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HMS Prince 1670 by Mirones - Constructo - Scale 1:61

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Greetings,

 

after thinking for a long time and being un succesfull with plastic-kits i buyed my first wooden kit the HMS Prince of 1670 by Constructo around May-ish from Spain. With alot of Pause in between my work sessions i finally managed to get the first Plank on.

 

getting started in May:

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Sadly i used the wrong deck planks at the bow these were intended to be the vertical Walls :( .

 

June: after some break adding the fake decks and adding the first planks huray.

 

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Sadly i later had to find out that the fake decks accidently shifted around 1-2mm to starboard wich is causing me some minor problems wich take some time to fix.

 

August - November: adding more deckplanks and the first Bulkheads/vertical Walls.

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Later November: getting the first Planking on the hull.

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i hope to get the basic Hull done befor new year. Some tips about steaming the Planks for easyier bending are alot welcome, the material is 2mm x 6mm thank you in advance :cheers:

 

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Great start!  I'm also glad that Constructo has re-released this kit. I will be following this build very enthusiastically!

 

Bill

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Get yourself a pair of plank bending pliers, which helps a lot. Also yake your time and research at least two or three steps ahead before you start each task.

 

Mike

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Yep, the Pandora was one of my favorite builds, I chunked the prefab transom and stern windows and opted to make my own out of wood, It turned out great. The Pandora is now resting in a harbor of someones living room area in Canada where it was sold and ship to, also along with the Bluenose and Mayflower. 

 

 

mike

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