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HMS Bounty by Tim Moore - Artesania Latina - 1/48 - with exposed interior


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Thanks Yves, and everyone for the thumbs. Just about finished diagram 5 of the 21 Bounty rigging plans. Drawings are ok except for a few educated guesses that need to be made, and a few errors in numbering. Made a little more tedious by the fact there was no dark thread provided in the kit except for one small spool of 0.8mm brown that ran out immediately, so I’ve had to stain the natural stuff as I go along. Managed a fairly even taughtness of all the lines so far without any of the back stays in place yet, which is a good sign. 

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Thanks Nils - much appreciated coming from an accomplished scratch builder; and likewise to all for the likes. 
Im currently splicing together pieces of walnut from the remains of old completed kits to make up some of the Bounty spars as there were a few pieces of dowel missing from my kit. Knew I saved all those bits and pieces for a reason.

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1 hour ago, Cankita said:

How have you attached the blocks? It looks like wire rather than thread, can't see any knots.

Hi. I just use thread. My block tying routine (illustrated below) is:

1. Rub thread with beeswax
2. loop around block and tie knot at bottom

3. stick the block in vice and twirl thread a few times if you need the block to stand off yard or mast. Rub a drop of glue on thread to fix it.

4. tie the open ends of thread around yard or mast, fix with glue and trim

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Hi Tim,

I have been following your log very closely as I have this same kit cued up and ready to start soon.

Beautiful work! I hope to duplicate your work and maybe even get lucky enough to make some weathering improvements too!

On your post above you stated that you rubbed glue on the thread prior to twisting it. What glue did you use?

On my last build I used CA glue with good results but with the larger scale I'm thinking that won't work as well.

Appreciate your answer.

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20 hours ago, LyleK1 said:

Hi Tim,

I have been following your log very closely as I have this same kit cued up and ready to start soon.

Beautiful work! I hope to duplicate your work and maybe even get lucky enough to make some weathering improvements too!

On your post above you stated that you rubbed glue on the thread prior to twisting it. What glue did you use?

On my last build I used CA glue with good results but with the larger scale I'm thinking that won't work as well.

Appreciate your answer.

Thanks! I use CA, find it’s very effective tool, faster and less messy if used sparingly. I find the carpenters glue tends to leave more residue but do use that sometimes.

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Oh...I see a Calypso on the window sill. Is that the Billing Boat kit or the Revell Kit? If it was the Billing Boats, then your window would be really large....

You do have quite a collection of models.

 

Yves

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Hi Tim,

 

I'm new to this forum but I sure wish I'd come across this website a long time ago, especially your log.  I bought the exact model like yours of The Bounty in 2008 and have been working on and off on it ever since (very slowly obviously, but only in my spare time).  In 2018 I finished the main body (photograph 47 in the booklet), and then nothing happened for the next two years.  Then the pandemic struck the world and I suddenly sat without any work.  I started on the model again in April of this year and have done the whole body (including the interior) since then.

 

Then, as you well know, and commented in your log, came to the end of the manual without any further instructions.  I was so frustrated I started doing some research on the internet.  That's where I came across this website and especially your very beautiful model.  It is such a pity that I've progressed so far before I saw the color scheme you used on your model, as well as the changes you have made to the A.L model.  Mine looks like a freight ship with all the paraphernalia that I have stuffed into the interior!  So it is in no way as accurate as your model, but I still had a lot of fun doing it...

 

Thank you for inspiring me to new heights.  Your photographs of the masts are helping me tremendously.

 

Kind regards,

 

Reneke

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Hi Reneke - thank you for the kind remarks! Hope the rest of the build is satisfying. I’ve been immersed in a couple of building projects for many months so the Bounty has been waiting patiently for me to finish her. I converted our garage into a studio where I could work on ship modeling a few years ago, but my wife’s pottery business has really taken off so she now needs the whole space. I am presently building my own workshop on our property and as soon as it’s done I’ll be back in business. Should be back at work on Bounty before winter In my new space and will resume my log to completion. 

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Hi Reneke sorry for delay in responding...yes I definitely have a fix having needed to do it myself earlier in this build. Rather than go to all the trouble of sanding and refinishing I just mixed some of my ebony and chestnut stains with the varnish until I got the darker tone I wanted and put on another coat. It worked well.

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Tim,

Very impressive work! Can't wait to see the finished product. As I stated in my post in March, I had this queued up... I started it on 9-13-20 and am well underway. I am doing things a bit different in that I am looking for the "weathered or used" look and with the opportunity for some kit bashing, I am making the interior a little more filled out.

I've attached a couple of pictures...  The lower decks "weathered" and installed, and a prototype to the lanterns I am building to light up the interior some. They still need a little refinement. Especially, the handle. It's a bit out of scale but I'm close!

Thanks for keeping me inspired and help when I get stuck!

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