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I finished the rudder chains and because the Argus has superstructures in the stern and pictures I have of an old model of the Argus makes me believe that the chains run through the hull into the superstructures just like on the USS Constitution where they run through the hull into the gun room for emergency steering.

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I just rummaged through my kit and Syren plans and can not find anything to make a ship's stand? Am I missing something?  :default_wallbash::default_wallbash::dancetl6:

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53 minutes ago, HIPEXEC said:

I just rummaged through my kit and Syren plans and can not find anything to make a ship's stand? Am I missing something?  :default_wallbash::default_wallbash::dancetl6:

 

There was nothing that came with the kit to make a stand.

 

I've been debating  whether to get a pair of brass pedestals and mount to a board or make my own cradle out of wood.

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10 minutes ago, smarra said:

 

There was nothing that came with the kit to make a stand.

 

I've been debating  whether to get a pair of brass pedestals and mount to a board or make my own cradle out of wood.

I'll make my own out of wood. It's hard to believe they did not provide for a stand? :dancetl6:

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The cradles and base are finally set so the ship sits firmly on the stand. Next I will pin but not glue the cradles. Then I will sand and varnish all pieces. Then permanently glue everything together. By the way where that big knot is I will place a brass plaque with the ship's name

final fitting stand 001.JPG

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After the stand was finished, I looked at the whole thing from all angles and realized the ship was on a port tack instead of straight up! So I did some shimming and sanding and straightened the whole thing. The lesson here is, check everything from all angles every time.

Port tack 003.JPG

Port tack 002.JPG

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Rich she is looking good from here and I must say admire your diligence to put some work in on a daily basis ;) Kevin

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Hey Rich,

Been away for a while, how did the move go? Your base and build are looking great.

Sam

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