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Continental Frigate Confederacy 1778 by Dubz - 1:64 - kit based semi scratch

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Bow filler block shaping help! So wanted to add solid filler block to the bow of my build but this is the first time doing such and I am not sure how to not only shape it properly but also get both sides matching before I glue them in. I will not be able to shape it to well after glue as the stem assembly will be in the way to fair it. Could use some suggestions/guidance on this please!

 

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The last time I did this particular task I made what amounted to a series of hawse pieces(parallel to the keel).The first was flush to the keel,following the rabbet and faired into it.The remainder of the several pieces were separated by spacers of equal thickness.Each piece  as you work outward will pretty much reveal the required shape of the next to follow.You could just tack glue them and then use them to produce corresponding pieces for the opposite side. I found this to be much less troublesome than when I carved the two pieces out of a solid block. I hope this is described clearly enough and that it helps

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It's a loooong while .. but I am considering restarting here now after Maria and Sherbourne are finished 🙂

 

Planking is not my favourite, I will do it the way Chuck, David and others are doing it 🙂 So first learning and preparation. 

 

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Edge bending pear is working good though 🙂

 

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cheers,

 

Dirk

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I really like the look of the Pear on the Confederacy.  It's a refreshing contrast to the lighter color that seems to be favored by many..

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Hi Dirk,

I'm glad to see you return to the Confederacy build. The pear wood looks stunning. Now that the cold wet weather has curtailed most outside activities,I am back at my workbench working at my usual snails pace on my Confederacy. Now that you,Bossman and Peter Bloemendall have active build logs,I hope encourages me to forge ahead with construction and update my log..

On another note,I noticed on your instruction sheet the red "NOTE!!! IMPORTANT NOTE!!! concerning the fairing cap has left me somewhat confused. My MS instruction book makes no reference to this. Could you please post the photo referred to in the warning?

Regards, John

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3 hours ago, JohnB40 said:

On another note,I noticed on your instruction sheet the red "NOTE!!! IMPORTANT NOTE!!! concerning the fairing cap has left me somewhat confused. My MS instruction book makes no reference to this.

? This is not related to Confederacy ...

 

Dirk

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Hi Dirk. I'm glad you've started the Confederacy build back up. I'm excited to see what you do with it! :)

 

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7 hours ago, Rustyj said:

I'm excited to see what you do with it! :)

Me too, haha, at the moment it costs me some effort to tackle this arduous phase of planking. I don't really like it,but I want to bite through it with chuck's approach.

 

Dirk

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Dirk, I am a late arrival at this buildlog. It looks great. The preparation and finish on the black painted hull (around posts #240 -260) is impressive, can I ask what paint you used?

 

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1 hour ago, bruce d said:

can I ask what paint you used?

I can't remember anymore, it was a rattle can. I would not do it this way again but using my airbrush.

 

Dirk

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Dubs, fantastic build! I like the was you will go back over the problems until you are satisfied with that particular section of the build. On the windows the reconstruction turned out really well and they really look beautiful and real. You did not really cover the construction of the actual windows and I could only find one picture that shows some of the construction of the frames...  do you have any other pictures that you did not post on the construction of the windows that might show how you built them?

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