Blandford Group Build
- Apr 13, 2015
This is absolutely stunning! Wonderful work. I've started seriously considering CAF's Salamandre or Requin for my next project.Sometimes it is necessary to say - Now it is enough.....sanding
Yesterday I finished for the moment the sanding activities of the hull of my La Salamandre. Inside and off course also outside.
Maybe at some smaller areas there will be something necessary, when I install the planking, wales etc., but this I can do also directly before.
In addition at this stage I want also to make some small resumee of the kit and want to review some decissions I made during the preparation and installations of the frames:
1) The elements of kit from CAF is fitting extremely good, means that the 3D model which was the basis for the laser cutting of the elements is very accurate and correct. You can rely on these laser lines by 99,5%
2) Due to the fact, that I did not rely on these lines in the beginng, I left on every frame some meat for later sanding. This was one of the reasons, why I had to sand hours and hours more than maybe usual.
3) I was happy, that I tried to prepare the single frames (all together 44) very accurate - with this well prepared frames you can reduce the hull sanding extremely.
4) Take the time for the stem and stern parts. A good and detailed preparation of these elements is a good investment. It is worth to spend these additional hours to get a good result at the end. Dry-fitting, maybe sometimes with double sided adhesive tape was for me a good way to check over and over again.
5) Some things or steps I would maybe adjust a little bit, but overall it worked out well for me.
6) Most important: Do not get in "love" with your ship - I realized at the end, that I like to touch her fine lines......
Now the status of my built, as usual maybe more photos as usual in a log, but you know, it is for other modelers working on the same kit. And I could not decide which photos not to show.
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The bow with the hawse pieces
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The hawse pieces from inside and the outside hull
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The stern with the lower fashion pieces, after installation of the keelson elements the finishing of the stern construction is one of the next steps.
Herefore I have to reinstall the hull into the jig (which is no problem, because it fits very well)
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Many Thanks for your interest ........ To be continued ......
Very interesting,do you drill halfway or all the way//LarsaYesterday evening I had the chance to make a small photo session of the working steps of the installation of brass nails
1) some planks are glued down, visible is my hand drill with a 0,5mm drill and the brass wire of 0,55 thinkness
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2) holes drilled with a pseudo nailing pattern
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3) with the help of a pliers I push the wire in the drilled whole
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4) For cutting I am using a nipper pliers which cuts close to the plank
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5) with this the length of brass wire outside the hole is as short as possible - here 2 "nails" are installed and 2 holes are still empty
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6) all 4 "nails" are installed but not sanded down
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7) this is the sanding block I use usually, with normal sandpaper
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8) the "nails" after some 3 or 4 times going over the wire
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9) some 2 or 3 times more
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10) and the final result of brass nails in planks
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Hope to show you soon also some performance on my La Salamandre ..... to be continued .....