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HMS Agamemnon by mobbsie - FINISHED - Caldercraft / Jotika - 1/64

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Wow mobbsie,

 

Your making fast progress there! How many hours did it take to complete one side!

Looks very good buddy.

 

Ben

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I have never done coppering before, but I do have one suggestion..........keep up the good work! :)

It really looks great!

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Mobbsie, 

 

Ditto what Sherry said about "keep up the good work".  Looks great.

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Mobbsie,

 

Took my shades out ... she looks brilliant!

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Fabulous.  I really like the look of it.

 

One question.  On the rudder.  Was there any mention on the plans of beveling the leading edge of the rudder to allow for rudder throw?

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I can't offer any suggestions... you're doing things pretty much like I would....keep going, it looks great :)

 

 

Andy

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Now thats some fast plating, but again not to be unexpected. Your not using Gnome labour are you?

Beautiful as always?

 

and as Augie asked, shouldn't the rudder be fitted/shaped before plating? Heck its probably already done and the other side half plated. Wish I could be faster except I like taking my time too much. :dancetl6:

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Wow, beautiful work Mobbsie!  I still can't believe how you can work so quickly yet with such incredible results :)

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Fantastic work Mobbise - just as we all expected of you!

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Beautiful as usual....

If you continue like that she will sail before the end of the year!

Pierre

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Hi Guys & Gals,

 

Thank you very much for the vote of confidence and your constructive comments and as a result changes have been made.

 

Ben made a very good point with regards to the rudder pintle's, the recess's have been squared and the all the copper plates removed, the platres have also been removed from the stern post so hopefully making it a better fit when the time comes.

 

The stern post and leading edge of the rudder have been painted copper.

 

Augie, there is no mention of bevelling the rudder but it does need to be tapered along it's length from 5mm down to 3mm, this has now been done and coppering will commence once again.

 

Keith, I also like to take my time and I think I do, it's just that when you get into a zone all else is forgotten and you end zipping along, it's just the way I am I suppose.

 

As far as the time taken is concerned I didn't put a clock on it but from dead reckoning it must have taken me about 25 to 30 hours for the starboard side. I will record the port side a little more accurately if I remember.

 

OK onwards an upwards, I hear the sound of copper plates calling me, time to go slightly insane.

 

Again thanks for all your very kind remarks and comments and thanks for putting me right on the rudder.

 

mobbsie

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Nice work in progress over there !!,  copperplating looks really great, your "Aggy" starts to become a real gem.

 keep up the good work and picture coming !!

 

Greetings ,

Martin

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What can I say?

Everybody is saying it al ready.

 

GREAT JOB !!!!!!!!!

 

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Hello Mobbsie,

 

Looks great my friend. You did a wonderful job with your first time coppering.

 

Take care,

 

Anja

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Hi Mobbsie

                  Coppering looks great I am at a similar point with my Diana and the coppering patten looks about the same, its a bit scary where to put the gore line as you do not know if it is right untill you have completed one side. I have found the Caldercraft plates fix very well, and cut well, second side should be a walk in the park, all be it a longish one.

 

Regards Ray

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Just catching up, Mobbsie.  Crikey!  You don't hang about do you mate?  I expect that by now you've got the other side finished. ;)  :)

 

John

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Hi very nice clean job on those copper tiles there are2600 on my Victory so was a bit surprised to see you had 2500 to put on your build must be larger then i thought,i had same prob when i cut those tiles around the rivets,but now my tiles have tarnished a bit it does not show.   DEREK :pirate41:

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Hi Mobbsie,

 

For your first attempt at copper plating you have done an excellent job. You should be proud of it , looks like you have done this many times before. :)  :) 

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Wow Mobbsie! You weren't messing around! That would have taken me forever to complete and it wouldn't have looked half as good as yours! Very well done!

hamilton

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Hi Mobbsie

 

Not only the copper shines, but also your workmanship.

 

And reworking the rudder is a very good point, almost always neglected in kits instructions (and promptly forgotten on my build).

 

Take care

Peter

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Wow! Your coppering looks great, Mobbsie, very nice and clean work, top-notch job my friend!  :)

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Hi Guys,

 

Thanks for looking in and the good words and encouragement given, it does really help. :cheers:

 

A quick progress on the coppering, IT'S FINISHED, the port side took me about 25hrs to do with a few fopars along the way. :)  :(

 

The last couple of days have been almost a nightmare for me, I've had the droppsies which, when you think about it doesn't seem so bad, a bit frustrating perhaps, but I'm talking blades here, I have picked up a few cuts along the way, nothing serious, some I didn't know I had, a bit scary though when you see a craft knife falling and heading for the bulbous belly, this happened a few times, picked up a few puncture wounds with that. :o  :o:angry:  

 

Tweezers with very sharp points sticking in the palms of my hands, my thoughts at that time were similar to " blast that really shouldn't be happening ". ^_^

 

The final straw was the Aggy falling from it's foam matt onto the floor, not too much damage though, just a little crushing of the stern post and a few popped plates, the stern post just needed to be trimmed and the plates stuck back on. :angry:  :angry:

 

I had to pull a few plates of the bow as they were not following the correct line, the old glue then had to be scrapped of and the plates replaced. :)

 

The rest was pretty well straight forward with no major problems.

 

I have learned one lesson though, when I next plate a ship I will be overlapping slightly, Caldercraft plates have rounded corners and as you can imagine these leave an unsightly gap. :huh:

 

OK I have a few pics.

 

The offending area that needed stripping and replating

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Stern view.

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Portside view

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Now the fun begins, cutting in the waterline

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More cutting in

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The finish

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So there we have it, all done.

 

Next step is to place the rest of the trim on and complete painting her.

 

mobbsie

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