La Couronne Corel/scratch 1:100 First build [COMPLETED BUILD]

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Yes, looking at it from your standpoint it makes sense to have the ship close to the case and this has convinced me to proceed likewise and to decrease the space between the case and the ship to around 3 cms. This also has an impact on the cost of procuring the material, although secondary in the argument.
 
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Yes, looking at it from your standpoint it makes sense to have the ship close to the case and this has convinced me to proceed likewise and to decrease the space between the case and the ship to around 3 cms. This also has an impact on the cost of procuring the material, although secondary in the argument.
The trick is lifting the glass box over the model and lowering it without having an accident and crushing some rigging. That's why many cases open at the rear end, so you don't have to lift the glass.
 
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I just had a look at the case. Looks good, but you're right, too expensive. Zu teuer!! I feel the case with its elegant design and colour of wood is too prominent and distracts somewhat from the very object it houses. That's my opinion, though.
I only need the case. Fortunately I already have a table I could use to put the case on.
Looking at the images on ebay, the glass walls look very close to the ship, almost claustrophobic.
For the three cases that I have had made, two for strip canoes in dioramas and one for my pilot boat I measured out the interior dimensions that I wanted and called the local plastics fab shop to have them made of three pieces, 1/4 inch acrylic: one back/top/front folded over lengthwise and two end pieces with square edges set inside those. The cases are set into grooves cut into a base board. Canoes: 25x7 x9 and 25x9x10 (enclosing the bank dioramas) and for the pilot boat 28x8x24. All inches and the smaller ones under $100 and the larger about $175. Well worth the cost as I see it. The fab shop gives me what I want within about 10 days depending upon their schedule. I'll take the same route for both of my Bluenose schooners. Rich (PT-2)
 
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The final tally....

