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jack.aubrey
#241 Posted : 22 June 2022 11:48:28

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Tuesday June 21st, 2022

About a week ago I decided to reopen the Ragusian Carrack shipyard with the aim of finishing asap this model.

The activities to be carried out to complete it are not many. Most of them consist of completing the installation of the yards, sails and all related rigging. Then, there are still some carpentry activities, for example build and install the rudder, carving the figurehead and prepare the stand to house the model and its clear plexiglass cover.

Once completed these activities the model should be 99% finished, the remaining 1% will be identified along the way.

All the yards and sails have been ready for months, perhaps even a couple of years, so it would seem a simple matter to start again but, as I see it, it is necessary to go back to study the running of all the rigging maneuvers and, therefore, this fact complicates my life . . . that's why in my previous message I had spoken of "mental preparation" to start again.

For this need of "mental preparation" I opted to resume the shipyard from the carpentry activities I mentioned at the beginning.

First I dedicated myself to the construction of the figurehead, to be obtained from a block of solid walnut. It was my first carving experience and I do not consider it a great success, also due to the wood used, which in my opinion is not suitable. But in any case this blessed figurehead has seen the life and thanks to the subsequent gilding I am moderately satisfied with the result. .

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Later I built the rudder, still a long way from completion. . .

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Then the final hull support for the model. .

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Finally, lastly the basement for the plexiglass case, rather elaborate in terms of wood used (and built by an artisan, known here at the Como lake, who enjoys building cutting boards for the kitchen using precious woods essences. Its beauty consists in the different combinations of wood essences and color, even if one aspect that should not be underestimated is that it overshadows my model. . .

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A cordial goodbye. . . see you soon,
Jack Aubrey
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#242 Posted : 22 June 2022 13:08:31

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Really nice to see an “old” friend back on the site Jack.

Could not believe over 2 years had passed by since you were last on.

Hoping that life is more settled for you now that you have your new house and that fantastic workshop space.

Wonderful to see that you looked after the Carrack so while while you have been away.

Hope everything continues well for you and looking forward to seeing the final stages as you finish this model.

Kind regards

Tony

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#243 Posted : 22 June 2022 22:12:30

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Great work Jack good to see you back.

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jack.aubrey
#244 Posted : 07 July 2022 09:43:36

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Saturday July 2nd, 2022

Let's talk a bit about the displaystand basement, built to house the model and its plexiglass cover.
The measurements of this base were established taking into account the overall length of the model, but above all the width of the mainmast yard. Unfortunately the yard forced to define a base in which the excessive width affects a bit its aesthetics, where in the areas at the model sides they are perhaps too large and, above all, unused.

To remedy this fact, I thought to add other elements, with the aim of filling these empty spaces: so I thought to place lifeboats more or less as shown in figures 01, 02 and 05.
I have also prepared two plates, their color for now is light ivory, but it's still to be defined, where my wife will execute the writing shown in image 04 with acrylic colors in a way she has already done for other models. If the result will be satisfactory, fine, otherwise I could opt for a brass plate with the same writing. We will see.

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In the next few days I will start adding sails. In the meantime, I await the delivery of brass material to build the needles and the rudder shanks.
A cordial goodbye. . . see you soon,
Jack Aubrey
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#245 Posted : 07 July 2022 23:44:17

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A very beautiful model and so well created.

Tony
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#246 Posted : 08 July 2022 07:18:59

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Great build Jack, and well done with the carving of the figurehead and base construction.

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jack.aubrey
#247 Posted : 08 July 2022 11:42:37

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Monday July 6th, 2022

As anticipated, I started installing the sails.

Spritsail and its yard: after studying the plans to understand the necessary rigging, after an afternoon of work I finally managed to install and position everything properly. Only the details of the terminations of the ropes near the fiferails are missing, activities that I will mamage all together at the end. At the moment some maneuvers are definitively fixed while others I have left for safety still modifiable.

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Then I started and completed the topmast studding sail at the mizzen. This was a little more complicated and took me two afternoons. Same procedure used for the spritsail even if the sail is totally different. The result can be seen in the next two photos.

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A final comment: this phase of period ship modeling is for me the one I like least.
Even my patience, which is usually a lot, is critical and unstable in this situation.
I console myself by thinking that this model has a sail plan relatively simple, I dare not imagine the rigging of a three decker . .
A cordial goodbye. . . see you soon,
Jack Aubrey
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#248 Posted : 28 July 2022 13:11:17

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

Rudder: in this period of time I had many other things to follow and I wasn't been able to spend much time on this model. It was only this week that I was able to resume. And I decided to finish and install the rudder.
The wooden base was already done, so I had to prepare the hinges that allow the rudder to move. I think the correct name is "gudgeon." and "pintle" even if I don't know which of the two is the part mounted on the rudder blade and which one is fixed on the hull.

It turned out to be a job that requires great precision, both during the making of the pieces but, above all, during their installation on the rudder and the hull.
The images below show the work done.
Obviously now I have to retouch the areas of the hull painted in black. In fact, the paint has unfortunately proved to be a major weakness for the sealing of the cyanoacrylate glue and, to ensure a good seal, I had to remove it before gluing.

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A cordial goodbye. . . see you soon,
Jack Aubrey
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#249 Posted : 28 July 2022 15:39:33

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Hi Jack,

All looking good, repainting bits is always an issue when you start adding other bits and pieces to a model. Crying

As to what parts are called what, my first thought was that`s easy.Blushing Blushing

A "Gudgeon pin" in an engine holds the piston head to the connecting rod.

"BUT" wouldn`t you know it (having checked first). Not on a ships rudder.

"Pintle" is the pin and "Gudgeon" is the hinge/bracket.

So I`m a little wiser now.LOL LOL LOL


Keep up the good work as time allows. BigGrin


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#250 Posted : 31 July 2022 11:26:04

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Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Finally, the rudder finished. Then I'll be back to the sails . . . .

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A cordial goodbye. . . see you soon,
Jack Aubrey
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#251 Posted : 04 August 2022 08:23:49

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Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Another small milestone with the sails and their rigging . . . .

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A cordial goodbye . . . . see you soon.
Jack Aubrey
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#252 Posted : 08 August 2022 09:50:13

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Sunday, August 8th, 2022

Yet another small step with the sails and related running rigging: mainmast topsail.

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Cordial greetings . . . See you soon.
Jack Aubrey
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#253 Posted : 13 August 2022 16:06:28

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Yesterday I practically finished to install the yards, the sails and their running rigging.
At this point the model is very close to be finished.
In fact I'm missing few (however important) details to be able to officially declare that I have finished this model:

1) install the flags,
2) four falconets (pivoting cannons) still missing at poop and midship,
3) on the pinrailss I need to place some curls of rope to complete the aesthetic part of the rigggings,
4) the plexiglass cover; this detail will be performed by a specialist and I will almost certainly have to wait until the end of the vacation period to get it done.

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That's all for today
Cheers . . . see you soon
Jack Aubrey
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#254 Posted : 17 August 2022 09:15:00

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Martedì 16 Agosto 2022

A review of details that I have been working on the whole today afternoon . . .

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See you soon, even if it's very close now, as far as I am concerned, to finish.
Jack Aubrey
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