Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

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

Post by zoly99sask » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:38 am

Nice details Paul!!

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

Post by DenisR » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:53 am

Hi Paul

Very nice work.
Always liked gold on black. :handgestures-thumbup:

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

Post by Brian077 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:23 am

good stuff Paul. I need to talk you into coming long to the ship modelling society meeting one day.

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

Post by Canoe21 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:51 pm

Hello Paul

I have just found your very inerestingbuild log, great job on your hull planking and the second layer is exelent for sure. Just love all of that very fine detail that you are adding to your build. Yes those manifacturing instructions do leave a lot to be desires but then again they do seam to point a person in the correct way , or it seams that way to me, ENJOY.

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

Post by paulv1958 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:37 pm

Thank you all for your kind comments. Really appreciated

yes Brian I must come along. I assume the next meeting date is on the web site.

Okay All the decorations have been completed including the rear panel



Next the rear boom and support was added. Once again the kit consisted of metal for column and wood for the column supports.


Next came the Oars.
As stated earlier I wanted the oars to be in action status. But on order to do this the rear deck would be left bare. Solution, create 2 sets of oars. ( I assume any good captain would have spares). Mine had lots!

The oars in the kit consisted of shaping 4mm pine dowel and adding some more metal ( to be painted like wood) handles & strengtheners.
How do I duplicate? Well I borrowed an idea from the Misticque kit at ZHL.

Fortunately Occre provide plenty of grating kit spares, so it was just a mater of cutting the grating strip to length sanding the ends round and removing every second grating stub.

The biggest issue was the pine dowel supplied was not enough and it snapped easily. Solution 4mm Tassie hardwood dowel from bunnings.
Total outlay $3.66

The result:
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Original kit supplied oars tied to rear deck.
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The rear steps where then added
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The hull is now complete.

The cannon build commences.
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The barrels and all brass parts have been blacked using Casey blackening agent. ( 10:1 ratio)

I will make up a quick video on how its done if anyone is interested.

See you soon

Paul
Last edited by paulv1958 on Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:12 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by GemmaJF » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:09 am

Definitely interested in a video Paul. Not decided yet what to do with the Pearl's cannons so methods and ideas are very welcome. :handgestures-thumbup:


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

Post by Donnie » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:34 am

I agree 100% with everyone - very nice workmanship. No complaints here ! :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Cazador-Xebec Occre 1:60 by Paul V

Post by Brian077 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:52 am

thats moving along very rapidly Paul. Great stuff mate.

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

Post by paulv1958 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:55 am

Hi all and many thanks again for the comments.

I was going to include a video link to how I blackend my cannons & supports, however just after I finished recording the vid on the Sony A6000, the SD card keeled over and I lost all video data s well as the photo steps on installing the cannons on the ship. Real PITA. Bloody SONY, good camera , but SONY itself... hmmm. Should have used the 5D, but its a bit bigger. They again the SD card was a sony one as well!!!


Sorry but all I have now is the finished install an no more bits to blacken.

Here is the hull with the 24 cannons and 24 Falconet guns ( 1 ponder)

Yep the carriages were metal so I had to fudge the rigging points. There was no 2mm blocks in kit so I found 20 of them ( I forgot how small they are)

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And Oh-no just when I thought it was safe.... Another boat, this time a POF 6" , Oh good more planking !!!!, NOT
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Honey I shrunk my ship!
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See you on the plank side...
Last edited by paulv1958 on Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:14 am, edited 1 time in total.
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 » Mon May 01, 2017 7:33 pm

Hi all

The little boat is finished.
It was a fun build all of its own and very fragile.

The hull planking was that used for the deck and at 1 x 3mm single layer, it was very very flexible and weak. To resolve this I double planked it using he ship hill planking and the result was a solid boat.

The upside being that it is now almost a Mini Me of the main ship. Probably all wrong, but who's around from that time to tell me otherwise. I like it.

Frame attached to base for build
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First planking ( only planking if you follow kit)
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Second planking
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Base removed
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painted up inside and rar ribs removed

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Flooring and seating added

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final fit out and painting done

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and lastly Anchor, built, rigged & seized


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A great kit, with minor faults only so far

Once the anchors are fitted the masting begins. See you then.
Last edited by paulv1958 on Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
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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