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Official HMS Bounty Build by tenderfoot Options
tenderfoot
#281 Posted : 28 October 2021 23:01:10

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The stern hatch covering went really smoothly. First I glued the pieces together to create the frame. As that dried I went ahead and assembled the grates. Once the grate assembly was dry I cut out the appropriately sized pieces and carefully sanded them until they fit nicely into their openings in the frames.

I decided to go with black on these frames just to add a bit more contrast down the center of the decking. Using the same paint mixture as always I applied a couple coats of black to the frames. Finally, I glued the piece into place paying careful attention to how it aligned with the decking to ensure it was properly centered.
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
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tenderfoot
#282 Posted : 28 October 2021 23:08:57

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Next, we need to add in some hardware on the deck. There are six eyebolts that need a ring added. To do this you need to take a 4mm brass ring that was supplied in the details pack, pry it open just enough to slip through the eye of the eye bolt, and then carefully close the ring back up. I then painted the rings black just as I have with all the other brass on the ship.

You will need to drill a hole approximately 1mm in diameter to insert each eye bolt. Pay careful attention to the instructions and place as indicated. You can see in the image below where I have circled the location of each in green. Because these are metal onto wood I use CA glue to attach in place, but am very careful to not apply too much as it tends to spread quite easily.
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#283 Posted : 28 October 2021 23:22:20

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Although the mounts for the ship's wheel aren't technically difficult, because of the delicateness of some of the bits you do need to take extra caution. I first cleaned up the char from all the edges before gluing the pieces together. Once the glue had dried thoroughly I went ahead and removed the small pieces as instructed. These are the small legs that help to position the thin bit of trim that goes around the legs of the mounts. Use a very, very sharp knife to do this and don't try to remove them in one pass. If you use too much brute strength you will likely break the trim piece or tear it away completely. With almost a carving method slowly work away the little legs until only the trim piece remains.

After that, I spent some considerable time with 320 grit sandpaper to slowly work the trim and the rest of the mount to the desired shape. Because some pieces are so delicate I did not want to try to use a rougher sand paper out of fear that it would do more harm than good.

Once I had both pieces to my liking I went ahead and installed them on the deck. I first held them in place (dry-fit) and marked the outline of their base with a sharp blade. I then removed the mount and trimmed the deck based on the marks I made. Again, take this slow and methodical and check the piece to the deck regularly. Once I had the opening in the deck fitting nicely with the base of the mount I would only then glue the mount 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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#284 Posted : 29 October 2021 17:46:09

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The next hatch cover isn't much different from the first except in size. This is one thing you need to take into consideration and that is to ensure that the framing will fit into place between the two posts on the deck. In my case I needed to remove just a very slight bit from both sides of the frame to achieve a nice tight fit.

When gluing into place be very aware of the alignment with the decking and underlying joists. View it from various angles before the glue dries and adjust as needed. I like to view the entire center line of the deck from the bow and the stern to ensure that the items that go along the center line have a nice smooth flow to them.
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#285 Posted : 29 October 2021 17:50:38

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For this section you will need 4 eyebolts with brass rings. Following the same process as before, assemble the four pieces with the rings. In my case I painted these black. Then pay carful attention to the placement of these by following the measurements provided in the instructions. There are also 4 eyebolts that get installed around the mast hole. The locations for all 8 are indicated in green below.

In all instances it is also important to note the orientation of the eye on the eyebolts. Notice that the two ring eyebolts toward the bow (upper part of the image) are in an orientation that allows the rings to flip from side to side (port to starboard). Whereas the two ring eyebolts toward the stern (closer to the mast hole) are in an orientation that allows the rings to flip front to back (bow to stern). The same applies for eyebolts that do not have rings.
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#286 Posted : 29 October 2021 18:01:02

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The next hatch opening is actually a companion way. Assemble the frames per the instructions. Once again, I have chosen to paint mine black. One the paint had dried I glued the piece into place over the companion way opening in the deck.

Next up is creating the stairs down to the lower deck. For some reason I do not enjoy making the stairs. Every time I come to this part on a ship build I try to do something else. I honestly do not know why but I find making the stairs a tedious and unrewarding exercise. It is strange, I know. But I am sure others have their quirks on a build, or at least I hope they do so that I don't feel so alone in this.
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#287 Posted : 01 November 2021 18:28:58

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As I suspected, I did not enjoy assembling the stairway. Alas, this is just one of my quirks. I don't enjoy assembling stairs and I don't enjoy Brussel Sprouts. Others may have different preferences.

