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#101 Posted : 02 May 2021 19:00:44

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Very impressed with this build, its progressing very well.

Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

Keep up the good work.


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tenderfoot
#102 Posted : 03 May 2021 19:27:28

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After further thought and some measuring, I decided it was best to then move onto the bow section and move my way back to center of the boat. Again, doing all this so I can move joined sections in and out of the hull for test fitting and later to apply stain nicely.

So the next bit I tackled was Section 13. If you happened upon this post and did not read prior posts, then I will mention here that the instructions do not include any reference to sections. Sectioning this part of the build is something I chose to do simply so I could do a nicer job with the wood work and finish.

As I was dry-fitting this section into place I found that I was just shy of 1mm off on my supports - the long strips that straddle all the ribs and support the main joists/beams. The foremost piece of this section, when all things were in place nicely sat about .9mm above the factory provided slots in the bow. So correct for this, and instead of trying to rip everything out to make up for .9mm, I simply notched each end of the piece (indicated with green arrows below) so it would slide into place.

Once I had everything fitted and was adjusting to my liking I noticed the next section was where the foremast would set through and into the deck and keel below. The previous areas where this occurred I lucked out and it lined up perfectly, but knowing that the bow, with all its custom carving and shaping required would not be perfect to the plans, I was afraid things would not line up in this case. So, instead of continuing to sand and fit Section 13 until it fit perfectly in place, I left it where it was until I moved on to Section 12 and could then adjust things until all was perfectly aligned for the mast.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#103 Posted : 03 May 2021 19:37:15

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Should also mention that for Section 13 I used the following pieces:
• 24A, 24B, 27 from 8-08
• 16A, 16B from 8-06
• 42A, 42B from 8-09

I am trying to list all the components for each section since they do not follow the order of things in the instructions. Trying to go back through the PDF, which is many pages long, and find all the bits can become confusing, especially since many section look very similar and the line drawings in the instructions can make your eyes start to cross.

Also note, that I went ahead and made all the main cross supports per the instructions (did this before I chose to change my approach to this part of the build), so I am not listing those pieces for each section, but of course, each section does attach to them.

If this is confusing, I apologize...never tried to write out a "how to" and it is much more difficult than I imagined. Every time I start to explain something I quickly realize that others may not, or likely do not have the same perspective as me and would visualize and verbalize instructions differently. Trying to make things simple is very complex.
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#104 Posted : 03 May 2021 19:41:01

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"Measure Twice, Cut Once"


Overdue for that reminder. And I paid the price once again...details to follow.
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#105 Posted : 04 May 2021 00:12:45

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Section 12 went together just as the others and required the following pieces:
• 14A, 14B, 15A, 15B from 8-06
• 23A, 23B, 25A, 25B from 8-08
• 41A, 41B from 8-09

Once I had everything to my liking, I dry-fit it with section 13 to make sure I could slide them both in and out of the hull at the same time. Yes, I could, so the next step was to attach the two sections.

Finally, time for the dry-fit with the two pieces joined as one so I could refine the alignment of the mast hole. Recall in an earlier post on Section 13 that I did not shape everything to the point that is slid fully towards the bow. I did this so it would leave me the wiggle room to get the holes for the mast aligned as well as I could. If I had shaped everything to move as far forward as possible and per the kit, and for some reason the hole lined up too far forward, it would be difficult to add wood back on so I could move the entire assembly toward the stern.

As it turns out, this was much ado about nothing. When I dry fit the whole assembly, the mast hole was a bit too far astern and needed to go forward. By the time I had sanded everything so the assembly fit perfectly with the mast holes aligned everything was exactly where the pre-cut areas of the model had indicated. This is another hat tip to the designers and manufactures...great job folks!!!
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#106 Posted : 04 May 2021 00:25:17

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Now for the 11th section. This required the following pieces:
• 40A, 40B from 8-09
• 20 A, 21A, 22 from 8-08
• 13A, 13B from 8-06

I am fairly confident this section will also be able to be attached to 12th and 13th and can still be slid in and out of the hull as a unit. Again, all pieces were assembled using the same process as all the other sections.

