings cut out. I adjusted the preformed piece as close as I could so that proper alignment can be achieved. If later, the alignment height is off, then I can make adjustments to the Carriages height. The Carriages seem to be a little too tall anyway.
The ruler was used to make sure that the Lime Strip was about the same height from fore to aft ship.

San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame


San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame


San Felipe Frame

San Felipe Frame





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January 26, 2017

The main Planking begins...

Planking the Hull

Planking the Hull






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January 29, 2017

The main Planking continues. This process I use is simple. 1) I run hot water over the plank for about 20 to 30 seconds. 2) while it is wet, I put wood glue along the edge of plank 3) using a pinvise and holding the plank up against the preceeding plank, I make a hole 4) nail a tack into the plank all the way down. 5) Let dry completely.

Planking the Hull

Planking the Hull


Planking the Hull

Planking the Hull


Planking the Hull

Planking the Hull


Planking the Hull

Planking the Hull


Planking the Hull

Planking the Hull






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January 30, 2017

Ok, so, I am doing this Plank Bending the old fashion way because I do not have a plank bender as of yet. I soak in hot water while bending plank and tack to the bench top until dry.

Planking the Hull

Planking the Hull





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February 1, 2017

Dry fitting the first planking that wraps around to the bow.

Planking the Hull

Planking the Hull


Planking the Hull

Planking the Hull





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February 4, 2017

In the following images, I am making an alignment of the Cannons for proper aiming. I do not want the Cannons to point downward or too much upward, but rather straight out. In order to do this, I had to get the lazer cut bulwark piece and shift it up or down. I used a pin through the Bulwark to come out on other side to make my alignment with Cannon Barrels.

Aligning Cannons

Aligning Cannons


Aligning Cannons

Aligning Cannons


Aligning Cannons

Aligning Cannons


Aligning Cannons

Aligning Cannons


Aligning Cannons

Aligning Cannons


Aligning Cannons

Aligning Cannons


Aligning Cannons

Aligning Cannons


Aligning Cannons

Aligning Cannons



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