Hello Mario, I have been wondering just where you got of to. Welcome back. Great job you are doing on your Hannah , Well Done. The schooner has always been my favourite type of ship. I have built two of them over the years but never a POF build. This could be my next build, that is if I live that long.
OK HERE WE GO,
THE FIRST 2 PICS SHOW ME WORKING ON THE PLAN ON HOW TO DO THIS LOWER LEVEL. THE 2ND PHOTO IS ME JUST LAYING THE BEAMS AT EVERY AREA OF THE POOP DECK. IT HELPED ME FIGURE OUT WHERE TO PLACE THE LOWER LEVEL BEAMS, WALLS, FLOORING, LADDERS, AND SUCH.
I HAD TO MAKE SURE MY LAYOUT OF THE LOWER LEVEL WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE MAST, BILGE PUMPS, AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT WAS COMING FROM THE ABOVE DECK. I HAD ALREADY COMPLETED THE QUARTER DECK FRAMING SO I HAD TO DO MY BEST WITH MEASURING AND RE-MEASURING THROUGH THE BEAMS TO MAKE SURE I DID NOT PUT ANYTHING IN THE WAY OF THE WINDLASS.
I WAS ABLE TO EVEN ADD THE 2 BREAST HOOKS AT THE BOW. THE ONLY WAY TO INSTALL THEM WAS TO FIT THEM THROUGH THE Q.DECK FRAMING, USE MY GLUE STICK, AND TWEEZER THEM INTO POSITION. I JUST GOT PLAIN LUCKY THEY WENT IN PRETTY GOOD.
I ALREADY HAVE THE POOP DECK FRAMED AND EVERYTHING PLANKED ABOVE THE WALES. THE CAP-RAILS ARE IN PLACE. THE STERN IS COMPLETED WITH THE FASHION PIECES COMPLETED AND INSTALLED. PLUS I PAINTED WHERE I WANTED TO PAINT BUT I 'LL GET YOU CAUGHT UP AS SOON AS I CAN.
NOW BECAUSE I DECIDED WAY TOO LATE TO ADD THIS FEATURE TO MY MODEL, THE LOOK I CHOSE WAS TO MAKE THE BOAT LOOK LIKE IT WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF CONSTRUCTION AT DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE MODEL. BECAUSE THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS GOING TO COMPLETE THE BELOW AREA WITH THE Q. DECK ALREADY IN PLACE. SORRY FOR THE PHOTOS NOT BEING VERY GOOD. BECAUSE I STILL CAN'T FIND MY FLASH DRIVE WITH THE REALLY GOOD PHOTOS I TOOK. I HAD THESE PHOTOS ON ANOTHER DRIVE. SO I'M GOING WITH THEM BECAUSE THIS IS THE CLOSEST PHOTOS I HAVE RIGHT NOW FROM WHERE I LEFT OFF.
I HOPE YOU ALL ARE DOING OK WITH THE VIRUS SITUATION GOING ON. GOD BLESS.
WELL I'M GOING TO ADD A FEW MORE PICS, NOT IN THE CORRECT ORDER. BUT JUST TO CATCH UP ON UPDATING MY BUILD LOG. THIS WAS DONE OVER THE PAST ALMOST 2 YEARS I HAVE BEEN GONE. BUT NOW THAT WE ARE BEING TOLD TO ISOLATE AT HOME AND A LOT OF BUSINESSES ARE CLOSED UP, SCHOOLS, YOU NAME IT.
HAS ALLOWED ME TO SPEND MORE TIME ON MY AT HOME HOBBIES.
I USED MY MAKE SHIFT CLAMPS FOR INSTALLING THE FLOOR PLANKS UNTIL THE GLUE SET. I DID NOT MAKE THEM. YOU JUST HAVE TO BE A FIBER OPTIC TECH TO HAVE ACCESS TO THESE LITTLE CREATIONS. ONE MANS TRASH IS ANOTHER MANS TREASURE AS THEY SAY.
I HAD TO BUILD THE BOW LOWER LEVEL SECTION OUTSIDE THE MODEL BECAUSE THE QUARTER DECK WAS IN. MEASUREMENTS WERE DONE BY USING A SMALL RULER AND STICKING IT THROUGH THE DECK TIMBERS. PLUS I HAD TO MAKE SURE THE WINDLASS BRACKETS WOULD SIT ON THE CORRECT FRAME PER THE PLANS.
THE STERN AREA WAS PARTIALLY COMPLETED. I GAVE IT THAT APPEARANCE BECAUSE I WAS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE BOW AREA. AND OF COURSE A PIC OF HOW I MADE THE ROOMS. I INSTALLED THE POOP DECK BEAMS AND WENT AHEAD ADDING THE WALLS.
WITH SPRING IN THE AIR THE FAMILY AND I ARE VERY BUSY IN THE YARD. BUT I HAD TIME TO ADD SOME PICS TO FURTHER ALONG MY BUILD LOG. SO CATCHING UP WITH MY BUILD IS AROUND THE CORNER.
LOSING THE FLASH DRIVE I HAD NO PICS OF THE BEGINNING PLANKING. I DECIDED ABOVE THE WALES WOULD BE PAINTED. THE FINAL PAINTING OF THE MODEL WOULD BE AFTER THE HULL BELOW THE WALES IS COMPLETED. YOU MIGHT NOTICE THE POOP DECK FRAMING IS COMPLETED. I SAW NO REASON TO SHOW THIS PORTION BECAUSE IT WAS BASICALLY THE SAME AS THE Q.DECK
NO W PER THE PRACTICUM HUNT DECIDED TO DO THE CAPRAILS IN SEVERAL PIECES. I DECIDED TO DO THE RAIL IN ONE PIECE. SINCE IT WAS ONE PIECE I STOOD A CHANCE OF BREAKING IT BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO GO AGAINST THE GRAIN ON A PORTION OF THE PIECE.
NOW THE TRIM PIECE I THOUGH WAS GOING TO BE A JOB AND A HALF. BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE A PRETTY EASY PROCESS. I CHOSE SWISS PEAR FOR THE HARDNESS AND IT WOULD HOLD THE PATTERN WELL, ONCE SCRAPED IN. AGAIN I HAD TO BE VERY CAREFUL THE THE CAP-RAILS BECAUSE THEY WERE ONE PIECE WHICH MADE THEM VERY DELICATE AND EASY TO BREAK. BUT IT WENT WELL.
NEVER HAVE DONE SUCH A COMPLICATED POF MODEL BEFORE, IT TURNS OUT THAT SO FAR THRU THE BUILD THE STERN DETAIL PIECE AT THIS POINT IN THE BUILD WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF THE MODEL FOR ME TO COMPLETE. IT TOOK ME 5 TRIES TO GET IT RIGHT, AND I WAS FINALLY SATISFIED.
Thanks Guys for your kind remarks. I try to explain as best and as detailed as I can, as to what I go through. I find a lot of info on the WWW. But most lack a lot of information, so I find it most helpful for other builders.
I try to post offend, but it's spring time, I'm retired now (busier then when I was working. Go figure! I am considering this to be one of my last detailed builds. Because I'm considering creating my own blog with my model and woodworking projects.
Dear Friends I would like to know the kit details and company from which Mario built this beautiful ship. (Colonial Schooner Hannah by Cap'n Rat Fink - 1/4" scale - semi scratch)
And on which site it is recommended to purchase them