Corel Vasa - bashed

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Hello,
Here are some shots of my completed Corel Vasa. Please note that all ropes, blocks, deadeyes, and cannons are after-market. Much of the wood is also aftermarket supplied. For the rigging both standing and running used the Billings, Mantua, and the museum’s sheets along with photos of the 1/10th as guides, not the Corel’s instructions. Though rigging for this ship is still undetermined...Most importantly I studied the 1000s of available photos of the 1/1 and the 1/10th at the museum. Regarding the case – wanted to do a minimalist look to it, as well as replicating a deck look along with treenails.

Thanks for looking, much appreciated
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This is absolutely fantastic. Thanks for sharing. I am new to the hobby so not familiar with terms used in the hobby. I was not quite sure what means "aftermarket" items. Does it mean you replaced a few items from kit to something different?
 
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Hello……
Thanks for your kind words.

Y.T: Regarding after-market parts, as in most hobbies there are companies that specialize in providing excellent alternatives to some kit included “lower quality fittings”. Generally speaking some kit provided parts principally ropes (they call them threads) and blocks tend to be not very realistic and not closely representative of actual ship fittings.

Gilded metal parts are the exception. High-end ship kits that have much gilded metal bits – are indeed well reproduced by kit manufacturers. Though some builders will also re-work the fittings then gold leaf them.

Kit manufacturers generally provide – for all of their kits – the same generic “parts bin” stock parts (threads, blocks, deadeyes, guns) thereby reducing their manufacturing costs. So occasionally builders may want to add more detail to their builds by purchasing certain after-market fittings.

Ropes are, IMO, the most visibly important improvement that can be purchased as an alternative to kit provided threads.

Guns, and carriages are also another item that can possibly add to a ship’s detailing. These additions including adding various timbers such as oak, rosewood, cedar, pear and other great hardwoods, however, can add up to quite an additional expense.

Below are examples of “after-market” fittings that can be added to a build. First pic is of very typical kit provided blocks. After market examples follow.

Regards,
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Epicdoom: Funny – I know how you feel, in fact I would assume that most of our Admirals have no idea how much some of us actually spend at this hobby (well prob. NOT as much as HO model railroad hobbyists haha)

BTW- re, The Vasa, a new kit, has reached the market (you prob new already) and is available to purchase in monthly allotments. This is a NEW kit and has been designed with Fred Hocker from the Vasa Museum. It looks to be the best out there in terms of accuracy. The Corel is the least accurate of the three that have been available for years.

https://www.model-space.com/us/buil...MI5IrQoKiG3gIVyGSGCh0xcQuyEAMYAiAAEgIR6fD_BwE



Cheers,
 

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Micheal So true One of my buddies always says dude before you die you need to write up a price list for all your guns so your wife knows what you actually paid that way she can get the true value from them lol Its all good I have a class III weapons permit so I started a revocable living trust because I don't want the government taking any of my weapons and NFA items the trust is in my Grandsons name so everything will go to him in the event I die. unfortunately that also means the Government knows exactly every weapon I own. I am a firearms collector and at present I have 74 firearms many antiques and modern arms. Its terrible we have to hide what we spend from the Admiral, but I suspect we have done so for many generations lol
 
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Zoltan,
Ah yes – scratch building that is, for me “the Dark Side” of this great hobby. My skill set will never get there – same goes for those who also do their own sculptures; amazing artists whom I revere and of course envy haha.

I can pretty much bash a kit, but I could never imagine starting with a first plank and from there building an entire ship. Kudos to you indeed.

As you know there are super famous artists who happen to be Russian, Alexandru Gurau quickly comes to mind his, literally plank-by-plank HMS Victory along with several other superb builds are stunning.

Hat’s off to those of you who build challenging scratch built ships. Bellow is an example of his HMS Victory work.

Regards,

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Although I am scratch building Hms Ontario I will buy the blocks,deadeyes,ropes and cannons from third party suppliers
I will be buying them for the Black pearl, but I'll be making them myself completely for the scratch build of the Constellation. I'm collecting Maple and Walnut for that right now. I am trying to decide if I want to make the Pulley rollers from brass turned on the lathe or just make them from wood also turned on the lathe I could also make them from Black delrin rod. Lots of decisions to be made, but what ever I do it will look like the real thing I'm not willing to compromise on it even alittle bit.
 

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Zoltan,
Ah yes – scratch building that is, for me “the Dark Side” of this great hobby. My skill set will never get there – same goes for those who also do their own sculptures; amazing artists whom I revere and of course envy haha.

I can pretty much bash a kit, but I could never imagine starting with a first plank and from there building an entire ship. Kudos to you indeed.

As you know there are super famous artists who happen to be Russian, Alexandru Gurau quickly comes to mind his, literally plank-by-plank HMS Victory along with several other superb builds are stunning.

Hat’s off to those of you who build challenging scratch built ships. Bellow is an example of his HMS Victory work.

Regards,

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Actually Alexandru is Romanian and lives in Montreal or Quebec in Canada,he is a very talented builder

http://www.alexshipmodels.com/category/hms-victory/
 
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