Material Costs for Model of La Couronne c. 1636
Date purchasedQuantity & ItemsStorePrice
3/21/2018Corel La Couronne Wood Ship Model KitModel Expo
$383.99​
4/3/2018HULL PLANKING CLAMP SET OF 6 (LESS THAN 3/16 ), 2 6" Steel Ruler, Illuminated Dual Lens Flip-In Head Magnifier w/2 Lenses & Loupe (1.9x , 1.9x , 4.5x), DEADEYE/BLOCK THREADERS (PACK OF 4), Self-Healing Cutting Mat 18" x 24", Model Expo Nail Driver for Miniature Nails, COATED BRASS NAILS .028 X 1/2IN (.71X12MM) 200PCModel Expo
$81.94​
4/4/2018Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern by Milton Roth (book)eBay.com
$4.40​
4/15/2018POLENA FUSA LA COURONNE IN METALLO DORATO MODELLISMO NAVALE MANTUA 35600 (Mantua La Couronne figurehead in brass)eBay.com
$10.93​
4/22/201826 Cannon Barrel - Brown - Plain - 1-1/16" (27mm), 16 Cannon Kit - Metal - Brown - 19/32" (15mm), 16 Cannon Barrel - Brown - Plain - 45/64" (18mm)Modelers Central
$73.58​
4/22/2018RIGGING OF SHIPS: IN DAYS OF SPRITSAIL TOPMAST, 1600-1720 (DOVER By R. C. Anderson (book)eBay.com
$13.49​
4/24/201810pcs Metal Knitting Needles Crochet Hooks Kits With Ergonomic Grips 0.6-2.0mmeBay.com
$2.31​
5/2/2018LATINA 27024 Plank Bender LATR7550Amazon.com
$12.78​
5/2/2018Darice 24-Inch Stainless Steel RulerAmazon.com
$8.91​
5/2/2018Drill Warehouse 150Pcs Mini twist drill Bit Kit, 0.4mm-3.2mmAmazon.com
$14.99​
5/2/201890 Pc Multi-Grit Diamond Burr Set (600 Fine, 150 Medium, 40 Coarse)Amazon.com
$14.33​
5/3/2018Hand Archimedes DrillA.B. Tools Online
$13.70​
5/9/2018Fiskars Soft Grip 5" Easy Spring Action Scissors Micro-TipeBay.com
$13.06​
5/13/20184 Cannon Barrel - Brown - Plain - 45/64" (18mm), 2 Anchor - Curved - Old Style - 2" (50mm)Modelers Central
$31.32​
5/14/2018Maple Strip 0.5x2mm, 36465 Lifeboat Kit 72mm, 6041/01 Working Brass Single Hinges 6mm (Pack of 10), 4 4090/05 Chainplate with Deadeye 5mm (Pack of 10), 12 4307/00 Wooden Oar 35mm, C83505 Brass Etched Eyelet 0.3mm (250)Cornwall Model Boats Ltd
$61.39​
5/15/2018Modelcraft Pen Grip Pin Pusher, BrownAmazon.com
$14.49​
5/15/2018Black 100 Pack Of Pins For Ppu8174 Pin Pusher (2)Amazon.com
$14.56​
5/20/20181Set Mini Hobby DIY Razor Saw Kit Handy Craft BladeeBay.com
$11.04​
5/20/2018Plank on Frame Boat Kit by Model Shipways, 3-3/16" longEva Mosko (eBay)
$8.99​
5/20/2018Hobby Model Ship Tool Ropewalk for Scale Rope MakingeBay.com
$40.00​
6/14/2018Art Alternatives Box Compass Complete SetAmazon.com
$10.09​
6/14/2018Warships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars 1652–74 (New Vanguard)Amazon.com
$12.44​
6/14/2018Squadron Products Value Pack Sanding Sticks (2)Amazon.com
$9.99​
6/14/2018Craft Sanding Scraps, 5 Oz Bag, Mixed Grit, Various Shapes & SizesAmazon.com
$6.99​
6/22/20181 Oz. Bulwarks Gun Carriage Red - Model Expo Paint - Historic marine colors, ELECTRIC PLANK BENDER, 1 Oz. Black - Model Expo Paint - Historic marine colors, SN-LT24 ILLUMINATED DEADEYE/BLOCK THREADERModel Expo
$38.96​
6/23/2018Birchwood Casey Brass Black Metal Finish, 3-OunceAmazon.com
$8.77​
8/12/201830351 Cast Lantern Set La CouronneCornwall Model Boats Ltd
$28.46​
8/12/2018LED's, A/C Power SupplyEvan Designs, Inc.
$66.80​
8/15/20184 Cannon Barrels - Brown - Plain - 1-1/16" (27mm), Rigging Wax - Clear, Rigging Wax - Black,Modelers Central
$29.66​
8/22/20181/96 Early 19th Century Sailor FiguresAmazon.com
$24.76​
9/11/2018Striveday™ 30 AWG Flexible Silicone Wire Electric wire 30 gauge Coper Hook Up WireAmazon.com
$21.98​
9/9/20182 Packs Nails, Brass .028 X 5/16 (.7x8mm) 1500 per ackModel Expo
$35.97​
9/19/2018Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War by Lees hc 1984 Model Making Sails (book)eBay.com
$42.00​
9/28/2018Model Expo Nail Driver for Miniature
Nails, Pinstripe Tape 120 3/32" - Red, Planking the Built-Up Ship Model (Book)
Model Expo
$43.96​
10/10/20186 Piece Ship Curve Set [Alvin]Drafting Supplies Dew
$23.05​
