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HMS Pandora by timtom1 - Scale 1:48 - 1791 after re-fit - First PoF build

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Looks like your going to have fun with this :). I will follow, of course.



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Great start Tim. Stern deadwood looks spot on and the tabled boxing joint is seldom seen on models. Is your keel and rising wood milled from one piece? If so, I don't believe I've seen that approach before.


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looking good, I will enjoy following along.

What other resources/documents are you using besides the Anatomy Book?



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Also the Swan class books and Greg's echo class model build.

Greg i saw the table joint In the swan class book. I have your Echo cross section kit.

The rising wood on the keel is one piece. I'm using solidworks to work out complicated parts.

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<p>Current Build: HMS Pandora 1:48 scale

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Gorilla glue is ghastly stuff! I had a friend who tried to fix a piece of furniture only to have it end up glued to his carpet....


Use white PVA or yellow aliphatic glues. Much better choices.

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3mm wide or 3mm long?  If wide, do a shim.  If very narrow but 3mm long, sawdust and a 50/50 mix of glue and water.  Make a slurry and fill the gap.

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Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans                             Triton Cross-Section   

                                                                                                                       USS Constellaton (kit bashed to 1854 Sloop of War  _(Gallery) Build Log

                                                                                Wasa (Gallery)

                                                                                                                        HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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