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Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:07 pm
by Donnie
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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 adding 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.

The Log will most likely start about last week of December 2016. I look forward to everyone following along.

Enjoy !
Donnie

Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:18 pm
by GaryM
I am too. Even though mine is 1:50 scale, I will be watching to see what your research and method comes up with.

Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:39 pm
by paulv1958
I will watch with much interest.
Hope to start a Santa Ana build shortly...

Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:01 pm
by Donnie
I came today. 7:50 PM CST November 14, 2016. It took about one week from the UK at Cornwall Model Boats. It was boxed in a box. Contents looked good and secure of what I could tell. I did not want to dig into it, but just lifted the lid so I could see that the paint set was in it.
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Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:47 pm
by garyt
Now that looks like a nice build , santa come early there :)

Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:17 pm
by Donnie
Yes, the paint set was wrapped in a separate clear bag stuffed in the corner inside the box. The outer box didn't have a ding anywhere. Nicely taken care of across the seas (or plane ride most likely) !

Yes, of course, I am so tempted to take a longer look, but I don't want to spoil it for myself. I can wait 'till Christmas. I know, everyone is standing around saying let me, let me have it - I 'll get into it now !!!

Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:09 am
by DaveC
Beautiful ship Donnie. Didn't take long to get it either. That's a plus! I went to their site, very reasonable prices and excellent selection of models.
I happen to make the mistake of looking it over really good. Mantua's 74 gun Le Supurbe really caught my eye.
Christmas eh? That will be torture, as least it would be for me.

Dave
Seattle

Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:04 pm
by Donnie
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Well, I am playing around with Cannon Carriages again. These were taken from some real resources of which I used CAD to trace the outline of the actual plan. Then scaled it down the best I could. Then, I cut the pattern (drawing out) and traced the pattern onto the wood.
I don't think anyone would notice if the Carriages were off by 1/64 to 1/128 of an inch to compensate for complete perfect scale of the 1/75 San Felipe'.
I found a scale drawing of a cannon of the era (I think) and the measurements on it were about 5'-11" ( 5 feet eleven inches ). Which according to my calculations comes out to be about 19.55 mm in length. (about 1/8 inch shorter)

There is little to no info on this ship anyway. So, it is as good as any guess. I have not opened the box all the way to see what kind of cannon carriages they have, but for some reason, I am determined to make my own.

All of this was done on a mill using a 1/8 inch wide Two Fluted Downcut End Mill for wood only. RPM was about 2000. No sanding was done - what you see if what you get. Pretty nice clean cuts !

This is about 45 min to 1 hour of work to get this one block done. Later I will mill out the center section and add the angle of the sides. I want to make this all one piece. The last effort, was almost impossible to get the pieces glued and to stay steady. The one piece will look better anyway.
This is like version # 6.
(Again) I did a total redo of how it is manufactured in the Mill. Overall, I timed myself and it is still about an hour to make one. The entire Carriage is one piece - no glue used at all.

Now the final product of the carriage only. A little clean up is necessary, but not much. Now the decision if I want to make about 20 or more of these. I think I can only deal with one per evening. This is a multi step process that must be thought out way in advance.

I apologize for constantly changing this post, but there is little need of showing the mess ups and changes. I would rather focus on final product here.
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Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:29 am
by paulv1958
How many at 1 hr each do you have to make ?

Re: Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:08 am
by Donnie
I think I have 24 to 26 to make. The first one obviously takes longer as I am trying to establish a pattern and routine. I also noticed that my trucks are not extended out beyond the carriage. I have to figure that out too. A one piece carriage can be a little challenging because you have to think way ahead of the cuts and layout. I could just mill a slot for the trucks, but it would not be one piece.