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  1. I’ve begun lining up the stern framing and adjusting everything before glueing using the patterns and plans supplied by Chuck, everything is lining up nicely and looks real good. ben
  2. Thanks Rusty, I have a feeling you will like the recipe I have in mind. ben
  3. Port layout and upper/lower cill framing complete, no issues were encountered with this process, and I have begun installing the port sides. Next up will be adding the stern framing and I’m also cooking up something special to add to this model which will change the original design somewhat but hopefully it will add to the whole. ben
  4. She looks great Rusty, have you decided on the final finish you are going to apply to that gorgeous pear? Maybe even oil it like Chris did on his Confed - that looked sublime IMO. ben
  5. Thanks for all the likes. Rusty - I have been at home for a few weeks so have managed to spend some time in the shop, that will soon come to an end but I hope to get the port framing completed before I go back on the road. Erik - sorry to hear the benches are so expensive, you could try and make one, instead of drawers just make 2-3 shelves instead, wouldn’t be too hard I think. ben
  6. Yep Chris, I have started the Rough fairing process before I start the port framing layout.
  7. I have completed the keel and started glueing the bulkheads together, here you can see them sat in place. ben
  8. Thanks Rusty, I decided to make up both the AYC and my own Pear/Box knee of the head to look at the difference in color and grain appearance and I have decided to go ahead with my decision to make the framing in Pear. ben
  9. Hi So I'm going to go ahead and start a build log of the Winchelsea, It will based off Chuck's designs with a few modifications of my own. My main reason for building her is because she was once captained by Pellew and I intend in the future to build another of his ships, a 1:48 fully frame model of the 44 gun Razee Indefatigable and it would be great to have both models together in the same scale. I will not be planking in AYC as I have a goodly stock of Castello Boxwood and prefer it on a model of this size, also stem/stern framing and keel will be of Swiss Pear with other wood highlights, maybe I will use the cedar on things that wont be seen easily and use the fruitwood gel stain that Chuck has discovered to blend it with the boxwood to minimize usage. I did purchase the Bulkheads and starter packages from Chuck and will certainly be buying his cast resin set when they are available. The first job I have started while waiting for planking to dry on Pegasus is to make a new build board for this "BIG" ship, it will be approx 38" long without rigging and will need good support while framing, planking and finishing, so I decided to go and buy another 'cheap' 5foot workbench from Harbor Freight for $100 and modify it to suit. First it was put together and lift casters added so that I can quickly move and spin the bench whichever way I need it. Second was to add 4-foot T-tracks and a nice large 1/2" MDF buildboad to the top. Third was to install the keel and bulkhead former holders ready for the backbone. The 4 drawers are great for holding parts/tools and the bottom shelf for materials which keeps and entire build together on one table instead of being spread about my workshop. Here is looking forward to an interesting build and I should start on the bulkheads later this week. ben

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