10/10/2018Naval Warfare in the Age of Sail - War at Sea 1756-1815 by Ireland, B. (book)eBay.com
$5.50​
10/10/2018Construction and Fitting of the English Man of War 1650-1850 P. Goodwin (book)eBay.com
$30.00​
10/10/2018The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War 1600-1815 by Brian Lavery (book)eBay.com
$30.00​
10/16/2018Sovereigns of the Sea: The Quest to Build the Perfect Renaissance Battleship (e-book)eBay.com
$3.50​
10/25/2018Dremel 575 Right Angle Attachment for Rotary ToolAmazon.com
$21.23​
10/25/2018Dremel 4300 kitAmazon.com
$89.00​
12/6/2018Artesania Latina, S.A. 27300 Micro Shapers No.1Amazon.com
$13.92​
12/14/2018Sapele Wood wood strips 0.5x5x500mm for Wooden ship Kit - Pack of 20eBay.com
$21.00​
12/22/20185 Falkonet - F20B1 - Single Block 2mm Pear Wood - Pack of 10, 5 Falkonet - F20B2 - Double Block 2mm Pear Wood - Pack of 10Model Expo
$38.89​
12/27/2018Blocks & FittingsScale Model Supplies
$35.05​
12/27/2018Dremel Polishing BitsHub Hobby
$11.80​
12/28/20189V 2A AC/DC Power Adapter 18W Charger for IEIK UNO R3, Arduino UNOAmazon.com
$19.26​
12/28/2018UNO Project Basic Starter Kit with Tutorial and UNO R3 for ArduinoAmazon.com
$18.20​
12/28/201850pcs Solder Seal Wire Connector, Sopoby Solder Seal Heat Shrink Butt ConnectorsAmazon.com
$12.44​
12/30/20188 Falkonet - F20B1 - Single Block 2mm Pear Wood - Pack of 10, 8 Falkonet - F20B2 - Double Block 2mm Pear Wood - Pack of 10Model Expo
$56.83​
1/1/2019Gold CrownsEtsy
$5.48​
1/2/2019Brass Etched Eyelet 0.3mm (250)Maritime Models
$29.57​
1/16/2019Wood Strip CutterMicro-Mark
$20.90​
1/25/20194 C31 Cannon Barrels with Carriage Bronzed 25mm, 24 4030/18 Turned Columns Boxwood 18mm, Sovereign of the Seas Plan Set, C86120 Wooden Column 28mm (Pack of 5)Cornwall Model Boats Ltd
$55.34​
1/25/2019Fiskars Easy Action Micro, Tip Scissors, 6" (190500)eBay.com
$4.95​
2/1/201935690 Pair of Doors (Stern Windows)Cornwall Model Boats Ltd
$16.42​
2/1/2019Flag Set - La Couronne, Deco - Stern - French Coat of Arms 48x32mm, 2 Door/Window Frames - 28x12mmModelers Central
$36.71​
2/6/2019Deco - Wreath - 10mm, Nails - Black - 9/32" (7mm) - P150Modelers Central
$8.78​
2/18/2019Plano 2360001 Prolatch StowAway 3600 Locking Fishing/Tackle Utility BoxeBay.com
$17.86​
3/12/2019Mantua Model 37360 Brass Gun Port Hinges - 0.3 x 2 x 10 MM - Pack of 10 pcs., INSTA CURE+™ SUPER GLUE CA 2 oz. (Gap Filling), NO.17 SMALL CHISEL EDGE BLADE 3/8 (PKG 5), EXCEL NO.11 SUPER SHARP BLADE (PKG 5), BLOCK BUSTER - HIGH SPEED BLOCK SHAPERModel Expo
$34.95​
3/14/20195 C86050 Grating Sets 33x33mmCornwall Model Boats Ltd
$17.56​
3/21/20198 Falkonet - F90WN - Wood (Pear Wood) Belaying Pins - 9 mm -10 pack, 8 Falkonet - F20B1 - Single Block 2mm Pear Wood - Pack of 10, 8 Falkonet - F20B2 - Double Block 2mm Pear Wood - Pack of 10Model Expo
$79.81​
3/23/20196" Brass Leaves Decorative BandingFundametals Annex (Etsy)
$8.52​
3/23/201961cmx1mm/1.4mm Brass Bead WireQFMarket (Etsy)
$12.75​
3/27/2019SotS Cannon Barrels Various Sizes, 50 6mm La Couronne Rail ColumnsCornwall Model Boats Ltd
$61.95​
4/9/2019Set of Needle FilesHome Depot (Husky)
$10.69​
4/23/2019Corel decoration D300, pack of 6, x3Cornwall Model Boats Ltd
$11.81​
5/11/2019Cyanoacrylate Glue, Pin Vise, Chisel Razor BladesHub Hobby
$28.00​
6/6/2019PEC Tools 12" 300 mm English / Metric black chrome, "high contrast" machinist ruler with markings .5mm, mm 1/32" and 1/64"Amazon.com
$21.39​
6/23/2019Caldercraft CatheadsMaritime Models
$8.38​
6/28/2019Two Amati 50mm Anchors, three Mast FeetCornwall Model Boats Ltd
$11.16​
6/30/2019Glue Bottle, Maple & Basswood Strips,Hub Hobby
$1.54​
7/4/2019Gold CrownsEtsy
$11.80​
8/21/201910 Falkonet - F80WN - Wood (Pear Wood) Belaying Pins - 8 mm -10 pack, 10 Falkonet - F20B1 - Single Block 2mm Pear Wood - Pack of 10, 10 Falkonet - F20B2 - Double Block 2mm Pear Wood - Pack of 10Model Expo
$76.99​
