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gingerale75
#41 Posted : 08 January 2020 02:00:07

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Hello Guys,

Happy new year to all of you!
Thanks for the great comments, much appreciated. Blushing

There was a slow process during the Xmas period:

- The remaining five hammocks were made and then all ten hung up.... wow, that was a fiddly work Laugh
- The chain pumps assembled. I made an error on the first one though... I haven't realised the thicker band where the square section changes to round and glued the extension to the long part on a flat surface. But because of the thick band it ended up not being straight... Blink ... Luckily I noted my error on the first one and was able to snap the parts apart without any damage and for the second attempt I used the bottom of the mitre block to provide a square corner with the thicker band able to overhang.
- Stained the buckets to black and painted the black bands. I think they look very good as the black stain actually resulted a fairly dark grey surface instead of black, which was able to show the painted black bands. I like it. Cool
- Handles added and then the buckets glued onto orlop deck, I placed three to one side of the pump well and one to the other side.
- Chain pumps primed with spray paint, then painted white and added the black details.
- Chain pumps, one of the elm tree pump and the last beams glued in place
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#42 Posted : 08 January 2020 04:59:23

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Some very neat and tidy work - looks wonderful.

Impressed with your rope handles on those tiny buckets - knotting those rope handles into place must have tested your patience but they look really good.

Tony
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#43 Posted : 08 January 2020 10:49:40

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Very nice work, looking excellent.Love Love Drool Drool

Mark
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#44 Posted : 11 January 2020 20:14:19

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Hello All,

Thanks for the kind comments!

It the last few days I was working on the lower gun deck:

- Grating assembled and stained
- Companionway frame made and stained.... wow... this was very fiddly... it either snapped when I tried to remove it from the square blocks I used as a jig to glue, or didn't even stick together... anyway, after much trouble I was able to do it
- Both part glued to the deck beam, again, having trouble with the frame as it has no support at the middle.
- Then the deck is planked, and finally when I reached the frame, I was able to glue it to the planks so now it's stable. I had a little problem with the planks around the pumps. To get it around them, on 1-2 places I needed to notch the plank in a way that only a hearline piece of wood held the two bits together. As it was fairly weak, I had to glue a small piece of scrap wood to the side of the beam to support the "hanging" end of the plank.
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gingerale75
#45 Posted : 18 January 2020 22:22:00

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Hello All,

Here is my recent progress:

- Lower gun deck stained dark oak.
- Gun carriages assembled, eyebolt added to barrels
- All parts painted. I added extra details to the wheels, showing that they were made two halves held together by bolts.
- Wheels fitted to the carriages, I didn't actually needed to use glue because it was a little of tight fit. Which came very usefult when I had to level the carriages. Unfortunately not all the wheel were exactly round and the carriages were wobbling. But by turning the wheels I managed to make them stable.
- Instead of the provided brass eyebolts I used black coated 0.5mm brass wire to form identical eyebolts to the ones provided. I didn't like the idea to paint them after they glued into the carriages (or paint them before), also the paint would peel off when the threads will be added later on.
- As the painting of the cap squares can’t be avoided, I decided to paint them before they fitted. I attached the caps to the sticky side of masking tape. For the pins I drilled 0.9mm through holes into a scrap wood to make them sit loose in the hole and easy to push out from the other side, cut them 2mm short, inserted them to the holes. Then both set of parts were spray painted (primer + black).
- Once the paint dried finished to assemble the guns.
- Bulwark of lower gun deck painted white, gun ports to red. Knees and deck support painted white, then glued in place.
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#46 Posted : 19 January 2020 23:15:23

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This is a stunning build and all credit to you for your work.

Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

Its a shame its out of stock, as its one I would love to add to my ever growing stash. We will wait in anticipation. Blink Blink

Good luck with the rest of your build.


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gingerale75
#47 Posted : 23 January 2020 01:15:18

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Thanks Derek.

I think I was lucky. When I ordered the kit I also had to wait a month until it has been delivered, even if it wasn't marked as 'out of stock' in the online shop. But not long after it was, and I think it is since.

My latest progress:
- All four guns rigged and fitted to the lower gun deck
- Chain pump heads assembled
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gingerale75
#48 Posted : 24 January 2020 00:09:30

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Hello All,

Lots of trouble today... Cursing Cursing Cursing

Wanted to assemble the elm tree pump head but sadly noted that both die cast parts are broken.
The handle broke half at the middle, both of the holes for the pin holding the handle are snapped off.Blink Crying Cursing

