St. Gabriel Master Korabel 1:72 scale

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I have already done a review of this kit so I'll not post any pictures of the kit's contents.
St. Gabriel Master Korabel 1:72 Scale Kit Review

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Whenever I build a model I like to research it's history. In this case, with some help from Uwe, St Gabriel was built in 1728 by Vitus Bering to be used in the Kamchatka expeditions, to explore the coasts of Siberia and Alaska. It's been interesting to read about these expeditions.
The first step is to fit 2 pieces to the Centre False Keel, these were glued in place and the ends filed to the correct angles.

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Once this was dry I then fitted the right and left False Keels to the False Centre Keel piece. I had to make sure that all 3 of the False Keels lined up and that no glue blocked any of the holes.


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There were 4 more parts to fit to the rear of the False Keels, 2 on each side. I fitted the 2 inner pieces first and they needed to be clamped because they are made from thinner wood and they would not sit flat. The 2 outer pieces had to have a bevel filed down to the etched mark first before fitting, again these needed clamping as well.

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Cheers Andy
 

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G'day Andy
I'm very interested in this build and the quality of the parts. If I can understood completely, it a very unique was of joking the false keel together.
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Hi Greg, I am very impressed by the quality of the materials and instuctions in this kit. It may seem strange to have a False Keel made like this but it is very strong and I get the impression that this kit is designed so that it is possible for someone that has never built a wooden ship model to produce a good looking model.
The next stage is to fit the Bulkheads numbered 17,18, 22 and 23. Bulkheads 17 and 18 fit at the front of the False Keel and are marked with etched lines to assist in getting them straight and in the correct position, I also added a few pencil marks to show the bottom of each of the slots. Both Bulkheads needed some adjustment to enable them to fit, in fact the instructions suggest filing a slight angle on all the edges to help them slide into place. Once I was happy with the fit these 2 Bulkheads were glued in place ensuring the etched marks faced forwards. I then repeated the whole thing with Bulkheads 22 and 23, but in this case the ecthed marks faced towards the Stern.

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There are 4 Bow extension plates that need to be fitted to both sides of the Keel. I have removed the right side ones and I am now in the process of dry fitting them.

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Cheers Andy
 

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Watching your build ANDY with great interests, this one will go on my to do list. THANKS FOR THE LOG. Don
Thanks Don, this is certainly a nice well thought out kit.

Very interesting method (bow extensions) they are using here. Nice !
Hi Donnie, once all the Bow and Stern extensions are fitted they will be nigh on solid which will hopefully make the planking a bit easier.

Cheers Andy
 
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