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#1 Posted : 26 September 2019 00:10:57

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I am at the point of working on the chainplates, but really dislike the way the kit describes creating these with brass wire. I don’t think the look fits the model and pictures of the Constitution don’t look anything like the wires. Does anyone know of a better way to do these using either purchased, to scale chain plates that better resemble the actual thing? Would even prefer a self crafted solution if that would provide the best look. This is only my second go at a model ship (I’m hooked) and I am trying to get this a bit more true to form, paying more attention to the details.
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#2 Posted : 26 September 2019 05:09:57

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Hi
You could try looking at the parts available at the cornwallmodelboat site but I suspect your only solution would be to scratch build the items you need.

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#3 Posted : 26 September 2019 16:57:47

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Thanks. I would prefer to craft my own as it makes the build so much more satisfying. Do you have or know of any techniques/materials used to do this? I’ve searched the web but have not yet found any guidance. Should brass be used or do plastic strips hold up well over time? I will start experimenting but am hoping to learn a trick or two.
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#4 Posted : 26 September 2019 17:39:40

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BigGrin I think I would use some thin brass strip as plastic would not hold up to the pull of the shrouds.
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