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HMS Agamemnon by Sjors - FINISHED - Caldercraft/Jotika - 1:64

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Great to see you on your way with this one. A nice way to start the New Year.

 

Bob

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Will be watching you and this build Sjors, it's been brewing for a while and I'm sure you will do a great job.

 

Ben

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Great to see you have started your Agamemnon. Will be following every step of the

way, can't tell you how much I've enjoyed building mine.

Reached a milestone today and finished the Hull.

 

Enjoy your build my friend, I'm sure you will.

 

George

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Hi Bob, Ben and George,

 

For you also the best wishes for 2014

 

@ Bob,

 

That's the reason that I wanted to start in a new year....

So far, so good :D:D

 

@ Ben,

 

It's gonna take a while and that's not bad.

I have a few great examples of builders who also building the Aggy and I want to improve myself....

Do a little bit more then other builds of mine.

Rigging the cannons, treenailing on the deck etc.

 

@ George,

 

Congrats on finishing the hull !

Pictures please !!!!!

I already enjoy the building.

The first 7 bulkheads are in it....

Lot of sanding the slots a little wider.

But it is great material to work with !

Drawings are clear and easy to follow.

And of course I take a look at the other Aggy's......

 

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The bulkheads are in place ( dry fit )

 

They tell me to push the lower gun deck with a little force in place.

I'm afraid that I broke something when I do that, so a little bit more playing with the file.

The last picture is to show you how big it is  :D  :D

 

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Good to see progress on Aggy Sjors. Now ask your better half to get cracking on her Half Moon again!

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what is that..........a rubric's cube?   I'm sure it was a joke,   that you can compute the bulkhead spacing with that! :D :D :D     that's a big hull frame there my friend....looks very nice!   the half Moon looks good.........when is the log going to start up again?

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Thanks Grant and Popeye,

Also thanks for the likes....I like it  :D

 

The Half Moon is still in dry dock.

Anja has other things to do.

When she can find the time, she will go further on it.

 

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Nice, and lots of parts.

Going to be a big boat - 1.30 meters

Good luck and this is going to be a beauty when it is completed.

Marc

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Sjors, All this is doing is perpetuating my desire to finally build one of the HMS kits. ;-)

 

- Bug

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Hi Sjors,

 

Best of luck with your gigantic, new build!!

 

Cheers,

Robert

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Hi Sjors,

 

Amazing progress made my friend seeing as you only started on the 1st, looking good so far.

 

Be Good

 

mobbsie

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Thanks Marc ,Bug, Robert and Mobbsie,

 

@ Marc,

 

It is a big one.

I'm happy that I have the space for it to build it.

 

@ Bug,

 

You really should do it !

It's fun and a lot of building hours !

 

@ Robert,

 

Glad to see you  :D

And thanks !!

 

@ Mobbsie,

 

I can not build with the speed you are doing  :P

But I'll do my best.

 

The building guide is saying that I have to place the lower gun deck with gentle pressure .....

I don't know what they mean by gentle but I need a sledgehammer !!!!!

So the whole day I'm playing with a small file and still......it goes down to the half.....

Now I find out that the end of the slots are to short !

So again playing with the file.......

But not today anymore.

Tomorrow an other change !

Well, I guess that this is building ?

 

 

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sometimes filing the slots larger might not be the best way to go.   since you intend to plank the platform anyway,  perhaps simply cutting it in halves might be better.

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Hi Sjors

 

I was waiting for you to begin with this built. Unfortunatly I was busy with some homework and other things so I hadn't had the time to check it out. Now I have, and I think you made a great start. I have a small question for you (wich others might also answer). You put on the false keel the real keel before placing the bulkheads. Is this usual to do (I did this to), because in the instructions they do it later on (yes I know, the instructions are not always good), or can it also be done later?

 

Cheers :cheers:

Nick

 

By the way, Happy New Year to you and Anja :cheers: (and everyone else ofcource). The calender has got a nice place above my bed ;)

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Hi Sjors,

 

Really glad to see you've made a start on Agamemnon.  She's going to be a great build and I'm looking forward to following along.  Good luck and enjoy her!

 

Patrick

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LoL Sjors... that's the exact problem. I am getting fewer and fewer building hours allotted to me by my lovely leisure coordinator...  ;-)

 

- Bug

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Thanks everyone,

 

@ Popeye,

 

The lower gun deck is 5 mm thick....

And it's no use when I cut that in half.

The slots are to narrow, so I have to make them wider.

Some of them about 2 mm.....

But I have done it and now it goes with a little pressure in his place.

 

@ Nick,

 

You don't missed a thing yet.

I'm just get started.

We are happy that the calendar has a nice place....enjoy it !

And what about the keel....I think that you have to do what works for you.

At my manual it was the first thing that I have to do, so I did that.

But my hull has to be coppered....maybe that's the reason?

 

@ Patrick,

 

Welcome to the world of Aggy  :D

 

@ Mike,

 

Welcome for you to !

 

@ Bug,

 

The only thing that I can say is....make space and do a build at this size.

 

 

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Hi Sjors

 

Gosh you sure have picked a another huge build when you picked out the Aggie. The Half Moon could almost be launch on a ship this size. Keep up the great work she sure is looking good, looking forward to your next up date,   Enjoy

 

Regards   Lawrence

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Little update.

 

The bulkheads are in place and glued.

The lower gun deck is also in place.

Glued the bow cheeks and the support at the stern

Next thing to do are the support for the false canons and painting......

A part of the lower gun deck will be planked .

Only what you can see from the upper deck, the rest will be painted black.

And of course ,what is a build with our breaking something......

I have break two tops of two frames  :(

Glued them again and I have to see how i can place a support on it.

 

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Sjors, Are those little support legs at the keel your invention?

 

-Bug

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Hi Sjors

 

Looks good. I'm interested in wich way you get the bulkheads in place, so they are perpendicular (loodrecht in dutch ;) , don't know if this is the right word in englisch)

I'm following your built closely! :)

 

Cheers :cheers:

Nick

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Bug,

 

The big ones who are standing vertical are in the kit, the lower ones on the board are my idea.

 

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Nick,

 

There are slots in the false keel and in the bulkheads.

You have to see them as swallow tails.

The slots are to narrow so I have made them wider till they go easy in to each other.

And to get them straight I use angle irons.

Some builders are using lego.

You can check it after that with a square or with a level.

Hope this helps Nick.

 

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Looking good Sjors.

 

Why is there no lazer burn anywhere?  Did you sand it all off already or are the bulkheads for this kit die cut?

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Nice start to your build and I look forward to seeing your progress over the next few months.

 

Glenn

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