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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. The photos as promised.. The planking is glued and as yet no work has been done to finish it off. I will just sand and clear seal it after completing the tree nailing. (With 4 coats of clear Danish Oil) The Stern area with lots of stealers 1 length had 4 stealers in it .. Another shot looking forward/ The Bow area. The internal works to date. Stern to Bow. Another shot Bow to Stern. A closeup of the stern area. A Shot of the lower stern area (Transom) As you can see I use miniature self tapping screws to hold the planks in place then they are removed ready for tree nailing. The screws are quite long as it helps to hold them in place while fitting them. The holes are predrilled and so far I have has NO splits in the planking. Its NOT the screw head that holds the planking in place.. Its the thread. Lots on Ebay listed as Micro self tapping screws. from 1mm upwards. Will show more progress as the planking continues upwards. Regards Antony.
  2. HI. After a extensive break from model building.. Im'e back Hi Nick. Yes I will contact you tomorrow . No photos today … But I will post some tomorrow afternoon. Started the external planking with Ash stripes 6mm X 1.5mm Yes small for the scale But the effect is nice. I started from the garboard plank and working up slowly. At the gunwale I will use walnut strips up to the main deck handrail then I will use Mahogany strips. Should look Nice... (NO PAINTING...) All the decks up to the Main deck are completed and will need the small bits adding on model compression. Cannons are made and Rigged ready for installation. That's it till tomorrow. Regards Antony.
  3. Hi Jo. Just catching up on your build log.. I am most impressed with you build and humour. A first class job on the planking to the hull. But look at the quality of the finished product All the best. Regards Antony.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.

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