Started on a Wicked Wench

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Syph007, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Syph007

    Syph007 Member

    I'm new to this hobby, but have built a few small items now. I came across the wicked wench and thought it looked really cool so I printed it out on 100lb card stock and started it this weekend.

    I opted to not put the plaque on the stand. So far no troubles except its a pain to get the hull glued on to the center part without bowing, but I did get it on there fine in the end. Now onto the other half.

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  2. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

    Nice start! The Disney Experience models can be challenging, especially if you have a tendency to me:oops:. Looking forward to your build thread.

    Oh, and Welcome!:wave:
  3. Syph007

    Syph007 Member

    I got the hull together finally. Turned out ok, but I'm for sure going to add some inner braces to strengthen it up.

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  4. paulhbell

    paulhbell Member

    Looks good, how are you finding the glossy paper, what you using for glue.
  5. Syph007

    Syph007 Member

    The paper is fine so far. I bit stiffer than I used last time. I printed my last models on 65lb stock. The paper is gluing and holding together fine so far. Im just using white elmers glue spread very thin.
  6. silveroxide

    silveroxide Well-Known Member

    Yes, I would recommend some kind of bracing for the center. It will give it more strength.
  7. Syph007

    Syph007 Member

    Got a bit further last night. Still no problems, but I am getting worried that it's going to be hard to get these two big pieces glued together.

    I did end up making some small brace pieces to hold out the bottom of the hull. Worked out great. Will be adding some more struts at the top once i figure out how wide it's supposed to be.

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  8. ekuth

    ekuth Active Member

    That is looking great! Almost makes me want to tackle the Cinderella castle for my little girl...

    Almost. :rolleyes:

    So many models, so little time... wall1
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  9. Syph007

    Syph007 Member

    I got the two big parts glued together. It took quite awhile to actually get it on nice and straight, but I'm happy with it so far.

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  10. Syph007

    Syph007 Member

    I managed to get the deck part together and attached last night. Lots and lots of gluing and clamping to get this together well with no bowing and all the hand rail parts aligned.

    I figured the deck should get extra support underneath since the masts get attached, so I ended up laminating 6 sheets of 65lb paper together and I glued them underneath each of the 4 flat deck parts. Its very strong now, if you tap on the top deck, its sounds solid like you're tapping on thin wood. No flex at all.

    I'm glad to be done these big parts and onto the other features.

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  11. SEBRET

    SEBRET Member

    Looks Great. Keep up the hard work.
  12. Syph007

    Syph007 Member

    Made a little more progress. It was a bit tough to roll the masts with the thick paper I used, but I got it to look ok.

    Working on making the cannons now.. lots of them and it's kinda repetitive.

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  13. Trader Sam

    Trader Sam Member

    An excellent build!

    Yes, it can be challenging to put together. That's why I gave it a difficulty level of 9 (out of 10). But, if I can do it, anyone can. That's my philosophy. It just takes time and patience.

    Good luck!

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