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Gren Bewley

HMS Bounty by Gren Bewley - Artesania Latina - Scale 1:48

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Hello guys.

I found this site pretty late into the build, however I want to add these as I continue and complete the build. There are a few steps missing in the pictures of the build, I will try to add more as I build.



I ran out of parts for the soffits as they did not supply enough with the kit.


I also found that the nails were pretty large, so adding in double nail sets was out of the question. In hind sight I should have ordered smaller ones. I also tried to replicate the deck seal buy adding a dark line on one side of each plank. Another lesson learned. Do not use an Ink marker!!! It will come back to bite you.




At this point I completed the deck nailing and started to varnish the deck. Well lets say that I wanted to stain the deck to give this a more traditional look of a used and weathered deck. It was at this point that I obtained a wood stain……. Now some of you guys may laugh at this but again I learned a very valuable lesson. I thinned the stain using methylated spirits??? And proceeded to stain the deck. Needless to say that that was a very hectic day as I was trying to recover and prevent my deck from being destroyed. I managed to remove some of the black ink that spread all over the deck and re-sand and varnish the deck. The outcome was acceptable.



Again lesson to be learned from planking, the result not too bad. No gaps.


I had taken the model outside after sanding and varnished the hull. In hind sight oil would have been much better as I have encountered a few problems later in the build. The other issue I had was when I sanded down the nails on the Bass wood, they left horrible marks and stained the wood. Any advice on how to avoid this in the future other than using smaller nail heads? See the darker marks where the nail sets are. It just ruins the total look. I also ran out of nails and being Christmas I have to wait until the new year before I can order any more.

The model was bumped of the stool by the dog. Fortunately there was very little damage and I had to rework the keel area and the stern.













The deck came out a lot better than expected after that fiasco with the wood stain. You can see the darker stains on the deck around the nail heads but I managed to get it back to a reasonable look.

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Hi Gren,

Considering the problems you’ve encountered you certainly picked up and finished the task.

just a piece of information for you when I do the decks I get some fine black cotton and first run it through bees wax and then lay it against the deck plank I am laying and the slide another plank against the cotton to create the appearance of corking.




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Hello Snoepert,

Your model is looking great, Tell me where did you find the "build Jig" One of the issues that I had was using the Amati Keel clamp, and that caused a few problems for me. That jig looks awsome?

Cheers Gren

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