Build Log: OcCre Nuestra Senora del Pilar

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A very thoughtful and useful gift from your wife Phil. I know a few other modellers on SOS have one too. It looks like a great device for the larger models. I’ll have to print out your second photo and leave copies all around the house :D.
 
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Build Log Nuestra Senora del Pilar (OcCre):
Quick update: I received my birthday gift from my wife - a lift table to allow me to reach the masts and yards on this behemoth. Assembled it today and modified it to use for ship building (its a motorcycle lift actually). I added a plywood top with a new cutting mat. Should work well. Goes from 13" up to 33" so I should be able to reach the yards and masts nicely!

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Good morning Phil- a very clever Lady and an ingenious way to make a lift stand for rigging. I have 2 of those in my garage (got bikes on and a little old) - I may just “plagiarise” this;). Cheers Grant
 
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WOW you can put on it a ship of 350lbs ROTF

But very interesting table tool too. I put it on my wish list of Amazon
 
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Indeed, I also own that book - the dutch edition. Years ago I borrowd it several times from our public library but it covers a lot of information so i decided to buy it.

It will certainly prevent me from making too many mistakes by mixing building methods from diffetent periods and regions.

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私も、所有している愛読書です。
 
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Continuing work on the stern. Rudimentary placement of parts ongoing. They will require fitting, sanding and finishing but the basics are in place. There will be a lot of painting too.
Finished both port and starboard housings. They need to be cleaned up too and some repainting as needed.
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You are making very good progress Phil. These finishing items take a long time so don't rush it. I like how you have applied a combination of things to make those balusters fit so nicely. Well done on that tricky part.
 
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You are making very good progress Phil. These finishing items take a long time so don't rush it. I like how you have applied a combination of things to make those balusters fit so nicely. Well done on that tricky part.
Thank you Heinrich! There are still some rough edges and small flaws I don't like. I'll work on refinement. The color I have employed are the same as in the kit instructions.
 
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Continuing building in the stern. putting in half-round moldings, putting some color in place and getting some of the metal 'sculptures' painted too. Added the rear railing with 20 stancions. I inserted brass pins in each one to help with strength. Added a bit of filler as needed to shape things nicely. Next up, getting some gold paint in place then on to the upper poop decking. It is slow going with it being spring here and the weather warming up. Have alot of outside work in the yard and swimming pool to get everything ready for summer. Additionally, my grand daughter graduated with her Master's Degree from University of Pennsylvania!
Please post any questions or suggestions as you may see fit.

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Good progress - as per usual - Phil. Take your time - no rush.
 
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Build Log: Nuestra Senora del Pilar (OcCre)

Continuing building in the stern. putting in half-round moldings, putting some color in place and getting some of the metal 'sculptures' painted too. Added the rear railing with 20 stancions. I inserted brass pins in each one to help with strength. Added a bit of filler as needed to shape things nicely. Next up, getting some gold paint in place then on to the upper poop decking. It is slow going with it being spring here and the weather warming up. Have alot of outside work in the yard and swimming pool to get everything ready for summer. Additionally, my grand daughter graduated with her Master's Degree from University of Pennsylvania!
Please post any questions or suggestions as you may see fit.

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Good morning Phil. Firstly congratulations to your granddaughter- masters is no easy feat so well done. The stern is starting to look awesome. I love the blue (maybe personal taste) as its sets a fantastic deep contrast. I don’t know if you reduced the railings however what I see all looks in proportion. It’s funny how it’s always the stern which can make or break a ship- nice Phil. Cheers Grant
 
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It has been a bit since I last updated this build log. Combination of things slowing me down. Spring has sprung and there is a ton of outdoor stuff I needed to get done. We're in the middle of refinancing our house in an effort to have my wife added to the deed. We've been married nearly 7 years and she needs to have her name added to the deed. (My former wife passed away in 2014 from Alzheimer's) And this stuff takes a lot of time for paperwork, inspections, appraisals etc.

And my damned computer died. It was 8 years old and really did need to be replaced. The new one is FAST compared to the old one. This one has Windows 11 and I had to reload a BUNCH of software to get back to where I needed to be.

So.....in the build - finished up (for the most part) the stern. I am still not all that satisfied with the painting and will go back later and detail it a lot better. It is OK for now.

Started on the poop deck. Had to cut stanchions in half. I used a machinist's vise to hold them and sliced with a razor saw. Then measured and drew layout lines on the underside of the deck and glued the stanchions in place. After which, I painted them red (per the instructions).

So, it is coming along. Next up, some railings along side the poop deck then I start on the bow with the 'fiddely' bits. Gratings and such.

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It is great to see you aback at the bench Phil. The stanchions came out really well and blend in beautifully with the red sections of the inner bulwarks.
 
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Build Log Nuestra Senora del Pilar (OcCre) 1:46 :
Quick update. Was able to get back to my build. Busy week for us so build time was limited.

Added head rails (still incomplete) and the instructions show flat brass pieces but call out brass wire in the written part. So wire it is. Super glued in place. It all gets painted black a little further down the line. So far, only doing the port side, starboard is next. I'll have to mirror it to match. It's kind of slow going as some of the pieces need soaking and bending. And there are still a few more small supports to be glued in place before moving on.

I'll attach a few images for your review.

Best Regards from Idaho!

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