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  1. Looking great! I had to order some.more of the 1mm brass rod, I had no where near enough! Not expensive and next day delivery so all is good! It's nice having plenty so if I mess up I have enough to retry.
  2. Looks fantastic! Funnily I was short of 1mm brass rod too, I ordered some extra for a few pounds so no great problems really. Wish I had seen that about the channels before I fitted mine thats me rushing ahead and not thinking!
  3. Thank you, you are doing a cracking job on your Beagle too! It's good to take it slowly and to think things through, I've found when I rush ahead and don't look at the next few steps that is when I make the mistakes.
  4. Slowly I'm moving on with my build. It's getting a bit more fiddly and delicate now, which is a bit of an issue as I don't have a permanent build area or workshop. So I'm getting it out on my days off and packing it away the night before I'm back in work. Cannons are fitted in what I assume is a stowed position. The outriggers on the bow also fitted Fitted the stern chains, took a couple of goes to try and get them equal lengths. Started on the 4 small boats, the largest one sits inside the hull, a small one hanging off the stern and two long boat
  5. Its looking really good! For the gunport you've missed. There is a side view of the hull at the bottom of sheet 'H' of the build photo instructions, that I'm sure is actual size, it might be possible to measure this and transfer the measurements onto the model. Although, I don't think it would matter a great deal if you left it as it is to be honest!
  6. Looks fantastic, great job on the first layer of planking, must have been a big decision to strip it back and start again! But so worth it! I'm part way through building the Beagle. Which, like yourself, is also my first model ship.
  7. What a great job you're doing! I'm building HMS Beagle too, I wish I had carried out some of the modifications you have done it does look so much better. I'm a bit to far into the build to make changes now, I've just started making the masts. Look forward to the updates!
  8. Looks great Pete! I'm just at the stage of fairing the bulkheads ready to plank the small Boats, definitely fiddly with my trotters for hands!
  9. Hi and welcome Reynard. I've made a small start on an occre London Tram also I'm currently building Occre HMS Beagle. Looking forward to seeing your build come together!
  10. Wow that looks lovely great job for your first build, Vanguard make some gorgeous ships. I'm following the build log of your Beagle will be great to see it come together.
  11. Slowly I've been plodding along with my build, I have been making all the deck furniture again a few mistakes here and there, but overall I am happy and I think it will look good on display! Bow carronade Capstan and fwd hatch Painting session cannons, binnacle etc. Centre hatch and central pin rail (which isn't quite in the right place!) A few mistakes along the way but really enjoying the build so far, next is building the 4 launches then onto masts and rigging (gulp) 🙈🙈
  12. Hi Pete, how are you getting on with your build? This is my first ship I have ever made, I have made a few mistakes along the way, mainly due to not thinking things through properly or not looking ahead at the next steps! I was drawn to it as I think it is a beauty and the history behind the Beagke is fascinating!
  13. I haven't been great at keeping this build log updated! I have been plodding along with my build and a very enjoyable build it is! The youtube build guide is a great help. Ribbons and keel are fitted. I have painted the hull with black and white stripes. Transom has been fitted, this was my first attempt at bending wire rod to a pattern, I'm happy with the results so far. Rudder has been fitted, found this quite fiddly with my trotters for hands! Gun port doors are fitted in the closed position. Chain plates made and fitted. Belaying pins fitted.
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