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  1. I've started cutting the deck plank while the tests (test1:black marker on one side, test2:black on both sides) are drying up after been some varnish on them. After going through different tips & tricks it was mention that it was not uncommon to have plank length of approx. 6m. So that convert to approx. 120mm in scale 1:50. So I'm cutting all my planks to 120mm.
  2. Great job Dave. I totally agree with the proportion. In the Armed Transporter Bounty the Main mast Ratlines are 1 1/2" circ. => 0.2mm in diameter in scale 1:60, so perfect. Keep up the good work.
  3. Thank AJohnson, I will test out different solution and I'll come back with pictures.
  4. Thanks Dave for kind words. Trying to as best as I can while learning this hobby. One thing is for sure is it is very relaxing, but time consuming. I'll go to my workshop after a long workday and dinner and just forget time and place, filing on some small pieces. 🙂 I have thought of buying extra stuff from web sites, but the delivery time and my kit is 1:50 which is not very commen it seems. So far I have limited to nice blocks and deadeye from Syren. Dave, I looked at your log for how you marked the deck plank on the side for best result, but could see what you ended
  5. I've looked forth and back, but as far as I see I will need to make new improved pieces. Comparing the setup I have in my kit compared to other and the book, than my kit version is way off.
  6. Thanks for nice word guys. What to do next? I'm not sure I can or will add on these side carving and make it look good. since I'm missing this part on my aft carving. Will do some thinking and testing before I do this carving. In the mean time I was looking into doing the bow detail, and daaam here we go again on kit errors. 1. The blue line represent the piece (not able to make it stay long enough to take picture with) that is suppose to fit into the both frames on bow 2. The piece with the circle and X on is from my
  7. Thanks AJohnson, I don't know if it is deliberate from Billingboats or just cutting down cost, but there is a lot missing or wrong items on the kit. So I want to make it as good/correct as possible, which mean scratch building with help from this great community. In Norwegian there is a saying "Alle god ting er tre", which translate to roughly "'The third time you'll get it right". After two failure I got it on the third time. I printed different sizes and spacing between letters and ended up on 15 Calibri in Word with a space between each letter. It could maybe be
  8. Your doing a great job Dave. I see all the work you have done and I haven't started jet. So I guess it is a mix of excitement and worries to start rigging. How tight are the lines? In real life it is easy tightening here, loose up other places, but on small scale? Well , continue the great work. TrondSB
  9. The weekend is over and it's back to building. Nice weather weary often end up in working in the garden or at the cabin. I've been working with where to place the Bounty name and size. Tried under, but it is very small and than I cut some out in wood and placed over, but I think it is to bulky. Any suggestion out there? The letters also didn't turn out to good. I need to do some more thinking and trying. Instead I finished the side windows and glued them on. That was a more pleasant experience.
  10. Since this is one layer-plank on frame, what do you use for filling in small gaps? Do you glue the side of each plank to the one already there on the frame or just to the frame it self? I cheated a lot on mine, so I try to learn
  11. Finished all the small parts and glued everything on. My next build I will do decoration differently, but compared to what the kit had (nothing) I'm happy. So the next action will be making the name BOUNTY. I've seen two variations; bellow and above the window. I think I will go for above, but will do some printing and see which version is "best". I see that McKay in his book has placed the name bellow the window and the Bounty replica has it above.
  12. You are doing a great job. It look fantastic. I'm on my first time building a ship and also have the McKay book for reference on my kit build, so it will be of great interest to follow your work on scratch build of the Bounty. Did you copy the drawings from the book or did you buy the drawing separate from the book?
  13. Did some more test on decoration and how to do it. But first I painted the aft beam where decoration will be glued on. I continued with black and gold. I decided on a tulip shape and I think it will work. First I made some rough drawings on thin box wood plate and cut it out. Than it was sanding and filing. Lost on during painting. Holding it to hard with twicer and it pop out and landed somewhere in the room. These pieces are small. Here you see my plan for installing it on the ship. I don't know if I need some k
  14. Thanks Dave, Always nice with a visit and some feedback. So far it looks like the Bounty book is good regarding rigging, but will see when I get there. One thing is for sure it is a million times better then the instruction/drawing in the kit. I also got good help on the forum for helping me out on some question regarding understanding the rigging tables. I think the Armed transport Bounty in combination with Masting and rigging by Harold Underhill and Steel's elements of mastmaking, sailmaking and rigging should pull me through a good rigging of the ship. Now I only need to read through
  15. Tried something new, made a copy of the middle section onto paper and cut out a piece from some left over pieces in the kit. Then it was back to cutting, filing and sanding. and some paint. This was first part. Know I need to figure out the rest of the decoration. Maybe some lilies or tulips. When one work with this, one understand the amount of time, practice and skill it takes to be good and amazing to look at the ones here in the forum that has this skill.
  16. Thanks Blue Ensign. I have gone forth and back between the pages in the book, but did not see that one. I guess that is the challenge of being new to the game. I even had to look up cleats to know what it was. Well I'm learning.
  17. I put the question regarding interpretation of the table in a separate question under the Book forum, so hopefully someone can answer. Since the weather here was fantastic this weekend and all my time was outside I didn't get much done, but started trying to carve for the aft decoration. Started make a piece to carve in. The intention is to glue it on existing aft structure. Than I started to draw on the piece. Then started caving, but not easy. It is very small. I think I need to change tactic. Trial and error 🤨
  18. I bough the book The Armed Transport Bounty which has a lot of good detail for building the Bounty including a table over all rope sizes and blocks. In the table there are detail describing block size and type, but it is confusing to understand which type of block to use. In the beginning I thought H=heart (as you have picture of) and B=blocks, but then there was C, D? Also thought B9=9" block, but that was not correct. Hope someone with more understanding of ship building could explain how this works and what it means, so that I can try to build my Bounty as accur
  19. Yes it does. In the beginning I that the Letter was H=heart (as you have picture of) and B=blocks, but then there was C, D? Also thought B9=9" block, but that was not correct. So, I'm trying to understand.
  20. I'm doing some reading in the Armed transporter Bounty looking at details. When I'm reading the list on 108-112 and looking at blocks it list up size which I understand and need to convert to 1:50 scale. The one I'm having problem is type of blocks. It list up B9, B12, C, D1, H. Can anybody tell what these codes mean? I will hopefully start drawing the carving for the aft during the weekend and try carving. We have nice weather outside and the wife expect a lot of work in the garden.
  21. I would really appreciate if you guys could do that. Then I can print it out and use it as a template for the carving. I feel that the Bounty is missing something without some kind of decoration on the aft and I've been looking at some of the discussion on the forum on how to do carving. Love a new challenge
  22. I see on picture/drawing of the Bounty there are carvings on the back. I tried to copy from the book, but it was no use. Does anybody know where it is possible to get drawing for carving that I can put on aft decoration?
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