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 Post subject: Cap San Diego 1/160
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:05 pm 
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Hello friends. I am building Cap San Diego my favorite merchant vessel .
Cap San Diego is a general cargo ship, situated as a museum ship in Hamburg, Germany. Notable for Her elegant silhouette, She was the last of a series of six ships known as the white swans of the South Atlantic, and marked the apex of German-built general cargo ships before the advent of the container ship and the decline of Germany's heavy industry.
It will be built 1 meter long, 1/160. It is my first scratch project but I have done long study and have great patience as well. As a prototype I will use a 1/200 paper model of the ship. First I will scale up the parts then paste them on wood panels.
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 Post subject: Re: Cap San Diego 1/160
PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:41 pm 
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Very stylish ship! Reminds me of the general lines of the Savannah. Have fun!


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 Post subject: Re: Cap San Diego 1/160
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:40 am 
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I'm definately following. Very good looking ship! Good luck with all the detailing and rigging though :heh:

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 Post subject: Re: Cap San Diego 1/160
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:09 am 
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I saw her when I cycled from Rostock to Groningen a few years ago. Love that ship!


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 Post subject: Re: Cap San Diego 1/160
PostPosted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:02 pm 
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So progress has began a few weeks ago. I m lucky i have free time every day and also weekends.
Since its my first scratch built i only used basic electric tools, specifically a dremel type tool with multiple accessories. Others are hand tools.

I first printed the plans enlarged by 31%. Normally 28% would be ok but i noticed while printing in 1:1 scale total model length was almost 3 cm shorter than advertised. So i had to recalculate.
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Then i cut them and stick them on 4mm MDF which had in hand. Then i cut all, using my multitool and sand them. Lots of sand. It took me more than a week of daily evening work.
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Main frame came in 2 pieces. Used a 8mm plywood.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:51 pm 
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First difficulty from trasfering the paper model to wood: The frame slots for the bulkheads to be fitted in were only 1 mm wide. Since these are 4mm thick i had to redraw them to 3mm (i saved 1mm in case i make any mistake while cutting). I marked them with orange modelling tape. Same for bulkheads: Instead of 1mm wide they were cut to 8mm.
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Ofcourse cuting them with the rotary tool for first time wasnt easy. Mismatches occured, some minor, few greater ones. So fitting the bulkheads to frame vertically was not the only problem. I had to measure the distance from the edges to the frame as well, for each bulkhead to make sure they were installed evenly.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:53 am 
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I have finished fitting the bulkheads on frame. I did some trimming and used filler as well in the slots
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 Post subject: Re: Cap San Diego 1/160
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:28 pm 
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Coming along nicely! Just curious as to how you settled on the 1:160 scale? I received some funny looks building in 1:120 as not being a popular scale with parts available. For my project that was part of the challenge, use no commercial parts. I liked the scale and will build in it again.

Keep up the good work! Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Cap San Diego 1/160
PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:00 pm 
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Fliger747 wrote:
Coming along nicely! Just curious as to how you settled on the 1:160 scale? I received some funny looks building in 1:120 as not being a popular scale with parts available. For my project that was part of the challenge, use no commercial parts. I liked the scale and will build in it again.

Keep up the good work! Tom


Thank you Tom
I took the 1/160 because I wanted it to be 1 meter long.
As for the parts I have them all i just need to copy them to wood or other materials. The forum gave me great inspiration and I already started my first scratchbulit themes. Practice, practice,practice.


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 Post subject: Re: Cap San Diego 1/160
PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:49 am 
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Worst thing is that i am running this building of my favourite ship under strict quarantine and supplies are hard to get if not impossile.
My table jigsaw was sent for repair. However cause of lockdown new part, power adjusting rotor, may take weeks to arrive. And there's work to be done. So while browsing find this idea. It took me 20 minutes to built it as I had a spare table on hand.
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I also did a bit of improvising

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the initial paper model plan calls for a 3 decker ship. However that would require too much woodwork which I would like to avoid as a begginer.Putting square strips would be an option but this would prevent me from filling the space between the bulkheads which is a must. Why? Because I'm going to plank the model by aluminum or brass sheet 0.2mm thick which is easier to work with, than wood. But this thing has to sit somewhere so my model won't look like a Coke can. After research I decided to use polystyrene, lighter and easier to give it shape

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 Post subject: Re: Cap San Diego 1/160
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:49 pm 
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i have almost finished the filling with polysterene. Cause of the 8mm thick central frame, correction must be performed to bow snd stern, both ends should be sharpened, will do it tomorrow if weather not very cold.
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