The Wicked Wench!

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Kevin G, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. jleslie48

    jleslie48 Member

    ok, here's the bottom hull half finished, quite literally. ;)

    I ran into a fit problem on the hull to the keel:


    (click on link below for enlarged pics)

    I see from the build pics here that I ran into the same issue as you did,
    the hull is coming up short based on the keel. I chose to shorten the keel,
    and this will most likely force me to shorten up the poop deck or main deck later,
    but I thought it was the best solution.

    here's the build so far:
  2. Kevin G

    Kevin G Member

    jleslie48, lookin good. I only had that problem at the aft end on the starboard side as can be seen in the pics. The Port side came out a little too big for me, what can ya do :roll: . I found the top to be very forgiving when adding the deck so you may not have a problem, just print a section of the hull color and fill in the blanks!

    Update time! Got some time in on the Wench yesterday! Now where did I leave off... oh yes the masts. Mast cross members are rolled as two seperate parts and then joined with glue to make a single piece. I found this to be difficult for me so I did it a different way. I rolled both parts then cut off the tabs, rolled a piece of card to fit inside of the parts and joined them. This has the benefit of strengthening the part and made glueing to the mast easier I think.


    Now this is the part of the build you have to make your own pics with your imagination (can't believe I forgot to take any pics).
    Adding the sails is extremly straight forward. The instructions are excelent with many diagrams and easy explanations on the masts and rigging. Rigging on my build are accomplished with some crochet thread "borrowed" from the never ending supply of craft junk that my wife seems to collect :twisted: (I'll pay dearly for that comment if she ever sees this post)
    Lots of details are added at this stage such as lanterns and anchors. I added the optional table with a map in a different place than shown in the pics at trader Sam's site. The rope ladders are added to the masts and are stuck thru some flat parts sticking out from the sides of the ship. These flat parts were not easy for me to glue in place since they are straight when cut out but the hull sides are curved. A bit of minor trimming seems to fix them right up and it is most probably just my build that made the fit problems. :-D
    The Model is Finished! Finished build pics in next post.
  3. Kevin G

    Kevin G Member

    [​IMG]Finished Build Pics.
    Starboard Side

    Port Side

    Head on shot

    Above shots all had the mast in the unbroken posistion. Following Pics will be of broken mast.

    Pic of this girls beautiful rear :twisted:
  4. Kevin G

    Kevin G Member

    A few more Pics.

    Broken Mast

    Anchor detail

    Birds-eye View

    Well, She is finished! I would like to thank Trader Sam for an excelent model that has provided me with many hours of fun, and some learning too! Questions, Comments, and suggestions are welcome as always. No the edges are not colored. No the edges will not be colored. Maybe the next model will get edge colored but I doubt it.
    If there is anything anyone would like a better pic of let me know and I'll get one posted up for you.
    Thanks for looking guys and gals!
  5. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    Kevin... my salute to you for this great model!
    The details are clear, and Trader Sam design outstands in your build. :wink:
    Thank you for sharing.
  6. jleslie48

    jleslie48 Member

    looks great. this is a fun model. thanks trader sam!!!
  7. eibwarrior

    eibwarrior Member


    Good lookin' model for a freebie. You've done it brilliantly... I've always been fond of the steel ships, but this inspires me to do one of the crafts of sail...

    Well done!
  8. Kevin G

    Kevin G Member

    Thanks for the kind words guys!

    Well, I never expected my build to "inspire" anyone.:grin:
    Do give a ship with sails a try sometime, It is a whole new adventure in modeling!
    This was my first experiance with rigging, and it was a blast. Really love the old tall ships with lots of sails and lines everywhere. This was also my first sucessful full hull build (mainly because there is no way to make it a waterline hull) and the things I have learned from this build will be so helpfull later on on other builds.
    Still can't thank Trader Sam enough for making this available to all of us!
  9. Moonliner

    Moonliner New Member

    Nice work KG! I notice you also blackened the inside of the cannons. I solved my mast problem by cutting off the tabs on one side and cutting the other side about twice as long (long thin triangles). This made it easier to glue together. Your idea seams structuraly stronger. I doff my tri-corn to ye, matey!
  10. Kevin G

    Kevin G Member

    Caught that did ya? :-D
    Yes i am comming around to the whole edge coloring thing and it just seemed wrong not to have the insides of the cannon black. I will try to edge color my next build completly, who knows it may help hide some of my messy building!
    Thanks for the kind words guys.
  11. Trader Sam

    Trader Sam Member

    I do love this ship; I may place mine in a display case.

    I'm also surprised how awesome everybody's model always turns out. Every time I see a photo of the Wicked Wench, I do a double-take; I always think it's my personal model in the photos. Weird.
  12. Kevin G

    Kevin G Member

    Someone distract Trader Sam while I put his model back!:twisted:

    Really I think that this is the sign of a good design.
  13. jleslie48

    jleslie48 Member

    'm actually a bit farther, the watch bell and stairs are done (I replaced the flat bell with the one from digital's navies ambrose.

    this is a really nice model.
  14. milenio3

    milenio3 Active Member

    Thank you Jon for your tutorpictorial.
  15. jleslie48

    jleslie48 Member

  16. Padre

    Padre Guest

    This is my build of the Wicked Wench. If you do build it be sure to add bracing to the hull to keep it smooth , and reinforce the deck.

    Attached Files:

  17. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    Very cool! Looks great!
  18. eatcrow2

    eatcrow2 Member

    Came out great!!!!!! Nice work...

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