Santiago de Compostela-Disar Model 1:72

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Had an unplanned break from most shipbuilding activity. The Admiral contracted Covid, then I caught it. We're mostly over it now.

I did get a little bit accomplished. I've been working on the display base. Started with a pine base and applied 3 coats of Dark Walnut Danish Oil after sanding to 220#. Then applied a coat of Johnson's Paste Wax and buffed it out. Finally a coat of Renaissance Wax with a final buffing. Polished the brass with Simichrome followed by Renaissance Wax.

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I also worked on the windows.
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The book calls for 20mm X 20mm and 20mm X 30mm. The doors are 10mm X 20mm. This makes the windows comically large. I made them 10mm X 10mm and 10mm X 15mm which fits what the pictures show. The measurements I list are of the window grating, the frames are actually larger.

Thank you for looking.
Glenn
 
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Had an unplanned break from most shipbuilding activity. The Admiral contracted Covid, then I caught it. We're mostly over it now.

I did get a little bit accomplished. I've been working on the display base. Started with a pine base and applied 3 coats of Dark Walnut Danish Oil after sanding to 220#. Then applied a coat of Johnson's Paste Wax and buffed it out. Finally a coat of Renaissance Wax with a final buffing. Polished the brass with Simichrome followed by Renaissance Wax.

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I also worked on the windows.
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The book calls for 20mm X 20mm and 20mm X 30mm. The doors are 10mm X 20mm. This makes the windows comically large. I made them 10mm X 10mm and 10mm X 15mm which fits what the pictures show. The measurements I list are of the window grating, the frames are actually larger.

Thank you for looking.
Glenn
I love the stand. Did it come with the kit or did you create it?
 

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Great work on the stand Glenn! Don't you just love Simichrome?ThumbsupI started using it when I restored my Bowman steamboat and now I will not use anything else!
 
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Had an unplanned break from most shipbuilding activity. The Admiral contracted Covid, then I caught it. We're mostly over it now.

I did get a little bit accomplished. I've been working on the display base. Started with a pine base and applied 3 coats of Dark Walnut Danish Oil after sanding to 220#. Then applied a coat of Johnson's Paste Wax and buffed it out. Finally a coat of Renaissance Wax with a final buffing. Polished the brass with Simichrome followed by Renaissance Wax.

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I also worked on the windows.
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The book calls for 20mm X 20mm and 20mm X 30mm. The doors are 10mm X 20mm. This makes the windows comically large. I made them 10mm X 10mm and 10mm X 15mm which fits what the pictures show. The measurements I list are of the window grating, the frames are actually larger.

Thank you for looking.
Glenn
Good morning Glenn- I’m sounding like an echo now- love your stand. Super happy Covid didn’t hit you and the Admiral too hard and you are recovering. Cheers
 
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I love the stand. Did it come with the kit or did you create it?
The preshaped wood came from Amazon. The brass columns from Age Of Sale online store. I measured and drilled the wood for the all thread that comes through the brass, counter sunk the bottom of the holes with a forstner bit for the nuts.

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Now that the Sea of Galilee boat is completed its back to this ship.

I REALLY need to remember to pick up my phone and snap some pics as I'm building.

Here is a pic of completed ladders and windows awaiting installation.
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Chainplates and upper & lower supports (knees?) have been installed. Each support had to be individually marked and notched to fit. These are walnut, notches cut by hand with a scalpel.
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Bulkheads and decks have been added.
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This is the current state she is in. As can be seen some work was completed while waiting on glue or coats of Danish Oil to dry on the Galilee boat. I must note this ship is much easier to work on with the stand installed.

Glenn
 

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A little off topic...

We went to a local restaurant the other day and I ordered a hamburger. This was stuck in it. After earing I picked it up looking at it thinking....

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....thinking I need to find a 12 Step meeting for this addiction I have!
I still have that habit, I look at everything as source materials for the hobby. Before I find out about this actual design, I know how I will use it for. My wife said I am terrible... Am I really?
 
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I still have that habit, I look at everything as source materials for the hobby. Before I find out about this actual design, I know how I will use it for. My wife said I am terrible... Am I really?
If ALL of us are crazy - can it be said that any of us is crazy?

Actually @Jimsky, now that you mention it - you might be... ROTF
 
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