PRINTZ FRIDERICH (1761 - 1780) - danish 70-gun Ship of the Line - 1:48 by Karl I. Malcha

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the wood is sold as "Swiss pearwood", but it has in fact nothing to do with pears and apples, it is a kind of rowantrees (Elsbeere, sorbus torminalis)
In Germany we call it Schweizer Birne, which is the Elsbeere.
Here is the link to a more detailed explanation our member @didit made once in the topic "wood it's characteristics and use in model building"
https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/wood-its-characteristics-and-use-in-model-building.2047/page-4#post-35110
 

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It is time for the next bunch of photos.
The orlop deck is planked so no real light any more comes to the hold - here we have a view, to get an impression how it was looking

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Because of artificial light, the timber is looking very yellow, in reality the Elsbeere is going more into light red - although it is in central euorpe one of the most expensive woods, it is very popular for ship modeling
Here an example of a cut tree
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Many thanks for the overall positive feedback and the likes given - much appreciated - so now it is time for the next bunch of photos

Showing the construction and temporary installation of the deck beams - these have to be prepared and adjusted before the different compartments and chambers of the Orlop deck can be finished - it is necessary to define the height of the walls etc.

These deck-beams were also in the original ship the longest one´s. Because of the total length they could not be cut out by one single tree, they had to be constructed out of three overlapping beam-elements, bolted together, in order to achieve the total necessary length of the beam. Strong enough to take over all the forces of the hull structure and the heavy weight of the main gun batteries on the above gun-deck

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The connecting points to the hull structure, also with some hanging knees
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Overall view of all temporary installed beams (beams 1, 2, 3 as well 25, 26 and 27 are made out of a single element, all others are made out of three elements)
The beams on this photos are still without the notches
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to be continued .......
 

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Already some time ago, when I posted the last photos - this I will do asap.

Today I made a book review of a very interesting Book and Drawing set, showing the danish ship construction in the time of sails

DANSKE ORLOGSSKIBE 1690-1860,
Konstruktion og dekoration

by Bjerg, Hans Christian & John Erichsen

translation of the title:
Danish naval ships 1690 – 1860
Construction and Decoration


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In this book in Volume I the work of the shipwright F.M. Krabbe, who was the designer of the Printz Friderich, is partly shown

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and also in Volume II the beautiful decoration of the Printz Friderich, made by the carving artist of the shipyard of this time 1761 C.J. Mollerup, are shown
- these drawings are based on contemporary drawings

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Here is the link to the Book Review / Look Inside of this beautiful danish book

 

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Thank you for posting Uwe,what an absolutely tremendous model.There are a serious amount of timber knees on the vessel,complete contrast to the French that were employing iron instead at this time.

Kind Regards

Nigel
 

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Today I am able to show some more photos of the installation of the different compartments and chambers of the Orlop deck

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and everything with the installed deck beams
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Many Thanks for the interest in Karl Ingwer´s and my name ..... to be continued .....
 

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Many Thanks for your overall kind comments and the Likes - much appreciated :cool:

Some more photos showing the installation of the beams with the prepared notches and afterwards the starting of the installation of carlings

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Many Thanks for your interest .... to be continued .....
 
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