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  1. Just catching up with your WIP Dave wow, well done on the brake beam and pumps 100% better than the supplied pieces and I know how small these are Regards Richard
  2. Hi Wally just spent an hour catching up on your brilliant build, you are doing a fantastic job on her well done mate. Regards Richard
  3. Very nice Dave 👍 isn't it nice to figure out how you are going to build something and then go and build it. Regards Richard
  4. Thanks Gary it was a small update but time consuming but I do like how they came out just way better than my first attempt, see right of picture Yea the clamps work great for handling small stuff got many of her small tools which again use a lot Thanks Per as you see from the pic above the re-do was needed, you should try it, was a lot of fun but it was also a lot of filing Hi Keith thanks for your kind comment, I have been told this before on other sites, and I am not quite sure why! did follow the instruction in the manual, used the supplied brass flat bar and then miss interpreted how the chain plate should look, and then I look at a lot of pictures, so it needed to get reworked will look like the picture now Thanks again for all the comments and also for all the likes Regards Richard
  5. Thanks Mark, Wally, Joe and Dave for your kind remarks and all for the likes. Dave the clamp was not made by me, but by Eclipse N0 10, made in Sheffield England. got quite a few tools from my Gran who was a jeweller Also have this hand clamp as well from her use both of these a lot Regards Richard
  6. Wow just brilliant Gary every piece looks so real and your weathering is something I would love to accomplish. Regards Richard
  7. Hi Eric, bit late with the reply but thanks for looking in and your kind comment do apricate it. So have done a little more to her but not so much in making but redoing, it started with the lower chain plates, which I had made from the brass strips .016" thick supplied with the kit found this out once I removed them, thought I had used some .010" brass sheet. So now I remade them out of .005" solder small tube to the ends then made a jig to drill the mounting holes and now have the lower chain plates more to scale. Then was not to happy with the black paint job so sanded that down and as per Robin letting me know that I had not painted the sides right I masked the hull up to include black up the sides of the main rail and Monkey rail, board and buffalo rail. Put some semi gloss on Next up was to remake the eye bolts for the deadeye strops which I had made from wire and did not look to good, tried by making out of thicker wire and then soldering a small tube to the ends, but this did not work to well when I went to bend them to go around deadeye 🤔 So decided to use .016" brass flat bar worked out where I needed the holes, drill them first then filed to shape then bent to shape, came out way better than my first try. Casey blacked all parts and will use a small bolt and nut Well not much to show these past few months have to figure what I am going to do with the scroll around the hawse holes then paint the cove, then the name plates. Thanks again for all who have looked in and commenting on my on going build. Regards Richard
  8. I am also catching up on your brilliant project Keith and wow what eye candy that was just love the detail you add 👍 Regards Richard
  9. Just to let you know I followed the instruction manual starting on page 10 and 11 Fig 1-3 and Fig 1-4 regarding bulkhead stanchions, I beveled and cut the stanchions as it says to do and then once I had the waterways installed made up the main rail and used fig 1-14 to install fake bulwarks stanchions, these I made with inboard bevel were needed to suit the shape of hull, not sure why you would need to cut them off 🤔 These bulkheads are not plywood so they do blend in well with the fake stanchions and also they help a lot when time to start planking. Hope this helps Regards Richard
  10. Just caught up with your build Dave all looking very nice great job, you have come along way 👍 and I am glad you have taken to the machines, and each piece you make will just get better once you learn the skills, as my Dad always said to me Rome wasn't built in a day 🙂 Regards Richard
  11. Just caught up with you build Joe shrouds look brilliant and well worth the doing and all look to scale. Regards Richard
  12. Just looked in the book I have by Arthur Bugler O.B.E and he has the drawings of 12 pounder Short 8'-2", 12 pounder Medium 9'-2" and 12 pounder Long 9'-8" 24 pounder 10'-3 1/2" and 32 pounder 10'-3 1/2" 32 & 24 pounder gun carriage 6'-2 1/2" long, and both the same width, 12 pounder gun carriage long and medium are the same at 5'-6 1/4" and short 5'-0 1/4" all the same width 12 pounder (long) 30 in number upper deck 12 pounder (medium) 2 in number forecastle deck 12 pounder (short) 12 in number quarter deck 24 pounder 28 in number middle deck 32 pounder 30 in number lower deck I also have a drawing from the book on the 68 pounder Carronade and the carriage This would be as the refit of 1805 (Trafalgar condition) If you would like anymore info send me a pm I am no expert on this subject just giving you some dimension from another books information. Regards Richard
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