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OcCre 1:90 Santisima Trinidad Build Log   page 08





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XII. RUDDER ASSEMBLY

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March 12, 2010

The Rudder Assembly was a little more difficult than I thought it was going to be. The instructions are not clear, however, there is one photo in the instructions that give you a hint of how it is to be built. The "Score" on the rudder came laser cut. However, the score on the "Inner Post" had to be notced out. The "Braces" were premade from Brass from the kit. The "Pintles" were cut from a long piece of 1.5mm Ø Diameter brass rod. The "Pintles" were cut to a lenght of about 10mm. I used the supplied brass nails on each rudder Brace and Inner Post Brace. I also had to cut the nails shorter.

Rudder Assembly 01

Rudder Assembly 01


Rudder Assembly 02

Rudder Assembly 02


Rudder Assembly 03

Rudder Assembly 03


Rudder Assembly 04

Rudder Assembly 04





XIII. CANNON PORT FRAME CONSTRUCTION

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March 13, 2010

While the Hull is laying up side down, I thought it would be best to go ahead and work some more on the Gun Port Lids. It would is easier to paint the lids while the Hull is up side down. I also plan to rig each Lid with rope to stay open. The Gun Barrels will be added later. It is unfortunate that the paint is not available from Model Masters. The color is number 4228. However, Testors (or Model Masters) has discontinued this color. It is actually called Anti-fouling Red. As you can see it is a darker red. I ordered some hull red from Model Expo, however, it is just a little too bright.

Gun Port Lids (Hull is upside down on bench)

Gun Port Lids (Hull is upside down on bench)





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March 13, 2010

I am experimenting with a few Port Lid Rigging before I committ to performing this task to all Port Lids. I drilled a small hole in the Rubbing Strakes. About .5mm Ø. I have some Rigging Thread that I bought from Model Expo. The size is .010 inches. I use CA glue and put a small amount on end of thread. When I pass the thread thru the hole, it will glue itself to the inside of the hole very securely. At a later step, using the same drill size, I then drill a hole in the upper lid portion. The other end of thread is pulled thru and glued. The hinges are also glued for reinforcement.

Gun Port Lids (Hull is upside down on bench)

Gun Port Lids (Hull is upside down on bench)





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March 18, 2010

There is really not much to say here. The images pretty much speak for themselves. I am glad that I got this step done, however, it is only done on Port side for now. I will try to expound some. I decided to add more details to the ports by adding the "Span" rigging to each Lid. The Lids are glued in place via CA. I spent a considerable amount of time trying to figure out how to get the "Span" rigging to go thru the tiny opening thru the rubbing strakes. (those holes were made with a Dremel tool) What I did was take a piece of .01 diam thread and put a drop of CA glue on the end of thread and pushed the thread into the hole. Just by either holding it place or taking a small needle and holding it there allowed for a good tight glue setting. The thread is pushed into the hole about 10mm. Next,Once the Lids are glued into position, then the rigging line was threaded thru the hole in the lid (of which was made earlier with Dremel tool). I was able to pull the rigging thread pretty hard and then added a drop of glue on the hole of the lid to secure the rigging of the "Span" onto the port lid. All in all, I am satisfied with it. I do not think that the lids will get in the way of the rest of the building process.

Enjoy!

Donnie

Armament 01

Armament 01


Armament 02

Armament 02


Armament 03

Armament 03


Armament 04

Armament 04


Armament 05

Armament 05


Armament 06

Armament 06


Armament 07

Armament 07


Armament 08

Armament 08


Armament 09

Armament 09





XIV. SAMSON POST and CATHEADS

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March 23, 2010

I now have both sides of the ship´s Gun Lids done. The following photos shows the full view of Port and Starboard. Then the other photos show the addition of the "Catheads" and the Samson Post.

Enjoy!

Donnie

Port View 01

Port View


Starboard View 01

Starboard View


Bow View 01

Bow View 01


Catheads 01

Catheads 01


Samson Post and Catheads 01

Samson Post and Catheads 01





XV. THE HEAD DETAILS

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March 28, 2010

Working on the Head and Gratings. This task just like any other is just as tedious. I thought that Cannons were tedious. The took a little planning ahead to make sure that I got a good fit. It is not perfect, but I am happy with it. I am not completed with the Head. There is another section of gratings that will go near the very tip of stem. Then there are more lower head rails to go in place. The upper head rail is painted gold. The Head Timbers are painted American walnut.

Enjoy !

Donnie

Head and Gratings 01

Head and Gratings 01


Head and Gratings 02

Head and Gratings 02


Head and Gratings 03

Head and Gratings 03


Head and Gratings 04

Head and Gratings 04


Head and Gratings 05

Head and Gratings 05


Head and Gratings 06

Head and Gratings 06


Head and Gratings 07

Head and Gratings 07





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March 28, 2010

Looking back over the instructions, I see that I needed to add the Davit supports. They are made out of brass. I thought they were made of wood. The instruction photo and manual are not clear at all on this step. The photos in the manual are very hard to make out. I actually used the box art to try and figure out what is going on here. A lot of this is guesswork. I thought I would be more detailed on this procedure in case someone else has difficulty in understanding. I am not the expert on this step, but I try to make something good out of it. It is what it is.

Enjoy !