I don't think I have really mentioned it before, and I know I haven't made a special point of it. But whenever I assembled these sections I would leave the outside edges a bit fat so I could sand down some more once they were together as a single unit. As a result, each time a connected two sections together I needed to sand the outside edges of the newest added section. Also, sometimes a section needed more sanding/removal of the outside edge than others. I don't recall any section that did not require this. And marrying Section 11 to Sections 12 and 13 was no different. You can see in the picture below where I have highlighted the excess that needs to be shaped away until you reach a nice fit.

This example, however, show a bit more excess than what I was used to. But it was later in the evening yesterday and it was the last section I was going to tackle for the day, so I didn't put much thought to it and continued to sand away. Took a bit of effort, but eventually I got the entire assembly of Sections 11, 12, and 13 to fit very nicely into the hull.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#107 Posted : 04 May 2021 00:43:58

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I try really hard...really hard...to not screw things up. Ye, no matter how hard I try, I screw things up. Maybe I should try screwing things up and then no matter how hard I try I will get things right. There is no way I am alone in this. Misery loves company, so please let me know that it is not just me!

I was getting the pieces together for the next section when I noticed that something wasn't right. As I was going through the last few transom supports (or whatever you call those complex curved pieces that connect between the joists and the ribs) I noticed that I was missing two of them. And wouldn't you know, I had two that should have already been used. 13A and 13B were still in the laser cut template. And 11A and 11B were missing. 13A and 13B were to go with Section 11, the section I just completed. So what's the deal here?

Turns out I just wasn't paying attention and in my rush to get Section 11 complete and call it a day I accidentally took pieces 11A and 11B (two transom support pieces) and used them on the section. I get how I made this mistake...but come on man! As I wrote in the previous post, I went through the effort of trimming these down significantly so they would fit within the hull. So now they can't be used in their proper place as they are too small/narrow - I'll try to come up with a pic that demonstrates what I mean in a later post.

In hindsight I know it should have raised alarms when I noted how much they needed to be trimmed. If one thing, this entire kit has been very exceptional in creating things that fit nearly perfectly. But it didn't, and now here I am with the incorrect transom supports in the wrong section (crossed out in green below).

Now, I have expressed in this log how critical it was to label pieces while they were still in the laser cut template and to take your time and most importantly - MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE! Well, I followed the first bit of advice, but the moment I ignored "take your time" it was inevitable that I fall prey to "MEASURE TIWCE, CUT ONCE!".

There must be a little demon or gremlin type character out in the world, lurking in the shadows and awaiting the moment it can sneak into the real world and wreck havoc. The instant I decide to hurry along just a bit is the perfect moment. It seems to sense a vulnerability and boy does it strike fast and hard. I wonder if it slinks away grinning ear to ear as it considers my broken heart as I stare in disbelief at a section of the build that could have been. Curse you little demon!

But all is not lost...after a pick-me-up of some good Scotch, I had vanquished all thoughts of that dastardly little nuisance and once again took charge of my destiny...I think I found a solution. It is late, so not going to take it on today. But tomorrow I will surely fix this problem.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#108 Posted : 04 May 2021 23:13:13

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After stewing on my latest mistake overnight I decided to take a new look at it this morning. First thing I did was take pieces 13A and 13B (the pieces I was supposed to use) and laid them on top of pieces 11A and 11B (the pieces I mistakingly used) which were already glued and sanded down on Section 11. Lo and behold there is only a slight difference in curvature between them. In the pictures below, from two different angles, you can see where pieces 11A and 11B are a tad longer and thiner than 13A and 13B, but you know what? I can live with that. Honestly, no one will ever notice and I am even okay with it...that is unusual for me.

However, it because I did trim so much off the outside edges of 11A and 11B during my moment on insanity I will now need to add some width to pieces 13A and 13B so they have the width they need to fit Section 9. But first, knowing that I am simply going to continue forward I will now work on Section 10.

