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HMB Endeavour by shipaholic - Eaglemoss - 1/51 - Bashed partwork

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Hi Steve,

It has been a nice break away.

New year, new targets.

 

Nice start to the yards. Keep going.

 

 

Dave R

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Great to see you back Steve; the gaff looks good.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Most of the weekend spent making the yards, all done by hand, just lots of sanding. Something not clear on the AOTS drawings is the fact that the yards that are eight square in the centre section had battens nailed onto the flat sections. The battens were 1" thick so at 1:51 scale thats 0.5mm - the deck planking material is 0.5mm so I used some of the left over planks for the battens. Its terrible open wood so hard to keep edges straight. SIx done six to go. Pics are of the main yard.

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Nice clean woodwork there Steve; they look good.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Its 37 degrees Celsius here today and my ship in the garage is suffering the sags, the mainstay especially and the shrouds are loose. I brought it inside and placed it on the bookcase in my study (my indoor mancave) where my Victory normally sits. Looks okay there, my Vic might be looking for a new home when I finish the Endeavour.

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I seem to have missed this log, what a fine job you are making of her Steve, a great looking model.

 

ps: I quite like a degree of uniform sag in the large stays, think it gives an impression of 'weightiness', it's something I try and manufacture :) 

 

Regards,

 

B.E.

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Thanks BE, yes I agree when the sag happens realistically you know the tension is right. On my previous models I left the horizontal running rigging such as braces a bit loose then soak with water using a wet paint brush which makes the rigging sag realistically and then it stays that way once it dries out

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G'Day Steve

Sorry for my absence but I had some personal issues and I'm slowly getting through the log on MSW.

Your Endeavour is Bloody marvellous and you should be extremely pleased the way is is coming together.

Did you do all the Yards and Masks by sanding only?

I'll be at that stage very soon.

Havagooday Mate

Greg

 

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I have been making the stunsail booms, plus I added a few more items in preparation for the rigging. The bowsprit traveller, the iron horse, and some cleats. I fitted the belaying pins to the bow, I used brass ones that are blackened because the are a better more realistic size and I reckon the look just like dark wood once blackened.

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Thanks for all the compliments guys.

 

Michael (Ca.shipwright) - the metal work is very very tricky and those stunsail boom irons, being so small, were super tricky to do. The hardest part is holding the parts together during soldering, then not getting too much solder. I am not very good at it and it took a few tries to get them right but i persisted. I used silver solder. I have a silver solder kit that I bought, which consists of the solder, a mini gas torch and the flux. I used some 1/8" brass tube for the rings and brass rod hammered flat on four sides to make it square, for the arms. If you look at this photo you will see that the rings are a little off centre but once on the model its hardly noticable because they are so small. There was usually too much solder on the joints so I just filed off the excess.

 

Cheers

Steve

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5 hours ago, DaveRow said:

Very very nice Steve.

Time and patience is your virtue.

I'll be taking on board the battens about the yards. Nice touch!

 

Dave R

Hi Dave thanks

Yes the battens aren't mentioned or shown in the AOTS, I think the AOTS drawings are based on the drawings etc in Steel here http://www.hnsa.org/resources/manuals-documents/age-of-sail/the-elements-and-practice-of-rigging-and-seamanship/page-1/  

scroll down theres some great drawings of masts and yards with more detail than AOTS. Like I've said before the AOTS is not gospel

Cheers

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15 hours ago, shipaholic said:

Hi Dave thanks

Yes the battens aren't mentioned or shown in the AOTS, I think the AOTS drawings are based on the drawings etc in Steel here http://www.hnsa.org/resources/manuals-documents/age-of-sail/the-elements-and-practice-of-rigging-and-seamanship/page-1/  

scroll down theres some great drawings of masts and yards with more detail than AOTS. Like I've said before the AOTS is not gospel

Cheers

Thanks Steve,

Found the page with the spars. I do remember seeing this page, months/year ago when doing some research. But time gets away and so much passes in/out of the mind. 

 

Dave R 

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'.......right but i persisted. I us......'

G'Day Steve 

My dear late Father had a saying. 

Persistent is a virtue, possess if you can, seldom found in women, but always in a man. Sorry Toni, you're the exception!

Great job again 

Havagooday 

Greg 

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