Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by DenisR » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:29 pm

Hi Paul

That is nice work on your planking.
Like you I used contact adhesive on my SOS hull and also my RW hull, very easy to use.

Like Gemma said you have to cover the tin up so it don't go hard on the surface.

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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by paulv1958 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:58 am

Tks Gemma.

Tks Brian

Got used to it by now. Its 3 ships old and till going strong. IT may be the fact that is been really hot for the last few weeks.

Well the First and second layer planking is complete and the rubbing strakes have been added. The majority of the core superstructure is now finished with stern and stem to be competed next.

I have to say that this kit has been a real pleasure to do so far with lots of extra wood for the hull. This is my 4th kit from Occre ( Stevenson's Rocket ( Loco), the Albatross, Occre Workbench and this and I have t say I have not been disappointed yet). There is lots of left over wood, unlike AL kits, where there is JUST the right amount if your careful.

The hull came together very nicely and I am really happy with the final result. The effort put in with the planking payed off big tine ant it all came together with no issued and has lined up perfectly on both sides.

Lower planking complete and above deck started.
Only issue being that the sappelli planks were a little rough on the edges and needed clearing up
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Upper planking completed and lightly sanded and holes re cut.
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Rubbing strakes added at the lower to upper deck change point.
Spacing between the strakes done with special consistency measuring device.
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The hull finally completed
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BRB same BAT time
Same BAT Channel

Paul
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AL Spanish Galleon Heritage Kit
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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by GemmaJF » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:51 am

Looks superb. You are setting a standard there for me to aim for :handgestures-thumbup: ;-)
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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by GaryM » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:45 pm

Very nice looking model. Like the spacing device. :lol:
Happy modeling,
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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by paulv1958 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:21 pm

Tks Gemma
Tks Gary

Appreciated.
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Occre Albatros
AL Endeavour Longboat
AL Spanish Galleon Heritage Kit
Panart : Between Gun decks ( bashed)
Caldercraft Endeavour.
AL King of Mississippi
Corel Victory Cross Section

On shelf
AL Santa Ana ( Next Build)
Caldercraft HMS Victory

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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by paulv1958 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:01 am

Hi All

With the hill being completed, its time to move on to the fit out.
First up the stem

The stem on the cazador is an elongated affair that looks alot like the bottom par of a birds beak.

IT consists of the keel stem, support bracing and lattice work. The kit parts were easily formed and added. The only difficulty was cutting each of the gratings as they were odd shaped and small. Occre give you lots of grating parts that were made of very cleanly cut pieces. A lot nice than the stuff in AL kits. Two full gratings where required to provide the 4 gratings.

Adding the Stem supports
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Stem completed awating grating supports.
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Grating supports added
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Templates made from paper for gratings
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Gratings added and left over .5 mm hull planking used to neat up stem center
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Bowsprit support added
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Next up all the bulwark re enforcement ( lots of little bits of gluing.)....
Already built:


Occre Albatros
AL Endeavour Longboat
AL Spanish Galleon Heritage Kit
Panart : Between Gun decks ( bashed)
Caldercraft Endeavour.
AL King of Mississippi
Corel Victory Cross Section

On shelf
AL Santa Ana ( Next Build)
Caldercraft HMS Victory

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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by GaryM » Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:06 am

I have never built an Occre model, but those gratings look large However, I am used to 1:78 scale where the correct spacing is about .8 or .9 mm. So these would be bigger at about 1.1 mm.
Happy modeling,
Gary Maple

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Current build: Sergal Sovereign of the Seas
In Que: Sergal: Cutty Sark and Amerigo Vespucci; Billings Titanic
Completed: Amati: HMS Prince (old 1:78 version); Billings: Norske Love and Vasa; Mantua: La Couronne; Sergal: Mississippi Riverboat and La Soleil Royal

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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by paulv1958 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:15 am

the grate kit is a std 52 x 52 2mm hole kit

at 1:60 it works out to about a ( .5mm per inch) or 4 inch square hole. This would be close enough. Given there are no specifics about these ships, who knows.

I build for these fun, not for precision scale accuracy.

If I wanted precision, it would not be a kit build and we would only be guessing as there are no scale plans around of these ships and their actual fittings.
Already built:


Occre Albatros
AL Endeavour Longboat
AL Spanish Galleon Heritage Kit
Panart : Between Gun decks ( bashed)
Caldercraft Endeavour.
AL King of Mississippi
Corel Victory Cross Section

On shelf
AL Santa Ana ( Next Build)
Caldercraft HMS Victory

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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by paulv1958 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:34 pm

Greetings

The hull fit out continues.

Next up was fitting the small gratings, inner stanchions and inner rail. The only issue here was a LARGE error in the instructions.
The instructions say to cut 106 25mm stanchions. The height of the bulwark is 8-15mm varying on the lower deck and 15 on the upper. So if you cut all lengths then you would have 106 spare bits of 10mm wood. I doubt that they would have supplied that much spare.

Solution measure & cut each piece against the bulwark as you go.

There is no scale plan for the placement of the stanchions on the lower deck. Following the photos its line up with oar port and cannon opening.
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For the keen eyed, the spacing looks wrong and not centered over the holes, but this is how its supposed to be, equal distance spacing not lined up with holes. ( i assume the stanchions represent the hull ribs.)
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Adding the lower inner rails (girders)
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Next up was the bulwark railing / capping. This came in three sections due to the curve and shaping of the hull. The difficulty came in holding the railing in place and shape whilst the glue dried

NEVER enough clamps
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Next up the rudder.

No big issues here. Tiller has to be hand formed from 4x4mm walnut
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Rudder and tiller fitted. ( it looks short, but any longer and it would hit the mast.)
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The instructions call for the bulwark railing to be stained walnut or use pitch. ( yeh sure). I tried some walnut stain but it was to light and showed up ply layers. No wanting to paint it black, i decided use a Jap black stain from Feast Watson.

Taping it up
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Stain applied
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The bottle used is a sample bottle that Bunnings hardware in Aus sell. It is a lot cheaper than buying a big tin and lasts a long while
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The final result.
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Given that I bought this kit on a whim at a bargain price of $299 new, so far the kit has been a absolute Joy to build and is shaping up nicely.
so far I would not hesitate to recommend it.
Already built:


Occre Albatros
AL Endeavour Longboat
AL Spanish Galleon Heritage Kit
Panart : Between Gun decks ( bashed)
Caldercraft Endeavour.
AL King of Mississippi
Corel Victory Cross Section

On shelf
AL Santa Ana ( Next Build)
Caldercraft HMS Victory

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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by zoly99sask » Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:53 pm

Hi Paul,The Cazador shaping up nicely!

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