That aside, there isn't much out of the ordinary to these. One item to note is you must be very careful to not try to force pieces together where they are slotted. Doing so may cause a bit to break off. Instead, if the fit is a bit too tight just go at the slot with very little sanding and you will find the pieces fit much easier.

Once I had the stairs assembled and the glue dried I went ahead and added some wipe on poly. It would be near impossible to do so after the stairs are installed on the ship. Once the poly had dried the stairs fit nicely 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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#288 Posted : 01 November 2021 22:03:22

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The main hatch is quite different from the others. Unlike the grated hatches, this hatch has planks with loops to allow them to be removed for loading/unloading cargo through the hatch. The frame is assembling by following the instructions. Next, I needed to glue up the planks. The instructions called for cutting these to a specific length prior to glueing them together. I added a couple MM to the lengths so that I would have a bit of room for sanding for a perfect fit.

Once you have the planks glued and dried to can shape them to fit snuggly into the frame. I actually chose to place the frame over the planks and then use a very sharp knife to score the wood to the exact fit. I then removed the frame and carefully cut the rest of the way through the planks. Then it was just a matter of a little bit of sanding to clean up the edges and everything fit nicely together. However, I did not glue it into place yet.

Next, it was time to prepare a bunch more rings and install those. I was real careful to align the holes for the rings carefully. To do this I first marked the position of each with a fine pencil. Then I used a very small drill bit to pre-drill the holes. The smaller bit allows for a much more accurate location of the hole. The pre-drill hole then serves as a guide for the larger drill bit. After going over the holes the second time with the larger bit I did a small amount of light sanding with fine sandpaper and then I glued the rings into place.

Next, I painted the frame black as I have done with all the other hatchways. Once the black had dried I glued the planks to the frame. Finally, all that was needed was to glue the launch support into place using the notch in the frame as a guide. When all was dry, I glued the hatch onto the deck.
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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.
Kev the Modeller
#289 Posted : 03 November 2021 20:48:37

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Very nice work, done to a high standard. I can see why you were given the job of presenting the 'Official Build'! Cool ThumpUp

Kev

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#290 Posted : 03 November 2021 23:39:17

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Kev the Modeller wrote:
Very nice work, done to a high standard. I can see why you were given the job of presenting the 'Official Build'! Cool ThumpUp

Kev



Thank you Kev! Your kinds words mean a lot. I have perused a few of your builds in the past and if anyone sets a standard it is clearly you. Your skills and resulting builds are truly an inspiration. For anyone else reading this build, if you haven't done so already you definitely need to take some time and visit Kev's builds. There is lots to learn there and I am sure you will be amazed.
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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#291 Posted : 03 November 2021 23:43:26

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It is now time to build the next hatch which is the second companion way from the weather deck to the lower deck. This hatch also functions as the other half of the launch support.

Assembly is just about identical to the previous companion way hatch with the exception of the launch support. Once I had the frame glued up, painted, and nice and dry I went ahead and attached the launch support. Once everything was again dry I carefully positioned it on the deck. You want to be sure it is the correct distance from the other launch support and that your launch will rest properly within the two supports prior to permanently gluing this assembly into place.

The stairs are also assembled in the same way as the previous set but note that these have 8 steps compared to the 7 for the other companion way. I made sure to apply poly prior to glueing the stairs 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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#292 Posted : 03 November 2021 23:50:20

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Time for the next set of eyebolts and rings. Same process as before on the ring assembly. You will need a total of 6 ring assemblies and 5 eyebolts. Once again I predrilled each hole with a very small bit (.5mm) as it it much easier to get the hole as precisely placed as possible with a smaller bit than a larger one...at least that is the case for me. I then went back at the holes with a 1mm bit. I carefully used a sharp blade to clean up any splinters or shavings that from the holes and then glued the pieces into place as circled in green in the image below>
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#293 Posted : 03 November 2021 23:55:13

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And now for another set of eyebolts - 7 to be exact. These go around the foremast opening. Follow the instruction for placement and once again, I used my standard method of predrilling to ensure precise placement.
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#294 Posted : 04 November 2021 00:03:01

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You will need to add four nails to the winch legs as indicated in the instructions. You can see two of the nails, each of which is on the fore portion of the leg. The other two nails each go on the aft portion of the leg and are not shown in my photo below. However, the instruction do clearly show where each nail should be positioned.

