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#181 Posted : 19 September 2019 05:28:35
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Hi Alan,

That is looking great.

I’ve read somewhere that the caged prisoner was a deliberate insult directed at the monarch of a neighboring nation. The kneeling on hands and knees was as insulting as possible, and in fact, caused significant outrage.

Damned if I can remember where I read it though. I’ve several volumes on the Vasa, having been entranced by its story as a child. I had dreams of becoming an underwater archaeologist when I was young.
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#182 Posted : 19 September 2019 08:35:39

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Hi Alan,

That is looking great.

I’ve read somewhere that the caged prisoner was a deliberate insult directed at the monarch of a neighboring nation. The kneeling on hands and knees was as insulting as possible, and in fact, caused significant outrage.

Damned if I can remember where I read it though. I’ve several volumes on the Vasa, having been entranced by its story as a child. I had dreams of becoming an underwater archaeologist when I was young.


Thanks Mark, appreciated....

I don't think it depicts a caged prisoner. Sweden was at war with Poland for many years and these decorations depict Polish Noblemen cowering under a table and not actually caged. There is information on the Vasa Museum website that describes this very well:

Insulting the enemy

On Vasa, there were sculptures from Greek and Roman mythology, the Old Testament, and the Roman Empire. Others depicted actual or fictional persons from Swedish history, and armed warriors with suits of armour. But the ship was also adorned with things like lions, mermaids, angels, monsters and devils.

A part of the art was aimed directly at Poland, with whom Sweden was at war for many years in the 1600s. If you sat in either of the two privies that were located in the bowsprit of Vasa, for example, you could see two carved Polish noblemen hiding timidly under a table.

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#183 Posted : 20 September 2019 09:24:19

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Just love this diary. Cool Cool Cool

An amazing build and free history lessons thrown in.Drool Drool

Keep up the great work Alan, I`m looking in on a regular basis.

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#184 Posted : 20 September 2019 16:29:07

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Thanks Derek, appreciate you looking in and your kind comments....Cool Cool

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#185 Posted : 20 September 2019 16:30:18

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Stage 112 Contents: Mast Top fret, Single 4mm Blocks, Eyebolts and Natural Thread.

Remove the parts from the mast top fret (T6) and sand the edges smooth. Note: The staining/painting of the fighting top was completed as outlined in build stage 95 so won’t be repeated here.

Fit and glue the two crosstrees and the chock into the slots of the two trestletrees. Make sure that all the parts are at right angles to each other. Note the different lengths of the two ends.

Test-fit and glue the ribs into the platform as outlined in steps 3 – 8 of the instructions. When dry, glue the circular rail onto the tops of the ribs.

Now glue the crosstrees onto the underside of the platform, over the opening. Pay attention to the position of the crosstrees ends.

Remove the parts from the fret (T5) supplied with stage 109 and sand the edges smooth.

Test-fit and glue the crosstrees together making sure that all the parts are perpendicular to each other. Glue the knee between the crosstrees, placing it centered and perpendicular to the trees.

Now test-fit and glue the twelve ribs into the notches in the platform. When dry, glue the rail onto the tops of the ribs. Glue the crosstrees onto the underside of the platform. Check that the crosstrees are centered over the opening.

Store the mast top assemblies and any unused parts in a bag labeled with this stage number.

This stage is now complete.

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#186 Posted : 20 September 2019 16:41:05

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I think I mentioned previously that I'm not really a 'boaty' person, but this is just fantastic.
It almost tempts me to dip my toe in the water...
(No pun intended - well, not much...)

Roy.
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More masterful work.This build diary is a pleasure to read.

Carl
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#188 Posted : 21 September 2019 14:04:15

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Roy, Carl, thanks for the very kinds words of encouragement, really appreciated....Blushing Blushing

@Roy, with your skills in modelling I don't think you would run into too many problems working with wood. Can be a little messy though if you try doing everything in your workshop such as sanding down. Maybe you should think of taking one on so you have something different to work on when the mood takes you and remember, we're always here to assist and advise you if and when needed... I've never worked with plastic but am willing to have a go sometime later with the building of the 1/32 Wingnut Sopwith Triplane. It won't be a masterpiece, more straight out of the box build. It'll be something different for me....BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin

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#189 Posted : 21 September 2019 23:58:02
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roymattblack wrote:
I think I mentioned previously that I'm not really a 'boaty' person, but this is just fantastic.
It almost tempts me to dip my toe in the water...
(No pun intended - well, not much...)

Roy.


