HMS Royal Caroline kit ZHL 1/30

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Maarten, I have the strongest hope to see your Schip in Rochefort next year or at some world championship model building and win all the medals that can be won. This is an abselute masterpiece, made by a Maestro
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Willy
 

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Looks good. Is it a combination of walnut and pear or mahonie and pear? Nice and clean!
Hi Pat,

The veneer is supplied with the kit, I think it is sapeli. The frames around the windows is also part of the kit, this is muliplex which is lasercut. I am going to carve these to upgrade them. For the columns i used a back ground of basswood and the forward piller I carved from pear.
 

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Maarten, I have the strongest hope to see your Schip in Rochefort next year or at some world championship model building and win all the medals that can be won. This is an abselute masterpiece, made by a Maestro
Greetings
Willy
Hi Willy,

Thx for the compliments but it is still a kit. :cool:
Maybe my next model will be from scratch.
 

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Time for finishing the inside of the cabin bulk head.
This means the standard window frames which are lasercut plywood have to be upgraded.
These window frames have a laser cut guirlande type of ornament on top of it. These I will carve with a diamond bit to make these more or less equal to the outside box wood ones.
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First I carve a line along the door post to separate this from the carving on top.
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On the left the outside boxwood door frame, in the middle the carved finished plywood version followed on the right by the plain kit version which I still have to carve.
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Fitting the finished frames in place.
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Dry fitting in place.
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Planking the outside of the bulkhead.
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The layout of the carvings on the outside. This is the next project.
 

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Maarten, I have the strongest hope to see your Ship in Rochefort next year or at some world championship model building and win all the medals that can be won. This is an abselute masterpiece, made by a Maestro
Greetings
Willy
Hi Willy,

Thx for the compliments but it is still a kit. :cool:
Maybe my next model will be from scratch.
G'day Maarten
I havta agree with Willy to a point. Your suggestion about doing a scratch build model sounds like a great plan.
Your inside windows frames are absolutely fantastic and with this and your other skills, you would no doubt win the best in show at Rochefort in a few years.
May I suggest to do your own scratch built Royal Caroline. I can image with your eye for details, she would be a.......
.......piece of art.
Happymodeling and havagoodone
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Didn't have much time this week, a lot of travelling. Last weekend for work all weekend in Liverpool and this weekend in Paris. Hopefully I can find this weekend some time to visit the musee de la marine where the soleil royal model is.

Today I found one hour to start on the window frames of the bulkhead. The window and door frames I find to bulcky so I work them to counter sink them into the bulkhead. On this inside will then be the glass fitted.
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First I grinded away the material followed by fine tuning with a file. On the right the original.
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The window frame is now nicely fitting into the window space and much more elegant. On the left again the original setup.
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And on the top side.

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For the door frames the same story.
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And again the difference in appearences.

Next week the other window and door frame, followed by the glass and inside finishing of the doors.
 

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Maarten,

As a new member at SoS I'm just starting to discover stunning work. Your R Caroline is an example beyond all superlatives. You began with an amazing kit and you are working it way beyond what I personally could ever imagine. Brilliant indeed. Every detailed nuance had added work -

If I may offer a suggestion - and I do hesitate !!- Your use of microscope cover glass is indeed excellent. That said, if you were to add a brushed on clear-coat that would possibly add a more realistic "imperfect look" to glass that was made in those days - just a thought from a novice builder, by comparison. I may have skipped over some details if you had already thought of that.

PS: Apologies for stuffing your in-box with so many Likes.

Regards,
 

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Maarten,

As a new member at SoS I'm just starting to discover stunning work. Your R Caroline is an example beyond all superlatives. You began with an amazing kit and you are working it way beyond what I personally could ever imagine. Brilliant indeed. Every detailed nuance had added work -

If I may offer a suggestion - and I do hesitate !!- Your use of microscope cover glass is indeed excellent. That said, if you were to add a brushed on clear-coat that would possibly add a more realistic "imperfect look" to glass that was made in those days - just a thought from a novice builder, by comparison. I may have skipped over some details if you had already thought of that.

PS: Apologies for stuffing your in-box with so many Likes.

Regards,
Hi,

First of all welcome on sos and many thx for your comment. I like the idea of the clear coat which is easy to apply from the inside where it is less prone to damaging. I will run a test with it to see what the results are and post them. Good idea.
 

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G'day Maarten
Again brilliant! I'm so glad that you have done this because that is what I was planning to do with mine build. I now know how it looks and it's more to scale than the original.
Today I found one hour to start on the window frames of the bulkhead
Did you say it only took you 1 hour to do all that? That's speed working mate.
Happymodeling
Greg
 

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Didn't have much time this week, a lot of travelling. Last weekend for work all weekend in Liverpool and this weekend in Paris. Hopefully I can find this weekend some time to visit the musee de la marine where the soleil royal model is.
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Next week the other window and door frame, followed by the glass and inside finishing of the doors.
Was the museum open? I got the info, that it is closed for a big renovation and reorganisation and will open around 2021 or so ........

Thanks for sharing your progress with us - small steps, but very interesting to see all your details :cool:
 

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Hi Uwe,

Indeed they are refurbishing the museum untill 2021, but it seems to be open. Unfortunately this visit no time to go there, on the list for next time. Have been there once but then Soleil Royal was not at display.
 
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