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Bounty by Backer - Revell - plastic scale 1/110 semi scratch and extra detail

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Welcome on  the build of Revell's Bounty scale 1/110

I got this kit for free from friends who cleaned up their attic.


My first idea when I opened the box. Was oops ....

On closer examination, it turned out that the model design probably dates from 1956. The mold is from 1978. Therefore the "lesser quality" of the details to current standards. 


First, i wanted to throw everything away. But it had some trouble with this idea.


So why not start on it and try to add some extra details.

This will not be an exact copy. My biggest challenge to make this model a bit nicer than what can be made with the contents of the kit. I am not going to buy extra parts, only items and plastic sheet from the parts box will be used.

My only experience with plastic ship models dates from my younger years.  I have only experience with military models in scale 1/72

So we shall what the future brings.

Main goals are : making of a good model and have fun.


Info about the ship and voyage



Royal museum Greenwich




Info about the Revell model



the deck is equipped with molded on details. Removing all this and making them new is impossible.  That's why I make a new deck first 

Engrave the deckplanks on plastic sheet



Add hatches and "grating" (This grating may be replaced later by something else)IMG_20181230_145036.thumb.jpg.7411bb7fae95007f59ceba43a575b891.jpgIMG_20181230_155711.thumb.jpg.787dc06241d095ec4a9ac7eadeca1b02.jpg


Opening for a ladder. I dont throw plastic leftover parts away ....



A first test to see if the deck fits.  and... it fits 


With 2 Bradley's in the background 


to be continued, thanks for following.

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Both hull halves are glued together with the deck.
All molded on details on the inside are first sanded away. The round cannon ports are made square and all holes in the hull that are not needed are closed.
The outside of the hull is now being cleaned up.


Thanks for following


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I’ve build the Beagle from Revell once, probably around the same year it came from it’s mold and do look so similair to your Bounty...


Nice kit and good luck with the build.





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Posted (edited)
On 1/5/2019 at 8:02 AM, Katsumoto said:

Nice kit and good luck with the build.

Thank you,


In the meantime, a cautious start has been made with the fitting of bolts. These must be carefully sanded later
And an attempt to imitate the "nails and planks" 



"bolts and nails" are made of stretched spreu



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The channels have been cleaned up and are installed



The side windows are cleaned up and provided with clear plastic sheet.


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I am going to try to apply copper sheeting made of plastic sheet.
One side done (not really ok, could be better).



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The copper sheeting has been slightly sanded. Now I have started to apply imitation nails. I use a large steel needle for this.



Work in progres, still much to do and new hinges must also be made for the rudder.



Thanks for following

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The copper sheeting is ready. The rudder now has 4 hinges as it should be (The model had only 3 hinges).

The railing has been removed again, it was not really what it was supposed to be.


Tested with a metal color, can be okay.


to be continued, thanks for following


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