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  1. This is only my 5th build, first bluff hull. I was hoping to not create a build log but have run into some minor problems with the kit. I intend to keep this brief with mainly photo updates and limit comments if any. First problem with the kit are the six 4lb deck cannons. I think they should be 26 mm instead of the 45 mm supplied in the kit. I've contacted JoTika Ltd who posted the replacement cannons out 5 weeks ago, which have not yet arrived. So I'm following up with them regarding this. Also I ordered the Brown Admiralty paint set and the White set came instead, which I've decided to go with and use the replica paint scheme, even though Cornwall Model Boats kindly offered to re-send me the correct paint set. The next problem I had was with the bulkheads meeting flush with the ply at the keel. The keel is not deep enough for the rabbet (there is a conflict on the drawings as they seem to have forgotten to allow for the thickness of both layers of hull planks) so I had to cut the rabbet out of the false ply keel. Do do this I first had to trim around 2.5 mm from the underside of each bulkhead while maintaining the curve because the first planking is 1.5 mm plus the second planking is 1 mm. Then I marked and cut the bearding before glueing the stem, stern and keel on. Then I carefully dremeled a rabbet. Photos coming...
  2. Pictured below are the 3 models I have built in the last 3-4 years. Before that it had been decades since I last built a model & they were all plastic planes with plenty of gluey fingerprints. So I am now in the middle of building Bluejacket's schooner "Atlantic" with most of the hull and deck work done. Since I had no experience with really complicated rigging I signed up for the rigging class offered by Nic Damuck of Bluejacket Shipcrafters and am really happy I did. Great course. I like photographing different stages of my models and would like to start a build blog but have never blogged before so if anyone has any advice about that I would greatly appreciate your input. Right now blogging seems as complicated as rigging! I learned about NRG at the rigging class and am hoping it is a good resource for my many questions that are sure to arise.
  3. Hello all I spend every day on looking at all the fantastic models in this forum so I thought it was time to share mine build. It is the first wood model I build but I have built plastic models since I was child (Airplanes and tanks with focus on WWII). I should have done this log long ago but I get messed up in priming, airbrushing, coating etc. Have to redone it a couple of times....... I have added some extra details on the ship to make it more like photos from 1934. I apologise for the bad photos but I am not a expert on photos:) I choose this kit as a learning kit and my goal is to build period ships in the future. Next build will be Sherbourne by caldercraft. Well here are the photos:) Jörgen
  4. Please consider this to be my application to join the Endeavour Builders' Club, although I'm not sure that I'd want to be a member of a club that would have me as a member. (Groucho Marx) I realize now that there are many members of this club with works in progress or completed, so I will start by linking to so of their beautiful work, mainly so I can find it easily when I update my own build log. HM Bark Endeavour by Dashi - Caldercraft - scale 1:64 - 1768-71 - bashed kit HMB Endeavour by Captain Slog - Caldercraft - 1:64 H M Bark Endeavour by Mindi - stopped build resumed (Caldercraft / Jotika) HMB Endeavour by shipaholic - Eaglemoss - 1/51 - Bashed partwork HMB Endeavour by DaveRow - Corel Amati - Scale 1:60 - First Build Kit HMB Endeavour 1768 by Cabbie - Artesania Latina - 1:60 - Kit Fiddle HMB Endeavour by BANYAN - Artesania Latina - 1:60 - circa 1768 - FINISHED Please let me know who I've missed so I can steal borrow ideas from those builders as well.
  5. Interesting article from Stuff.co.nz NZ News) https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/107204775/claim-hms-endeavour-is-found-solving-one-of-the-great-maritime-mysteries God knows why the powers that be would re-name Endeavor "Sandwich." (My favorite "Sandwich" is Butter/Vegimite.) 🙂 Cheers....HOF.
