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  1. The brass lettering ‘SUPPLY’ and four window frames are primed with a Tamiya rattle-can and airbrushed white Vallejo Air. They’ll require a little touch-up after cutting from the sprue. They’re attached with a two-part epoxy, Araldite. The prow’s painted Admiralty paints’ dull black, helping to cover up the unsightly Cabot’s ‘antique walnut’ putty. (Bad colour choice by me.) It’s amazing how little additions make a lot of difference.
  2. Hatches made following the plans, but I’ve reduced the width of the main hatch from 42mm to 37mm. This is in order to make more room for the train-tackle behind the canon along-side. I imagine the forward hatch on the main deck covers a ladder, so I left it’s dimensions as is. Copper eyelets on the hatch-planks are painted black to represent iron. I didn’t attach a brass ring to them, because in my mind, they’re removed by two blokes, one each side, holding iron rods with a T-handle at one end and a hook at the other. Second ring would get on the way and not be useful. That’s my excuse, anyway. Grating is glued to the quarter-deck, making sure the fully visible strips run fore and aft.
  3. Well, I knocked the rudder off already. Oh well, I’ll put it back later. I’ve been drilling hundreds of holes on the decks, and filling them again to simulate wooden plugs over nail-heads. Maybe next time, I’ll actually take five minutes to look up reference photos first…I drilled about double the amount I should have. I wanted to complete the deck properly before I attach the hatch covers and grating.
  4. Amazing progress! I’m taking years to build mine. You’re miles ahead! Looking awesome, Richard.
  5. I’ve literally been avoiding hanging the rudder on it’s hinges for months, because they were not cast too well. I’ve been working on plastic aircraft kits for a while instead…and really enjoying that. We’re in COVID-lockdown in Newcastle, Australia, so I’m waiting for stuff to arrive in the mail. (Adhesive silk/PE seat-belts for a 1:48 Bf109E & bare metal foil for a ‘58 Edsel.) So, broke out the ship again while they ground to a halt. The rudder was hung in less than an hour, and I loved doing it. The mojo’s high at the moment. We may see more progress tomorrow.
  6. As per my Facebook post, I'd personally finish the shrouds and ratlines before anything else. I'd make sure all the blocks that should be under the fitting tops are in place. She's looking great.
  7. Uncharacteristicly, I’ve made a fair bit of progress this weekend. Main wale pre-painted, placement measured from the plans and glued with CA. I’ve also fitted most of the bulwark capping rails.
  8. Sanded. Filled. Cabin facia fitted. Stem fitted. Stern facia fitted. Rudder post fitted. Canon ports cut (Not shown.) She’s starting to have a little colour applied. I’ve spent some time thinking about whether or not to make some stern windows. I’ve decided not to- I quite like the way the kit looks without them.
  9. I reckon I’ll pull up a pew for this one. She looks wonderful, Mike. I loved the reference to the good doctor, too.
  10. Second planking is now complete. I know the method I’ve used is completely incorrect, but I’m happy with how she’s coming along. And I’m enjoying myself. I’ll trim the rubber post and finish the rear counter next.
  11. She looks fantastic, Vane. It would be a shame not to finish her. Although, have you considered completing her in the “Admiralty” style? Stubs of the lower masts with no rigging? It’s just that it looks to me that you’d rather crack on with the three Caldercraft kits instead. You could always return to the Corel kit later?
  12. She’s looking fantastic! I’ve got this kit in my stash, so I’d like to follow the rest of your build. 👍🏼
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