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Old 12-22-2013, 08:27 PM
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The Wicked Wench

I just completed The Wicket Wench (From The Disney Experience website), for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I thought I would post a couple of pictures of it. This is my first sailing ship that I've completed and I must admit the rigging was a bugger to get done. The deckhands on this ship have been keel-hauled for their shoddy work. (over all I'm quite pleased with it)

I have also included a couple of pictures of a model that I've had in the works for a few years, it's made out of pre-paper And I have some "tech support" questions...while forming the hull the plywood (pre-paper) cracked. I was thinking about cutting the piece off where it cracked and replace it with card stock to reform the broken/cracked part. Would this work? and any suggestions..Where it cracked/broke is on the bow where it bends in to form where the bow-sprit mounts. I've marked where the crack is with a red arrow.


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Old 12-22-2013, 08:36 PM
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Beautifully done.

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Old 12-23-2013, 06:02 AM
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The Wicked Wench looks good.

For the plywood cracks, try cutting some of the excess plywood with a fine tooth saw and collect the saw dust. Mix it with some glue and use it to fill in the cracks after the part is installed. Fine sand paper can then be used to smooth the area. Using the saw dust from the same type of wood to make a filler usually helps the repair blend in better and take a stain more like the surrounding wood. Doesn't work all of the time but does work enough times to make it worth the try.

If you do not have a fine tooth saw sometimes agressive sanding on the scrap wood will generate enough wood dust to collect and use to make a filler.
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:38 AM
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I concur, the rigging on this model needs tweaking, but it was easily done.

Here is my build:

http://jleslie48.com/ww01/ww04/cs.html


and the step by step version:

http://jleslie48.com/ww01/cs.html
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:34 AM
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Thank you Doug for the suggestion, but I think the part in question is beyond that type of repair..it broke right where it bends. That model is on a future build list so I'll figure something out when the time comes.

Jleslie, I'll check those out. Thank you

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Old 12-23-2013, 09:53 AM
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jleslie, any suggestions on how to form the spars? I really have a hard time rolling those elongated cones. I have saved your links and I may re-do this build at a later date using your techniques.
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:27 AM
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jleslie, any suggestions on how to form the spars? I really have a hard time rolling those elongated cones. I have saved your links and I may re-do this build at a later date using your techniques.

20lb paper ( the really thin cheapie paper) , and rolled around a bamboo shish-kabob dowel. over-roll it and then slide out the dowel.

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Old 12-23-2013, 01:54 PM
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Thank you Jleslie, what weight paper did you print the model on? The paper I used was metallic gold card stock for scrapbooking.
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Old 12-23-2013, 04:25 PM
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Thank you Jleslie, what weight paper did you print the model on? The paper I used was metallic gold card stock for scrapbooking.
I used 28lb paper, but it was too thin. I should of used 65lb card stock. Work had mis-printed about 300 sheets of a pamphlet on the 28lb paper and I just couldn't just throw it out...
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