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USF Confederacy 1778 by Peter Bloemendaal - Model Shipways - Scale 1:64

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It's time to start a new log. I have only spent a few weeks making a start on the Confederacy so there is not a lot to show yet.

Others have presented some nice introductions to the history of this ship and of the content of the kit, so I don't feel there is a need to repeat that here.

I'll do my best to do justice to this beautiful ship.

So without further ado, it's straight to the first few photo's.

 

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Welcome to the crew. Confederacy is a great kit with instructions to match. 

Your Syren was just a warm up for the big time. I followed the same route..

Enjoy your quest for excellence.

 

Cheers, Harley

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Thanks everyone.

Just a small update to keep the momentum going. First I added some blocks to the working stand to secure the model.

Next I added the Sub-gun deck Platforms. I am not totally happy with the look but I was experimenting a bit as these platforms are barely seen.

As a side note I have split the 1/8"x1/16" basswood strips into three batches. The lighter ones, the darker ones and rejects. I used the best of the rejects for these platforms. I don't have the luxury I had with the Syren covering the hull with copper plates so when I get to planking the hull I want to make sure I use the best strips.

I also added the safety timbers, the shadow box and timber frames. I added some temporary loose timber strips in the gaps of the frames.

Next will be fairing the hull..... Here are a few photo's.

 

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Another update.

I'm having "fun" working on Framing the stern. The stern frames were way too loose for the slots so I decided to fix the outside ones first and use them to work my way in. When the 2 outer frames were fitted I noticed that Bulkhead 8 wasn't properly squared up. The outer stern frames had a 4-5 mm difference from the centre which was quite noticeable. Bugger...!!. Cutting the additional outer supports I put in helped a bit. When adding the inner stern frames I found after adding the lintels that two of the frames were misaligned as well. Bugger again...!!.

So I am fumbling my way through at the moment. Some additional sanding will be on the menu later.

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Hi Harley,

It doesn't feel like a good beginning at times but whatever has gone wrong so far is recoverable I think...lol.

The camera I'm using is Sony RX100-II. It's a 20 Megapixel full frame compact, so there is plenty of data to crop from.

Just curious, how are you going with your Confederacy??

Peter

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Another update with a few photo's. 

When working on the Quarter deck port sill and lintels I noticed I goofed up with the placement on the laser parts H-H. I placed them on the wrong side of the laser edge on the bulkhead extension. This required some fixing. I think I got away with it. This is shown on photo 4 & 5. (the photo's were imported in random order).

The other pics show a bit more progress after that (hopefully without any stuff-ups this time)....🙂

Peter

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wondeful ship, good luck with the build Peter, i did mine in basswood that come with the kit, but now i wish i had use boxwood or yellow ceder insted,

but i use the confed... as a tool to learn to plank and many other stuff , this ship started my ship building career😉

 

svein erik

11 hours ago, Peter Bloemendaal said:

Another update with a few photo's. 

When working on the Quarter deck port sill and lintels I noticed I goofed up with the placement on the laser parts H-H. I placed them on the wrong side of the laser edge on the bulkhead extension. This required some fixing. I think I got away with it. This is shown on photo 4 & 5. (the photo's were imported in random order).

The other pics show a bit more progress after that (hopefully without any stuff-ups this time)....🙂

Peter

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Wow ! I've been thinking of doing the Confederancy but don't like the unfinished look without masts and rigging. I found a place thet sells plans for Confederancy with all the rigging. They are 1/98 th but that shouldn't be to big a problem. I'll look them up for you if you're interested.

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13 hours ago, tigerdvr said:

She has a look of quality already, very nicely done.

Thanks Harley, as long as the mistakes I make are fixable I should be OK....

 

10 hours ago, svein erik said:

wondeful ship, good luck with the build Peter, i did mine in basswood that come with the kit, but now i wish i had use boxwood or yellow ceder insted

Thanks Svein,

I actually don't mind basswood. The Syren turned out OK, you just have to be extra careful because of the softness. The softness also makes it easier to shape which can be a bonus when you are mainly using hand tools.

