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

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Loving your work Dirk.

I just read your tip on not fairing bulkheads 7,8,8B.

Want to guess what my job was this weekend - yup fairing the hull (including 7,8,8B)

Would you believe it, now I will have to put some kind of 'fix' in place like yours.

 

But please keep the tips coming.

 

Nick

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Thanks for comments and likes, much appreciated. Whenever you might have questions please don't hesitate to ask! :)

 

@Nick: Hmpf ... 

 

Getting closer to finish chapter 3 :)

 

Stern ports on the lower counter…

 

It's so hard imo to be sure it is correct but I hope it is  ... hehe ... again pear was used ...

 

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The fake frames. Roughly sanded

 

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Before oiling.

 

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After applying 1st coat of danish oil. 

 

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Frames glued.

 

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Frames faired and sanded. 2nd coat of danish oil applied.

 

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Result atm. 

 

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As you can see there are still some minor spots to sand, that's why I use the oil too as you better see these spots.

 

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Not sure when the next update might come as I will have a surgery this friday ... gallbladder **** ... :-()

 

Cheers,

 

Dirk

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Thanks jesse ... I hope everything goes well ... don't like that ;)

 

As I needed a bit more distraction I did more work at th stern. For me one of the most difficult part of a ship. I decided to fill everything to get the correct runs.

 

It took a whil to understand at least a little ho everything is coming together at the stern.

 

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Starting the fillers.

 

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Fillers done.

 

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Some minor adjustments needed.

 

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Cheers,

 

Dirk

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Sweet!!! Dirk....real Sweet..... the stern looks awesome!!..... Best wishes on your surgery... you'll probably be out in a day if they are going to do microscopic..... mine too has been giving me a problem off and on...hope it stays off.. :D 

 

frank                          

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I did not have the chance to look at your build log for quite a while. Amazing progress . . . and SUPER work! You are moving the bar higher and higher  :)!

Btw, glad that your surgery went well. I used to work in hospitals and know that gall bladder problems can be pretty painful!

 

Thomas

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Okidoki I'm kinda back. It's amazing how short recovery time is nowadays. I feel good, not perfect yet but good. As I won't give you a buildlog of my perforated belly, hehe, I will go on with the Confed ...

 

Before I went to hospital Chuck (he is "everywhere" and that is great :-)) drew my attention to an error at my stern.

 

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So I tried to correct that.

 

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I really hope it is ok now. I find it very difficult to do these lines and interpolated to the wanted endresult.

 

Left from chapter 2 were the planking of the sub-gun deck platforms. For the deckplanking I will use hornbeam the caulking is made by cardboard.

 

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No danish oil here as I don't want any coloring. Tried Vallejo ... but might need to find another solution as Vallejo is coloring too a bit (going yellow).

 

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After sanding.

 

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Planking the bowsection (not glued yet, needs more sanding down to fit with the doors). Like the coloring of pear and hornbeam though :-)

 

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Cheers,

 

Dirk

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Finished chapter 3 with doing the false deck.

 

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Started chapter 4 and did the beakhead planking. Perfect linear sanding is not one of my best skills ... hmpf ...

 

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Cheers,

 

Dirk

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Hi Dirk.

 

I'm glad to hear your surgery went well. Took me a bit to catch up with all your fine work. The stern looks really nice.

For me there were some confusing angles but you handled them really well. I continued to tweak the fillers at the bow

and stern right up to the point of planking.

 

I hope you continue feeling better. :)

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Thanks guys. Yeah I'm quite ok, allready did a short 2.5km run. You are right Rusty, the angles are indeed confusing & tricky and I really hope I did everything right (It's always good to have Chuck in the background watching what we do though ... :D

 

cheers,

 

Dirk

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Thanks so much my friends :-)

 

Nigel, I guess Daniel saved them, if not I have them ;)

 

Unfortunately Google closed their old, good working photoservice "Picasa" for something way crapier .... so I need to find an alternative how to host my pictures so I can "work" with them kinda the same speed as before. First try today is selfhosting. So if any problems encounter please let  me know :)

 

I started chaper 4.

 

The temporary batten.

 

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My different approach. Under the batten I place another batten the same height as the sills (lasered from pear).

 

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To correct the position a 0.5mm brass wire is used. I like it this way as I can play all of the sills on the batten and make sure to get a good run over all the single parts.

 

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Sills done.

 

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Lintels are done this way.

 

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The same approach with "two" battens for the quarter deck.

 

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Here were another pear/bulkhead transplantation neccessary ;)

 

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Looking good I hope (?) Any comments & hints appreciated.

 

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Cheers,

 

Dirk

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Looking good Dirk.

 

As far as hosting, why not just upload them to the forum?  I also have my own host, but for this forum I just upload them and it works fine.  I have my own copies both local and on my host server, so that way I'm fairly safe as far as not losing them to a single (or even double) point of failure, even without backups.

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