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Manufacturer: Billing Boats (Denmark)
Vehicle type: Military
Engine Type: Sailing ship
Country of origin: Denmark
Scale models: 1: 72
Dear colleagues! Pursuit of the previous model you want to present the finished model of the ship under the laconic title Norske Love. Data on the ship is very scarce, here they are:
Ship model prototype
Norske Love – three-masted warship Launched in 1765.
- Length – 48.93 m,
- width – 9.70 m,
- draft – 5.07 m,
- displacement 1,076 tons,
- crew – 402 men.
Initially Norske Love was named after the Norwegian-Danish coat of arms, and in 1772 was renamed the Oresund. The ship was used to protect the Oresund (the strait between Denmark and Sweden) and other coastal waters of Denmark. In 1798, Norske Love was removed from the Naval Registry. That’s all.
Now the model itself. I finished it 14 years ago, in 2002. I made without any study material for ships. In poor drawings, which are given manufacturer. More precisely I was not looking. And as it turns out there are none now. No! Even drawings sisters no thorns. It is equal to the work of professional modelers such tasks before him did not set. Yes, and work on them while not seen.
Shell plating manufacturer suggested making rods of Ramin. Still quite soft, almost too lumber. Therefore, it would strengthen his body pasted glass paper. it covered with epoxy resin in several layers. Sandpaper and a file has removed too much. And only then did trim of Ramin. However, the robust housing has turned out relatively easy! Plastic ornaments I liked the quality. Casting quality of it, a good drawing. Cannon ports the size of the lower deck of the same as the top. A barilefy in the form of the muzzle of a lion on the port cover exactly the same as on the vase :)) model). Billing Boats do not bother.
Model decided to put the reason that it would remember such a way it is now. So how I have no intention to alter it radically, and then compare. Before and after.
Looks excellent. What did you use to finish the hull wood? Wood stain, varnish or wax? Also what colours?