Sunday, January 29, 2012

Boat Building Intermission

Having a unplanned pause in my boat building, having hur my Left hand in a minor car accident, well minor in the sense that no one was seriously hurt.But to the Car owners it was probably major due to the extensive damages to the cars involved.

Got a new sail from Corel the other day, and finally it was flawless, I was asked to resen the other sails for them to check them it sounds like they have some quality problems. But no shadow over Corel, they have been on their toes for me, answering quickly and sending me new sails without hesitation and questions. And some times shit happens, so...

I have been binding my time with some videos about boat building on Youtube, spent some time on the forum as well, there are some really educating and interesting. they do not be both interesting and educating but most of the are.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Planking day 3

Going slowly but this takes time, 2nd planking will be faster. One plank and the the glue have to set...
And the the next...

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Build day 1

Corel, faulty sail

Sent an email to Corel the manufactures of the model kit I'm building and I got an answer within 20 minutes with promise of replacement, fast and good service.

Will let you know when the sail arrives.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bits are becoming something...


Glued the first pieces into place, not on the actual model and but on the keel bed, wonder if that's the correct term for it. 2 pieces of straight 6x6 mm squared pine wood, approx 300mm in lenght...

More problems with the model, the keel piece is crooked, the rudder piece is of piss poor wood and needs to be redone or exchanged.

Keel bed
This is a 
small step for the, model ship hobby a giant leap for Stewe. 

Rudder of crappy wood

Crooked keel.
First dry fitting

Friday, January 13, 2012

The sail is not to my satisfaction, needs to be changed, this means a trip back to the shop, next week.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Just picked it up

Picked up the ship from the store today.
The First thing that went through my mind was Mikado, this looks like a game of Mikado

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New year, new things, new focus...

Well I have sort of lost the edge of the Hobby, its just not as fun as it was, and work, and family and, you know stuff. I'm trying desperately to find my way back to the fun parts.

So I'm a bit side tracked, was thinking Bottle ships for some time but that wasn't me and building 1/35 scale models that's old and with my neighbour Mirko Bayerl, I'm sort of already on second place. And air planes is not relay my thing, so what to do. Painting minies is just not enough at the time, no worries I wont stop painting but I'm on a short brake from it.

So what then...
Model ships, I have ordered a wood ship Corel kit Sloup- Model # SM 43, its a bunch of sticks that I have to assembly in order to make it look some thing like this.

This will be fun.