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Ithought I might  install everything but the cannon barrels and then put them into their trollies(?) after everything else is done. .

?!?!?!

Probably still a difficult task!

 

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Hello Again,

 

Many thanks to Rusty and Dr. Paul for dragging me out of my funk. Well not much of a restart but I am back at it at least. I actually had to reread most of my thread to refresh my memory on how and why I did certain things one way or another. An option I would not have had if it were not for Model Ship World so thank you once again for for providing us this wonderful resource.

 

I decided to use the kit supplied pump after all. So I got those parts blackened using Birchwood Casey Perma Blue on the white metal parts and Bichwood Casey Brass Black on the brass pins. I will let them sit overnight then hit them with a little scotch bright prior to installing them.

 

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Thanks very much to Dr Paul for posting pics of his build as it pointed out an omission in mine. I forgot to put in the lower mast escutcheon ring. So I got that and the middle one in without too much trouble.

 

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I also glued in the hatch grating and coaming in preparation for the installation of the stanchions and upper deck supports.

 

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Tomorrow I hope to get the holes drilled for the gun rigging attachment points and the pump installed.

 

Thanks for coaxing me back to work the Admiral was getting worried about me.

 

Best Regards

 

Art

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Good Morning Dr. Paul.

 

My adventures with the lower gun ports is fairly well documented on pages 2 and 3. I probably have more pics though if you would like them.

 

Regards

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Good Evening All,

 

The bilge pump is in place. The instructions call for it to be mounted on the lower most deck in the hold. In doing some research and reading Prof. Oertlings thesis on the subject I have moved it up one deck and extended the riser tube down to the bilge as it would have been. Slightly off center line and forward of the mast.

 

First I had to drill a hole through both decks trying to keep it as straight as possible.

 

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Mission accomplished step one anyway.

 

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The mast was inserted just as a guide. I know it looks crooked above deck but I think it is a bend in the dowel.

 

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Because below deck it looks straight and that is where it matters.

 

I cut the dowel to length and pressed in into place. leaving a slight dimple in which the pump will be mounted.

 

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The pump is simply pressed into the hole for now.

 

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One or two drops of 5 min. epoxy will hold it in place. But not until just before the top deck goes on. I know if I were to put it in now I would knock it loose a dozen times.

 

That's it for tonight.

 

Best Regards

 

 

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Waiting to see how you go about get the holes drilled for the gun rigging attachment points and where exactly you put them. . . . . . !

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Well I have made a little progress (emphasis on little) in the last few days.

 

The rings for the gun rigging attachment points are finally in. Once again using Rob Durant's Excellent pictures of the HMS Victory (there is a link to them in my battle station build) as a reference for the placement and orientation of the rings.

 

First I made a template out of a piece of scrap planking by placing one end on the deck behind one of the gun ports. Then I traced the top and bottom of the gun port on to the template. Then I drilled two holes approximating the location shown in the pictures.

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Then it was a simple matter of clamping the template alongside of the gun port and lining up the marks.

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Then rolling the hull onto its side I drilled just enough to leave a dimple before removing the template and drilling all the way through.

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This is the 30 or so rings I will need for this deck going into a second, 60 second soak in Brass Black.

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And ready to install.

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I placed one drop of Medium CA onto a bottle cap that I use and dipped the end of the eyelet in before installing them. I literally used less than one drop of Medium CA to install all of these.

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Then I tried my hand at making some really small hooks for the gun rigging. The larger ones on the right were the smallest I could make using my round nose pliers and the smallest beading wire I could find.

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These were to big so I made a jig by placing four tiny brads in a piece of wood and wrapping the wire around them.

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I think if I refine my technique a little I will be able make something usable.

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Now I am off to the park with the Admiral and our Grand Daughter.

 

Best Regards

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Are the rings that you are using to anchor the cannons (the ones that you just put in) the ones that came with the kit or have you used some smaller ‘after-market’ rings?

PJH

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Thanks Rusty, I am going to need about 40 of the little buggers though and my fingers ached after just 2. Yes Dr Paul they are the kit supplied rings they are a little bit over sized to the eye but they were at hand so I went with them. Thanks for all the likes. More updates soon. In the mean time I played in two poker tournaments at the local casino here in Coconut Creek and placed 7th in the first one and won the second one outright.

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Thanks for the info on the rings.   Keep up the good work!   You have to keep going since I am a bit behind you and I want to benefit from your experiences as I progress!   

I am just about to start on the ladders. . . . . 

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I got started last night by installing the deck rings for the cannon. I had thought about omitting these and the associated rigging because I thought it would be too much clutter but changed my mind. Then I installed the deck support beams.

