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  1. Hey Doug, thanks for reaching out. I'm an aerospace engineering student at the University of Texas at Austin. (TU) for you. Im starting my third year here and i love it, it is hard work but fulfilling. I also have a few friends who attend CSTAT and they are fully immersed in the passion and culture of the campus. Its nice to hear another Texan!
  2. Thanks again everyone, I will check out those hobby stores and make a decision, I will update my decision on my Build-log. feel free to follow along if you want.
  3. Wow, thanks to everyone helping me out here. I will take what you have said and do some more research. Im not sure if its something I want to undertake right now, or if If I want to wait to do some planking on my second ship.
  4. Thank you for the response reklein. If I do that would I have to double up on my lower wales? Adding planks straight onto the hull would make my wales flush with the rest of the hull. I do not have the extra material to do that, and I'm not sure of where to buy more of it, my local hobby shop does not have the material.
  5. Hello, I have just recently gotten into this hobby and I am now at the stage where I feel its time to paint/stain my ships hull and deck. If you would like to see my progress so far you can check out my build log here. Before I paint and stain I was curious if its possible to add the illusion of planking on a solid hull ship. My kit is from Constructo and came with a pre-carved hull. I would like to add some planking to make it seem more realistic before moving on. My plan was to take a nail or xacto knife and just make some markings along the hull but I wanted to ask here to see if any of yall have had a similar situation or have any better ideas. I have tried searching it up on this forum site but the only build log that i have seen that has attempted it is by the user moreplovac, and his build of the Sultana. (Which is incredible) He takes a chisel to his hull to remove some wood and then adds planking in before doing anything else, however, i am far past the first steps of my build and this idea of mine is kind of an afterthought. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Hello quick update to anyone out there, I went ahead and built my deck hatches, the mizzenmast pin racks, as well as the windlass uprights and sides. They look pretty good, in my opinion, but I do feel some finishing touches need to be done on the hatches. Im not sure. I was also able to go to the hobby store and buy some polyurethane varnish and some acrylic paint for my ship. After looking at some various paint schemes I think I like ones where I can still see most of the wood on the ship. Linked below is a build that I really like for its style and the details. I think I would like to do something similar, however, my ship does not have a darker wood beneath the lower wales. Is it possible for me to stain that wood and then put the polyurethane on it? If that is not possible, I asked my girlfriend to make some Photoshop mock ups of what my ship would look like should I choose to paint the hull white. Here are the photos. Black ^ Blue ^ I think I like the look of the blue more, but i have read that black may be more historically accurate. I do realize that at this scale accuracy is going to be very hard to do correctly, but I want my ship to still look the part, even if it is my first go at this thing. Any advice as far as varnishing, painting, drying, and style would be greatly appreciated. Thank you all, I will update you as more of the ship is complete.
  7. Hey Robert! I just started a build log on this site not too long before you. I am also building the Bounty, however, my ships hull was all one piece and I have made great strides in my build so far. I look forward to seeing how this build progressed and wish you the best of luck!
  8. Thank you ccole and Henke for the advice. I will head to my local hobby shop and look for acrylic paint and polyurethane varnish. Will update when I have some results.
  9. Not sure If I should edit my original post, or add a comment every time I do something. Anyways, this morning I sanded, drilled, and glued on the Foremast, Mainmast, and Mizzenmast channels. The plans said to use a 1mm drill bit, but I only had a 1/16 inch (1.5mm) drill bit available. I don't think its that much of a difference as the deadeyes will not be able to slip through the holes either way. The instructions now tell me to sand the whole assembly, apply two coats of varnish, and paint the bottom of the hull white, and the upper half black. I also plan to paint the cast iron windows and the cabin windows in the back at the same time. If anyone could give me advice on what type of varnish to use, how to apply it, and what kind of paint is best for this project that would be greatly appreciated. Another question I have is do I also apply varnish to the masts and the deck hatches when i finally add them to the ship? Do I do that before or after I have glued them in place and built up the masts with the connectors. (im not sure of the nautical term) The instructions are not very clear on these "details". Any and all help is appreciated, Thank you. Here are the photos of my attached channels. A close up, and a birds eye view.
  10. Hello, My name is Samuel and I am a 20 year old college student from Texas. I was gifted a wooden kit of the HMS Bounty 1:110 (Constructo) a few years back and never got around to building it because I was scared of messing it all up. Now as I am a little older I started it as an "end of summer project" and I think I am about 3 weeks in and the ship looks good so far. There is still a lot of work to do, and I know I will not be able to complete it before I head back to school in the fall. From reading a few posts here as well as various sources online I have come to a few conclusions. 1. The HMS Bounty is quite a famous ship because of the mutiny that occurred on board. 2. Constructo kits are not known for the best materials, instructions, or quality in general. (I'm making it work, so far so good) 3. This hobby is a very relaxing one for myself. (I love the water and I am a certified deep water diver) Attached you will see a photo or two of the ship in its current state on my makeshift drydock, as well as a photo of the box. Here is the link to my build log I just started.
  11. Hello, my name is Samuel and this is my build log. This is my very first build, and I am super excited about it. Like I said in my introduction post, I was gifted a wooden kit of the HMS Bounty 1:110 (Constructo) a few years back and never got around to building it because I was scared of messing it all up. Now as I am a little older I started it as an "end of summer project" and I think I am about 3 weeks in and the ship looks good so far. There is still a lot of work to do, and I know I will not be able to complete it before I head back to school in the fall. I plan to post photos of the ship after every addition that I add, and will probably ask a few questions about how to do a particular step(s) and look forward to the day that I can show my friends the work that I put in on this ship. Attached you will see some photos of the ship once i decided to start documenting my work, and you should be able to see a very slight progression as time passed. I will also be posting a photo of the box and ideal finished product. Let me know if you would like any more photos and I will do my best to post them and answer and questions that you all may have for me. Here is the link to my "new member post"

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