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tom.ganc
#341 Posted : 12 January 2022 13:26:42

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Looking good, you are pushing forward hard :)

Looking forward to the next update ;)

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Tom
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#342 Posted : 13 January 2022 02:17:51

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Tonights effort has been put into filling and sanding for the new positions for the Channels, also while the wood filler was drying sorting out some deck elements, i dived into the Heller kit for the Chimney because the one that came with the original kit was way to small and the wrong shape, the Staghorns, the poop deck Snatch Blocks, the Boat chocks, ( of which there were only six large ones so i had to cut four of them down to medium and had to make two small ones which i did out of planking material and sapele veneer as the base ) and positioned according to John McKay, unfortunately before i had realised i cut down two snatch blocks which could have been used for the forecastle and are now going to be used as cathead Cleats.....DOH.
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#343 Posted : 13 January 2022 03:20:40

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Paint touch up and Channel ready
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#344 Posted : 14 January 2022 14:10:24

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Gibbo wrote:
Paint touch up and Channel ready


Looks like nothing ever happened there LOL

Get the channels fitted I can't wait...

Tom
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#345 Posted : 14 January 2022 23:55:02

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I started by putting some 3mm masking tape where the channels will fit, i then drilled the back of the channels and using some 1mm stainless steel wire inserted into the holes and cut them quite short but still able to get them out, i then pressed it against the masking tape and made an indent, the channel seat indents were then drilled and the channels were sanded to fit the hull shape , the short stainless steel wire was then replaced and glued with longer wire and temporarily fitted.
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#346 Posted : 15 January 2022 23:49:17

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I thought it would be a lot easier to put the deadeyes into the chains while they were still in there sprue to not lose anything to the carpet munchers, working out which way was the best way turned out to be a bit of a mission, after trying a couple of things i found using a sprung pair of tiny pliers to open them up turned out to be the best way, on the fore and main channels you use 5mm and 3mm deadeyes, there was a couple of times i tried to put 5mm into the 3mm slots and wondered why i had so much trouble and then you realise you've been a complete idiot, Blushing the Mizzen channel on the Heller etch needs 3.5mm deadeyes so they are on order which gives me time to sort out some more deck elements.
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#347 Posted : 16 January 2022 13:45:04

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Wow that’s small ;)
Looking great and it will
Look even better when you fit it. She is coming along nicely ;)
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#348 Posted : 18 January 2022 01:08:25

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Thank you Tom your comments are much appreciated, i turned my attention to the poop deck hammock cranes, these are part of the Heller aftermarket upgrade kit, after priming the whole sprue with red oxide they were painted black and the holes drilled out a little wider to take rope.
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#349 Posted : 18 January 2022 13:41:17

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Hi Paul,
Looks like you’re doing another fantastic job with the cranes and chainwales.
Keep it coming.
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#350 Posted : 18 January 2022 21:16:19

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Looks very nice indeed.
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#351 Posted : 23 January 2022 00:40:14

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Tony and Chris, thank you very much for your comments and encouragement it's much appreciated, the hammock cranes are slowly getting put in place with the paper netting templates.
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#352 Posted : 23 January 2022 21:10:47

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This is coming on beautifully Paul! A lovely job. I really must try and do something to my old girl soon - even if its only to finish off the fore-channels so they are all on together!
I keep getting waylaid with other builds!Crying

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#353 Posted : 28 January 2022 00:07:02

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Thanks Robin much appreciated mate, i have finished attaching the hammock cranes all 80 of them, and the paper templates for the netting, my eyes are spinning in my head, how you had the patience to build your own Robin i will never know, time to finish off the deck elements left me thinks.
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#354 Posted : 28 January 2022 10:05:26

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Hiya
Looking great, rope looks way better than wire in my opinion. Once netting is in place it looks really smart. Wait when you start messing with the hammocks. I'm at this stage now but doing it different way than instructions advise.

I will post some pics shortly ;)

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Tom

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#355 Posted : 28 January 2022 18:36:14

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tom.ganc wrote:

Hiya
Looking great, rope looks way better than wire in my opinion. Once netting is in place it looks really smart. Wait when you start messing with the hammocks. I'm at this stage now but doing it different way than instructions advise.

I will post some pics shortly ;)

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Tom


Thanks Tom, i look forward to seeing how you do yours, i'm thinking of ditching the forecastle cranes as i think it takes too much away from the details of the forecastle, i shall wait until i have the netting on them and live with it for a while and see if it changes my mind, i will get as much done as i possibly can before hitting that " it's now or never" moment.
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