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About oldpaperone

  • Birthday 09/20/1964

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  1. A few exaples from my library. The guns were lashed when not in use, often with multiple lashing ropes. Different when made ready for action.The first three are from Boudriot’s 74 gun ship book.
  2. The model is in an exhibition - once I get it back I'll post some photos if a few weeks. Also I have some photos of the original ship when she was in the Exeter museum. Chris
  3. Les, sorry, but I have no construction photos - I build the hull in the early 1990's. I do remember running the first top 5 or 6 planks parallel to the bulwark, then one or two planks parallel to the keel line and then filling in the rest in - not strictly in a shipshape way, but more just to cover the hull. The final skin was achieved with car body filler and sanding till perfect. Chris
  4. I checked in my files and found some bits I stashed after i finished the build - is this what your are missing? Chris
  5. I have completed this kit - let me know if I can be of assistance. I do remember building the hull in 2 halves - left and right. Chris
  6. For anyone still following this - the build has not been abandoned (my projects always take me years to finish - I guess, too many things on the go all at once). Anyhow - some photos of the counter planking: (This stage looks perfect with the naked eye - why do things always look worse on the photos?)
  7. Next step after the gunport framing - aligning the sweep ports after using a batten to mark it out .The line needs a little more fine tuning. My glue gun.
  8. Does that camber matter? I will re-check against the drawings. The deck is following the camber of the number 8 frame. Thanks for checking my progress.
  9. Progress on the beakhead planking - i decided on the more defined,darker trenail simulation The inboard wall of the beakhead - no trenailing on the planking. I did a test piece with trenails, but these vanished once the red colour was applied. A batten to align the gunport sills and lintels Spacers keep the gunport height constant Looks like a good,pleasing to the eye, line of gun ports Top rail Nice curve
  10. Working on the trenails the simulated effect using a filler. I've done a test run to see the result of my two options and to get some feedback - which do you guys think should be used? Close-up - a few on the left side of the tester with less definition compared to the more visible option on the right: and from further away
  11. I'm trying to get my head around the filler strips under the counter - how are they finished against the rabbet in the bulkhead former. Any hints? Chris
  12. Thanks for the supportive comments. I glued in the frames and faired these to the hull - this removed the laser char. Thanks for the watchful eye, Ben. Its good to know I have masters watching over my progress. The frames were then treated with wipe on poly (with a DASH of oak stain). Next the stern ports - aligning the sills. Then the lintels and mullions And then the whole frame in place and faired.

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