  6. Hi fellow modelers, I have been a member for some years now, but it is my first real post, other than some questions and requests for advice. I purchased a AL kit in 1989 of the Endeavour (now you are going to ask why do I post this under the scratch build heading) Let me explain: I started the build in that year (1989)and got as far as the masts, starting with ratlines when life in general caught up with me and there was no work done for a loooong time. The model moved around with the family to several destinations and got seriously damaged in the process. All the dead eyes, blocks, canons, etc. was lost. I decided finally in December 2013 that I have to complete the model. I started in all earnest in January 2014 and built until March 2014. Once again I did not build again until March 2015. Now I was motivated to get going and did not stop until I completed the model in July 2018. I had to manufacture the anchors, the stern lamp, cannons, hand cannons, lots of dead eyes, blocks, sails and last but not least, ropes. I scratch built more than half of the model! I have a day job and only have time some evenings and some weekends. The build took about 4 to 5 years. I also built a cabinet during this time where the model is now displayed. I want to extend a special thank you to Banyan who was kind enough to send me a copy of Karl Heinz Marquardt's "anatomy of the ship" This book really made me more focused and inspired me to change a lot of the details compared to the AL kit. I have attached some photos of the damage before I started in 2014 and of the finished model.
  7. 1:80 Endeavour Ship Model Okumoto Catalogue # EV-SMO-K80 Available from Ship Model Okumoto for ¥ 60,480 HMS Endeavour, also known as HM Bark Endeavour, was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded to Australia and New Zealand on his first voyage of discovery from 1769 to 1771. She was launched in 1764 as the collier Earl of Pembroke, and the navy purchased her in 1768 for a scientific mission to the Pacific Ocean and to explore the seas for the surmised Terra Australis Incognita or "unknown southern land". The navy renamed and commissioned her as His Majesty's Bark the Endeavour. She departed Plymouth in August 1768, rounded Cape Horn, and reached Tahiti in time to observe the 1769 transit of Venus across the Sun. She then set sail into the largely uncharted ocean to the south, stopping at the Pacific islands of Huahine, Borabora, and Raiatea to allow Cook to claim them for Great Britain. In September 1769, she anchored off New Zealand, the first European vessel to reach the islands since Abel Tasman's Heemskerck 127 years earlier. In April 1770, Endeavour became the first ship to reach the east coast of Australia, when Cook went ashore at what is now known as Botany Bay. Endeavour then sailed north along the Australian coast. She narrowly avoided disaster after running aground on the Great Barrier Reef, and Cook had to throw her guns overboard to lighten her. He then beached her on the mainland for seven weeks to permit rudimentary repairs to her hull. On 10 October 1770, she limped into port in Batavia, Dutch East Indies (now named Jakarta) for more substantial repairs, her crew sworn to secrecy about the lands that they had visited. She resumed her westward journey on 26 December, rounded the Cape of Good Hope on 13 March 1771, and reached the English port of Dover on 12 July, having been at sea for nearly three years. Endeavour was largely forgotten after her epic voyage and spent the next three years sailing to and from the Falkland Islands. She was sold into private hands in 1775 and later renamed as Lord Sandwich; she was hired as a British troop transport during the American War of Independence and was scuttled in a blockade of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island in 1778. Her wreck has not been precisely located but is thought to be one of a cluster of five in Newport Harbor. Relics are displayed at maritime museums worldwide, including six of her cannon and an anchor. Extract courtesy of Wikipedia The kit This is the second Okumoto kit that I’ve looked at, with the first being La Couronne. Read the review for that kit HERE. As with all of these kits, this one is also presented in a clear plastic, lockable box through which you can see the contents on offer. A colour print of the completed model is sat on top of the instructions, providing a kit identifier for you. Okumoto’s Endeavour is the most complex