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Build a plank on bulkhead model of the 32 gun frigate HMS Winchelsea 1764. Download the set of plans which contain all of the parts and information to build the model. A comprehensive monograph detailing all aspects of the project is also available. Some laser cut parts for this project are also available at SyrenShipModelCompany.com

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  2. Thanks so much Ken, Thomas, Don, Bob and the "likes". Always greatly appreciated. Bob
  3. Frames! arrived today, 6 days after estimated delivery (thanks USPS new management). Lets see if image insertion direct from phone works!
  4. Thanks Bob and Matthias and for the likes. Matthias - I glued the friezes on with a prit-stick (which works well and allows for a tiny bit of sliding around) and, when dry, hand painted (with a brush) with Admirality Flat Matt varnish from Cornwall Model Boats. I think Admirality paints are connected to Caldercraft/Jokita. I have not used Admirality varnish before but it seems to me just about the perfect product. It goes on with no hint of brush marks. You can overcoat a small section of woodwork and not see the join with the adjacent not-overcoated section. Brushes wash out in water. We can not as far as I know get wipe on poly which all our American friends seem to swear by in the UK but I can not think its any better than this stuff. I've used only the flat matt but I like the satin appearance of the varnish before it dries on the friezes and mouldings. I may give those a coat of satin. All the best Fred
  5. Hi, your model looks beautiful, but what happened to your friezes? They Keep in better condition, of you spray them with varnish, before gluing them in place. Matthias
  6. Hey all! I have been slowly planking my way up from the wales. I still don't get as much time as I would like to work on it, but I'm still managing to get some progress done. Be it as little as 1 piece a day. Anyway, I hope this looks good. I am still working up the bulkheads, but thought it was time to give an update. The planking around the fixed blocks was quite daughnting for me. It took me a few attempts, but I am satisfied with the results. I'm on the last row of 1/4" wide planks before the 3/16". After I finish planking up the wales, I will sand it to even out some of the rough spots, then add the 2 rows of planks below the wales. Thanks all! Jeff
  7. I’ve just completed the first band of planking on the starboard side. It’s not perfect, but I’m pretty happy with it. The edge bending went a lot easier than I expected. I did break the first plank twice before I got one bent without breaking. Once the bend is set, the plank lays flat on the bulkheads so easily.
  8. Fred, it's turning out great. I am the poster child for inaccuracies requiring adjustments in future work, so I know exactly what you're talking about. Bob
  9. I love those mouldings around the QG. I am at that stage and finding them a right so-and -so Fred
  10. I think my QGs must be a little low or the sides of the ship too high or a combination of both. You can see on the close up of the QG that (a) I had to cut in a little bit more frieze and (b) the fancy rail on top of the QG fits under the laser cut fancy moulding whereas it should intersect it. Still, I quite like it that way though I suspect my multiple inaccuracies will lead to problems down the line.
  11. The English have a saying - I expect every nation has a variant - "London buses - you wait for ever and two come along in two minutes". So it is that no one has posted for days and Bob and I post within minutes. I'm coming along reasonably well. I have found the mouldings on the lower part of the QG far and away the hardest pert of the build so far. They require edge bending, twisting along their length and plain old bending. After a number of goes I came up with something acceptable for the moulding immediately below the windows. I'm still working on the lower moulding.
  12. Found you ! Wow Bob. Is this not to big for you???? 🙂 It is your usual great work. I have problems to find someone again with this new layout of the forum. Or maybe I'm to old 😞 Just joking..every new thing has his good and less good things. But your build is great! I will follow you again. Sjors
  13. Finally, some long overdue progress. First, I added the moldings and friezes to the transom. I don't know what happened during my download of the friezes, but I found that I had to adjust the sized redo the downloads. Now they fit. I then framed the quarter galleries, using the laser cut pieces, and put on the moldings. The outer part of the uprights was painted, using Winsor& Newton cerulean blue acrylic.The windows were added, using Micro Krystal Klear for the glazing, rather than the laser cut acetate. I like the look better and it greatly strengthens the window frames. Next, I added the fluted columns, using the laser cut pieces and strip wood. The friezes were glued in place and the drops added. I have the resin casting set, and applied fruitwood gel stain before mounting, as Chuck has suggested. The last work was to make up the roofs, using the laser cut pieces and shingles. The shingles were painted with Polyscale grimy black, which is a dark gray. The roofs are not yet permanently mounted. Now, it's on to the hull side moldings and friezes. Bob ,
  14. Fantastic examples Mr. Passaro, very satisfied with your answer I hope to join the construction soon.
  15. received a package from Syren today with planking blanks stock and chapter three parts. Ordered on 22nd with expectation it would take 6-8 weeks due to Cov-id, but arrived in two. So looks like shipping to UK is pretty much back to normal. Hopefully I can get some time to progress things a bit now and get chapter one finished.

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