Donnie

Davit Supports 01

Davit Supports 01


Davit Supports 02

Davit Supports 02


Davit Supports 03

Davit Supports 03





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April 06, 2010

I promise, I do not intend to be repetitive on my images. But, it is just easier to just post what I did instead of choosing which ones. I hope everyone does not mind nearly the same images. These show the details on the Head. In someways, I am not too happy with it, but I am ok with it. No matter how hard I tried to make it correct and right, it seemed to get even more difficult. Then I could not find nor could I decide on the color of the head rails. The natural wood that came with kit is least to be desired on this one. Staining it with clear would not have looked good either. Then I tried brass and gold. Then it looked fabricated and cheap looking. It still is not quite like what I want. The wood was a very thin plywood, and I mean very thin. Stuff was hard to work with. At any rate let the pics begin, for what ever it is worth to someone.

Enjoy !

Donnie

Head Rail and Gratings detail 01

Head Rail and Gratings detail 01


Head Rail and Gratings detail 02

Head Rail and Gratings detail 02


Head Rail and Gratings detail 03

Head Rail and Gratings detail 03


Head Rail and Gratings detail 04

Head Rail and Gratings detail 04


Head Rail and Gratings detail 05

Head Rail and Gratings detail 05


Head Rail and Gratings detail 06

Head Rail and Gratings detail 06


Head Rail and Gratings detail 07

Head Rail and Gratings detail 07


Head Rail and Gratings detail 08

Head Rail and Gratings detail 08


Head Rail and Gratings detail 09

Head Rail and Gratings detail 09


Head Rail and Gratings detail 10

Head Rail and Gratings detail 10





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May 09, 2010

I realize that it has been a month since I have posted any progress. A lot of this is due to the fact that I have been working on some deck furniture. Such as the hatch coamings, stairs, etc. A lot of this is really tedious and time consuming. I think that it will be about another week and I should have some images ready to post.

Donnie





XVI. DECK FURNISHINGS & DECK DETAILS

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May 26, 2010

Well, after over a month, I am finally able to post some images of the deck furnishings. As someone said "it is all tedious". Well, there are some parts more challenging. I am not sure if to give a long version of what you are going to see or the short version. I think I shall stick to the short one as to not bore anyone. 1) Basically everything was straight forward. Just enough parts in the kit to make the stairs with really nothing left over 2) The Brass stanctions could have been replaced with something more decorative, but I am happy with what I did. Remember, I have a tendency to be lazy 3) I dropped one of the stairs down into the hull - wife and I shook the hull upside down until the stairs came out 4) The cannon balls in that little tray down on the lower deck. I had to order some 3mm cannon balls from Model Expo. The amount of cannons 5) were not enough and besides ( no reflection on OcCre), I liked the Cannon balls that I got from ME. They were nice and smooth - ok so no jokes here 6) I am tempted but I shall not talk about the balls. Ok - 7) The most tedious of this was building the Samson Post Pin Racks. I do not like to notch things. Don't know why. I have to do it by hand I guess 8) No fancy equipment. 9) The Belaying Pins for the Samson Post Pin Racks are going to either be purchased or I am going to have to make them myself. The kit did not have any 10) Yes, they have just enough Brass Belaying Pins, but they are to be used against the inside bulwarks. 11) I used my Dremel assembly with the drill press attachment and I can actually make a pretty good Belaying Pin, but heck, trying to get all them to look the same

So anyway, without further delay, here are the pictures.

as always 'Enjoy"!

Donnie

Deck Furnishings 01

Deck Furnishings 01


Deck Furnishings 02

Deck Furnishings 02


Deck Furnishings 03

Deck Furnishings 03


Deck Furnishings 04

Deck Furnishings 04


Deck Furnishings 05

Deck Furnishings 05


Deck Furnishings 06

Deck Furnishings 06


Deck Furnishings 07

Deck Furnishings 07


Deck Furnishings 08

Deck Furnishings 08


Deck Furnishings 09

Deck Furnishings 09


Deck Furnishings 10

Deck Furnishings 10


Deck Furnishings 11

Deck Furnishings 11


Deck Furnishings 12

Deck Furnishings 12


Deck Furnishings 13

Deck Furnishings 13


Deck Furnishings 14

Deck Furnishings 14


Deck Furnishings 15

Deck Furnishings 15


Deck Furnishings 16

Deck Furnishings 16


Deck Furnishings 17

Deck Furnishings 17


Deck Furnishings 18

Deck Furnishings 18





XVII. THE ARMAMENT: GUNS, CARRIAGES, RIGGING, ETC.

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June 05, 2010

Relocated Breeching - Looks some better maybe. I think I might continue with this arrangement. I thought about painting carriages Red, but just don't know. I might leave as is.

Donnie

Cannon Installation 02

Cannon Installation 02


Cannon Installation 03

Cannon Installation 03





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July 26, 2010

I decided to redo everything and keep things simple.

Donnie

Cannon Installation 04

Cannon Installation 04





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July 27, 2010

More Cannon Rigging. simple.

Donnie

Cannon Installation 05

Cannon Installation 05


Cannon Installation 06

Cannon Installation 06





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July 30, 2010

Final Cannon Rigging simple.

Donnie

Cannon Installation 07

Final Cannon Installation 07


Cannon Installation 08

Final Cannon Installation 08


Cannon Installation 09

Final Cannon Installation 09


Cannon Installation 10

Final Cannon Installation 10


Cannon Installation 11

Final Cannon Installation 11


Cannon Installation 12

Final Cannon Installation 12





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