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Prince de Neufchatel by GrandpaPhil - 1/72 - from Chapelle Plans - Card

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I assembled 24 gunport lids.  I am going to use a pounce wheel on the lid straps, like I did on the Victory, to simulate rivets.

 

I think getting the hull done this weekend was a little overly optimistic, lol.  

 

The blizzard wasn’t nearly as bad as the news said it was going to be.  I had us dug out by the early afternoon.  My driveway was dry by evening.

 

Oh, well there’s always next weekend.

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I think I am going to add a pounce wheel to my shopping list Phil - it seems to be something that I could use having read through your logs here. 

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4 hours ago, Wallace said:

I think I am going to add a pounce wheel to my shopping list Phil - it seems to be something that I could use having read through your logs here. 

 

I bought mine in a three pack of Excel brand pounce wheels on eBay.

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I’ve been moving.  

 

My shipyard is at my new house.  It is now located in an attached garage.  This means that I can have my heavy woodworking tools with it. 😀

 

I’ve been installing eyebolts.  I used all 100 that I made, so I need to make more.

 

 I am going to be using British gun rigging because I put an eyebolt on the deck directly behind the gunports, in British fashion.  Changing this would cause a bunch of problems since this is a card model.

 

I am going to fully rig my guns.  This will make the guns a little more complicated,  but that’s okay because the whole point of this project is to learn what I can do.

 

 I also figured out how to make my cleats. I’m just carving them from wood.

 

 I am going to apply my skills that I’m learning on this build to the Victory.  Then I’ll roll straight into the Triton.

 

Here’s where I’m at now:

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I think that I have installed all eyebolts going into the hull.

 

 I made more so that I have a reserve of 100 eyebolts for the carriages and masts/yards.  If I need more, then I will make them.

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Now, I would like to finish my gunport lids and install them.

 

First, I need to use a pounce wheel on the straps.

 

Next, I need to paint the underside of the lids.

 

Then I will install them and paint them.

 

Lastly, I will rig them.

 

However, in order to rig them, I need to make cleats to tie them off to.  So, I will make them and install them in the near future.

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I painted the undersides of all of the gunport lids, green.  I also touched up the green on bulwarks and the rest of the fittings.

 

 I finished cutting out the scuppers.  I’ll paint them when I paint the tops of the gunport lids.

 

Next step is to make the cleats,  then finish painting everything.  I’m going to go ahead and do all dry brushing, weathering and highlighting as part of this painting.

 

Then I’ll rig the gunport lids.

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On 2/5/2019 at 8:45 AM, GrandpaPhil said:

The Prince de Neufchatel is on temporary hold to build some stuff for work.

No problems, Phil

 

I’ll be waiting patiently for your next update!

 

Cheers. 

 

Patrick

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I made a total of 32 cleats.  24 were for the port lids, the other 8 were extra.  If I need more, then I will make more.

 

 I installed the 24 cleats for the port lids.  Once everything is dry, I will do the final painting, along with weathering, of the hull.

 

Then I will rig the gunport lids.

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