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About AntonyUK

  • Birthday 10/09/1949

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    Ivybridge, Devon, UK
  • Interests
    Modeling. Walking. Scuba diving. Gold panning.

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  1. HI. A nice man cave And a load of tooling to get the job done A good start on the Victory. Are you using any books for reference ?? Will be interesting to watch the lighting with Fibre optics. Not tried this yet.. So will be watching with interest. Will follow along and I have the kitchen stool on the right booked as my front row seat. One assumes you were a submariner ?? with the Name and the bulkhead door. Regards Antony.
  2. Hi. Thanks Keith. Yes this is going together very quickly as there has been a lot of planning on how things will be constructed. Also lots of the timber has been pre milled ready for use. Another update. Lots of little bits made since the last post. And main deck is complete. Was done in the two weeks as most of the timber was already prepared and milled. The whipstaff steering was a new thing I have not encountered before. Two pumps of this ship. The other one is on the other side of the ship and will not be visible. Only 4 of these on each side of the ship. The rigging for the guns ready made up. Rudder and tiller arm. Copper will be blackened after making the opposite set of hinges (The ones that fit onto the ship). Whipstaff area. This will also be blackened when finished. I have lost count on the number of different timber types I have used so far. I like to mix the woods types to give a better contrast. The next step will be to plank the exterior of the ship. This will mean removing the ship from its jig and laying it onto a flat surface and clamping it as not to let it warp while doing the external planking. I will use 3 different types of timber on the exterior planking.. Walnut, Ash, and Cherry. Thanks for looking in. Regards Antony.
  3. Hi Jo. Painting will spoil the look of the boat ..But saying that it might be a option you might take after planking. Advice... Read the instructions and compare with the kit. Test all assembles as many times as it takes to satisfy yourself that you are doing the right thing. It's a nice ship when finished and makes a very nice display. I built a Leudo some time ago. Check my builds below. Regards Antony.
  4. Hi Mark. Nice start to your build. And a nice ship as well. On planking the planks are also treenailed at each beam. Not just at the ends of the plank. The pencil looks perfect for your deck.😀 Regards Antony.
  5. Hi Again. Thanks for stopping by. and the kind comments. Had a good 2 days on the deck... Now finished. Carlings and Ledges in place. Not glued at this stage.. Close up of the woodwork. Messy as not yet sanded or fixed. Big jump to Completed Gundeck. just the trimming to do. looking at the underside of the Gundeck. Waterways in place As it is right now. Will trim the deck tonight and install the hatch surrounds. Next is the Main deck. This has a step at the 3/4 of the way towards the stern. Also there are a lot of furniture bits on the main deck. I think 2 weeks might see it through. But we will see. Regards Antony.
  6. Hi Fernando. Cheap cocktail sticks soaked in dark stain for 3 mins then thoroughly dried. Hole was drilled with 0.6 drill bit. Then glued in place. Dried for a couple of hours then Cut with small side cutters then sanded. BTW The scale of this model is 1/26. Will be using Tulip wood for this deck as I like the hint of green in the wood. Regards Antony.
  7. Hi. Another update.. Tree nailing the deck and adding the gratings. Drives me nut's treenailing.. All cut off and sanded. Spent a little time this week marking out the beam positions for the second deck. This deck was much easer than the first deck as I did not have any thinking and planning to do.. Hanging knees are glued to the deck beam at this stage. Nothing of this deck is fixed to the hull. Knees have been pined and retested for fit. Will be fixing the beams and the Lodging knees next. and tomorrow I will fit the Carlings. and if time and fitting go well then I will also add the Ledges (already made). Thanks for looking in. Regards Antony.
  8. Hello Peta. Stunning work. I bet the grandson is missing his Lego ? Or did you purchase it just for rope making. I've got to agree with Quote above. First class. Regards Antony.
  9. Hi. Thanks for your kind comments. Second deck is now under way and the method of marking and positioning the deck beams is real easy and full proof. Making easy work for each deck. Will post pictures mid week with details on how the deck build is going. Regards Antony.
  10. Hi Druxey. No no snow for us yet. Some I can see on Dartmoor. But it's only a dusting. Thanks for looking in and for the likes. Regards Antony.
  11. Hi. Did you try https://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/shop/lighthouse-prints They are responsable for most of the lighthouses in the UK. Regards Antony. Edit also Google photos
  12. Hi. Sorry for the delay in posting... Lots of work done on the model and Starting to decorate the lounge. Internal planking completed now and model released from jig for first time. Gunports need trimming down and I shall leave like this until lower deck is in place. Then reinforce the deck beams by adding filler between the beams and the ribs. View of the completed planking. Lines drawn on for treenails. Square holes are for deck beams. Deck beams now in place but not glued yet. Notches for carlings are machined in. Will be using 4mm sq dark walnut for these. Jig to hold deck beams at correct height and distance made and fitted to support. Carlings and ledgers all cut but not glued yet. Deck construction well under way. Deck is Alaskan cedar. First time I have used this wood. Very impressed with the quality and grain. Last planks on this deck are fixed and will need treenailing and sanding. First deck I like this shot... A bit of tidying up and I will be happy. Will start treenailing tomorrow and post a update more often. Regards Antony.
  13. Hi Tom. Nice steady build. I replaced the blocks that came with the kit. Some I made and the rest were Syren's blocks. Planking is a pain on this hull but it's a nice shape when finished. All the best. Regards Antony.
  14. Hi Everyone. A update on the Mayflower and A jig for cutting deck beams ETC. Installing the Brest hooks. Gunports are now lined. And the planking is almost up to the main Deck. Planking sanded with P80 to start with. Will finish with p120 then seal the inside. The grey timber clamped onto the keel is the Marker for the Bilge Deck. The Marks are the approximant Deck beams positions. I have made a Jig for cutting my deck beams which I will post a few photos and a sketch. Pivot point arm This is fixed to underside of bandsaw table. Support arm now in place with timber clamped in place. Start of First Cut First cut done and Trim discarded. You can have a set of Holes in the pivot support arm . or you can release the clamps and move the timber forward the amount plus the blade kerf. My preferred method. Ready for second Cut. The Cut beam ready for sanding. The pivot point should be level or just forward of the Bandsaw blade. Its a easy Jig to make and you can very the radius by making the pivot point further away or closer to the bandsaw blade. Bandsaw Radius.pdf Regards Antony.
  15. Hi. My interest in building model boats and ships started when I was 8 years old or should I say young. Having lived in The Lizard in Cornwall UK (Sea on three sides of us )all my life it was a thing to do that after a storm we would walk around the coast and look in all the small coves and beaches around The Lizard. And yes we found many things.. some nice and some not so nice. But that's another saga. I found a 24 inch model of a ship. Solid hull with only a few dents and scuff in. This grew into a two masted ship that was my pride and joy. I had a old gent down the road from me that was a model ship builder. He used only hand tools. And WOW a true craftsman. Then I had a break from modelling while I was working away from home for 5 years. Then as I settled down I started modelling again. Have been around sailing ships all my life and it's second nature to me... But I am still learning new skills every day. A happy New year to you all. Regards Antony.

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