Nikitin San Bartolome 1584 A.D. (Kit #35)

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Jan, just downloaded the link you gave us, that is a very nice document to study.
Thank you for that.
Peter, I found the document to be a great window for that time in history. Frank48 also forwarded to me several documents on cannon design and construction in the late 1500 to early 1600’s. Fascinating stuff.

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That is beautiful work, Jan. The gun carriages look very realistic and at the same time substantial - not like the flimsy items often presented as gun carriages by the kit manufacturers.
 
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That is beautiful work, Jan. The gun carriages look very realistic and at the same time substantial - not like the flimsy items often presented as gun carriages by the kit manufacturers.
I think I have Tennis elbow from sanding off the char on all those little pieces.

Now I have to do a bit of research and learn some new skills.

#1) How to blacken the Brass cannons and carriage straps.
#2) How to use an airbrush.

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Time for a little bit of an update. The weather pattern has changed and I have had to spend some time moving snow. The last two storms left wet heavy almost impossible to snow-blow snow. In between storms I am making slow progress on the Galleon.

First on the agenda is the pile of kindling that I have amassed.

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Small wonder that the three kit boxes that make up the kit weigh over 14kg. If the building jig, display stand and small boat kits are added I think that adds another 3 to 4kg to the total weight of the kit.

Yesterday afternoon I was adding the last gun port lining. Yup, I fumbled and bumbled and actually managed to break something.

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The red circled opening is intentional but the blue circled one is not. “It’s Mr. Clumsy at work “. A little to much pressure while filing out the gap for the slots of gunport beam.

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The required ”DO- OVER” in progress.
 
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Just waiting for my kit to arrive - your detailed build log is really helpful. Appreciate all the work and information!
It's great to have you follow my humble efforts. It's a slow process. a lot of fitting, sanding, fitting and sanding. If you can do it Pavel has thirty plus videos on You-Tube. They are worth watching over and over just to see how he works on the Galleon. The plans are excellent but they do not show a lot of the build steps he uses.

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Time for a little bit of an update. The weather pattern has changed and I have had to spend some time moving snow. The last two storms left wet heavy almost impossible to snow-blow snow. In between storms I am making slow progress on the Galleon.

First on the agenda is the pile of kindling that I have amassed.

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Small wonder that the three kit boxes that make up the kit weigh over 14kg. If the building jig, display stand and small boat kits are added I think that adds another 3 to 4kg to the total weight of the kit.

Yesterday afternoon I was adding the last gun port lining. Yup, I fumbled and bumbled and actually managed to break something.

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The red circled opening is intentional but the blue circled one is not. “It’s Mr. Clumsy at work “. A little to much pressure while filing out the gap for the slots of gunport beam.

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The required ”DO- OVER” in progress.
Good morning Jan. I have noticed in your magnificent build process a couple of “snaps”. Is the kit frame wood a tad brittle? Clearly a delicate approach is required when putting this frame structure together. PS that kindle pile would make awesome fire lighters for a braai ROTF. Cheers Grant
 
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Good morning Jan. I have noticed in your magnificent build process a couple of “snaps”. Is the kit frame wood a tad brittle? Clearly a delicate approach is required when putting this frame structure together. PS that kindle pile would make awesome fire lighters for a braai ROTF. Cheers Grant
I think the weak pieces that have “snapped” ( A good excuse for my clumsy fingers) are small voids in the plywood frames. The ply is 4mm thick and for the most part has withstood my attempts to destroy it. Actually I’m having a great time with this kit. I’m almost at the point of having to start the fairing of the hull. I was hoping by now to have the decks and various bulkheads painted but now I’m looking forward to laying of the first plank.

In the meantime it’s clear the driveway of snow, wait two days and clear the driveway of snow, wait two days and ….. Do you see a storm pattern??? With the past three events we have about 25 inches in total.

I have to confess that I’ve also added a few miles to the odometer on my Polaris snowmobile. It’s been a toss up, a few hours in the shipyard or a nice long ride on the snow.:D
 
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In the meantime it’s clear the driveway of snow, wait two days and clear the driveway of snow, wait two days and ….. Do you see a storm pattern??? With the past three events we have about 25 inches in total.

I have to confess that I’ve also added a few miles to the odometer on my Polaris snowmobile. It’s been a toss up, a few hours in the shipyard or a nice long ride on the snow.:D
Like they say Jan, you’ve got to strike while the iron’s hot. Or in your case ride while the snow is high.
I’m amazed at the number of components in that model. I don’t think I could keep track of them all.

OBTW, it’s going to hit 85 degrees down here today.
 
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I think the weak pieces that have “snapped” ( A good excuse for my clumsy fingers) are small voids in the plywood frames. The ply is 4mm thick and for the most part has withstood my attempts to destroy it. Actually I’m having a great time with this kit. I’m almost at the point of having to start the fairing of the hull. I was hoping by now to have the decks and various bulkheads painted but now I’m looking forward to laying of the first plank.

In the meantime it’s clear the driveway of snow, wait two days and clear the driveway of snow, wait two days and ….. Do you see a storm pattern??? With the past three events we have about 25 inches in total.

I have to confess that I’ve also added a few miles to the odometer on my Polaris snowmobile. It’s been a toss up, a few hours in the shipyard or a nice long ride on the snow.:D
Good morning Jan. Playing in the snow on a snowmobile must be super fun. I have never done it but must be a bit like riding an offroad bike in the snow. No snow here tho..... :D
 
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Good morning Jan. Playing in the snow on a snowmobile must be super fun. I have never done it but must be a bit like riding an offroad bike in the snow.
Indeed it is a lot of fun. We are fortunate that we live in a rural area and have the availability of many snowmobile trails provided by the local snowmobile clubs.
 
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