of the three kits currently on the market, with there being 626 laser-cut parts, and hence more timber. Of course, this is reflected in the cost of the kit too, with this one retailing at ¥ 60,480 (approx. £400, inclusive of taxes, at time of writing). This substantially heavy package also contains 44 sheets of plans and drawings to guide your build. Okumoto estimate that this project will take an average of 240 hours, so that would work out at £1.60/hr for your building enjoyment. Opening the lid and removing the paperwork, reveals a small bundle of dowel, some 1mm strip, and TWENTY-FIVE sheets of laser-cut Agathis wood, in 2mm, 3mm and 5mm thicknesses. Each sheet is around 30cm in length. The Agathis is a very nice-looking timber with a fine grain, and also a soft, golden colour. Of course, as these parts are laser-cut, there is some very localised scorching of the edges that you will need to sand away. As with the La Couronne kit, unlike some other laser-cut kits I’ve experienced, the char is very minimal (check my photo), and you can see from the photos how little of the heat has transferred into the timber. Another feature of Okumoto kits is that you don’t really have to use a knife to free any of the parts from the planks. All parts are 99.9% laser cut and are more or less sat in their respective holes and held in from behind with strip/strips of tape. The tape also doesn’t leave any annoying residues when removed either. Being a POF model, all timbers will be seen from one angle or another, and thus the parts numbers must be referenced against the sets of parts plans that are also included. The sheets do have the thickness of them laser-engraved, plus the sheet number to reference against the parts plans. Timber sheets not only include the various frames, beams, knees etc. but also strip wood which is also held in position with tape. These will be nice and easy to just pick one from the tape put it to use. Take care in removing any scorch though as these could be a little fragile. Overall dimensions of this model are very reasonable, with a length of 429mm, beam of 125mm, and a height of 130mm. Of course, this isn’t a masted model, but simply has the stub masts in situ, as seen on shipyard-style models. A colour-printed sheet is included which shows you the completed POF Endeavour, and very attractive it looks. Under this sheet is an A2-size plan which has a starboard and upper profile, with English annotation. Next, a 5-page instruction manual is supplied, with photographs used to guide you through construction. Unfortunately, all the text is in Japanese, but you can use a phone-based app to translate this in real time. Okumoto also tell me that they will start to include English language instructions in the near future. Nine sheets of paper are included as a parts plan for easy identification of the 626 components that will go to create your Endeavour. These also have some English-language annotation in areas. Twenty-three sheets now show the frame construction, including deck beam positions etc. These need to have the parts sat upon them and positions of the various components marked out on the wood. It’s a time-consuming task, but that’s the nature of POF. The result should be very impressive. A further 11 sheets show Endeavour in more plan detail, with particular areas of construction singled out so you know exactly where each component will fit. Conclusion Another high quality release from Okumoto, and certainly the most involved of all the three releases that I have received. As with La Couronne, no gratings are included, so you might like to source them yourself. I think a little deck planking would also enhance the model further, applied in sections so as not to obscure the majority of the deck beams. As this is the most complex of the three releases from Okumoto, I would perhaps suggest one of their simpler models first, as an introduction to POF. That would be the Santa Maria (reviewed next week), or their soon-to-be-released kit, ‘Hannah’. If you are already proficient in our hobby though, then this kit shouldn’t really challenge you too much, and you’ll end up with an extremely attractive model for your shelf. Okumoto’s approach to construction should provide a very satisfying workbench experience and something a little different too. My sincere thanks to Ship Model Okumoto for kindly sending this sample out for review on Model Ship World. To purchase directly, click the link at the top of this article.