Knowing that the kit is currently out of stock at Model Space online shop I couldn't see much point to request replacement parts from customer service.
Having no other choice, attempted to fix them...
First of all, I calmed myself to ensure I have steady hands.
Second, using superglue I repaired the handle... Because it's weakened already I didn't even try to file it a bit round in order to fit the eyebolt onto it. It would require relatively lot of filing. Instead, I used a larger eyebolt leftover from the gun rigging. It was able to slide onto the handle easily.
Third, the pump head.... well... it was a nightmare... two tiny rings to be glued using a tiny drop of superglue positioned as much as it can be in their original position to ensure good surface contact... what a Cursing Cursing Cursing...
Fourth.... I also had to file the handle to make it able to slide in between the two rings... and I couldn't use even the tiniest force to put it in otherwise the rings will come off again.... holy sh@@....
Then to put myself into an ever more trouble I decided that I'll try to put the pin in a way that it has not one but two heads, one on each end.... what the hell I'm doing??? Am I crazy????... Anyway, let's go for it... I took two pins and cut them tiny short... One will go through one ring and the handle, the other one only on the other ring... which means it is approx 1mm "long" beneath its head... after shooting out 2-3 of them from the tweezer into unknown location around the kitchen I managed to fit both of them.
Finally slid the eyebolt onto the handle and glue it into position.

After all these trouble I spray painted it with primer and satin black.

While it was drying I stained the chain pump heads to rosewood because I found one of the walnut I have too dark, the other one to close in shade to the dark oak of the deck.
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Laszlo

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gingerale75
#49 Posted : 02 February 2020 01:27:43

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Hello All,

My latest progress on this week:

- Chain pump heads and elm tree pump head glued in place. I slightly had to file one leg of the pump which where clashing with the eyebolts for the gun riggings. Also I hope that there is enough place for the mast collar to fit. Judging by eye, should be OK. Blink Blink Blink
- Bent, spray painted and fitted the pump handles
- Made, stained and fitted the mess tables and benches. As there will be hammocks on the other decks, I decided to fit the tables onto both sides rather than only one as suggested by the instructions (side one showing 'night' with hammocks, side two is 'day' with mess table)
- Deck beams for middle gun deck painted and fitted
- Details added by fitting deck support pillars, shot garlands and cannon balls. Again, I had to partially file off the bottom of the pillars due to clashing with the eyebolts, however it can't be seen because it's towards the middle of the model, partially covered by the chain pump heads. Flapper Flapper Flapper
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#50 Posted : 02 February 2020 10:14:06

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Just catching up on this excellent build. You must have had the patience of a saint when it came to repairing the pump. Looking excellent and I’ll be using your build as a reference when I come to do mine. Keep up the great work.Love Drool

Mark
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#51 Posted : 05 February 2020 07:54:29

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This build is getting better and better!
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#52 Posted : 09 February 2020 13:33:27

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Hello Guys,

Thanks for the kind comments, much appreciated.

Lot of small things done this week:

- Gratings made, stained and fitted to the middle gun deck support beams.
- Barrels and buckets for the guns stained black, bands painted black, handles added to buckets.
- Gunner's tools made, primed with spray, painted to final colour and fitted to the beams.
- Barrels and buckets glued around guns, mess tables fitted and hung to beams.
- Mast painted, bands added. I altered the instructions regarding the bands, I didn't use the technique described (black masking tape, etc), I rather used the same method which was done on the big ship masts and anchor bindings where black thread wrapped around the mast. I made four turns on each band which resulted the desired 2mm wide bindings.
- Then the mast was glued to the model.
- Elm tree pump extension added to the previously made assembly, then it was primed and painted. Temporarily I had to remove the chain pump handle because it was clashing with the pump tree a tiny bit and I didn't wanted to scrape off the paint from the pump tree when 'forcing' it down to its hole. When the pump tree glued in place I re-fitted the pump handle with a slight band on it.
- I also had to cut off a tiny bit from one of the chain pump legs otherwise the mast collar wouldn't fit in the gap.
- Fitted the first layer of mast collar and came another trouble... the second layer wouldn't fit under the band on the mast... luckily when I made the bands I didn't use glue all around the band, only at the spot where the knot is located... so with a small force applied I managed to release it from the mast and I was able to slide the band upwards on the mast to fit the second layer of collar underneath.
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#53 Posted : 09 February 2020 21:34:49

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Great build looking forward to seeing more.

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#54 Posted : 22 February 2020 21:35:39

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Hi All,

Thanks Trevor for your kind comment.

My progress over the last two weeks:

- Middle gun deck planked and stained.
- Mess benches made and glued to one side of the model
- Mast collar stained and fitted.
- Upper gun deck support beams painted and glued in place.
- Set of gratings made and fitted
- Deck support pillars, shot racks made and fitted
- Beam support irons painted and fitted... unfortunately I couldn't get all of them fully straight otherwise the bottom end doesn't sit on the knees but hanging in air
- Mess tables made and hung
- Hammocks made and hung onto the other side of the model
- Elm tree pump extension painted and fitted
- Upper gun deck planked
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#55 Posted : 23 February 2020 00:16:22

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Truly brilliant workmanship there, Laszlo.
Keep it going and well done.
Chris
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#56 Posted : 23 February 2020 10:26:22

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Wonderful build. Really enjoying watching this come together.Love Love Drool

Mark
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#57 Posted : 23 February 2020 13:47:42

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Very neat and detailed work.

Your decking looks brilliant.

Tony
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