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#101 Posted : 07 February 2012 00:19:11

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I don't want to steal Mikes build thread here, But what needs to be mentioned here is that this is an EXCELLENT beginners kit.
Be warned this is the first step to total involvement in wooden model ship building. For inspiration and guidance take a look at Magpies build, an excellent build diary is available for you to look at and far better instructions than you will find with the kit!
Once again excuse me for hijacking your build Mike (what about the gallery enhancement) and a nice build you have going there MikeBlushing

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#102 Posted : 07 February 2012 08:51:07

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Hi Steve you can Hijack my build anytimeBigGrin ,I love the interaction of other members, It is the way we learn, your post is a good exampleBigGrin

I have a meeting next weekBigGrin

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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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#103 Posted : 07 February 2012 09:23:41

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Hi Steve

I sealed the decks with Ronseal water based matt varnish, I will use Danish oil on the HullBigGrin I hope that helpsBigGrin

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MikeBigGrin Cool



Excellent, thanks for the quick response.

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#104 Posted : 07 February 2012 20:10:37

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Hi Phil I have responded to your PMBigGrin

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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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#105 Posted : 08 February 2012 20:36:09

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CUTTING THE CANNON PORTS

Hi Team now she is trimmed, I have been cutting the gun ports, she is really taking shape nowBigGrin 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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#106 Posted : 25 February 2012 15:49:54

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THE STEM

I have now dry fitted the stemBigGrin and so you can see the scale and size of her, I have enclosed a photo of her with the endeavour long boat and the AkagiBigGrin Regards MikeBigGrin

Questions and comments welcomeBigGrin
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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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#107 Posted : 25 February 2012 16:52:45

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Just a quick question.

Did you enlarge both the inner and outer planking to 10mm for the gun ports, or only the outer?

My friend is building this and enlarged both to 10mm now it looks like the inner should be 8mm and the outer 10mm so the guns have something to locate in.

At the moment the guns just fall through the ports.

Hopes this makes sense....

Thanks,

Steve
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#108 Posted : 25 February 2012 17:07:46

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I hope you don't mind me butting in here to help answer Steves question.

The gun ports are pre cut on the bulwark lining so you only have to cut out the planking to that size, there are then metal inserts which make up the gun port linings, these are 10mm square on the outside, but have a recess and lip on the inner surface which is 8mm square which fits perfectly into the precut size.


Do you agree Mike?
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#109 Posted : 25 February 2012 19:25:11

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Hi Bob all my gunport lids will only fit a 10mm opening (that is the recess size) so I have cut the deck gun ports to that measurementBigGrin however I must say the instructions are not over clearBlink Huh Regards MikeBigGrin
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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#110 Posted : 09 July 2012 02:32:36

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Hi Mike,

while waiting for my Akagi to dry I decided to dry fit the San Fran but am a bit confused,

if i follow the shape of the false keel there will be a bow in the main deck (part 13) is this right or a problem with the kit?
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this was a Christmas present from my wife and son so must make a start soonFlapper

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#112 Posted : 12 July 2012 11:19:35

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Ger C wrote:
Hi Mike,

while waiting for my Akagi to dry I decided to dry fit the San Fran but am a bit confused,

if i follow the shape of the false keel there will be a bow in the main deck (part 13) is this right or a problem with the kit?



Hi Ger sorry I missed your post I will come back to you on thisBigGrin Regards Mike
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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#114 Posted : 13 July 2012 11:53:06

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Hi Ger,

Have a look at post #87 in this build diary you will see a slight bow in my deck 13 which is acceptable and authenticBigGrin

I hpoe that helps youBigGrin

Kind regards Mike
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Once again thanks Mike
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#116 Posted : 14 July 2012 11:50:36

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Ger C wrote:
Once again thanks Mike


You are welcome GerLove Regards Mike
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#117 Posted : 25 July 2012 17:14:02

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Hi Mike.
looks realy great with the hardwood planking. did you have any problems. ianBigGrin
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#118 Posted : 25 July 2012 18:35:35

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ian smith wrote:
Hi Mike.
looks realy great with the hardwood planking. did you have any problems. ianBigGrin


Hi Ian, thank you I made sure I bevelled and tapered each plank, also where needed I soaked a plank in hot water for twenty minuets then test fitted it wet, let it dry to the shape for 24 hours then fixed it using adhesive. Kind regards Mike
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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#119 Posted : 29 July 2012 02:26:04

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great job i have had this ship for many years. i wanted to start working on it again but have missed placed the instructions any idea were i can get a copy. thanks and keep up the good work. Randy
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#120 Posted : 12 August 2012 10:15:50

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Nice super clean build there Mike, very crisp.Love
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