Thank you Stephen! It has been standing on our cupboard a few years now without any display case. Gathered a bit of dust but not too much, so I have decided to keep things that way. When she begins to look too dirty I can just toss her into carbage bin quite easily.Another fantastic build Moxis,
Do you have any intention to build a display case to keep her safe?
What kind of CNC router did you use? Beautiful build.Thanks Raymond, exactly that I have done, I don`t care what other people say, I just make models for my own delight and joy.
Unfortunately there are no pictures about planking the deck. But it was made in the same way as hull, using same material. The only thing that was different, I "painted" the edges of planks with very soft pencil to emulate caulking.
The dinghy on deck was made of thin strips of birch veneer glued together on a plug made of balsa. And all other structures on deck were also made of this material and stained with dark wood stain. Hinges & other metal parts are of thin brass plate which were first painted with matt black and then weathered with dark brown pigments.
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Stern decorations are of boxwood. A thin plate, about 1 mm thick was first sawn with bandsaw, it was then sanded smooth and decorations drawn and sawn out with jeweler`s saw. The deer was found in Internet, it was scaled down and printed on paper & glued on the boxwood plate. Then it was sawn out, and edges rounded with a small rotary burr.
Letters LE CERF were first drawn and scaled suitably with Corel Draw program. Then they were saved as dxf file, which my CAM progran at cnc router can understand and milled from 1 mm boxwood with very tiny 0,3 mm router bit.
Thin brass chain and eyebolts made of thin iron wire were attached into the rudder.
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