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  1. Always in awe of your work, not the least of which is your steady pace.
  2. Hi Susan, That "big bulb" of wood at the bow is the leftovers from when the hull was machined, most solid wood hulls have them, and usually another at the stern. Once you are used to shaping solid hulls you can usually sand those "bulbs" off quickly with a rotary tool.
  3. Transom details The stern davits were made out of 2 pieces of strip wood “stepped” above each other so they could pass over the 1/16” lip or edge on the transom piece. Once installed 4 holes where drilled near their outboard ends to simulate sheaves. I was originally going to leave the stern mounted boat off and show the larger longboat on the main deck but after all the work involved in putting in the deck reveals it didn’t make much sense to cover up half of them with a boat. So I decided to put together the smaller boat - I may still do the larger water and either mount is on the display board or show it suspended from the yard whips as it would be during launch or recovery. The kit provides a britannia hull and 3 pieces of photo etch: I decided to add a little detail by using strip plastic for the frames, and raising and thickening the gunwales: The finished boat is shown on the davits, and as you can see I also added the rudder pendants:
  4. Very nice build!!! Amazing work with cardboard! My father served on PC 466 in 1942, said the ship was crampt and uncomfortable.
  5. Amazing craftsmanship. I didn't realize she did not have a condenser, makes sense for such a shallow draft I guess but she must have carried a fair amount of feed water.
  6. Wonderful build!!!! Brings back great memories - I grew up just outside the Ship Canal Locks in Seattle and it was always a great sight (and sound) to see her going by. Is she still in service?
  7. Great looking model! Love the ways. Nice display case, is it from Bluejacket? If so, did you have any issues finding someone to cut and fit the glass?
  8. Quarterdeck and Taff rails The rail stanchions were cut using a “Chopper” from Micro-Mark which gave me more consistent lengths than I can get with a hand saw. The directions call for tapering the 3/32” square stock to 1/16” at their upper ends but it does not say whether that is 1/32 off of one side or 1/64 off of opposite sides. Since trying to taper 1/64 is beyond my interest level I took off 1/32 on the inward faces (its too small to notice so that step can be skipped) Then instructions state that open railings like this were a common feature on colonial era ships but since the rails were not strong enough to tie off lines to they had to use pin rails so 6 of those have been added Here’s the railings in place (left long on the aft end to fit in with the taff rail) And here is the final product. Next up will be the stern davits.
  9. Hammock Netting and the start of the Quarter Deck Railings Modelling time has been a little hard to come by lately so I have not made much progress. The Hammock netting cranes are made up from PE. The instructions call for connecting them with wire but I found that black thread worked better for me. The netting was easy to install as long as a piece of white paper was placed behind it while trimming or it would have been a real strain to figure out what I was doing. The plans call for making 24 stanchions for the quarterdeck railing but the plans only show 22. I made 24 anyway because I’m going to put 1 extra on each side just forward of the taffrail so as to avoid a 9 ft gap without a stanchion. I made up the 4 pounder guns so that I can figure out how high to place the rings on the stanchions for the breeching lines.
  10. Congrats on a wonderful build! It's probably safe to assume that you spent more time building this model than the yacht owners ever spent onboard the real thing.
  11. Knightheads and Timberheads I’ve made very little progress lately because of outside distractions. The next step in the build is to fabricate and install the main deck pinrails, knight heads and timber heads. They were easy to shape out of the supplied strip wood. Instead of using the plans for their placement I used the belaying diagram in the instruction book which gave a better view of their spacing: Next up will be the hammock cranes along the lower part of the bulwarks
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