Jump to content
The Journal is now Digital Read more... ×
shipaholic

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

Recommended Posts

I look at your rigging and can understand why I am procrastinating rigging my Endeavour. Since my ship has turned into quite a lash-up, my rigging when it gets there will be a much more modest effort.

RE: silver soldier

I have the torch, very small pieces of silver, and a jar of flux.

1st question: Do you flux the joint, pile on the silver pieces and then heat until the silver melts and flows into the joint?

2nd question: My jar of flux is extremely viscous- more like thick paste then any thing else. Is this still good to use?

 

Thanks for all your great postings,

 

Regardsd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

G'day ca.shipwright

I guess I can answer that for you.

When I solver solder, I dip all the ends to be soldered in Flux  (age doesn't destroy Flux with my experience, and my Flux is on the jelly side now). I then join the pieces together and heat them up and let the silver solder soak onto the joins.

havagooday 

Greg 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you have to make the stand that your Endeavour is on or did you get it with the build set? I am busy with mine and don't have a stand and cant seem to find a place online that would sell such a thing. Just to lazy to make one while I'm busy with the build. Please let me know. Thanks

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another Silly Question: I am busy with the blue upper sheathing of the hull, the instructions say you must use water based stain. I bought 3 different ones and was not happy with the look so I have been using a blue oil paint that looks similar to yours. I am not sure if this is going to create a problem later when gluing the finer detailed pieces on. Any advice on this and suggestions based on what you have done? Thank you for your response to my previous message. Karl

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a silly question Karl. I used water based paint. French Blue from Admiralty Paints by Jokita. I got it from an online Hobby Store here in Australia.

You shouldn't have any problems gluing things on oil paint especially if you use CA

IMG_3410 (480x640).jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 6/7/2017 at 5:09 PM, shipaholic said:

I have been working on the topmast shrouds recently. I used two single blocks to simulate the sister blocks on the shrouds. For the thimbles in the pendants I cut a short piece off thin copper tubing.

IMG_3307 (800x558).jpg

IMG_3308 (800x600).jpg

IMG_3366 (800x600).jpg

Hi Steve,

Just trying to understand a bit more for the new-bee(me) on this rigging business.

 

So the pendant you mention is a Burton Pendant ? with a double block, possibly with another thimble(lashed) or hook attaches to the hanging thimble?

AoTS does not indicate thimbles, however I suppose it depends on how much detail one wishes to add to the realism of the model.

 

David Steel's Rigging.....  Main & Fore Top-Mast > Burton Pendants(1 pair):

has a thimble on the pendant(hanging I assume, like yours)

thimbles 1 each on the double block and single block(which would make up the tackle)

All the above now makes sense to me.

 

However, I don't understand the pair of blocks in the shroud ? 

Probably something i have not come across yet.!

 

Cheers

Dave R

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Dave

 

Yes they are burton pendants, the bloocks would be hooked to them.

 

The two blocks between the topmast shrouds are called sister blocks, for the topsail lifts. The AOTS has long stropped blocks hanging from the masthead

 

 

IMG_3443 (480x640).jpg

IMG_3444 (480x640).jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I haven't posted on here for a while but I have been plugging away doing bits and pieces when time permits.

I have been working on the rigging and have almost finished the topmast standing rigging.

This week a little diversion, I bought a ships wheel kit from Syren. Its the correct size and looks much better than the metal one I had there. Great kit from Chuck - everything goes together so precisely. First pic is the metal wheel I replaced.

IMG_3973 (600x800).jpg

 

 

IMG_4133 (600x800).jpg

IMG_4137 (600x800).jpg

IMG_4138 (600x800).jpg

IMG_4130 (600x800).jpg

Edited by shipaholic

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice neat work; looks good!

 

cheers

 

Pat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Really very nice. I have started the Constructo Endeavour and after a few weeks am getting to the point where I am almost happy with the deck. That was until I saw how nice yours is. How did you make the nail marks in the planks? I think they look fantastic. Regards, Mark. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Mark

Thanks.

The nail marks in the planks were done using a 6B pencil, just position it on the plank, press and rotate. Practice on a scrap to get good at it, and keep the pencil sharp.

Cheers

Steve

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Continuing on in bits and pieces when I have time. Today I made the parral and fitted the spritsail topsail yard, the first running rigging being the spritsail topsail halyard and I had a crack at making my first rope coil at the belaying pin.

IMG_4180 (800x600).jpg

IMG_4178 (800x600).jpg

IMG_4177 (600x800).jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great work as usual Steve. I've started my yards and if we are both using the same resources, notice on Steel's plan for the gaff there is a sheave in the end, but it's not in the AOTS. What's your thoughts on this? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model shipcraft.

The Nautical Research Guild puts on ship modeling seminars, yearly conferences, and juried competitions. We publish books on ship modeling techniques as well as our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, whose pages are full of articles by master ship modelers who show you how they build those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you what details to build.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
×