Everyone is a struggling comedian...
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#190 Posted : 22 September 2019 09:19:38

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Very nice work Alan as usualLove . It was looking at your builds that made me look at a wooden ship build. I’ve got a titanic lifeboat and the HMS Victory cross section that I will do soon. Thought I would start with something smaller, although probably not simple, to get me started. Cool

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#191 Posted : 22 September 2019 13:15:10

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Markwarren wrote:
Very nice work Alan as usualLove . It was looking at your builds that made me look at a wooden ship build. I’ve got a titanic lifeboat and the HMS Victory cross section that I will do soon. Thought I would start with something smaller, although probably not simple, to get me started. Cool

Mark


Good to hear you've decided to bite the bullet and try working with wood Mark, I don't think you'll regret it. Would leave the Titanic lifeboat for a while, its not an easy build to master for a beginner because of the clinker effect of the hull planking. You'd be best off starting with your Cross Section and as you know, there are a vast amount of members on here ready to assist should you need it.... Look forward to seeing your progress and good luck.....Cool Cool

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#192 Posted : 22 September 2019 18:25:11

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Thanks Alan for the tip, I was planning to start the Victory first anyway.Cool ThumpUp

Mark
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BigGrin All looking good and nice work as always AlanCool
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#194 Posted : 22 September 2019 22:16:11

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Thanks Andy, appreciate you looking in.....Cool Cool Cool

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Alan
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#195 Posted : 29 September 2019 12:58:48

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Stage 113 Contents: Various Wooden Dowels, Gallery Roof and Decorations.

Remove any burrs or flash from decorations C152, C152a, C152b, C152c, C152d and C152e supplied with this stage, then apply a coat of metal primer and leave to dry. Now follow the painting guide provided within the instructions to paint these decorations. When dry, carefully store the decorations in a bag labelled with this stage number.

In this build stage you will now prepare all of the mast sections. Use your own selected method of tapering the sections.

Retrieve the 12 x 400mm dowel from Stage 111 and cut to 395mm in length. Taper the dowel so that it is 12mm at one end tapering down to 9mm at the other, ensuring the taper is even along the full length of the dowel. Label the dowel as MM1. Now take the second 12 x 400mm dowel from stage 111 and cut to 374mm in length. Taper the dowel so that it is 12mm at one end tapering down to 9mm at the other, again ensuring the taper is even. Label the dowel as FM1.

Retrieve the two 10 x 380mm dowels from stage 111 and prepare them in the same way. First dowel should be 377mm long, tapering from 9mm at one end down to 7mm at the other. Label the dowel RM1. The second dowel should be 326mm long, tapering from 9mm at one end down to 6mm at the other. Label this dowel as BS1.

Now retrieve the two 7 x 300mm dowels from stage 111 and prepare them in the same way. First dowel should be 278mm long, tapering from 7mm at one end down to 5mm at the other. Label the dowel as MM2. Second dowel should be 240mm long, again tapering from 7mm down to 5mm. Label the dowel as FM2.

Retrieve the 6 x 300mm dowel from stage 111 and cut into two lengths, one of 156mm long, tapering from 6mm down to 4mm. Label the dowel as RM2. The second length should be 117mm long, tapering from 6mm down to 4mm. Label this dowel as BS2.

Take the two 5 x 300mm dowels and cut the first to 168mm long, tapering from 5mm down to 4mm. Label as MM3. Cut the second dowel to a length of 160mm, tapering from 5mm down to 4mm. Label as FM3.

Finally, take the remaining two 4 x 300mm dowels from stage 111. Cut the first dowel into two lengths, the first being 141mm long, tapering from 4mm down to 3mm. Label as BS3. The second length should be 102mm long, tapering from 4mm down to 2mm. Label as MM4. Take the second dowel and cut two lengths of 102mm, tapering both lengths from 4mm down to 2mm. Label these dowels as FM4 and RM3.

Store the mast sections and any unused parts in a bag labelled with this stage number.

This stage is now complete.

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#196 Posted : 29 September 2019 19:01:28

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Nice work Alan, you don’t realise how much is involved with this build.

Mark
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BigGrin Lots to do and looking better every time AlanCool
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#198 Posted : 29 September 2019 23:19:08

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Thanks for looking in and commenting guys... You're right, still lots to do but now getting close to putting all the assemblies together.....Cool Cool

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Alan
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#199 Posted : 30 September 2019 16:19:37

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Lovely work!Love Top notch.

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#200 Posted : 30 September 2019 21:04:13

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Looking good Alan , I must admit tapering masts and yards is one of my least favourite jobs.
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