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I don't recognise the forum from when I went missing in action about four years ago. Can someone tell me whether it has died and been recreated..? I did have a lot of stuff on my part Endeavour build way back then but all seems gone. 

I am now back on the job and about hull completion stage so I might put up a few pics of where I am resuming as a starting point.Good to be back in the model ship world.

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Hi Mindi,

 

Welcome back.

It is as you suspected: something died (not the forum, but the servers where it was hosted). Everthing that was on the servers was lost.

So, it is still the good old MSW (same people, better quality every day), but you'll have to restart, as your previous log is gone into nothing....

 

Nice work onyour endeavour. Well worth the restart (of your building, and your posting activities)

 

Jan

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Completed the rails and staunchions. Had a problem.  I was originally going to leave all the timber work plain varnished but more research led me to black.

 

Learning...... Cant easily overpaint new Tamiya acrylic over old Satin Acrylic. ( brand forgotten...probably Admiralty Satin)  It just wont stick. I had to change to enamel XF1 rather than Acrylic XF1. Sanding would have been a better solution but too difficult. Enamel XF1 matt OK but not as nice a finish.

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I know these posts are all in reverse order but as the old sequence is lost here are a couple from early in the build. I did spend a lot of time coming up with a planking strategy I was capable of executing...in other words easy as I could manage. I took the easy way out on the under skin and did not bring all the planks to fall on the stem as you can see in the earliest shot. Some come up to a waist point around the waterline, an imaginary chine if you like.... For the outer planking I wanted to have every plank fall on the stem and used the photo of the construction of the replica Endeavour to plan the planks. I actually took a risk and started about halfway up the stem and worked both ways from there and in the end found that a good tactic, it worked quite well for me. Of course my plank count was different to the replica as the scale wouldnt allow the same "real" number.I have probably made that completely confusing but I know what I mean...lol

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Minor disaster today...discovered I have lost the etched brass sheet with lots of small parts I will need to continue. I have written to Jotika in UK to ask if I can buy a replacement..hoping for the best. It will turn up of course immediately after I pay for a replacement. To protect it I have put it in a book... which book...? NO IDEA

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Hello Mindi,

You are about where I was on my Endeavour a couple of months ago.

Great news you are getting back into the build.

Will pull up a swivel chair and watch your progress.

 

Actually, the more I look, you and I have had similar thoughts as to what items look like and bottom waterline.

 

Dave R

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Gosh there are some Endeavours being built here which are a standard I cant approach. Better I dont look....! Some beautiful rigging work happening.

I was so unhappy with my cannon that i took them off, removed the capping rains for the gundeck, and started to bulid gun tackles albeit with only one block. Make them a little more detailed if it works out OK.

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Made the Pinnace first as it is white and better to practice on something which is painted. Have to do oars, but made up a simple gaff rig and mast step for one of it's sailing configurations just for the fun of it.  Hate doing the boats..it was getting to this stage 5 years ago that made me stop although I am reasonably happy with this first one. I dont think this is a strong point of the kit to be honest.

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Made the Pinnace first as it is white and better to practice on something which is painted. Have to do oars, but made up a simple gaff rig and mast step for one of it's sailing configurations just for the fun of it.  Hate doing the boats..it was getting to this stage 5 years ago that made me stop although I am reasonably happy with this first one. I dont think this is a strong point of the kit to be honest.

Looks very good actually.

I haven't built any of the tenders yet.

The Corel Kit I have, only has 1 tender and I won't be using it.

Will be a scratch build, and like you, not looking forward to them, very fiddly.

 

Cheers

Dave R

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Hi Mindi,

 

glad to see you back on your Endeavour.

 

The photo-etch sheet is available from Cornwall Model Boats if you have no luck from Jotika.

 

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/caldercraft-brass-etch.html

 

Cheers

Slog

Slog

 

I just saw this from you...thank you very much. I have given up on getting a response from Jotika so you have got me out of jail. Cheers.

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