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Panart's San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log  page 07





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II. THE HULL AND FRAMING (continued)

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JUne 2, 2017

Continuing with installing the Wales. The stain I used is Minwax "Provincial".

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking





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June 09, 2017

Continuing with installing the Wales and treenailing. One of the later images show me adding more treenails to the wales.

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking






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June 10, 2017

In this image, I am not satisfied with the kits Deck Planking laser cut pieces that has false planking details. Instead of re planking the entire deck, I decided to use a simple pick (with a very sharp point) and make indentions of a pattern. This was the best I could do with the false planking. I had decided earlier that I would do this.
The technique I used is a mixture of different things to achieve as close to a look as I could get. After making the indentions using pick, I used a colored pencil "Black" and I scribed within the false gaps the colored black pencil. Then I used Poly Urethane coat. Then I rubbed the deck using a paper towel which seem to make the blackened marks settle in the planking gaps. I did this several times until I achieved the darkness I was wanting. Then I used mineral spirits to clean up any residue and any uncessisary marks.

San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Planking

San Felipe Planking





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June 15, 2017

I decided to work on the bow for a while adding the details to it.

San Felipe Bow

San Felipe Planking





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June 18, 2017

The first few camera shot show the Hull upside down. The upper forecastle deck has a slight curve so therefore the deck protrusions for the head have the same curve. However, if mounting the half-dowels as such the Heads would not be at 90 degree perpendicular with the front space bow section. So, a little filing to do on the two upper deck protrusions.
The two half dowels are of different lenghts. There is also some "trim" pieces to add of which the trim will line up with the bottom of the Head as details come later.

San Felipe Bow

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Bow

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Bow

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Bow

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Bow

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Bow

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Bow

San Felipe Planking


San Felipe Bow

San Felipe Planking





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June 24, 2017

Ok, here's a fairly big problem. This first image is from an earlier image that I grabbed to make an illustration. The point is that the half circles that are already laser cut into the planking are in the wrong place. They will have to be moved fore about 10mm each.

San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


This next image shows the rail in place and as you can see it overlaps a lot over the half circles. The half circles are where the round Cannon Ports will go.

San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


The following images show the basic step by step of removing the layers of original planking, limewood, and walnut strips. This will be redone and new half circles will be cut out in the proper location.

San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


EDIT: Thes last two images shows the cutouts are WRONG. I realized later that they are not in alignment with how Cannon Carriages will sit on deck. If left this way, the Carriages would be sitting on the Grattings. The carriages need to sit inbetween the Grattings and therefore these cutouts will be spaced farther apart !!! The Center Railing that has three post will be removed and a longer piece added (made from scratch) -- images at next post will show the final correction.

San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails





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June 25, 2017


Well, I can't believe it - after all that work was done, (on replacing the upper inside an outside planking, as it turns out, the Round Cannon Ports are in the wrong position - Arggg ! Dang !
Ok, so after looking at situation, (and again, reading far into the manual) and a little observing..........you really have to be watchful for A LOT of things besides what you are focused on. This time, the Cannon Carriages would have been sitting right on top of the Grattings on the Forecastle. I realized this and did a little maneuvering of where the Round Cannon Ports "should be" located. Using that as the reference, I proceeded with mounting the Railings.
On another note, I actually had to scratch make the Railing that is situated between the two Round Cannon Ports. I had to make the railing a little longer and actually had to ADD one more stanction to make it come out right and to look right.
Then as you can see from the image that I used a spacer from the railings that was done and used it as a height gauge for the upper railing next to the Cannon Port. All in all, this part has been THE most frustrating and THE most time consuming part of the whole build. I have worked probably about 6 hours total on trying to get this one section to work out correctly.

San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


Well, this is it for the evening. This is CRAZY tedious trying to get these curves / angles / and what all to line up good. There will be a half round to cover up the dowel openings. Some trimming and staining, etc. will make this a little better. No parts have been glued down yet. The two center pieces that has the four dowels were scratch built. The original piece calls for three dowels and is too short.

San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails





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July 7, 2017


Continuing with construction of the upper railings. As I progressed to the front (head), the upper railings need to match the "arch" of the head. So therefore, this was taken into consideration. As you already see that I decided to continue with using lathe to make the post more decorative.

San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


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July 8, 2017


For the front head railings, since they are multi-stepped railing, I chose to make a single post that will drive all the way through. In essence, it is a double post on a single cut dowel.

First image is post alone. Next is tapping it into place. The last image shows that things are very even and equally spaced. A template was made out of scrap dowel and measured before cutting on lathe. In this case, the dowel had to be flipped around and cut from each opposing end due to flexture.

San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails





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July 9, 2017


More images of head railings / post. Almost completed with the railings.

San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails


San Felipe Deck and Rails

San Felipe Deck and Rails



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