Panart: San Felipe 1:75 Scale Build Log

terry

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do they have extra parts for the cannon carriages.old one didn't have the blocks for the wheel carriages
 

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Ok, let me see if I can answer this. Yes, my model is the art 747 and this is the start build date of November 14, 2016. So this model is from this particular era of production. Now, I do not know when this box was actually put together with the contents.

1) No plastic parts in this kit. All metal parts such as cannon barrels, the ornamentation on the stern, and figurehead all metal. Upper Deck Canon Port openings on main deck all metal. the other cannon port lids for lower decks all fabricated out of wood. All stern parts are mostly metal. In other words, as I said are NO plastic parts
2) No rigging blocks for the Cannon Carriages. I did not do this as the scale just too small. I would have had to order smaller blocks in the 1mm x 1mm or less in size to make the scale seem more realistic. to me, it is best to go without blocks on carriages rather than load up all the carriages with blocks too large as it really takes away the look.

Note: the MAIN deck had to be lowered (if I remember about 3mm) so that Cannon Carriages would sit on deck correctly. I have seen several models of this era that they modelers had to either remove the Carriage Wheels or make their own carriages because the deck is too high. The cannons will not even enter the Port Frame openings. I found this out before going further. You will see this in my log early on.

If I am following you right, you already have in your possession the art 747 Panart kit but it is from a long time ago. Is this correct? If so, then the Cannon Carriage placement issue with deck too high might not be an issue at that time.

To add more to this situation, if I had known more, I would have purchased my San Felipe from the ZHL model - their version of the San Felipe is so much better. The Panart was terrible. At first, I was very impressed with the amount of laser cut parts and all the fittings. But, it wasn't until actual construction that I ran into problem after problems.

If I can help you in any way - please let me know. I hope that I have answered your questions.
 

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So, I was making an attempt to reproduce what you see in this image I have attached. Each line (on each side) happens to wrap twice around and it is not a very good job.
This, as you know, is in simple terms a Yard Sling. Some slings have pulleys and some do not. While some are even more elaborate with double blocks. The two lines (one on each side) terminate at the bitt rails (located at the base of Mast).

The oriental way. Denmark, Holland, France and Spain
 

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tried to contact cornwell but they never contactact me back can you give me their e mail address. thanks terry
 

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hi donnie. do you know if cornwall have cannon kits for the san filippe? i would like to buy some for my model. all i have seen are cannon kits with out the blocking that hold the wheels. if not do you know where i can buy these? regards terry
 

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Terry,
No luck with Cornwall Model - try this link for Model Expo as they have several sizes to choose from - wooden parts/kits - fittings. Since the carriages are made of wood, you can drill your own holes to mount the ring-bolts for your carriage rigging. I had bought several to test to see if I wanted to use them on my Santisima Trinidad, but I changed my mind. Here is the link to fittings: https://modelexpo-online.com/Cannons_c_68-2.html

This is an image taken from my Trinidad log showing the carriages from Model Shipways (Model Expo) Probably, the MS0662 will be more to accurate size - You might have to contact M.E. to see if they still carry it. eBay might have this as I was searching there.

Then lastly, I found this on ebay with a 38mm cannon-carriage kit.

The assumption is that the dimension of f.e. 38mm is the cannon barrel lengh and NOT the carriage length.



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