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HM Bark Endeavour by Dashi - Caldercraft - scale 1:64 - 1768-71 - bashed kit

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Thanks for all the likes and Chris and Dave for comments, yes more ropes and blocks with some rework to the top and lower sail sheet quarter and yard blocks swapping them out for 6mm which better fit 1/64 scale 14-16 inch blocks. The kit only supplied 5mm so had to purchase approx 26 x 6mm single blocks plus some doubles for top yard ties. Also while doing this corrected the lift block lashing to the yard sheet blocks as per Steel.

 

Chris I hope my photos are some help, I have followed as best I could David Steel 1794 and made the gallant topping lift shroud thimbles where required using a small brass rod with a lower seizing pushed up tight to the shroud seizing then fixed with ca glue twisting the rod so it doesn't stick while the glue sets and then removing it to form the thimbles.

 

Udate: Yard running rigging complete, next the sail running rigging without sails.

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With the exception of sails, name plate and case this build is finished to my best ability and interpretation of contemporary drafts, shipwright practices, drawings/paintings, british naval ship building practices, and Cooks log with special attention to the tiller support built by Cook while in Queen Charlotte Sound New Zealand, and the mizzen driver/spanker boom. I wanted to make sails and even bought the cloth, but unfortunately due to declining health cannot make them, so have run the sail rigging with the exception of bowlines. The nameplate is in the winds and a case at this stage is outside my budget, so a can of compressed air will have to suffice to keep the dust from collecting.

 

I bashed the bouys and in lue of sails the port anchor and pinnace are shown in the process of being raised using relevant fish/yard/hatch and stay tackles. As there were several methods of tackle used to raise the anchor I went with the simplest which was suggested for small ships. Only the pinnace hull was painted white as an experiment to test the effectiveness of white lead paint against sea worm, so the ship and rest of the boat hulls were protected using 'brown stuff' as Cook refers to it.

 

I'd like to thank everyone here for their build logs, support and encouragement in helping me over the 4 years it's taken to complete this build. 

 

Cheers and safe sailing Dashi

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You did a very nice job on this build Dashi, congratulations on completing her (to this point)

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Great work Dashi - getting anywhere near the finishing line is a rare achievement on these ship model kits! (I know from bitter experience). Being able to follow your build, plus the work Pat, Dave and others, gives me hope that I'll overcome obstacles and finish mine too!

Thanks for the many detail pictures and comments - it is all encouraging 😃

Many thanks for sharing!

Pat

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It's a really nice build! I like the close-ups, your work is really precise :)

Is the hull planking the same wood, but just with other finishes on it?

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19 hours ago, mugje said:

It's a really nice build! I like the close-ups, your work is really precise :)

Is the hull planking the same wood, but just with other finishes on it?

Thanks Pat, Hubert and Mugje, yes same wood. I used a pigmented stain for the brown stuff and unstained above the water line.

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4 hours ago, dashi said:

Thanks Pat, Hubert and Mugje, yes same wood. I used a pigmented stain for the brown stuff and unstained above the water line.

It turned out really beautiful!

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