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1 hour ago, Landlubber Mike said:

That brass work is absolutely fantastic. Nice job!  Are you going to leave as is?  If so, do you plan to coat them with anything?  Not sure if brass tarnishes, etc.

 

Looking great!

i was going to leave it, and let it age like me, But if there are any solutions , which don't involve me removing each bit to protect, IM listening, and thank you Mike

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Kevin,

 

The brass will tarnish over time (I’m sure you remember polishing lots of it in your early Naval career!). If you don’t want to polish it now that it is in place, a coat of clear finish will prevent it from tarnishing further as it will seal it and prevent oxygen getting at it. You should be able to apply the clear coat with the brass in situ.

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18 hours ago, gjdale said:

Kevin,

 

The brass will tarnish over time (I’m sure you remember polishing lots of it in your early Naval career!). If you don’t want to polish it now that it is in place, a coat of clear finish will prevent it from tarnishing further as it will seal it and prevent oxygen getting at it. You should be able to apply the clear coat with the brass in situ.

thank you Grant, i will do something about it

 

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Good evening everyone

 

the main decks are starting to get busy now. as the made up fittings go into position, stiill loads to do but anticipate the mast work to start in a week or two, i have been given so much info wrt to rigging and sail plans from a member on here via dropbox, im quite pleased with myself the way its going, even the hate post wrt to the green are dying down now

 

 

come a long way from this

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midships boat storage in place

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8 vents being made up

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i traced the plans to fit the vents in the correct position

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Good afternoon everyone

nothing much to write about on this build, its just a matter of keep adding bits to it, hopefully i will attract new followers when it comes to masting, and making my own rope and sails

but for now its more brass, wheelie bins and some sunshine

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good evening everyone

 

i must be 80% complete on the deck fittings now, and half of them are now fixed into position, 

i have thrown my toys out of the pram quite a few times over the 1/1 deck plans are they dont bear any resemblance to the instructions and certainly not the ship its self, going to interesting when it gets to the rigging as the plans are about 2/3 the scale of the 1/84

 

most of the kit items are being adapted to take more belaying pns, but in the same size  carcass 

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good morning everyone

 

i was recently given access to a lot of Amerigo information and there is a lot of it, 

of course most of the drawings relate to masts and rigging, and pin rails of course

 

these are provided as part of the kit 

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but it seams i am still out by 50%

 

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this is the main mast 

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so if i remake the foredeck ones, i have a real issue with the fittings already in place, boy its going to be cramped up there

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one good thing is that not everything is secured in place, and those that are have been pinned

 

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good evening everyone

 

after several attempts to make a pin rail i have one that is very nearly how i would like it, i have increased the belaying pins from the kit qty 7  to 19 and keeping the footprint the same size, it could possibly be made a bit narrower 

under the pin level i have managed to get the right amount middle pullies from 7 to 12 but the ends should be 5 where as i can only get 2 and possibly 3, i may run with this for now 

 

i have now decided to build up the foremast, to ensure my colour scheme works and to get an idea on how the revised rigging will work

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good evening everyone

 

its getting to the stage now where everything i do is being remade (hopefully better

 

Foremast

on the lower part of the mast there is a coller  and 4 holes need to be drilled into it, and  pintles inserted  through which a wire hoop is fitted, this has hooks hanging from it an supports the cope coils from the pin rails  (Just below the awning)

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this is the kit way

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i can do better i said

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the searchlight platform fitted

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the radar according to the kit is hung below  main top in fact it is not and forms part of the planform

also other things are changing as i go along like extra holes on the top for lines to pass through

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tonight she looks like this

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why are parts of the mast painted white?

 

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good evening everyone

 

mess about with the fore mast and getting some of the extra bits in place, plus more practice at soldering

 

the radar cage is my design as a improvement over the kit and a bit of a copy of @schiffebastler, lol after all its his fault im doing all this extra work

 

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