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  1. The Captain is not happy with the progress and decided to come and inspect the build. I promised that we will double our efforts....
  2. An amazing build and I am happy you finalized it. Your HMS Jason will be even better but this one is definitely one of the better Snakes I have seen on the forum! Congrats!
  3. Thanks, I decided to do the gunports before doing the whole hull. Easier to work on when it was fixed in the rig and things to grab when you need some support for the carving. And also, much easier to clean up the dust instead of having it inside the hull. Next step will be to pland the gunports but I might work on my other projects abit more before going there. At least I have a nice hull to look at on the shelf and not that skeleton.
  4. When it comes to first planking I have given up on the soaking of wood and now i use these three tools. First planking dont need to be that pretty, its just about shape and support for the next level. 1) matt cutter is not that precise but its much more comfy than an exacto knife and it can cut 1.5mm lime very effective. Sometimes i use it together with a ruler if its a long cut. 2) dry planks are instantly shaped with this plank bender. Not pretty, but its easy and effective. 3) this tool can effectively press down some nails once u get a hang of it. It needs to be
  5. Thanks, unfortunately not much done on this one for a while. But hope to pick it up soon and practice my rigging!
  6. My main mission is not to be able to put something on display when I build it. I just like to create stuff. Of course a ship is fantastic to look at, but its the therapy of putting it together that is the important part of it. And the more you build, it just becomes to overwhelming to put everything up. One way can be just to have one special spot in your house and switch ships with the seasons.
  7. Thanks, well it depends on how i put them on display. We will see, its years away but if there will be glasscases for all of them it will be tigth.. I guess i will finish Speedy first and she is not that big.
  8. Thanx alot for the kind words. The hull is slightly over 80cm and this kit is one of the first Chris Watton designed for Caldercraft in the Nelson Navy. Its a beauty, but its from the 90s and Caldercraft hasnt updated any of their kits so they start to get really old. So basically the plans and instructions are poor and also the precut parts etc. In order to get it in good shape you need to work alot on all details as well as make some updates in mtrl. I have already bought better copper and will likely replace the visable wood with something else than Walnut. I bought this kit bef
  9. This shot kind of some up this years current status of my wooden builds. It will all become a nice family of 1:64 ships. Hopefullt i can at least finalize one of them during 2021.
  10. Trying to finish off the first planking. The distance between the bulkheads are rather long on this kit. I added scrap stipes on the edges and now it is much steadier as well as more easy to sand down and get a nice curve.
  11. My Snake is about 55cm and have 18 carronades so Sphinx is slightly bigger and 22 guns if I got it right. Its definitely on the bucket list. I just need to finish some of my current builds first... I am quite active at my work bench but I have so many simultanius things going on. I dont care much about the pricetag (as long as its well spent money) and Speedy has been a very nice build so personally I think the higher quality the better (even though it will come with a cost). I got my Speedy about a year ago and what I really like with Vanguards is that its increadible how the "design
  12. I have deviated from the original plans and now the big question is if I will regret this later on? I simply extended the inner walls fully to the front for a cleaner look inside. This area is not that visable but according to the plans, there are no inner walls for the last 15cm where the hull start to turn. The full width of wall gets abit thicker due to the gap increases between the layers. So the question is what will look best? With or without innerwalls? If I keep the innerwalls i guess the canons wont stick out as much here.
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