  8. This may be old news for some, but I just found these two videos on YouTube that was very interesting to me. The site won't let me post the link. You will have to do a search on youtube. "Flagship Endeavour Ship - The Launch / HM Bark Endeavour Replica / 9 December 1993 HD" And the other one is "HM Bark ENDEAVOUR, 1999, 18th century sail training". RussR
  9. Ok, Ok, you lot,calm down. I know that you have been clamouring for another Endeavour build, so I am going to do one for you. ( with a lot of help from everyone, i hope) Which is lucky for me because thats what I really want to do. The Syren will have to sit on the shelf a bit longer. The reason for calling it a kit fiddle is that i don't really know what I am going to do or how to do it. I will just fiddle with it until i get the look I want. One thing that I know I am going to do is cut a lot of my own timbers and planks ect. I have read that the Replica has used Jarrah on the hull planking below the wales, and and Oregon Pine used above the waterline. The hull will be left unpainted, I hope, if my planking is good enough. This is another learning build for me as such i want to try spiling, and bending the hull planks and just to see what ends up happening. I have plenty of jarrah, and a lot of Kauri lining boards that I will use for the decks instead of the oregon. One look that i do like on some models, is the stripey lines of the bigger ships with the constrast between the wales and planks, something that I want to do here, if i can. Something that I do not like at all is the red paint that is used. I really hate it. Therefore, there will not be much painting done except for the blue that is used. (maybe) I think that it will be done as what i am calling hybrid planked, double planking for the wales and below and single planking above. To get the look of the replica as much as possible. The kit is 20 yrs old, hence some of the ply is bent and needs some serious blocking, to straighten and square up. Enough talk here is a few pics Kauri and Jarrah PS it is going to be a slow build, which is good, because i am a master procrastinator. Hooroo Chris
  10. The build log begins! Dedicated to my sailor girl! Funny but I thought I would be intimidated by the abundance of parts but fortunately I am not. Wish me luck boys, I need this done by January / Feb 2015 and awaaaay we go ... Scale 1:63
  11. I don't recognise the forum from when I went missing in action about four years ago. Can someone tell me whether it has died and been recreated..? I did have a lot of stuff on my part Endeavour build way back then but all seems gone. I am now back on the job and about hull completion stage so I might put up a few pics of where I am resuming as a starting point.Good to be back in the model ship world.
  12. I have come across some old plans for HMB Endeavour which show an arch shaped object under the tiller. Can anyone explain what this is? I'm guessing it could have been marked with degrees for steering and or a supporting run for the tiller?
  13. Hi Having finished the AL San Juan Nepomuceno some years back, I'm looking to build a larger Endeavour- 1:50 ish scale I had some issues with the Nepomuceno kit....... I had to double plank the hull, as one layer didn't cut the mustard ! in doing so, I became better at planking than I thought- So I'm after some advice on which kit supplier does the best Endeavour... Something that is double planked, good fittings,brass/ photo etch etc, good rigging and construction instructions ( and a reasonable price !) Not interested in sails or bases- Occre looks good- the AL also looks good, good price- but has received some bad press, and from my experience I can see why ! Suggestions anyone? Cheers !
  14. Howdy all! Here's a model I'm working on. It's my first model ship and I decided to make one from scratch. The scale is 1:24. I do have the drawings from the Artesania Latina kit. For the rest I need to go by pictures like the ones on this site. The picture is showing what I have at the moment. It's all pretty rough. I can detach everything if needed. It's all screwed together and not glued. Cheers, Kiro
  15. Cheerio my friends and fellow modelers To my shame I must admit that I am a complete failure... After completing the Royal Caroline I wanted to take a break for about two months. Time to relax, to clean up the shipyard, to go to cinema or something like this. And then, after this over and over boring time I wanted to return to my desk and start a new project - the Endeavour by Occre. But I did some essential mistakes... First: I opend the box of the kit (which I bought some weeks ago as there was a special offer at my dealer); second: I opend the box; third: I opend the box. In the box there was so much material which I only wanted to control... If everything is ok, no damage etc. And there were the plans... I HAD to compare the drawings with the AOTS Endeavour as all of you will understand. I HAD to see how well-designed the kit is, how much of the Details will be featured and so on... Now I know that the kit seems to be well equipped with all needed timber, fittings, sails. And it came as it has to come... I just started to look at the parts for the keel, I just looked if the bulkheads are well laser-cut. In a very curios manner the parts came out of the plywood Sheets almost from alone... Should I let them be alone there on the desk? Wasn't it my duty to help them into a correct shape? To look if they fit together? I think you know the rest... :D Nevertheless I will know start the Endeavour although the Admiral was talking about