Santa Ana 1784 AL by PaulV

paulv1958

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Tks all,
Been a while, summer, hot weather, gardening... and SHIP fatigue.
The process of completing the dead-eye & chain-whales has been slow. The 80 lower dead-eyes and AL process of twisted brass links is not a lot of fun and requires the right mind set. Mine ran away a the thought so It was a slow process.
The AL way was to create the dead-eye links & chain with brass wire. I had a go but it looked crap.( Love the Caldercraft / Amait sets but at over 100 of then it was expensive) So I ordered some 2.5mm beading chain from ebay ( $5 for 20m). Much better.

The eyes are now all done and the dolphins & bow strengthening has begun.
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Hope to be back soon

Happy Modelling and have a great & model filled & safe new year
 

paulv1958

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Building the bow structure, supports & Fancywork.

This was a major pain as there is no plan provided with the ship, only a final photo with incorrect part numbering. It was a build a bit, measure, build the next bit.
The bow fancy but [NEST) / WC is now complete. Next comes the bowsprit grating, netting and bits.
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paulv1958

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Hi Jim The figurehead is cast British metal. I painted the figure and head with Strokes, White Knight Gold enamel paint ( sampler tim from local hardware store( Bunnings). I have since washed in a diluted flat black to highlight shadows.

Head greating, Bits, Rope & partial bow cleats drilled and pinned in place to bits prior to netting

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BigMike

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Hi Jim The figurehead is cast British metal. I painted the figure and head with Strokes, White Knight Gold enamel paint ( sampler tim from local hardware store( Bunnings). I have since washed in a diluted flat black to highlight shadows.

Looks great. I really like the wash. I was thinking about doing that on my Soleil Royal. I'll be testing a piece or two now.
 
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