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Matelot one
#1 Posted : 22 August 2013 17:33:22

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Well I'm finally posting my version so far, which as you will see, is based alot on HMS Trincomalee, hope I do not upset too many of you out there!













I'm just about to start doing the cannons, Shame the gun carriages haven't got enough steps, and the arch (which is not a problem!)Looks like I will need to get some Carronades for the upperdeck as well.
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#2 Posted : 22 August 2013 17:36:18

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Some really nice detail in the cabins. looks fantastic ThumpUp
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#3 Posted : 22 August 2013 17:38:54

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Nice work Cool
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#4 Posted : 22 August 2013 23:08:52

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Now that I do like, love it Matelot, excellent work.....Cool Cool

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#5 Posted : 23 August 2013 11:37:41

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Lovely work there Matelot, well done
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#6 Posted : 23 August 2013 21:09:10

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#7 Posted : 19 September 2013 22:23:53

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Well I've slowed down a bit due to work. This is my third version for the gun carriage, with the right number of steps. I am planning to put Carronades and 9 pounders on the Upperdeck, any ideas of the size in mm that I should be getting?











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#8 Posted : 19 September 2013 22:27:19

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#9 Posted : 19 September 2013 22:34:43

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No, I went ahead before I had the parts and did it my way! I could of used the rear window part as it has cladding on anyway and is the same size.The table is scratched built and the chairs and desks are 1:48 scale dolls house furniture.
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#10 Posted : 30 September 2013 11:23:06

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I love a kit bash, great stuff, but while we are on the subject: who did burn down the NAAFI at Trincomalee??

Kudos on fixing the gun mounts, suppose we should expect that detail from an Oily Leckie!

Impressive detail inside, is that a Brody Stove Forward?
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#11 Posted : 16 April 2014 12:58:54

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Not been doing much, but back to sea soon, and this will get the salt back into my blood! I still haven't got round to doing all the Cannons yet, but I will soon. Also started to coppering the Hull....slowly....










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#13 Posted : 16 April 2014 13:09:42

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No, shes been laid up on the Kitchen table!
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#14 Posted : 16 April 2014 19:02:23

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Here is the Launch with my upgraded Anchors




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#15 Posted : 14 August 2014 16:41:45

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I have been coppering my hull (very slowly). I tried different types of glue, from Expensive well-known branded super glue, Contact Adhesive , and some others types, but it wasn’t working right for me. So I decided to rip it all of and go for a copper painted hull instead!



The removed copper!



The painted Copper hull (Looks beter than the photo shows!)



Well, I've got some cheap Superglue from the 99p store, and Decided to have a second go, with better results this time, I should get it done before I join my more modern grey messenger of death in September!
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#16 Posted : 15 August 2014 02:18:09

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Hope you get the coppering to stick, it made a huge difference on my Victory, the cabin furniture looks great, nice build.
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Lovely build you have on the go there. Think the real copper will look excellant when complete.

You said you were having trouble getting the tiles to stick. Could I ask please did you wash them before applying? Asking as the ones supplied got the victory build appear to be coated in a film of oil and I guess that would stop the glue getting a good hold.

Look forward to your future posts.

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You could also try doing what I did which is using rolls of 1/4" pressure sensitive foil tape. You use a pounce wheel and pizza cutter on the tape to get the pattern and then just stick it on. It's very effective, inexpensive and basically peel and stick. I'm not going to say it's easy or fast because I spent 30 hours doing it, but it's a lot easier and cheaper than buying plates. I also used a paper cutter to get the ends straight and a layout board to get my increments correct. I used a 1" plate spacing which is about the correct scale.

I used MASTER FOIL PLUS 1/4" x 36 yard rolls made by Venture Tape. You can find it on the internet. Hope this is helpful.

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#19 Posted : 15 August 2014 22:58:52

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I had been looking closely at your build JonCal, and that's why I was going for a second attempt. I'm off on deployment very soon, and have bags of tiles, so I will be doing it the old fashion way, But I think others will find your way, "the way ahead" for coppering the Hull!
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#20 Posted : 16 August 2014 02:23:25

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OK then. Go get yourself some green label Zap-A-Gap CA glue. That will hold your tiles and anything else you have no problem. It is simply the best CA there is. You can Also buy Zip Kicker accelerator but be careful using it. It sets the Ca up in about 5 seconds or less.

Good luck!
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