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

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WOW!

 

Repairs?  What repairs.  That is one whole lot of progress Mobbsie.  She looks great and I love the deck details.  Especially the 'cooker' as you call it.

 

Question-  Did you use Sjors as consultant on the transom ??  :)  :)  :D 

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Thanks everybody for the good words.

 

WOW!

 

Repairs?  What repairs.  That is one whole lot of progress Mobbsie.  She looks great and I love the deck details.  Especially the 'cooker' as you call it.

 

Question-  Did you use Sjors as consultant on the transom ??  :)  :)  :D 

 

Not this time mate, I'll save Sjors for the more complicated fixes. :D  :D

 

Grant, I may be in a position to start the rigging sometime in 2014, least that's what the Admiral is hoping, still got to make the rope server yet.!!!!!!!!!! :D  :D

 

Andy your right, there's plenty of trim to go on. ;)

 

Barbossa, You have hit the nail on the head mate, I've had to tinker with both the Badger and Granado transoms. :huh:  :huh:

 

mobbsie

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nice repair on the transom.......bet there were a few discouraging words said when you saw it.   but you fixed it....and that's all that matters.

 

    your deck fittings look very nice!   well done!;)

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Mobbsie,

 

Good catch and a great fix. Everything is looking top-notch.  post-76-0-27330900-1372639776.gif

 

The fun stuff is starting.... deck furniture and the guns... post-76-0-57039700-1372639829.gif

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Wow! She's shaping up very nicely Mobbsie! Makes me wish I could afford one of these myself!! 

hamilton

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Hi Guys,

 

Thanks you for lookin in and the very kind comments and remarks.

 

I have a bit of an update, probably the last one for a short period as the Admiral and I are off for a few days up north, Northumberland for a bit of hill and fell walking, all around Kielda forest.

 

Deck furniture for the upper gun deck is fitted as are the guns, the guns are rigged but I'm waiting for the flemish coils to dry so I can finish them off, that's the only fault with the system I use, drying time, must learn to be patient.!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

No hick ups during this stage which is always a bonus.

 

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That's it folks, I hope you enjoy the pics.

 

Back soon

 

mobbsie

 

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Wonderful job Mobbsie,

 

Great rigging and great rope coils !

When I'm at that stage when I started on the Aggy, I bring my Aggy to you  :D  :D  :D  :D

Another visit to England the next few years …….yippie!!!!! 

They started me to now on board of the ship  :)

 

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Mobbsie,

 

Looking real good! And intimidating.....I guess once my tugboat is finished I may have to manufacture something with a few weapons.......

 

Cheers,

 

Jim

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Fantastic work, Mobbsie!

 

Enjoy your vacation!  Don't forget to take some pictures :D :D :D :D :D

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Great stuff.  I love the Mobbsie 'patented' canon!

 

Have a great break.

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Wow!! that's a lot of guns!!....... look'n nice and trim, great job Tony, like Augie, I too like your trademark on the guns.

Frank

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Hello Tony,

 

Beautiful work. Nice job on the deck furniture and the canons.

I guess they're ready for action now.

 

Enjoy your vacation.

Have a safe trip and be well.

 

Anja

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Hi Mobbsie:

 

I had to go back and check the date of your last update - June 28....6 days ago - and in that time, how many guns did you rig?!?! I hope you've been getting enough sleep! And going easy on your eyes! Should we be worried.....? Have a great holiday! The closest I'll get to a walking tour any time soon is in about 10 minutes or so when I'll walk out to buy some vegetables up the road....I'm jealous...

hamilton

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Beautiful work Mobbsie! Very neat and tidy! Those cannons scare me....they make me think of the 108 that I will have to make for my ship!!

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looks awesome . you can imagine all the crew running around getting them ready for another salvo :)

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Sweet looking gundeck with your special cannons.   Have a good trip and see  you when you get back.

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Great work Mobbsie - your cannon with their "trademark" look superb. Enjoy your holiday.

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Very Nice work your cannons, nice work !!

But i have a little but...the rigging to move the cannons is it not a litle to much line, although i imagine my self the deck in a fight all the gun crews working around the canons, so then i think the long lines must be getting a chaos,

Just how i see it, and perhaps i am, wrong just my thought, for the rest a very nice build !!!

 

Martin

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Hi All,

 

Thank you for all your very kind comments and well wishes for our coming holiday. :cheers:

 

Hamilton, the guns didn't take that long to rig because I had previously made up the blocks and tackles for them, all I had to do after that was to attach the hooks to the eyebolts, apart from the Flemish coils, it made life so much easier than having to rig in situ.  ;)

 

Martin, there does seem to be a great amount of rope but when you consider the recoil of the guns and the space needed for them to be reloaded I suppose quite a lot was used, also the coils were the very devil to make and didn't come as I would have liked but I dislike making them and didn't want to remake them. :)

 

Frank & Sherry, there are a lot of guns and still more to come, I only have 64 so I can imagine what it must be like for the 100 + ships. All those carriages would drive me nuts. :piratetongueor4:

 

I still like the patented gun paint work although I know it's not historically correct and not good enough for the purists but I think it looks good. :10_1_10:

 

I have been working on the Head Rails today, it's been a bit disjointed with all the prep for the hols and lunch with my old work colleagues so not too much achieved, the coils are now all done thankfully, I really must find a decent method for making them. :huh:

 

See you all when I get back. B)

 

mobbsie

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Sweet guns mobbsie! I'm just starting the same job on my Confed. Wish I was as fast as you.

 

Ben

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Hi Guys,

 

Back from my hols and raring to go, hope to have an update fairly soon. :(  :)

 

I'm currently working on the head rails,

 

mobbsie

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Welcome home Mobbsie. Looking forward to seeing your next update. :)

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Yes, what they said.

 

Welcome home Mobbsie. I hope you had a wonderful week.

Talk to you later.

 

Anja

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Ok,

 

I can not stay behind then…...

Welcome home my friend  :D

 

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