NordlandsBoat -1:20 - Billing Boats

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The Nordlandsboat has taken some colors!

The exterior is painted in matte black and wood tint with fade, the strake in Nordic blue!
All the rails are still to come and will brighten up the edges, with a clay white tint like the cabin door frame.
The interior of the hull also received its floor tinted rather black gray, plus the deck in front of the cabin created (does not exist in the kit) with slats that rest on 2 of the crossbeams.

I'm going to start making the rear cabin.

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The colors continue to make this Nordland even more complete.


The cabin roof "with clinkers" questioned me a bit to know how to do it (the kit, of course, asked for everything flat without relation to the reality of these boats). So I finally proceeded flat to compose the offsets and keep a regularity.

Then, I had to glue this "plate", adjust, cut, glue, paint.

The bulwark rails are in place, the chainplates, the positions of the oarlocks, the dressing of the blue strake with black bands.

The rudder is done, the whole rudder will soon be in place.


It's going well! :cool:

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Very nicely done and photographed for us. I had not thought about assembling a "plate" of planks as you did for the cabin top. I'll have to remember that. Looking for the masting and sails to come. Rich
 
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Ekis, you certainly are doing a fine job on a lovely little boat, nice colours and stains. Love the carpenter!!
Look forward to more posts.
 
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Before building the rig (the 2 sails are not there yet, and I'm waiting to receive some stitching wires), I had to work a little on the presentation of this boat.
Of course, as usual, I don't like the "thing" that is used as a base in the kit: it's ugly and it "crushes" visually this Norwegian fembøring. It looks like a big barge!
So, I made a new base to give it an airy look, to bring out its streamlined lines, without the base being too obvious. So I made it, piece by piece, with 3 simple bays (including the brackets), and painted it in matte black like a part of the hull.
It will be off-center along the length of the boat to make the bow stand out even more! :cool:

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Before building the rig (the 2 sails are not there yet, and I'm waiting to receive some stitching wires), I had to work a little on the presentation of this boat.
Of course, as usual, I don't like the "thing" that is used as a base in the kit: it's ugly and it "crushes" visually this Norwegian fembøring. It looks like a big barge!
So, I made a new base to give it an airy look, to bring out its streamlined lines, without the base being too obvious. So I made it, piece by piece, with 3 simple bays (including the brackets), and painted it in matte black like a part of the hull.
It will be off-center along the length of the boat to make the bow stand out even more! :cool:

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Great to see that the ship's surveyor is at work. The color combinations in this model are really good looking with their contrasts. Rich (PT-2)
 
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It starts to look like a sailboat !

The rigging is quite simple, but extremely efficient and smart: nothing is random or too much, all the maneuvers are very accessible, the lowering of the yards and sails, and even of the mast is fast and simple...

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It starts to look like a sailboat !

The rigging is quite simple, but extremely efficient and smart: nothing is random or too much, all the maneuvers are very accessible, the lowering of the yards and sails, and even of the mast is fast and simple...

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You have done very nice rigging and detailing. Somehow I thought she would be gaff rigged but it looks like a square sail or am I wrong? I also really like the color match of your sand with the bottom of the hull. Rich
 
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Thanks Rich,
the next step, you're right, will be the installation of the sails: the main square sail and a small topsail just above.
When that's done, then this boat will be ready to get out of her fjord! :cool:
I don't have the sails quite ready yet, but they will be very soon...
 
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Thanks Rich,
the next step, you're right, will be the installation of the sails: the main square sail and a small topsail just above.
When that's done, then this boat will be ready to get out of her fjord! :cool:
I don't have the sails quite ready yet, but they will be very soon...
I should have know square sail like the dragon long boats all in the culture. Rich
 
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It starts to look like a sailboat !

The rigging is quite simple, but extremely efficient and smart: nothing is random or too much, all the maneuvers are very accessible, the lowering of the yards and sails, and even of the mast is fast and simple...

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This is looking very nice! I really like this boat! ;)
 
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It starts to look like a sailboat !

The rigging is quite simple, but extremely efficient and smart: nothing is random or too much, all the maneuvers are very accessible, the lowering of the yards and sails, and even of the mast is fast and simple...

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I just noticed the small anchor in the bucket behind the stbd stem. Your detailing is very good and precisely painted. Where is the tiller located as I do not see one? How long is this boat ? My guess is around 16 inches give or take a fathom!!! Rich
 
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The continuation of the construction of the Nordlandsboat...
It is almost finished: only the flags are missing. The shape of this boat is really beautiful, the rigging simple, but really efficient!
I'll make some final pictures then. :cool:

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With the sail rigged it gives me something to really think over. . . using lines from the bow to the sides of the lower mainsail to bring it into the wind instead of having the yard above initiating the rotation and then adding more gentle draw forward creating leading edge of the airfoil into what would otherwise be the stay of a jib.
In my racing days I once had a genoa jib (gennaker - melded jib and spinnaker) reversed and the trailing luff edge became the leading edge which required a lot of very carefully felt and observed tension to maintain the forward draft until we could gybe over to the opposite tack and get the genoa jib properly flown. This is something for me to really consider over and over looking at your boat from various angles and particularly when down wind and spars athwart ships.
It is a very nice model with a lot of careful detailing on your part. Rich (PT-2)
 

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Great model and well executed details - also the sail and rigging is looking very realistic - Great model
 
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