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Hi all well back off hols and made a tentative start on this one

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The kit comes with stubby half cannons for the lower decks( I may live to regret this but Ive decided to open up the gun ports and make some whole guns to put behind them, since they are below decks and you wont see much of them they wont need to be too detailed or accurate, and I am only doing one side as they would never do a broadside on both sides, I mean what admiral in his right mind would choose to take the risk of a broadside on both sides at the same time) also it means I've only got to make 30 guns and carriages. I also have to make part decks for one side.

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Hi all I've decided to do something different with this and it involves this

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It flickers just like a real candle and the other one is kaput so I developed a cunning plan so, off with the transom

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can you guess where this is going

drilled out the windows

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then removed the rest of the window 

yes thats right I'm going to RC it, only joking, lighting up the state cabins.

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Hi all a small update on this, The transom sticks out past the gallaries on the sides and I didnt like the way Airfix just moulded them flat so I've rounded the edges and reguilded them

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also the grills on the prow are not moulded all the way through so I drilled all the holes out.

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and I've hacked the candle apart and reconfigured it

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Hi all here is an update on this one. All the guns in place (still got to tie some down) all the closed gunports glued in.


 


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I've discovered that the slots in the grating for the bowsprit tie downs are not there so had to make them.


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Hi all here is tonights update
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Don hope this helps
First paint your base ( the deeper the water the darker and less other colours there would be) in this example its costal waters so not very deep ( you could add greens and browns for really shallow water showing the shallowness)
So here's your base
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place ship wherever you want it (if the ship is to be removed wrap the hull in cling film to stop the sealant sticking to it.
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Get some clear bathroom sealant
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and apply to base
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using a knife or spoon spread it roughly about
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now press down with the knife or spoon and rapidly move in the direction of the wave moving upwards as you go and you will get a little peak, just like a wave, continue till you have enough, it should end up looking like this
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let it go off, if you need higher waves you can add more when its gone off, as I did on the bow waves
then just highlight with white paint
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you can then use cotton wool for the foam on the very tops of the waves. 
obviously you would take more care than I did on this example, but you get the idea. it really is easy I did this example in ten mins.
hope this is of use.
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Hi all well I know nothing about rigging so I'm going to do a cross between the Airfix instructions and ones I've downloaded off the internet (I could not possibly do them the way they are supposed to be, I don't have a clue as to where to start) I dont even know what the different lines are called.

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also I bought this to do the ratlines with 

 

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but This came with the Airfix Wasa kit 

 

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which would be the easiest to use.

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Hi all well the amati Loom A Line is total rubbish, the airfix doodah is brill though, so that is 10 quid down the drain, the airfix whatsit was free with the Wasa.

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Rigging is deffinitely not my thing, I am thinking maybe take the top mast off just leave the lower masts and have it as its having a refit, don't know 
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Well I know it's not finished but it's sold, my boss's husband came round to show me his car (some little horrors standing on a bridge lobbed a rock as he drove under and stoved in his drivers pillar and windscreen (the cars only a fortnight old £90,000 worth) he spied it and the Reale and said the Reale was too big for his new seaside house but he would buy the sovriegn.

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