Next is the positioning and attaching of the davits. I took my time to do this and once I had it in place, and prior to the glue setting completely, I would move the ship around and view from multiple angles to ensure a nice balanced look and positioning. I was able to use the seams between the decking for alignment on the weather deck and I also simply butted the davits up against the appropriate posts on the top rail. After viewing it more times than I probably needed too I was satisfied with the results and let the glue dry completely.

Finally, you will need to add two nails to the lower portion of the davit where it meets the weather deck as shown in the image below.
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#295 Posted : 04 November 2021 00:11:00

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NOTE: This is a slight mod

For the bow hatches I was initially going to use the pieces provided by the kit. But after painting them and test fitting them on the deck I simply was not happy with how they looked. I felt like they should much more resemble the other hatches. Using the provided pieces as a guide I cut the hatch grid from some leftover pieces from the other hatches. I them built and appropriate sized frame and glue that around the hatch grid. Once everything was nice and dry I painted the frames to match the other hatches. The end result was much more to my liking and the best part was it only took a little bit of extra time to get a much more wonderful result...well worth it!

I glued the bow hatches in place per the instructions and landed back to get a nice overall view of the bow area. This ship is really starting to look like something now...getting excited!
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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.
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#296 Posted : 05 November 2021 13:38:33

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Its been a little while since I last looked in on your build and have to say I think you are doing a magnificent job with her. Everything is looking so neat and precise, it is very obvious you take a lot of care, pride and attention to the work you do... Love Love Drool Love Love .. Keep posting those updates, they are a joy to see....Cool Cool

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#297 Posted : 05 November 2021 18:47:06

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Thank you Alan for your kind words and support. I am actually enjoying maintaining this build diary much more than I anticipated. Now that we are nearing the end of the Bounty Build I will have to consider doing another diary soon.
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• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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• 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
#298 Posted : 05 November 2021 18:52:21

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Next up...the galley stove chimney!

As with any brass bits that require some bending and shaping you need to first anneal these pieces. Once annealed I carefully bent each into a tube. This was a bit difficult as it was necessary to be sure each piece came together precisely at the seam. I don't have a very good set of pliers for this sort of thing so that made it even more difficult. One day I will get a nice micro plier set.

I wanted to be sure the finished product was practically seamless, so I went ahead and welded the seams with some CA glue and a drop of water. Once that had dried I filed things down to a nice clean finish.

I used some more CA glue to attach the two brass pieces together and again used a drop of water on the still wet glue to create a weld. You can see in the photo below what this looked like prior to any filing with a needle file. Once it was filed I applied several coats of thinned black paint. I thinned the paint to ensure a nice smooth finish...didn't want to see any nasty brush strokes.
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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
#299 Posted : 05 November 2021 18:56:35

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To create the chimney base you need to remove the two pieces from the provided wood templates. I did a thorough job of cleaning up the charred edges and sanding everything nice and smooth prior to glueing the two pieces together.

Once the glued dried, I did a test fit of the chimney and had to adjust the hole in the wood base ever so slightly. The end result was a nice tight fit, but not so tight that I had to force the chimney into place.

After everything had dried completely I went ahead and attached it to the weather deck per the instructions.
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COMPLETED:
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#300 Posted : 05 November 2021 19:02:50

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The ships bell is a delicate little thing, especially the support arm. You must be very, very careful when freeing the arm from the brass template. Once freed I carefully cleaned up the edges.

For the bell it was necessary to clean up the mold lines just a bit. In my case there were not very many...a sign of a quality mold.

One more item to note, I annealed the brass arm. However, this time I annealed it to ensure it removed any oils on the surface. This would help ensure a better adhesion for the paint. For the bell I actually soaked it in a small bit of white vinegar to clean the surface. Again, helps to ensure better adhesion for the paint.

I painted both pieces and let them dry prior to assemble and the final install on the winch post.

Yes, the bell does rock back and forth if I tap the little handle. However, it does not ring BigGrin
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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.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - View the build diary.

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.
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