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#101 Posted : 10 July 2019 22:26:50

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Thanks admin, Phil, appreciate the kind comments....Cool Cool

@admin - the interruptions were taken as a blessing, gave me a break from the tedious task of lining all those ports.....Laugh Laugh

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Alan
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#102 Posted : 15 July 2019 21:11:26

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Stage 103 Contents: Mast Top and parts fret, Gallery Roof and Decorations.

Cut a length of 0.5 x 4mm wooden strip (Stage 84) to fit over the central door at the aft end of the quarterdeck. Glue to one side of the centre line, using the decking planks as a guide. Cut a second length of strip and glue it next to the first, on the other side of the centre line. Continue fitting lengths of strip to completely cover the top of the door. When dry, cut the ends of the strips so they are flush with the front and back of the doorway. Cut another length of wooden strip to fit over the back of the doorway and glue it into place. When dry, cut the excess of the strip away and sand the doorway roof smooth. Now repeat the process on the two doorways at the front of the quarterdeck.

Retrieve the two roofs C63 from stages 37 and 39, glue them over the walls of the doorway at the aft end of the main deck.

Note: As I’m using wood stain, I chose now to stain the forward sections of the bow decks with two coats of natural oak. This helped to prevent the possibility of any stain bleeding onto the deck when staining the forward bulkhead. Once dry, the forward bulkhead was then stained using the same stain as on the main hull.

Take the two door frames 125 and 140 (Stage 69), glue them to the front of the bulkhead 15mm from either side of the centre line.

Remove the parts from the mast top fret and sand the edges smooth. Note: The staining/painting of the fighting top was completed as outlined in build stage 95 so won’t be repeated here. Test-fit and glue one of the crosstrees into the first notches of the two trestletrees, checking they are perpendicular. Test-fit and glue the other two crosstrees into the other notches of the trestletrees. Before the glue dries, check that they are all at right angles.

Test-fit and glue the 12 ribs into the notches in the mast top platform. Now glue the rail onto the tops of the ribs. Turn the platform over and glue the crosstrees onto the underside, ensuring it is centred and has the correct orientation as shown in step 16 of the instructions.

Retrieve decorations C142, C142a, C142b and C142c from stage 102, Remove any burrs or flash and apply a coat of metal primer, leave to dry.

Follow the painting guide provided within the instructions to paint the decorations. When dry, carefully store the decorations in a bag labelled with this stage number.

Store the mast top assembly and any unused parts in a bag labeled with this stage number.

This stage is now complete.

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Markwarren
#103 Posted : 15 July 2019 21:26:55

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Beautiful work as always Alan. A true craftsman.Love Drool

Marki
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#104 Posted : 16 July 2019 06:20:51

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Great work again Alan I keep coming back to look at this build.

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#105 Posted : 16 July 2019 08:52:43

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BigGrin A joy to watch & follow, Alan ThumpUp

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#106 Posted : 16 July 2019 09:25:17

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BigGrin All looking good and nice work from you as always AlanCool
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#107 Posted : 16 July 2019 10:16:18

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Lovely work there.
This is going to be a fantastic piece when you've completed it - it already is.
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#108 Posted : 16 July 2019 11:03:42

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Great update and great build!
Greetings,
Walter



Present builds:
HMS Victory

Builds started but currently on a hold:
AKAGI, Supermarine Spitfire, Hachette U-96

On the shelf:
HMS Victory Cross-section, Italeri "Fiat Mefistofele", Italeri "Moto Guzzi California", Fokker "Red Baron", Revell Bismarck, Revell Tirpitz, Arab Dow, Stage Coach, .....

Completed builds:
McLaren MP4/4, D-51
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#109 Posted : 17 July 2019 16:52:34

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All looking very impressive Alan.

Cool Love Cool

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#110 Posted : 17 July 2019 21:17:36

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Great stuff Alan . Will this go back to being the official guide now? If not then it should beCool
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Gandale
#111 Posted : 18 July 2019 22:21:21

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Thanks for all the kind comments guys, appreciated as always....Cool Cool
@ Nightwisher - Yes, this will be moved over to the Official Build topic in due course but in the meantime it will continue here.....Cool Cool

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Alan
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#112 Posted : 19 July 2019 11:26:05

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Beautiful work as always from you Alan. Love the neatness of your work, your building and detail painting is always to a high standard.

Well done! Cool ThumpUp

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Gandale
#113 Posted : 19 July 2019 22:45:30

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Thanks Kev, appreciated..... Cool Cool Cool .. A great deal of decorations still to be painted before we get to the end.... [cool...

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Alan
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