 

4 hours ago, Dwight said:

Wow ! I've been thinking of doing the Confederancy but don't like the unfinished look without masts and rigging. I found a place thet sells plans for Confederancy with all the rigging. They are 1/98 th but that shouldn't be to big a problem. I'll look them up for you if you're interested.

Thanks Dwight, I have seen the thread here and already found the site where the plans are sold. It has been in the back of my mind but at this point I am leaning towards keeping her as a hull only. I reserve the right to change my mind in the future though….lol

 

 

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Time for another update. It's been a while but I lost my MoJo a little bit for a while. A job change (unexpected) and a few minor health scares (hopefully minor) can do that to you. Luckily after being let go from the company I worked for I managed to get another full time job virtually within 2 weeks. Not bad for an old fart....(or maybe just lucky...lol).

So..., my MoJo rediscovered I picked up from where I left and managed to finish chapter 4.

Just a few photo's to show where I am at....

 

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Just another quick update on the progress so far.

I have finished the planking of the lower counter and am working my way through the planking around the sweep port openings.

The last 2 photo's show the (very basic) jigs I use to pre-bend the planks at the bow and to pre-bend and twist the planks at the stern.

Here are some photo's..

 

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Thanks Chuck, not convinced on the "before you know it" part just yet.....;)

Also thanks for all the 'likes'.

Not much to talk about, I just felt it was time to show some photo's on the progress to date.

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Thanks Bossman and everyone for the likes as well.

Just a few photo's of where I have added most of the wales.

I am having a struggle taking the corner with the planking below the wales at the bow so I have started playing with Chuck's Spiling guide jig to bend the planks edge wise. I still need to bend the planks around the bow as well. Doing it in 2 separate steps doesn't work. When putting the edge bend planks in warm water to prepare them for the bend around the bow, their "memory' kicks in and they loose their edge bend.

I also had to add some material to the E & F bulkheads to close the gaps I accidently created so I am fumbling my way through at this stage. I didn't take any photo's of that process yet.

 

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Just a few photo's describing the adjustment/ repair attempt at the bow section below the wales.

1st photo is of Chuck's Spiling guide jig to bend the planks edge wise. The second is an attempt to add the extra bend to get around the bow (without wetting the planks for a second time).

The other 2 are of the "additions" to the bulkheads to close the gap.

It's a true dogs breakfast but somehow I hope to get away with it. Fingers crossed....lol

(Next time I'll probably add fillers to the bow section.....sigh...)

 

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Just another short update with some progress photo's. I start adding some black to the model, added the black strake and one of the moldings. The only disappointing bit was that the masking tape I used pulled some of the top fibers off the surface of planking below the top black section. I have started sanding that back but it will/may affect the way the staining will look when I get to it.

I have also made a small panel with leftover strips which I will use to trial the stain colors and the tree nails before I go all gung ho on the model. I will probably use a small section to get the masking tape to pull some fibers off to see what it does.

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nicly dunn Peter...

 

maby i have to do the conf. again later😲 i have all the guns and etc with rigging 

i only have to get then off the first and then re rigg them ...

i have to many mistake on mine ...

 

svein erik

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Thanks Harley, John, Svein and Bossman for your positive feedback and also thanks for the likes everyone.

I have included a few more photo's with some progress. The sweep ports have been filled in and a few more moldings added. I have treated the planks between the black sections with sanding sealer, sanded it back and put a second sealer on it. This still needs to be sanded back.

I now have to decide on how to apply the tree nails. I have added a photo with a small panel and some very early attempts on colors and wood fillers. So far, I am not happy with both. The fillers seem very grainy and difficult to apply and the colors blotchy. I will need to spent some time getting the process and materials sorted. There is of course the option of leaving them out. We'll see...

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