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HMS Pickle by mugje - Caldercraft - 1:64 - first build

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constructing the main hatch...first the frame. In the manual they say that you immediately glue the frame parts on the deck, but I preferred the to construct it of the ship and glueing it later on the deck.

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Finished the windlass and pawl bitts. Just gave everything a second layer of paint. Need some wheatering tho. They are dry fitted at the deck with some pins, but not yet fixt with glue. Don't know exactly, maybe for convenience to work on the deck.

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Hi Mugje, 

Very good wood working, the windlass in particular looks fantastic. I am hoping to do Pickle next and your build is certainly going to be one l draw on for inspiration, well done.

Best wishes as always, 

The Lazy Saint. 

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Something weird in the manual.

The hawse holes need to be on different places. As you can see also on the photo's. But if you read the instructions... they have to be drilled on the same height...9mm under the capping rails. But if you look at the pictures...the one on port side looks higher then the one starboard.

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Hi Mugje, 

Great progress, well done. I have been mystified with the Chainplates on my Ballahoo and Sherbourne, just couldn't work out how to fit them correctly. I ended up devising my own method. I have seen with interest the Chainplates you have with Pickle, they seem much better and l see you have fitted them well.

Keep up the good work. 

Best wishes as always, 

The Lazy Saint. 

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Yes it looks pretty strong also...thanks to Caldercraft... they did a very good job with the instructions with this model. Everything seems clear and solid.

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Hi Mugje

 

This is an excellent first build. I like the precision of your work, especially the painting.

 

Just don't forget to paint the rudder hinges copper. Because of the electro-chemical reaction between copper and iron they were made in copper or bronze in those parts where the hull was coppered.

 

Cheers

Peter

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Tnx Peter! I saw it in your build that you painted the hinges copper. I considered it, but I still doubting if I'm painting it copper. Because the actual copper is aging with time. So there is going to be a colouring difference. I think I'm deciding it at the end of the build. Then I can mix maybe the colour right to match the coppering. Thanks for the compliments and tips!

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The hinges were NOT copper (to soft) and NOT iron (Galvanic corrosion) but bronze 😉

 

Nice build 🙂

 

Dirk

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