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Royal William by marktiedens - Euromodel - scale 1:72

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update - I got the upper quarter deck installed & planked. Then I found some mast coats at Ages of Sail & glued them to the decks - had to file them out slightly for the masts to go through.

 

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Then I located the cast metal bulkhead that fits on the upper quarter deck. After cutting out & painting it doesn`t look too bad - may still need to do a little touch up. also made the windows with the Kristal Klear window maker liquid.

 

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While waiting for paint to dry I thought I would make the bitts & capstan. I had to shorten the capstan to fit under the forecastle deck beam, but it still looks ok.

 

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Mark

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I'm really enjoying your build log Mark. You have taken great photos and it is a pleasure to look at your work.

 

I can't wait to start my own Royal William. With three amazing build logs to go by on the site, it should be a piece of cake....just kidding!

 

Looking forward to more posts!

 

Peter

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Peter - thanks for your nice comment. My camera is a simple point & shoot - I sometimes have to take 2 or 3 pictures to get a decent one. I am behind the other builds so I am just following their leads.

 

Denis - I thought the heel is the very bottom of the mast where it sets on the keel. Maybe I will just call them "the round things on the deck where the mast goes through" :D. Just kidding.

 

Mark

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Hi Mark

 

When I ordered mine from my model shop I called them mast collar's , I was told that they are not mast collar's but mast heels and I was not going to argue with him.

 

Like you I will call them round things :D :D :P .

 

May be some one can help us out with the correct name for them ???.

 

Denis.

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Now listen here you old tired eyes,Peter got it right, its a great pleasure to watch your masterly built model progress,the quaility of workmanship is outstanding,great photograghy ,I'm sure others are watching this build with much interest and taking notes, I know I am. well done old man. Edwin.

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Splendid work as usual, Mark. I hope you took note from VinceP's log that he felt he made a mistake constructing the poop deck before the stern. He had to trim his back. As you know from my build log, I haven't constructed my poop deck yet, yet it is apparent to me that the deck will have to be trimmed. It sticks out by at least 1cm. My advice is to allow space for trimming when you get to constructing the stern.

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Thank you very much Edwin,Keith,& Don. Also for all the looks & likes.

 

Keith - after triple checking the measurements on the plans I located where I thought the metal bulkhead should sit from the front edge of the upper quarter deck - about 138mm. then I test fit the poop deck & the rear edge lined up almost exactly right. Just a little sanding needed at the rear corners. I had to cut some off the sides,but that was to be expected. I am also building the poop deck first so I can get the upper edge of the bulwarks cut down to size before starting the second planking. It may be a mistake,but that`s my plan.

 

Mark

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Hi Mark

 

Excellent job you are doing on your Royal William. Great job you have did on your hull planking and cutting out all of those gun ports. Just love all of that very fine detail you are adding to your very fine ship. Keep up the great work and the pictures coming,                                                          ENJOY.

 

Regards   Lawrence

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Thank you very much Lawrence - I really enjoyed your work on the African Queen also.

 

Mark

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A little more progress - all decks now finished & gratings in place. I ended up cutting the openings for the gratings larger to match the plans. After laying out all the side ornamentation castings I marked out & cut the bulwarks down to very close to their final shape. Difficult to see but I added some narrow strips to the edges of all the decks to cover the plywood & ends of the deck planks.

 

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Mark

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Update - I thought I would work on the bow bulkhead next. First I cut a piece of leftover false deck plywood to match the previously built forward most bulkhead. After painting the metal decoration I glued it to the top of the false bulkhead. I made the roundhouses by cutting a 12mm dowel in half. Then I laid out the strips for the double doors & gun port lids. After painting it black I added the trim using some 1mm strips painted gold. The "portholes" are brass eyelets from the fabric shop. Finally the stanchions across the top were made using very small belaying pins filed flat on one side & cut the bottom of the pins off & painted gold. the gold paint I am using is a vallejo color called polished gold - very nice paint.

 

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Mark

 

 

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Thanks Nigel,Michael,& Mike. It was very fiddly working with those belaying pins - they were only 6mm long to begin with. Also the black paint I am using is semi-gloss - dead flat black to me looks just that - dead ;).

 

Mark

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Hi Mark, looks really great. Great idea using those belaying pins, although the thought of filing so many of them to fit the railings makes me a little weak kneed! As it turns out, I am using the exact same gold paint as you. How did you get your lines so sharp and neat? Did you mask off every area to be painted? 

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Hi Keith -filing them down to fit in the space wasn`t the hard part - painting all those little pieces was the fiddly part. The pins were painted before gluing them in but the metal piece they fit into was painted using a 10-0 pointed brush freehand - no masking. The old hands are still pretty steady B). Starting on the second planking next. I intend for the planking to follow the curve of the wales so a little edge bending might be required - hopefully not too much as I don`t have any extra wide planks to do proper spiling. I am using the kit wood - would love to use something better like pear but it`s not in the budget.

 

Mark

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