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Armed Virginia Sloop Patrick Henry by DocBlake - FINISHED - Lauck Street Shipyard - Scale = 1/32 - POF Admiralty Style


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DocBlake

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I'm beginning my build log of the Lauck Street Shipyards POF kit of an Armed Virginia Sloop, an admiralty style kit in 1/32 scale.  The kit arrived in it's box and it is heavy!  The contents are high quality hardwoods (primarily cherry for deck beams, knees, carlings etc. and hard maple for the frames) with lots of strip wood of various species for planking, trim etc.  There are also a large number of 3-D printed parts; this being the first kit to offer them. There are 5 sheets of plans, each 36" X 24" included.  I may alter the kit, and add additional details and possibly substitute some different woods, but I'm basically going to build it out of the box.  Comments, criticisms and suggestions are welcome!

 

Here is the box, and some shots of the maple and cherry billets containing many of the parts.

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Edited by DocBlake, 23 September 2016 - 05:39 PM.

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Hi

 

Did I see where this kit is now OOP?

Is it now out of production because Bob could not sell enough of them,or was it because the 3D parts could not be produced to a acceptable quality?

How are the 3D printed parts in the kit you received? 

 

I have his Halifax and Fair American kits. Have not started them yet. I was surprised that he chose this ship since there are other kits of this ship  being produced by others.

 

Keith


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DocBlake

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Hi Keith!

 

Bob's AVS is not technically out of production, but he won't manufacture a kit unless he has a lot of 8 orders and business has been slow.  He doesn't really advertise.  If you are interested, I believe he has one AVS in stock right now.  As to this Kit:  It's quite a bit different from the MS AVS,  It has lower deck details like a light room, shot locker and galley stove.  The kit differs from Bob's previous kits in that the frames are beveled before installation, making the fairing of the hull, both inside and out, muck easier. The 3D parts are quite excellent.  The detail is amazing.  You'll have a hard time looking at typical MS, Amati, Corel Britannia metal castings and then using them.  Photo below.

 

PS:  If you're interested in selling "Halifax", I'll take it off your hands! ;)

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Dave,

 

I look forward to watching the progress of your build. Bob Hunt is a perfectionist, in my opinion and that is a goos thing.  Being limited in my building abilities I am a fan of his praticums, of which I have many, and would be lost without having them on hand for immediate answers.

 

This not however taking a shot at all of the expert advise and help which I find here.

 

Happy building

Dan



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DocBlake

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Thanks, Dan.

 

The first step in the build is to make the frames.  They come attached to the hardwood billets by two tabs.  I found the easiest was to remove them from the billet was to use a Dremel tool and a cutoff wheel.  In the photo, if you look carefully, you can see the burned area on the billet where the parts had been attached.  Each frame is made up of 9 or 10 parts.  The tabs are then cut off of each part, and the parts lightly sanded.  The first layer of parts is stuck to a template of the frame with double sided tape, and the second overlapping "sistered" layer of parts is glued to the first.  The photo gives an idea of scale

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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Can't wait to get started on mine Dave.  Mike has started the log of his on here, so if you want to see what he has done with the kit, especially the 3D parts, take a look at his here:  http://modelshipworl...dmiralty-style/

 

Bob did say he has one kit left that is packaged and ready to ship.  His model and supplied practicum is nothing like the MS kit of the AVS.  I wish more folks would go and look at Bob's kits at Lauck Street Shipyard and support his manufacturing of these exceptional kits.  Because he may quit the business if there is not more interest.

 

Jeff


Edited by jdbradford, 18 July 2015 - 07:44 PM.

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I agree, Jeff.  I built the MS AVS using Bob's practicum and these are two different kits, altogether.  The POF "Patrick Henry" is going to be worth every penny.


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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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I went through my new kit, the Chris Watton designed Amati Revenge and am also very excited to start this one soon.

 

Jeff


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Hi Keith!

 

Bob's AVS is not technically out of production, but he won't manufacture a kit unless he has a lot of 8 orders and business has been slow.

 

Actually I believe he most recently said he can do batches of 4, but I could be mistaken about that.  Regardless, he does have one in stock and needs 'hard' orders for at least 4 before starting the next batch.