craziness and all that nonsense The first impression of the kit after a Close-up: The plans seem to be very good. The rigging plans are full detailled, there is an overview from the top and from the side, there are detail-plans for the masts and yards with obviousley accurate drawings. The plans are very close to the AOTS by Mr Marquardt so that I think there will not be a great need for bashing. Perhaps I will get some other timber for the second planking. The provided lime wood is very cute for the decks and after sealing it with some semigloss varnish it shimmers very warm and smooth. According to the plans the hull should be colored in some kind of yellow which I will surely not do. I think about some oak tree or even teak (perhaps just staining the lime in a somehow teak color). I am not sure if I use the provided yarn, I will do a test before the rigging starts. The yarn seems to be some kind of raw material... The plywood is very thin only 4 mm, should be thicker (at least 5 or 6mm) but I can't change. To gain more stability to the frame I used some wooden blocks to fasten the bulkheads on the keel, I also broaded the stands for the masts. They are originally glued only onto the 4mm keel. I think this is not stable enough. I noticed that the parts are cut extreme accurate. There is almost no need to sand anything (yet) - but we will see. I will use the sails with this model - my first time. I am not sure how this will work... but I think there will be the one or the other to help me Well, that's it for the moment. The next weeks and months will be fulfilled with the Endeavour and - also very important to me - with the history of this ship, his Captain and dicoverer James Cook, with the journeys around the world and all the adventures and enormous knowledge that was collected in that time. See the first pics Cheerio Max
  16. This is my third ship build and second build log, the first build log is currently still ongoing (Sultana). While it would probably be best to work on a single ship at a time, I normally have multiple hobby projects ongoing and was looking for a winter project with the wife. So, with the recent sale over at model expo, I figured why not, and let her pick a ship that she liked the look of. The Endeavour is one of the kits that I have always wanted to build, along with the Bluenose II, Constitution, Agamemnon, and Victory. Those others (other than the Bluenose II) are currently above my comfort level and will likely wait to be retirement projects. The Endeavour seemed to be a decent choice currently though as it has all the basics of the bigger ships and it a decent scale to work with. This will also be my first plank on bulkhead kit, so it will be a challenge. It is my wife’s first ever ship kit, but not her first ship. A number of years back we built several foam, plastic, and wood ships as terrain and gaming pieces for a Games Workshop Gamesday event and she had a lot of fun making those (including several large 30”+ long High Elf galleys with carved dragon heads and 24” Beastman barges). She has also helped make tons of terrain for wargaming over the years as she likes the building stage of those games, but really hates the games themselves. As stated in my other build log… “I knew Corel kits had bad instructions as my neighbour is building the Wappen Von Hamburg right now and I have had to help him figure out several steps due to the poor instructions. I did not realize exactly what we were getting into, or how bad the instructions really could be though.... 7 pages of instructions with no pictures and extremely broken english.... oh boy!!! I will start a build log on it soon, and be looking for LOTS of help!!!!" We started with the normal kit inventory, and while it looks like everything is there, it really is hard to tell. To make it clearer why, and what is good and bad from my impressions I am going to post another log entry with my thoughts on the pros and cons for the kit, starting with the bad and ending on a positive note with the pros (see next log entry). On the build itself, as per comments by ca.shipwright on his build log (ca.shipwright - HMB Endeavour) I have already come across two issues: I find that I do not like the bow and stern filler solution from Corel and will likely fill it with a softwood block and shape it from there. I cannot imagine that getting the planks to shape at both ends of the ship is going to be easy, and therefore will avoid having to struggle with it more than necessary and add in some fillers to help. There is nothing talking about any rabbet along the keel for the planking. I have looked several times, and tried to figure out if there should be and am not sure. I come to the same kind of conclusion that CA.shipwright did in that since the keel will be planked, that forms a form of rabbet and that might be enough. Any comments would help. Getting ready for the build I got a keel clamp ready following Hamilton's basic plans, and while it works well, I am going to have to find another solution for this ship. Since the Endeavour is so flat bottomed, there really is no way to get any bolts onto the clamp other than at the front and back of the clamp and I am not sure that will hold. So far we just have the bulkheads to a basic shape and the keep shaped and glued. The bulkheads are fitted in but not glued so that they can be further shaped before gluing them in. Before we go further, thoughts from anyone on how to proceed with regards to the rabbet (or if we need one at all given how Corel shows to plank the keel as well) and thoughts on filler wood at the bow.