This is all confusing me as I type it, so most likely is even more confusing to everyone reading. I am truly sorry for this and I am trying. So please, ask a question if you have difficulty interpreting my cryptic prose.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#109 Posted : 08 May 2021 01:03:02

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Now that I have mentally recovered from my previous mistake, it is time to move on with the rest of the deck supports. Section 10 was built same as the others and consisted of:
• 39A, 39B from 8-09
• 19A, 19B from 8-08
• 12A, 12B from 8-06

Difference here is this section cannot be attached to the previous one as it would then make it impossible to slide these in and out of the hull. It also cannot connect to section 9 for the same reason. In fact, best as I could determine, these last few sections (8, 9, 10) have to all be independent as each of these reside at about the widest point of the hull.

The assemble of Section 10 was just the the rest. Because it cannot be attached to the group of sections 11, 12, 13 then I just did my best on sanding and dry-fitting to make sure the transom supports lined up nicely with the group section.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#110 Posted : 08 May 2021 01:16:27

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Now for the 9th Section. This consisted of:
• 17A, 17B, 18 from 8-07
• 38A, 38B from 8-09
• 11A, 11B from 8-05

Keep in mind, I made the mistake of mixing up pieces 11A-B with 13A-B and accidentally used 11A-B for section 11. Therefor, I had to actually use 13A and 13B for this section. The downside to this was these two pieces, although they were nearly the same curve and length, were way too narrow for this section and did not reach all the way to the ribs. As a result I needed to add some shims to fatten em up.

You can see where I did this as indicated with the green arrows. All I did was cut some scrap from the 8-05 template (the one the pieces came out of) and attached them with glue. I made sure to make them oversized so I could shape them perfectly once the glue had set. After leaving it overnight, the next day I was able to quickly sand it down with some 150 grit to get it fairly close. Then I went with my typical 240 and 320 for the final shaping and smoothing. In the end, not too bad. Still a bit visible but I don't think anyone will notice unless I point it out to them.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#111 Posted : 08 May 2021 01:26:18

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Now for the final section - 8. This consisted of the following:
• 16A, 16B from 8-07
• 36A, 36B, 37A, 37B from 8-09
• 10A, 10B, 9A, 9B from 8-05

This section was much trickier than all the rest. Reason is, there is no way to assemble it and then maneuver it into place, it's just too wide to fit past the top of the ribs. I tried and tried, but no luck. So instead I decided to attach what pieces I could to the grouping of sections 5, 6, 7. This ended being only the two joists and two transom supports as shown in the image below. The other two transom supports and their respective joists were assembled separately (roughly sketched in green in the image below). Doing it this way allowed me to end up with as few point for glueing as possible once I decided to glue everything permanently into place.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#112 Posted : 08 May 2021 01:31:13

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Finally, all sections were complete as possible and still allowed for inserting or removing from the hull. A quick dry-fit and it showed that things were pretty on point. In fact, over the entire length of the hull things were off bow to stern by only about 1mm. You can see in the image below where the joist from Section 8 is just a bit too long. I simply needed to sand both of them down the 1mm and the last remaining pieces fell right into place.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#113 Posted : 08 May 2021 01:40:26

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FINALLY! Time to take everything out and prep for finishing. As I stated earlier, I typically use 240 and 320 grit to finish off pieces. However, I wanted to tighten the grain up just a wee bit so that when I applied the Minwax Gunstock, the same stain I used for the ribs, the stain would not soak in as much and hopefully these pieces would end up just a tad lighter than the ribs. Wanted them to appear the same color, just not quite as dark so they stand out just a bit more. To do this I used a 600 grit and only sanded to top/visibly surface. It takes time, especially as 600 grit doesn't have much bite, so to get a nice finish you really need to work the piece. However, this is one of the best activities when working with wood - sanding. The smell, the feel, the repetition, it is therapy!

