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  1. Phil, Agreed. The name Baltimore Clipper covers a very wide and complex subject. I am finding that putting a name to a build entails a whole library of research. I do enjoy this side of the preparation and the more I read, the more I appreciate your log. These are beautiful craft and fully deserve the extra work involved. Keep up the good work. Sam
  2. Hi Rowboat, Normally I would fix the stem and stern before the second planking. Cut a rebate in the stem piece to fit the ends of the planking (will look more like full size construction. Plank the inside of the bulwarks if the capping rail is wide enough to cover double planking and/or the inside face of the first planking needs tidying up. However befor or after are both correct. Good luck with the sanding and WEAR A MASK please. (Excuse shouting please but important). Regards, Sam.
  3. Enjoying your work on the cannons. And your attention to detail. I usually have to replace cannon, gratings and some blocks. A few kits tend to supply the nearest obtainable (usually oversize). Keep up the good work. Sam.
  4. The best tutorial on this subject I have ever seen. One fo my reference file. Thanks, Sam
  5. Hi, Agree with your approach to gun tackle. I have problems at 1/48 scale. The thought of working smaller gives me nightmares. Sam.
  6. Tim, Clever solution for the ratline knot problem. Perfect choice of lubricant. Good to see a Bounty kit posting being rigged and well on the way to being finished. Some on MSW seem to fall by the wayside. Sam
  7. Like most simple ideas it works. And works well. Will be adding this to my "do it better box". I enjoy your approach and results. Keep at it. Sam
  8. Hi Dr PR, That was one of the best tutorials on cannon rigging I have seen. Good photo's and descriptions. More importantly valuable sourcing tips. I will be using your methods in the future. (With your permission of course). Thanks, Sam.
  9. If it's the Artisania Latina kit then you will need a lot of help. Some CURRENT logs on this site are - HMS Bounty by Tim Moore. HMS Bounty by Trig. Both excellent logs, excellent builds and well worth following. Also - Anatomy of the Ship series by Conway Press - The Armed Transport Bounty by John McKay. Only available second hand and eyewateringly expensive but I think indispensable. Hope this helps, Sam
  10. Hi Jobbie, I hate using walnut planking, even when soaked. Started swapping walnut for Pearwood or, Boxwood if I can get it two builds ago. Building up quite a stock of walnut. It doesn't even burn well. End of moan. Your build is progressing nicely, very impressed. Will be following closely as I intend to build this one next. Sam.
  11. Hi Tim, My Beadalon needles arrived yesterday, very flexible and they really do work well. Thanks for making rigging easier. Sam.
  12. Morning Tim, I have been looking for more refined rigging tools (been using artery clamps for years) and saw your latest post. Have just ordered some on ebay. Thanks for the tip. Never too old to learn. Your build continues to be impressive. Sam.
  13. Hi Johann, is that gun and rigging really. 1/48th scale ??? Brilliant work. Sam
  14. Hi Dashi, My current build is HMS Bounty at 1:48 scale so I am using your post for inspiration. I would have trouble getting anywhere near your results at 1:64 scale. Please keep the photo's coming. Regards, Sam
  15. Hi Tim, My research also indicates copper sheathing. The only problem is sourcing materials required. At my age I haven't the time or finesse to cut 1500 approx. plates and then nail them to the hull. The only alernative I have found is - Cornwall Model boats, Caldercraft Fittings, Copper Hull Sheathing ref. C83520. - Copper Hull Plates. These are 1:64 scale and I think are included in their HMS Diana kit. The scale is close to Bounty but may not be close enough for the purist. If some sort of sheathing is needed then "white stuff" would be a period alternative. Sam
  16. Really like the waterway/stanchion solution. If you don't mind me stealing this idea I will be adding it to my box of tricks to use in the future. Sam.
  17. Agree strongly with CMB comments. Orders big and small including my last order in which I gave the wrong payment details are dispached promptly. Great to see that this excellent build is progressing again. Sam
  18. Morning RMC, On my Granado I couldn't get my head around any of this. I ended up with a vertical flat bulkhead including a proper vertical door. I'm not saying the kit is wrong, I just didn't like the decals, colour etc. Your door is a good way to go. Sam
  19. Good job on the windlass. I like it the way it is, perhaps one more coat ??? The light finish shows the detail off a treat. Sam
  20. Hi Trig, My Anatomy of the Ship book. "The Armed Transport Bounty" has finally arrived. I have a shelf full (bought over the years) but lacked a copy of Bounty. This book is a must have for this kit. The detail is better than expected. I am already planning extras to be fitted and can't wait to start the kit. Bearing in mind the kit instructions (or in some cases lack of them) I consider this £57:75 well spent. Book from Abe books website ISLAND BOOKS http://islandrarebooks.org.uk Book was as described and extremely well packed. Also try Just Books site. Sam
  21. Definitely looking good. Especially the half columns. Sam

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