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HM Brig Badger by gunslinger4hire - Caldercraft - Scale 1:64, first wooden ship build by me


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#31
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Step 3: Laying the keel (keel_001)

Today i laid out the keel and cut off the bulkheads and the main keel. The plywood parts fit really

tight into their grooves. I am a little bit afraid of dry fitting them, worried about getting them disassembled

again without breaking it.

 

At this stage the bearding line is marked on the main keel.

 

Also the captain was there laying the keel.

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Current build:

  1. CalderCraft HM Brig Badger 1778 Scale: 1:64

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  1. Panart Royal Caroline 1749

 

 


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Hi Oli,

 

You don't want them so tight. Inspect the slots to see if they are correctly shaped and without projections that could be the problem. Otherwise you will have to sand them down a bit. They also must not be so loose as to wobble. You may find it easier to sand the keel below and the bulkheards above the slots on both sides rather than opening up the slots. It should end up with a nice comfortable sliding fit. 

 

Check the mast steps at the same time and make sure that they will accept the dowels nicely or adjust them accordingly.

 

Cheers,

Richard



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Hi again Oli,

 

I forgot to stress that you must be very careful that you don't misalign the squareness of the fit when you do the sanding.

 

When I look at the pic of the pile of bulkheads it would seem that the slots tend to open slightly at the mouth. This could have been caused when you tried the dry fit. It could also be a shadow or just my imagination but it may indicate the cause of the problem.

 

Richard



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Hi Richard, the small opening are a feature... ;-) no, the bulkheads came so off the board.

I think they made them a bit wider at the beginning that they better fit. The main keel has

the same small openings at the beginning of the slots.

 

Sanding the parts so they fit a bit nicer was also my idea...


Current build:

  1. CalderCraft HM Brig Badger 1778 Scale: 1:64

On hold:

  1. Panart Royal Caroline 1749

 

 


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Step 4: Gluing the bulkheads (keel_002)

 

So finally i manged to glue the bulkheads to the main keel...

 

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Current build:

  1. CalderCraft HM Brig Badger 1778 Scale: 1:64

On hold:

  1. Panart Royal Caroline 1749

 

 


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Hi Oli,

 

You're looking good. All square and ship-shape.

 

Richard



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Step 5: Fairing the Bulkheads and installing the Gunport Pattern (hull_001)

 

Business kept me some time busy, so i hadn't much time to continue the build.

But in between i managed to fair the bulkheads and installed the gunport patterns.

 

The left gunport pattern i bend before around a root beer tin can...

The right one i bend around the bulkheads still while wet.

 

The outcome was better and satisfying than thought before.

 

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Current build:

  1. CalderCraft HM Brig Badger 1778 Scale: 1:64

On hold:

  1. Panart Royal Caroline 1749

 

 


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Planking Problems

It turns out that planking after the kits instructions, brings some problems with the first planking.

Maybe i did some mistakes with fairing the bulkheads... On the left side of the hull the first three planks

snug nicely into place and form... but on the right side i get some clinker effect. Reading some planking

tutorials let me think i should have started the first planking also with tapered planks. and not like the kit

instructions. Probably i will remove the third and second plank and start all over. The first plank seems

to flow right, so i will leave it where it is.

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Edited by gunslinger4hire, 31 March 2013 - 01:12 PM.

Current build:

  1. CalderCraft HM Brig Badger 1778 Scale: 1:64

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  1. Panart Royal Caroline 1749

 

 


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You may find it easier to cut the plank to shape at the bows first then plank towards the stern. lay the plank in position first and determine whether you need a tapering to remove the clinkering, usually the the first two or three will lay pretty well before you need to taper. Slowly work towards the stern pinning or clamping as you go ensuring you have enough adhesive present. I prefer CA to PVA as you get that fast grab. Are you soaking the planks first - you need to as it helps them become more flexible for positioning without spliting or even breaking. Leave the stern final detail till later just ensure the plank is bonded with a 25mm or so overhang. As you work down towards the keel you will possibly need to trim to the stern post and or beading line. Dont worry about stealers just yet those can be added later towards the end. The important thing is to get a pretty firm amd sound flat 1st planking to take the walnut.


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Current build Trumpeter Arizona 1:200 with White Ensign PE and a Nautilus Wooden Deck.

Built Caldercraft Convulsion, HM Brig Badger and HMS Snake.

Awaiting - Zvelda HMS Dreadnought planning to get the Pontos Deck and PE Upgrades, Panart 1:23 Gun deck model and couple of the cannon kits Manatu - French siege mortar, and American coastal cannon.


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Step 6: First planking (hull_002)

 

Finally i managed to finish the first planking. I think for the first time i came out quite good.

But i am not really satisfied with the result. Nevertheless there are no spots that could not

be repaired to get some plain surface for the second planking.

 

Only from doing you get experience... ;-)

 

 

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Current build:

  1. CalderCraft HM Brig Badger 1778 Scale: 1:64

On hold:

  1. Panart Royal Caroline 1749

 

 


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Finished first planking (hull_003)

 

So first planking is finished. I also reinforced the first planks with glue and laminated

paper strips from the inside. Now the hull is really stiff...

 

Next steps i will put on some filling paste and sanding it.

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Current build:

  1. CalderCraft HM Brig Badger 1778 Scale: 1:64

On hold:

  1. Panart Royal Caroline 1749

 

 


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Cannons (cannon_001)

 

To get the head clear of tapering planks meanwhile i started to build the cannons.

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  1. CalderCraft HM Brig Badger 1778 Scale: 1:64

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  1. Panart Royal Caroline 1749

 

 


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Looking great Gunslinger.  Cannons came out nicely blackened.  What blackening solution did you use?


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Hi Mike, thanks for the compliment. But i think the hull looks better on the pictures than in real... ;-)

 

For the blackening i used this blackening solution: http://www.krickshop...ngsmittel-50-ml

 

Krickshop is a germany located shop specialized in model building, but not only in model ships.

 

Oli


Current build:

  1. CalderCraft HM Brig Badger 1778 Scale: 1:64

On hold:

  1. Panart Royal Caroline 1749

 

 


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When I built my Badger I installed the ply deck first as that gave an edge to bond and hold the gunport ply and also helped in lining the port ply correctly  well better.

 

Your barrels look good with the chemical blackener, thats what I will use next time for sure rather than paint on brass.

 

 

Norman.


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Current build Trumpeter Arizona 1:200 with White Ensign PE and a Nautilus Wooden Deck.

Built Caldercraft Convulsion, HM Brig Badger and HMS Snake.

Awaiting - Zvelda HMS Dreadnought planning to get the Pontos Deck and PE Upgrades, Panart 1:23 Gun deck model and couple of the cannon kits Manatu - French siege mortar, and American coastal cannon.





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