  17. although i am still working mostly on the king of the mississippi i couldnt resist starting on her from reading the plans and also reading some of the other build logs (hoping they wil be restored) there is a fair bit of mistakes that need to be corrected. i have taken some pictures to show th errors
  18. Hello, today a huge box came in. When the rigging of my Pickle is done I‘ll start with the America‘s Cup yacht Endeavour. The 1/35 scale kit includes laser cutted parts for the deck, keel and frames, limewood and mahogany planking material, brass and wooden fittings, photo etched brass details, cloth, plans, instructions in three languages (Italian, French and English). Endeavour is a 130-foot (40 m) J-class yacht built for the 1934 America's Cup by Camper and Nicholson in Gosport, Portsmouth Harbour, England. She was built for Sir Thomas Sopwith who used his aviation design expertise to ensure the yacht was the most advanced of its day with a steel hull and mast. She was launched in 1934 and won many races in her first season including against the J's Velsheda and Shamrock V. She failed in her America's Cup challenge against the American defender Rainbow but came closer to lifting the cup than any other until Australia II succeeded in 1983. (Wikipedia) The box Frames and keel Metal parts Wooden strips for planking and the material for the mast The deck and the wooden fittings The building plans The Amati kit is really impressive. The wooden parts are of good quality, only the sails are not sewn. Anyway, I can‘t wait laying the keel.
  19. Greetings, Along with building BlueJacket's 80' Elco PT Boat, I've decided to start on the Endeavour Half Hull by BlueJacket. She was the British Challenger in the 1934 America's Cup. The kit is as a 'Bread and Butter' build... Cheers, Tim
  20. This is my second ship build, with the first being a Constructo Bluenose II. I made many errors on that build that I hope to learn from with this new build, although this new ship is a large step forward in complexity so I am looking forward to the challenges that it brings. I decided to go with the Constructo version of the HMB Endeavour. Before the site crash there were several build logs with this ship and it appeared to be one of the better kits. I am quite impressed with the quality of the materials provided currently, previous to this build I built the Bluenose II also from Constructo and some of the materials of that kit were less than desirable. It is also nice to note that even though I thought this ship was a single planked hull that according to the note contained with the kit that due to customer requests they have included a veneer second planking. Since I have never planked before as the Bluenose was a solid hull it will be good to have this option should I require it. I was pleasantly surprised that there appeared to be quite a large amount of instructions, there is a book containing a picture of every step of the build along with 5 full scale posters of every aspect of the ship for reference. The bulkheads came nice and straight (thankfully) so they provided very little issues getting the ship square. I used small pieces of leftover wood from the bulkhead punchouts to ensure that everything was held together nice and square for the next parts of deck laying. My first change for this kit was to create some lower decks so the grating in the decks actually went somewhere to give it a more realistic look. It required for me to cut out a few of the bulkheads to make room for the lower decks. This also gave me a chance to try out some decking ideas on decks that are less visible. I used a lumber crayon to blacken the sides of the deck planks to simulate the caulking. From there I used toothpicks to simulate the treenails and then after sanding I gave the deck a nice stain. I am happy with the results although I think the treenails are a bit too large for the scale used so I will use a smaller drill bit size for the main deck treenails (if I decide to do this). Once the lower decks were in it was time to glue on the top decks and start planking them. I decided to go with a 4 butt shift for my deck planking.

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