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

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These gun tackles are hard to get right, I thought I would try expending the rope between the blocks, might look neater, dunno.

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It is so difficult to get the scale right working with something so small Steve

What sizes are those blocks you are using on the cannon?????

I also see that the bit that holds the bowsprit, whatever it's called, is totally different from mine with mine being long and curved, following the bow

Also it is a U with the bowsprit sitting in it rather than being enclosed

So much seems different on different models of thew same ship

 

Oh well, it will all come together in the end

Keep it up  :10_1_10: 

Mick

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Hi Mick

The blocks on the cannon are 3mm ones that I bought from Chuck Passaro. Yes, the "bit that holds the bowsprit" you refer to, the knightheads, are different to yours because I didn't use the kit supplied ones. There are a lot of things different about my Endeavour compared to all the others because I am not referring to any instructions or any one single reference source, I am doing my own version based on the original 1768 draught plans and many other contemporary sources. Many of the parts on my Endeavour have been purchased separately or scratch built.

There certainly are many different versions of the Endeavour because all of the reference books etc have filled in the knowledge gaps with guesses and none of them agree with each other, then the kit manufacurers adapt their kits differently depending their interpretation and which reference sources they used. Also a lot of builders are modifying their kits to look like the full size replica of Endeavour or base them on the Anatomy of the Ship book.

 

Cheers

Steve 

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this is a tricky part of the build to get the scale correct. I can't say that I have seen the gun tackle rigged that way though...just my two cents. You might want to try to coat the lines with a 50/50 white glue mix to straighten them and make them look taut.

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Beautiful craftmanship with the canon, and anchor. 

thanks for the inspiration, Mike

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Hi...

 

beautiful work on a beautiful ship ... I hope I can reach this Level some day...

 

:piratebo5:

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Beautiful work Steve

They look really good

I only hope mine will look half as good  :( 

I will try my best  ^_^ 

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I've been a bit tardy on the ship lately, too much other stuff going on at the moment. Got some done this weekend. Finally finished building all the guns, now I just have to rig them all. I've rigged one gun so far.

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As a bit of a side project I bought some Caldercraft 1/60 cannon kits to put on my AL Endeavour, because the ones on my AL are crappy. The Caldercraft cannon are a bit low slung though and don't look realistic. Anyway I will make them up and put them on, but I won't be rigging them, just recoil ropes. One bonus is they came with lots of small eyepins, and good capsquares that I used on my 1/48 cannons. You can see the relative sizes of the 1/60 and 1/48 cannon.

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Hi Steve

Your cannons are really looking the part - great work. In my opinion steel wrapping. rather than rope rigging to a hook, the blocks gives you much more room to rig. That said, your outcome looks great. For future reference ME does sell tiny eyebolts with an internal diameter of just 0.7mm. These are much smaller than anything else out there and are well scaled to the cannon rigs at 1/64 or 1/48. Caldercraft do a similar size in brass etch but that loses the rounded look. The ME stuff is fairly cheap even delivered to NZ.

 

Whatever - your cannons are looking good and, if I were you, I'd just carry on and be happy and proud.

 

Cheers

Alistair.

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Thanks Alistair

I thought rope strops on the blocks would be more authentic because I have never seen gun tackle blocks with metal bands. See the pics below of the Victory cannon and the restored cannon from the actual Endeavour in a museum, they both have rope stropped blocks.

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Hi Steve

I totally agree with you about the authenticity of the rope strops. Guess I'm just suggesting a wee cheat here to clear the lines. No matter though, you have roped them very well and you have a great looking tackle overall. All the same, I might, on my model, keep cheating...

 

Great photos. The actual cannons are quite scary. Firing a steel ball, or other things, out of those at high velocity has to be a frightening event. Both the sheer muscle and the low technology are evident in both pictures.

 

Cheers

Alistair

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Beautiful work with the cannon Steve

You are inspiring me as to how to do mine

The blocks have arrived so I will have to have a play around with them to see how I can get them to look

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I had a bit of a play around and managed to make a half decent long tackle block by gluing two different size block together after filing one end of each flat. I have also just started making the lower masts and tops.

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My eyes were drawn to that double/violin block as I have had a few of them to make

Yours is absolutely superb Steve

I wish mine looked half as good as that

I know it helps to have top quality blocks to start with

But the work needed to make a block like that is outstanding

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Hi Steve,agree with Mick, you also inspire me,good workmanship,thanks.Im ready to start planking my Endeaver when time allows. Edwin :piratebo5:

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Thanks for all the compliments guys. Cheers.

I've been working onthe foremast today. I have sanded a curvature into the battens on the top because I've seen photos of contemporary models that are like that and it looks better I reckon. For the mast head hoops I used car pinstriping that I cut down to width.

 

Steve

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Hi Steve,

 

Your mast and tops look nice and crisp.  Will be very helpful when I get to that stage.

 

Cheers

Slog

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Very nice indeed Steve

Totally different to mine of course

Mine are simply painted black  :huh: 

Your whole assembly does look better scale than mine as a couple of things on mine do look a little large

Certainly keeping up with your flawless standard  :cheers: 

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Thanks Mick

Yes you hit the nail on the head, scale is so important and just about every kit suffers from some sort of problem with the scale of certain parts. I didn't use the trestle trees and bibs supplied because they are slightly big, I used the pre-cut ply top supplied but I had to trim it slightly to get it the right size and shape.

Cheers

Steve

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I received my lantern kit from Chuck Passaro the other day so I spent most of today building it, very fiddly work but the end result is very good, Really well designed Chuck! The first pic is the lantern supplied with the partwork that I replaced.

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