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I almost forgot the barrels and racks. They would have been impossible to place once the deck was in.20200129_174747.thumb.jpg.0948befa6450d69e6d0d1483e15ebce5.jpg

I then turned my attention to the capstan. I drilled a .028" hole in each end as near to the center as I could. Then I cut and inserted a couple of stick pins in the holes for aligning the capstan between the decks. The round piece ( one of the cutoffs from the spools I used for the capstan) above the capstan will serve as the upper escutcheon plate instead of the square piece of bass wood provided in the kit. Once the upper deck is installed I will slide it up and glue it in place.

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And a dry fit with the upper deck in place.

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Finally I trimmed and fitted the stanchions.20200129_190651.thumb.jpg.bf5c12076062dd4239d19b8be05b373b.jpg

I will stain them tonight.

 

Regards

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Very nice indeed!   Keep it going!!  I am still behind you in the build.  Just making the clutter for the cargo deck and then the ladders. . .  (they look like a real pain to make!)

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Thanks for all the nice comments and the likes.

 

Tom, it feels good to be back at it again. Looks like Model Shipways is having a huge sale 40% off everything in the place. It may be time for another trip to Miami.

 

Paul, I don't know how I would have done it if I did not have the luxury of Autodesk Inventor. I would be more than happy to send you my drawing of the lower ladder if it will help.

 

Regards

 

 

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Art:  it would be great to have a copy of your ladder drawings as well as the capstan footpad placement drawings (circles) although I seem to have managed to get one knocked up with a compass and protractor (old-school!)

 

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Not much to do tonight literally watching paint dry, stain actually. Not much I can do until I get these in so I will let them dry till I get home from work tomorrow.

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Then I can start the rest of the framing for the top deck.

 

Till Then have a good night.

 

 

 

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Dr Paul,

 

I PM'd you in regards to the drawings. By the way why have you not started a build log. It is the best way to get help ideas around here.

 

Regards

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Osmosis:  Since I am following your build, I didn't see the need for two build logs on the same topic.  (and since this is my first build, I guess I'm a bit too shy to post my build next to yours!)  

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The more build logs of the same type the more ideas are out there for others to grab and use. If you start your own build log you will get a lot more exposure to a lot more people with A LOT MORE experience and knowledge then I could ever hope to have. All of the changes I have made in this build started as ideas that were gleaned from other builds or articles on this forum. Sorry if that got a little preachy but this forum is a great tool so put it to its best use is all I am saying.

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Thanks for the likes and comments,

After letting the stain dry overnight I got the stanchions glued in place this evening.20200131_171714.thumb.jpg.33b56c5e641a0c8586e32ace069a5460.jpg

Then after letting the glue dry for an hour or so I put in the longitudinal deck beams.20200131_195018.thumb.jpg.300049399bfb1c4dd54c081339ce3c68.jpg

Again I know that no one is going to see these but at least I will know they are there.

I will let this dry overnight. Then tomorrow some light sanding and a couple of coats of wipe on poly.

 

Regards

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I got started Saturday by back tracking So that I could correct something I left out Friday night. One detail I wanted to add from the start which is not in the kit is the gun port raising tackle. In order to do this I new darn well that I had to add the anchoring hardware prior to closing up the second deck. After going to bed I realized I forgot to pre-drill the longitudinal beams for the rings. Doing it after they were installed was a lot harder than it would have been .

 

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But they are in. After that it was two coats of Wipe on poly for everything in preparation for installing the main deck.

 

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Then while making breakfast Sunday morning for me and the Admiral I got into it with a can of corned beef hash.

 

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And Lost. On the right thumb which as you well know you need for everything. So I took Sunday off and went to the casino and played poker all day.

 

Tonight the pump got glued in and the capstan installed Then the main deck went on without any trouble.

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I am going to have to stick an eraser or something on that alignment pin til I am ready to install the upper capstan.

 

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I think I will leave it all clamped up over night and start on the deck filler for the hatch opening tomorrow.

 

That is it for tonight. The Panthers are playing the Leafs.

 

 

 

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I made a little progress last night before heading out for Taco Tuesday. It is mostly just a repeat of the modification I made to the middle deck around the hatch opening, so I will not bore you with commentary

 

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Tonight I will complete the hatch coaming and start working on the ladder.

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I managed a little progress over the last couple of nights. I started by gluing in the upper mast Escutcheon ring. Then while waiting for the glue to dry on my hatch coaming I made a fairly passable main mast fife rail.

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The fife rail is only dry fitted for now. Then I turned my attention to the upper ladder. I used the same jig and steps as the lower one detailed in a previous post.

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I let it "cook" in the jig over night. As you can see I completed the hatch and coaming and dry fitted it. I did document the building of the ladder fairly well this time so I may post a thread in the deck furniture or tricks and tips section.

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This morning I popped it out of the jig. A little light sanding and a couple of coats of wipe on poly tonight. Then it looks like a good weekend to do some more planking.
 

 

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