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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. 

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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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Bounty

 

Royal museum Greenwich

https://prints.rmg.co.uk/search?q=bounty&type=product

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Info about the Revell model

https://www.revell.de/en/products/modelmaking/ships/sailings-ships/h-m-s-bounty.html 

 

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

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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 ....

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

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With 2 Bradley's in the background 

 

to be continued, thanks for following.

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update

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.

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Thanks for following

 

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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" 

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"bolts and nails" are made of stretched spreu

 

 

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update,
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.

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Tested with a metal color, can be okay.

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to be continued, thanks for following

( Shipyard closed in the summer, on hold until october, november 2019)

 

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Welcome back to this fun build of a little Bounty.

 

I started reapplying the removed parts.
The belaying pins( primitive, but better than the original) and new steering wheel is under construction.

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A piece of cargo bed from a 1/72 truck is perfect for the hatches on the deck.

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Removing the supports from cannons and rebuilding them.

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Thanks for following

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Once again, you're doing a great service to an older kit. Great upgrades and fantastic photos, we can all learn from your example. I have to ask, in one of the photos in post #13 there is a ship in the background, what ship is that?

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20 hours ago, SigEp Ziggy said:

Once again, you're doing a great service to an older kit. Great upgrades and fantastic photos, we can all learn from your example. I have to ask, in one of the photos in post #13 there is a ship in the background, what ship is that?

My version of the Golden Hind.

 

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Small update,

 

Some PE parts have been used (leftovers of military modeling)

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Looking around this forum for different Bounty logs. It seems like there are different models. Every manufacturer of ship models has its own version.
I go for this solution.

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Thanks for following

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Update,

 

The chimney from the kitchen below deck. On most models, the output faces forward. On the old plan it is directed backwards.

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Original piece:(.

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Adjusted and mounted on deck

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Extra detail on the channels

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The windlass 


Original piece. 

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Adjusted and mounted

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With extra detail

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Further progress

Made a ship's wheel, a capstan, pumps and a "dovecote" on the stern. All made of leftovers from the partsbox

And added eye bolts

 

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A new ship's wheel (not yet glued on the deck)

the wheel itself is in the front of the axel and not in the rear as on most model kits

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the capstan and 2 pumps. 

The capstan (could be made better, but scale 1/110 is small) There are 2  pumps as on the origal drawing of the ship, and not a chain pump as on this kit.

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The dovecote.

It looks like that this "dovecote" served to store the signal flags. The front part protects the rudder (not yet ready)

 

Thanks for following

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On 11/19/2019 at 12:21 PM, Backer said:

Update,

 

The chimney from the kitchen below deck. On most models, the output faces forward. On the old plan it is directed backwards.

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Original piece:(.

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Adjusted and mounted on deck

The chimney for the galley stove was called, in English use, the "Charlie Noble." 

 

Rather a lot of those were able to rotate, so that the wind over the deck improved the "draw" of the chimney (having the exhaust end face into the wind would push air back down to the stove--these chimneys were often quite short, so the draft was important). 

 

At anchor, the wind would generally be over the bow.  At sea, the wind would be through an arc of around 200-220º centered on the stern.

 

Some Charlie Noble will hae a handle on them above deck to be able to turn them down wind.  Others will just have a handle under the deck beams to the same end--sadly, the plans often do not tell us of these fine details (which were often left to the preference of the shipyard building).

 

This is one more case where the people of old crassly and meanly focused on what was important to them, utterly without consideration of the minutae we modelers might require centuries later.  The meanies 😀

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15 hours ago, Barbossa said:

I was wrong to assume, the "dovecote" had something to do with pigeons...

Thanks,

We had pigeons at home. My father, and I, were "duivenmelkers"  translate to English??.
My childhood was influenced by pigeons, pigeons, pigeons.
So, my first idea was "a dovecote"

 

10 hours ago, CapnMac82 said:

This is one more case where the people of od crassly and meanly focused on what was important to them, utterly without consideration of the minutae we modlers might require centuries later.  The meanies 😀

14 hours ago, CDW said:

A real pleasure to see.

thanks for the explanation and the nice comments 

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