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I've started gluing up the frames. Frame 0 is amidships. The frame's number increases going forward from there. Frame A is just aft of Frame 0, and the frames proceed alphabetically moving aft from there. Frames 0, 1 2 and 3 are straightforward and require no beveling. The numbered frames forward of these (#4-11) require progressively more beveling as the bow is approached. The same is true for the lettered frames moving aft. The first couple after Frame 0, Frame A and Frame B, require little or no beveling. The remainder (C through Q) are beveled. I finished and glued up the first 4 frames, 0 through 3. I'll also begin gluing up the other frames, as well as constructing the building jig and keel. My frames are maple. The deadwood, rising wood, keel, stem and stern post are all cherry. I'll add a rosewood or ebony false keel. I will also blacken the joints of all the deadwood parts to simulate caulking. I think the contrast in woods will be nice!

 

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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Great start Dave.

 

And, I think you are correct Brian.  On my order Bob had originally been looking for 4 commitments before starting production.  Apparently, 1 person back out at the last minute, so he has one kit ready to go.

 

Jeff


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I'm very happy to see another one of these builds getting started.  I'm rapidly closing in on 300 hours into mine and its been both challenging and very rewarding!!

 

Mike Shanks


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I am playing around with the deadwood assembly for the keel. The deadwood is made up of 4 parts glued together. I plan to blacken the joints between all the parts to simulate caulking, but I also think that some of the component parts of the deadwood can be broken down further than in the kit. For instance, parts SD1 and SD2 were probably each made up of smaller parts on a real ship. I'll simulate this by scoring lines in the parts and darkening the scoring with a pencil to simulate caulking between the parts. Here's a shot from the practicum showing the deadwood, and my proposal to alter it's appearance . What do you think?deadwood.jpg deadwood new.jpg


Edited by DocBlake, 19 July 2015 - 03:06 PM.

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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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I really like the effect you've done with the deadwood Doc.  Looks great!


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The rising wood was carefully removed from the billet and all the appropriate frames were fitted to the slots.  The slots were squared up and the keel is ready to be glued up.  I went a little out of sequence here by fitting the frames to the rising wood before beveling them, but I don't think it makes any difference.  The strip of dark wood in the picture is rosewood, which I will use for the false keel

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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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Looks like you are off to a great start Dave!

 

Mike


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looking forward to watching this build. Thanks for starting a log.

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I finally finished the keel.  The first step was to glue the stern deadwood in place.  The rosewood false keel was fitted and glued.  Next I cut the rabbet by adding a bevel to the top of the  keel and the bottom of the rising wood.  Then the rising wood was glued in place and the notches squared. Finally came the stem and the stem deadwood.  Once I finish beveling the frames, it'll be time to start framing the hull.

 

Dave

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 


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All my frames are glued up.  The first 8 have been sanded and beveled as needed and are sitting on the keel assembly in the building jig.  My frames are hard maple, the keel assembly is cherry.  Final fairing of the maple by hand is not going to be too easy!

 

Dave

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Dave
 

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Current Builds:

 

 

-Fair American 1780 by DocBlake - Lauck Street Shipyard - 1/48 scale - POF

 

http://modelshipworl...-148-scale-pof/

 

 

 

-Independence 1775 by DocBlake - Artesania Latina - 5/16" scale

 

http://modelshipworl...tina-516-scale/

 

 

 

Completed Builds:

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768, 1/48 scale.

 

http://modelshipworl...virginia +sloop

 

-Virginia Pilot Boat "Swift", 1805, 1/50 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...atina/?hl=swift

 

-18th Century Naval Battle Station, 1/24 scale

 

http://modelshipworl...battle +station

 

-Armed Virginia Sloop 1768 "Patrick Henry", 1/32 scale, Lauck Street Shipyard, POF, Admiralty Style. 

 

http://modelshipworl...miralty-style/

 

On Hold:

 

-Rattlesnake Mamoli 1/64 scale, Bob Hunt's Lauck Street Kit-Bash.

http://modelshipworl...-kit-bash-log/

 

 





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