Once I had the top surface sanded to my liking I went ahead and wiped on the stain using a soft cloth - being sure to follow up quickly and wipe off any excess. Left that overnight to dry and then I applied the wipe-on poly. I am really happy with it and also really surprised at the lack of glue spots.

About those glue spots...all I can say is I really took my time with all these pieces. Anytime I applied glue I was meticulous in ensuring the excess was wiped away and that any that worked its way into a visible surface was sanded away. Even with that, when I was going over the surface with the 600 grit I was constantly inspecting each joint for any areas that I may have missed. Now, I am not saying it is perfect, cuz it is not. But I am extremely happy with the results and totally glad that I took all the extra time to do it cleanly.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#114 Posted : 08 May 2021 01:46:33

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The big moment! All the pieces were given time to dry completely and I was time to assemble everything, permanently, within the hull. I first installed the rear sections, then the bow section, then the mid sections. To adhere these to the ribs and supports I used CA glue. Typically I use Wood Glue and only resort to CA in special circumstances - where I need a quick and strong bond. Since the contact points will all be out of sight and I needed things to hold fast CA glue was my choice.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#115 Posted : 08 May 2021 01:53:39

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I know the approach I used isn't the easiest, but it was very effective for what I wanted to achieve - the ability to complete the deck support in large sections before attaching to the hull to ensure a better fit at all joints and a cleaner finish. At times my writing, although I did the best I know, may have made things more confusing, so I will try to clarify a bit with some imagery and mark-up using the instruction provided with the kit. What made it a bit more confusing is I was winging it the entire way and trying to share what I was doing at the same time. Here goes my attempt to clean things up a bit.

First of all, I built in small sections and determined that a section would be up to a main cross beam. I have rendered in green on the image below where I divided things up as sections. Credit: the drawing is from the Month 8 Instruction Download PDF - the green markings are mine and indicate the 13 sections.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#116 Posted : 08 May 2021 01:59:47

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I also assembled multiple sections into larger groups in most cases. Note that Groups C and D consist only of the two transom support assemblies from Section 8. And that Groups E and F are actually individual sections (9 and 10 respectively). Credit: the drawing is from the Month 8 Instruction Download PDF for this Kit - the markings in magenta indicate the groupings.
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tenderfoot
#117 Posted : 08 May 2021 02:05:50

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Part of my thinking was to keep the number of glue points there would be during the final assembly of the deck to as few as possible. On top of that, I also constantly referred to the decking plan to see where I could hide these glue points. In the first drawing below I have indicated in magenta all the glue points there would be during the final assembly that would be hidden by the decking that would go on in the next phase of the build. I have also indicated in green the glue points that would be visible. Again, keeping these as minimal as possible since it is nearly impossible with my limited skills to get them looking as nice as those joints I was able to work outside the hull.

The second image below show where the decking will go (cyan). You can see from this that all the magenta joints will be covered and the end result is only 6 joints that will be visible to the eye. So now I only had 6 joints that I needed to be very, very careful with and make sure I got things looking beautiful. Credit: drawings are from the Month 8 Instruction Download PDF for this kit - green, magenta, and cyan markings are mine.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#118 Posted : 08 May 2021 02:07:41

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I hope the last few posts have helped clear up some confusion. If you have any questions, let me know. And again, this was the path I chose and may not be for everyone, or anyone for that matter...I sometimes find myself on a lonely path.
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#119 Posted : 08 May 2021 02:11:20

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Oh yeah! Remember this little guy? I snapped him off way back and reattached him. Seems like I am holding a grudge against this little bit as I have twice again snapped him off. Poor little beggar, just can't stay in place with me around. I have now decided that he can rest in a safe spot until I reach a point where I can reattach him and also provide some additional strength such as when some interior or exterior planking is applied. I don't want to keep abusing him like this, feels so wrong.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
goddo
#120 Posted : 08 May 2021 13:06:20

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When you do come to reattach the piece, could you add in a small dowel or pin to help stiffen the joint?
I have used sanded down cocktail sticks, a leg off a paper clip or even planking pins before now.
Chris
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