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  1. Hello Liam Have fun doing the rigging of the cannons - very fiddly 🙂 Used 0.75 thread for main restraining rope and 0.10 for the other bits. Nice to see another Sherbourne. Regards Doug
  2. Hello - an update on the cannons. Now nearly completed rigged up - just the rear set up to do. First I had small hooks attached made from very small eyelets to the 2mm blocks but when put in place the blocks were just about touching so just fixed eyelet into carriage side and bulwark. Difficult not to make it all a bit out of scale and clumsy. Have filled the rather bad holes in winch. Thanks for looking in and the encouraging comments and likes. Regards Doug
  3. Hello - a quick update as I am awaiting on some bits to rig the cannons. The cannon carriages are from Chris Watton - so thank you Edwardkenway for your help there. Like the detail to the wheels. Hatches made and placed in situ not glued as yet plus some other deck fittings. Some rather bad square holes put in the winch🙁 Thank you for looking in and the comments / likes. KevW good luck with your Sherbourne - look forward to seeing it. Regards Doug
  4. Sorry - just realised it was Chuck Passaro I contacted and not Chris so I will try Chris Watton. Thank you for all for your help. Regards Doug
  5. Hello Edwardkenway - yes I asked Chris but he said he doesn’t have anything that size (3 pounder) and didn’t think anywhere else would. I will look on his site again - maybe the smallest size carriage he does might be okay as the kit supplied carriages look a little bit small for the barrels and fiddly to fully rig. Thank you.
  6. Okay - quite a few steps on. Hull painted white as you can see. Rudder pintells etc made from scrap brass with small drops of pva glue to simulate bolts or at least trying to. Name placed on stern - not painted just kept it brass. Was tricky to do as letters are in italics and being placed on a curve the left half of the word always looked more upright than the right half which looked like it was leaning more. Constantly was scrambling on the floor looking for lost letters - was wondering at times if I might have to shorten the name or come up with something different. Some cannons partly made up. Tried to find another supply in box wood as the wood for the carriages and wheels wasn't very good but with no success. So will continue with what I have. Bolts fitted to carriages as well as a groove scored and the straps are black tape. Barrels seemed to want to point downwards Tiller was remade as the supplied one didn't look right. Thank you Ryland Craze and Edwardkenway for your kind comments. Thank you for looking in. Regards Doug
  7. Hello - Hull nearly complete with the wale attached. The Wale was a little tricky but got there. For some reason the Keel was a fraction too short - probably due to my dodgy build work - so a bit was added. Capping rail in place plus trim. Borrowed from that great builder Dubz - a bit of support / belaying pin rack at the stern which I have since see another builder had the same idea on his Sherbourne. Just wish I could also borrow Dubz's skill........ The Bowsprit opening in place. Thanks for the 'Likes' on previous post and thank you for looking. Next is to paint lower hull section white. Regards Doug
  8. Hello Duncbe - Gutermann black thread. I use this thread as it’s not fuzzy but the method is probably frowned upon as everyone uses pencil or something similar on the edges. Using the thread makes the caulking look a bit wide (not to scale) but I like it and have used it on all my builds. Thank you for the nice comment Regards Doug
  9. Hello - some further progress. The second hull planking complete. Not brilliant but am painting lower half white so hopefully things might improve. Made a top rail for the stern. It was done from scrap wood in three pieces - first made a template from card. Next will be the wale and keel sections added. Again thanks for looking and the 'Likes' Regards Doug
  10. Hello - a small update. 2nd planking started. Have started where the wale will be so the corner at the stern will easier to deal with and then work up. This left slithers of planking to be added at the stern. Then the inner Bulwarks were done. Not good at filing the gun ports so prior to planking inside and out painted the edges of gun ports of the ply in red so as to keep a check on filing / sanding. I have found myself not following the order of building from the instructions so no doubt this is going to end in tears. Deck planking done. Thanks for looking and the 'Likes'. Regards Doug
  11. Hello - a bit further on. The gun port strips added. Next stage first planking. Not pretty but hopefully a good enough base for second planking. It's tempting to keep sanding but risky. Anyway thank you for looking in and the likes on the previous post. Regards Doug
  12. Hello - Thought I'd do a smaller kit so hopefully it will not take quite so long. The first steps done with the bulkheads. Next the balsa filler bits bow and stern plus a bit of support for the mast. The ply decking sheet dry fitted so as to lay the central planking with access to trim around hatches etc. It's good to see there are currently other Sherbourne builds going on at the moment so I'll be able to learn what to do. Thanks for looking in. Regards Doug
  13. Really nice finish Mr Fell

  14. Thanks Blue Ensign, ccoyle, Martin W for the comments Martin - not surprised your build is taking longer - you're putting so much more effort and creativity into your build. I find it hard enough to do the basics and my knowledge about these ships needs to be better. ccoyle - I guessing some of the Fly build logs on here are incomplete due to the site's problem awhile back as well for some perhaps life getting the way. Blue Ensign - again thanks for advice / help from you and from your incredible Pegasus build. Thanks Doug
  15. IHello - I think I have finished as I cannot find anymore to do and besides there is no more room to do anything. Seems there is only one other finished Fly on this present site but would be happy to be corrected. Being my second build this kit has been harder as obviously there's more to learn and do especially in the rigging department. A delicate kit to work on - easy to break things. Anyway hopefully this log will help other Fly builders even it's not how to build it. Anchors in place and secured. Overall views. Slightly disappointed with the pull on the stays. Now to sort out a new plinth and glass case. Thanks for looking and the nice comments throughout the build - much appreciated. Would like to add a thank you to Blue Ensign for his help and I got a lot from his Pegasus build Regards Doug

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