Lindberg's Columbus Ship Nina in 1/144 by Sig Ep Ziggy

SigEp Ziggy

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This will be my first build log! I can't express how exciting this for me personally. I have an issue with just being an observer and not finishing projects I start. I plan on changing that cycle here on SOS.

I wanted to build a sailing ship. I have several in my stash, but could not pass on this bargain.

I found the Ships of Columbus by Lindberg at Hobby Lobby, regular price $33 on clearance for $8!

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I decided on the Nina to start on. I found these two photos online for an inspiration on how I want my model to look.

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We will see how she turns out.
 
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Hallo Shane,
great that you started this building log of the Three models - starting with the Nina.
I will follow your trilogy with big interest
 

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I started to modify the Lindberg parts. I did not like the molded on ladders and the third deck. So I removed them where the arrows point.
I also sanded the main deck and cut a piece of styrene to extend it. I also removed the ladder going thru the rear hatch.
I plan on modifying the masts as well with the large block at the top of them. Not really sure if this is the way it will look just yet.

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Anyhow, it's a start and has been fun so far, I plan on working on the hull next. I am going to plank the decks with .010 styrene.
 
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Uwek, I tried to fix my first post and was wanting to know if I did my second post correctly.
Yes - now they are uploaded and can not be lost any more - please also click on "Full Image" and not "Thumbnail" when you decided where in the text the photos should be (I did it for you in the first post)
Great - I am looking for a highly interested building log - with a lot of photos ;)
 

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Well, I did work on the hull. I'll call it improvements, but maybe it's to much work for such a small model. My understanding is that no one knows for sure, what these ships looked like. That would explain the different images and models out there. I will rig her with triangular sail instead of square rigged as she was after her refit on the Azores.

I removed the ribs on the interior half of the hull, as there were too many and too small. I want to relocate the decks, so I removed the locator pins as well as the ejector pin marks. I removed the rudder so I could fit it with a tiller. As well as creating an opening for said tiller.

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On the exterior, I filled the cannon holes with sprue and removed the locator pin for the surface mount anchors. Also, I wanted a railing on the upper deck. so I removed part of the piece, saving the top rail.

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Any advise or opinions are welcome.
 
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I found some plans for the Nina and want to use them as a guide for more changes.

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I will try to make my ship resemble these plans.

I will put a slight curve on the side of the ship as well as the main deck. Raise the front of second deck, create ribs and stanchions. I plan to use wood for the masts and yards. I experimented making rings out of wire, but they look out of scale, how small can I go. We will find out!
 

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A modeling friend made some draughts (3 plates in of the Nina

Maybe they could be of some help


his mail to get in contact with him: eugen.t@kabelbw.de
say him regards

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I met him some months ago during a modelers meeting in Germany and made these photos of the drawings

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I haven't forgotten about my Nina. I ordered the Amati plans from Age of Sails and am waiting for them. I ordered all three of the ships. I am still trying to come up with a method of making planks out of the .010 styrene I have. That's all for now.
 
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