9/21/2019Rigging Line, 0.88mm, 1.14mm, 0.20mm, & 0.45mm, Dark BrownSyren Ship Model Co.
$27.50​
10/7/2019Riggin line, 0.3mm, 0.5mm & 0.7mm rope (3 strand) and 1.0mm & 1.5mm Cable (4 strand)Domanoff's Workshop
$85.00​
10/27/2019GALLEON: Great Ships of the Armada Era by Kirsch, P. (book)eBay.com
$32.13​
11/28/20191 x Spiral Mini-Drill, 2-Pc. 6" Steel Ruler Set 6" x 1/2", F90WN Falkonet - F90WN - Wood (Pear Wood) Belaying Pins - 9 mm - 10 packModel Expo
$37.93​
12/27/20192 x GS Jeweler's Hypo Cement, 1/3 oz.Amazon.com
$9.00​
1/1/20204mm Stropped blocks (6), 0.008"x30" manila rigging line, bucketScale Model Supplies
$10.00​
1/1/2020Sail ClothScale Model Supplies
$7.00​
1/25/2020Thermally bonded 0.06" Black ThreadHobby Lobby
$10.59​
2/7/202010mm Hearts, 40mm Chainplates, 7mm DeadeyesModel Expo
$39.97​
2/8/20209" Band SawHarbor Freight
$119.00​
2/9/20204 Violin Blocks - C8107VBW, 114 7mm & 162 5mm Triangular Deadeyes - A4060/07, A4060/05Cornwall Model Boats Ltd
$46.64​
2/11/202022 Gauge Stainless Steel WireStuff Crafts (Amazon.com_
$4.33​
2/28/2020Paper 3mm Triangular Deadeyes - V-ABS027Cornwall Model Boats Ltd
$17.21​
3/15/2020L61 Chainplate assembly for 7mm Deadeye (30), 6 x C8107VBW Violin Block Walnut 7mm (Pack of 2), 2 x 37291 Heart Block Walnut 7mm (2), Paper Heart Blocks 6mm (Pack of 8)Cornwall Model Boats Ltd
$25.50​
3/25/20200.010" 0.24mm Sheet Brass, 0.79mm 20g Blackened Copper Wire, 2 x Small Pliers, 0.23mm Brown ThreadHobby Lobby
$43.57​
4/4/2020Brass wire, 26-24-22-20-18-26 GaCopper Wire USA (Amazon)
$14.73​
5/6/20203 x Falkonet Blocks 3.5mm (pack of 10) F35B1, 4 x Falkonet Blocks 4mm (pack of 10) F40B1, 5 x Falkonet Blocks 5mm (pack of 10) F50B1Modelers Central
$57.87​
5/16/20203 x Falkonet Blocks 3.5mm (pack of 10)Model Expo
$11.97​
5/22/20201/4"x1/4"x24" and 1/8"x5/16"x24" WalnutHub Hobby
$1.04​
6/22/20203 x Falkonet F90WM, Wood Pear Belaying Pins, 9mm, 10 packModel Expo
$17.49​
7/28/20201.1 Yds Shao Stretch White Sateen, Fabric Stiffener Spray, Two Spools Thread (colors 8540 Mushroom, 8060 Hemp)JoAnn Fabrics
7/28/2020Coleman 32 Oz. KeroseneAmazon.com
$14.25​
7/29/202016 Oz Pine TarPremiere 1 Supplies
$21.98​
7/29/2020Ivory Sateen fabric, 3% spandex 97% cottonEtsy
$13.97​
7/29/2020Coleman 32 Oz. KeroseneAmazon.com
$14.25​
7/30/2020Seventeenth-Century Rigging: A Handbook for Model-Makers, Roger Charles AndersonAmazon.com
$7.80​
7/31/2020Rigging Line: 2 x 20' 0.20mm Light Brown, 2 x 20' 0.45mm Dark Brown, 2 x 20' 0.63mm Dark Brown,Syren Ship Model Co.
$41.30​
8/14/2020Beading Needles, Two Spools Poly Thread (colors 8540 Mushroom, 8340 Sahara)JoAnn Fabrics
$14.38​
8/17/2020Two Spools Poly Thread (color 8030 Ecru)JoAnn Fabrics
$7.98​
9/15/20202 x Heavy Black Button Thread, 2 x Heavy Khaki Button Thread, Brown Heavy Duty ThreadMichaels
$10.58​
10/8/2020Saint Louis Flags (AM5700/16), Sovereign of the Seas Nameplate (AM5621/02S), Plastic Mounting Dolphins (4/pk, AM5686)Ages of Sail
$44.07​
11/1/2020Hemastat, curved nose, and Archimedes DrillHub Hobby
$24.92​
Build time 3/21/18-11/14/20 2 years, 7 months, 24 daysTotal Cost
$3,067.96
 

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If you add also the books you bought and all machines and tools etc - than off course a big sum is coming up.
But these things are investments for the future and the dozens of ship models you will build .....
 
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Well that's about $3.18 per day. Seems reasonable to me. I shall use the average daily cost to work that miniature table saw into my tool group on the Admiral :)
You have invested that money and time well resulting in the beautiful model that will be treasured beyond your expenses. Don't feel adrift as I have been going on the same tack of never ending purchases across a broad spectrum of everything available. . . addictive it seems. Rich (PT-2)
 
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