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Samuel I

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  1. Howdy Fitch, I am so sorry that I didn't respond to you sooner. Due to online learning at the second half of this semester I have had to put my project up for a bit, and so my time browsing this site has diminished. I am happy to see someone else working on the same kit that I am and when you start your build log I will be watching for sure. As far as paint for the cannons is concerned I ended up going with acrylic paint from my local hobby shop. I am also planning to use acrylic paint on the windows and on the hull of the ship. The brand is "Tamiya Color". I a
  2. Behold. Yesterday I went ahead and decided it was time I put all the deck hatches, and other deck details on the boat. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to drill the holes for the brass eye hooks that will eventually hold down the "ropes" before or after this step, but the instructions said to do this first so that's what happened. I am very happy with how things are coming along and I seem to be nearing the rigging stage of the build. (Scary) But excited to start it. If anyone has any advice on this or links to either other forum posts or videos that can help it would b
  3. Greetings fellow earthlings, After a long fall semester and a slightly shorter (for reasons that I am sure we are all aware) spring semester, I am back with an update on my progress on the HMS Bounty. Taking the ship out of its storage and setting up the "dry dock" took a while. As did re-reading my posts and notes I left myself so that I could continue the work where I left off. I am very happy to say that I am still enjoying the experience and still consider it to be almost therapeutic. Below you will find photos from the progress I made this weekend. Above is t
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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 th
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
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