ZHL-San Felipe 1690 Build Log 1:50 scale

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Hi Everyone! I am starting construction on The San Felipe. Here are some pictures of the box contents. The ship is huge! and will be a lot easier to work on at this scale. Slightly over 36" long on the hull and builds to 47" rigged! The model arrived in 5 days after I ordered it from Max at Modelshipkit on Ebay from China. It came in 2 boxes, excellent packing. Total cost with shipping $454.00. There is a cd with the build instructions in english and with full color photos.




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Hello Flying22low.
I'll keep your work very carefully and use it as a guide to build mine.
A greeting from Cadiz, Spain.
 
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Decking is going along smoothly. The two lower decks fit perfectly. The top deck needed a light sanding in the slots for the ribs. the top deck is curved so I needed a few clamps to hold it down against the beams. The scale of the kit makes for enjoyable work, also the accuracy of the laser cutting.IMG_3570.JPGIMG_3571.JPGIMG_3560.JPG
 

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Good to see another YuanQing model being built - happy to hear that everything is going well. :)
 
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I’m fascinated by your wood claps. Can you elucidate please?
they are just a block of hardwood with a hole drilled through one end and a dowel that is a little smaller than the hole. when you clamp then down and squeeze the back tighter it lock, and is easy to release. You can make them any size. There is a piece of hard rubber on the end of each. you need that little bit of standoff or you wouldn't be able to lock them down.IMG_3574.JPG
 
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I've been working on this model for the last 3 months and I find it very good quality and easy to build if you can convert a picture to the model. Any writing is very limited. I go between the pictures on the CD and the blueprint pictures very often. I hope you have as much fun and relaxation as I have had so far.
 
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I work two hours attaching the aft Terrace decks, took a little bit of fiddling to fit right. Most the time was spent looking for a piece that I had already glued on, LOL anybody here who hasn’t done that before?IMG_3587.JPG
I've been working on this model for the last 3 months and I find it very good quality and easy to build if you can convert a picture to the model. Any writing is very limited. I go between the pictures on the CD and the blueprint pictures very often. I hope you have as much fun and relaxation as I have had so far.
 
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