Friedrich Wilhelm Zu Pferde 1/48 scale by Euro Model

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Another great job of yours John,I was following your build log on the other forum on this model ,I am glad you posting it here.
 

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Thank you Gary and Zoly for your nice comments, I'm going to try and get this one up to date and then carry on with the RC build and this one at the same time,

best regards John.
 

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G'day John

Beautiful work on this incredible model. I'm very interested in seeing this trough. Are you going to put the full masks on or just the cut-off masks?
I'm planning to do this on the Royal Caroline kit that you are doing. Just waiting on the response from ZHL if I can buy all the fittings and carvings etc from them.
As you may know Greg Ashwood and I have been planning this for a year or so on the other forum.
My version will have the cut-off masks because I will be cutting away some of the channels and chain plates.
havagooday
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I'm not sure yet Greg, I'm building this one for my daugter, so it depends whether she wants a big case or a medium one,
 

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I have to make some gratings for the upper decks and also I needed some for my River tug, so I decided to make these next
I had already made a sled for my Proxxon saw, so I decided to use this to make the gratings.



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Photo of the sled sitting on the saw table


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the gratings were going to have a spacing of 1.5mm ( the width of the saw blade ) so I cut a strip of hard wood
1.5mm x 1.5mm and CA glued it to the sled exactly 1.5mm from the blade, you can see it just to the left of the letter X


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close up view.



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Then I took a strip of wood that I had cut to approx 25mm wide x approx 4.5mm deep, and I pushed it up against the strip glued to the sled, turned the saw on and passed it over the blade.

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then I put the slot that had been cut over the strip of glued wood and repeated the process, then I put the second slot over the glued piece and cut another slot, then just kept repeating it till all the length of wood had been slotted.


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Four pieces slotted


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Then I took some thicker wood ( 50mmx25mmx75mm ) and laid it long ways on the sled and did the same to them, this is the first cut


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second cut


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half way through



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the finished cuts


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shows four blocks that have been slotted, these will be used as jigs for assembling the gratings.



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I then changed the 1.5mm blade for a .5mm one for slicing off the grating strips, making sure that the gap was 1.5mm.

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Grating strips cut off, the longer ones will used on the River tug.


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Cutting the batons to size, again 1.5mm square.

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Another view.


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The batons and the jigs.


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assembling a grating, one baton to go.


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after trimming just needs a final sanding.



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Grating in place on the plan.


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The long lengths being glued together, the other batons will be glued in tomorrow


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Enough gratings to finish the FW



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G'day John
Excellent work mate. The result is very 'grate'.
Those Proxxon saws are brilliant, I've got one as well.
Havagooday mate
Greg
 
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Hi John

Excellent work as always and I know I have said this many times, I like when modelers show how a more unusual part of the build is show and how it was achieved.

Cheers
Geoff
 

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Great work, John!
I also make my on gratings although without a sled so it is a bit different. For SoS I made 1mm size gratings, soon to be fitted.
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janos said:
Great work, John!
I also make my on gratings although without a sled so it is a bit different. For SoS I made 1mm size gratings, soon to be fitted.
Janos

be interesting to see how you make your gratings Janos, always open to new idea's suggestions,

best regards John.
 

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The lighting I had originally installed comprised of different globes etc, so I ripped it all out and installed some very small leds, I had to make several cuts in the wale planks in order to extract and reinstall the new leds

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These leds were again xmas lights that I bought from Cheap as Chips store, again they came with a resistor.


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I also ripped off the partial planking that was on the port lower hull so I could remove and replace the lighting.


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New lights and wiring being installed, new planking will hide all the wires etc.


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These next five pics show the new lighting in place and lit up. The camera seems to pick up and magnify the globes, the lighting has a more subdued effect when viewing in normal conditions


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I had cut the deck beams years ago when I had last worked on the model

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View along the deck with the cannon breeching rope in place


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Focsle beams in place



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I just realised in time that I had to rig the Jeer blocks to the knights heads, fore one was not too bad,
but the main was a bit fiddly, see next pic



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Main jeers block rigged, i'm holding them up with some string just to take the photo's.



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Next up was the tiller arm to be rigged to the whip staff, I managed to drill a small hole in the end for the small metal connecting piece to go in


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Close up


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Connecting piece in place

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Very basic whip staff with a small eyebolt to connect to the tiller arm


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Whip staff and arm connected.


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Hole that the whip staff passes through


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and the finishing touch to the hole.



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The captains four poster bed I twisted some copper wire together to make the posts and used some fancy little bitts that women muse to make jewellry for the top and bottom of the posts.

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All four made up the extra long piece on each end will glue in a hole drilled in the deck



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One post close up



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The basic bed



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Approx where it will go




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another view



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G'day John
Just brilliant my friend. How do you get time to do all the work on not only this model, but the other 2 which I have found.
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I'll will be watching for more updated mate.
Havagooday tomorrow.
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G'day all, I have just been replacing the planking that I removed when I replaced the lights,

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First couple of planks in place


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close up, once the glue is dry I will remove the pins and drill and put in dowells,

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That covers all the wiring, I know its not shift and butt, just stylized, thanks for looking in,

best regards John.
 

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Looking good! Hope you post more of the planking good example for me. How did you made the cannons fixed to the decks? Arnt you afraid they fall in the ship with planking the hull?
 
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