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#21 Posted : 24 January 2012 01:28:08

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You are correctBigGrin Blink I hope you are keeping well, all the best MikeCool
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#22 Posted : 24 January 2012 23:38:08

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THE HULL

Hi Team the Hull - Bow and - Stern have been shapedBigGrin Now I am going to fit Balsa fillets to the Hull, I want to make sure I get the best shape possible and good fitting planks. This Kit I believe is one of the best models available, and it requires my best efforts, so preperation will be the key wordBigGrin

I have used up most of my offcuts on the Bow and at the Stern,---Have a look see what you thinkBigGrin :-
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#23 Posted : 24 January 2012 23:43:29

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SHAPING THE HULL

Thats used up a lot of pieces, when its all sanded you will not notice the piecesBlink

Now I am fitting the support of Balsa around the ply Deck:-
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#24 Posted : 24 January 2012 23:47:52

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SHAPING THE HULL

The last offcuts of Balsa fittedBigGrin , dont be affraid of using all your bits because this wood is not cheapCrying :-
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#25 Posted : 24 January 2012 23:54:16

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SHAPING THE HULL

This is a piece of Balsa that cost £4:50 (reasonable price)BigGrin I am now cutting pieces and making a box shape between the ribs.

When I have finished fitting the Balsa I will show more photos then I will shape the BalsaBigGrin

Thank you for watching, questions and comments welcomeBigGrin

Regards

MikeBigGrin Cool
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MWG BUILD CUTTY SARK 012.jpg
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#26 Posted : 26 January 2012 12:29:56

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FITTING BALSA TO THE HULL

Well Team the I have fitted all the Balsa this is what it looks like:-
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#27 Posted : 26 January 2012 12:34:58

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FITTING THE BALSA TO THE HULL

All I have to do now is sand and form the Balsa to the ribs.

When I have done that I will have a perfect surface to fit the planks to the Hull, I will show more photos when it is shapedBigGrin

As usual questions and comments welcomeBigGrin

Regards MikeCool
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#28 Posted : 26 January 2012 13:34:43

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HI Mike
I do beleive it is safe to say that you are the Balsa King. As I am sure that your balsa supplier is also very very fond of you. Looking real good there Mike and I know that the final shaping will be perfect.
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#29 Posted : 26 January 2012 14:33:16

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Hi Mike
A load of balsa used there mate. how long did it take you to do IanBigGrin
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#30 Posted : 26 January 2012 15:28:49

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Thank you Hans for your commentsBlink Regards MikeCool
MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#31 Posted : 26 January 2012 15:31:03

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Hi Ian the Balsa cost £4:50 and it has taken about 3 hours tod so very cost effectiveBigGrin Thanks for askingBigGrin Regards MikeCool
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#32 Posted : 27 January 2012 02:02:29

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Hi Mike,

looks like another lovely build,

quick question, where do you buy your balsa, no model shop in my city stocks it and would like to find a good online supplier if I need some later.

thanks

Ger
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#34 Posted : 27 January 2012 09:32:20

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Hi Ger thank you for your kind commentsBigGrin I purchase from a local source when I need it but you can buy Balsa from Hobbycraft,but it tends to be a little more expensive.
I hope that helpsBigGrin Regards MikeCool
MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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There are loads of people selling balsa wood on ebay.
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#37 Posted : 27 January 2012 14:55:52

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Thanks seanBigGrin the sanding is going wellBigGrin Photos soon.

Regards Mike
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#38 Posted : 28 January 2012 16:21:51

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BigGrin Hi Mike following your other builds and you have only balsa'd last frames at bow and stern
Blushing Any particular reason you have chosen to balsa between all the frames on this model?
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#39 Posted : 28 January 2012 18:18:53

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Hi Budgie, thanks for your questionBigGrin The Victory had Bow and Stern, plus all along the base of the Hull(Keel outwards)Because of the gun ports I did not do the sides. The endeavor I again did Bow and stern,and base of the Hull, not the sides because the sides were very square and she has a centre Deck (see Photo).The San Fran ll I just did Bow and stern to give support to the formed planking. Plus the ship is not very long (all though its the same scale as the Victory and the Cutty Sark)BigGrin

The reason for the all over treatment to the Cutty Sark is simply I want to bring out its beautiful flowing lines BigGrin and give strong fixing points to the the Mahogony planking, and there are no centre decks to navigate and to give me any problem. Oh, I almost forgot I also did the all over treatment to the Endeavour Longboat (see photos)I do hope that answers all your questionBigGrin Regards MikeCool
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#40 Posted : 28 January 2012 21:40:34

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BigGrin thanks Mike for a full & comprehensive answer to my question
much appreciated for your time taken to reply with text & photo's
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