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

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That is some really fine work there, Peter. What adhesive did you use to attach the photo-etched and cast parts? The transom looks so neatly done. The MKK worked well for the panes. I have some ready in my supplies for when I get to that point,it is good to see what it looks like when applied.



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Thanks John,

I pretty much use Gorilla PVA wood glue for everything (except rigging of course). It glues more than just wood, takes long enough to cure to move things around if necessary and any excess can easily be cleaned or peeled off while it's curing.

Up to this point in the model I only used superglue to help glue 2 parts because I needed the instant "hold".


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A little progress on the rudder. I remember I had a lot of problems with fitting the pintels and gudgeons on my Syren build so I plan to take it slow. I might try soldering the pins onto the pintels this time. Using CA glue on the pins isn't very strong and gets messy when things don't fit 100%.

Here are some photo's. All dry fitted up to this point.

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Thanks for the likes everyone.

Here is the continuation of the rudder efforts. I did try soldering for a bit but this was a big fail. Too flimsy to hold the parts in place and I couldn't get the solder to adhere to both parts. So CA glue was used as the next best option. I'm pretty happy with the result. I managed to be able to take the rudder assembly on and off the stern post as intended.

Here are some photo's.

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Again, Thanks for the likes everyone.

I have added just 3 photo's this time with not a lot of progress. I decided to add the ropes to the stern port hinges, try to simulate the bolt heads to the pintels, gudgeons, keel plate and horse shoe plate with some CA (with mixed results).

I also added small pins to try to accentuate the stern port hinges a bit.

After I took these photo's the rudder has gone into "storage" until the end of the built. A pin came off one of the pintels when putting the assembly back into my working cradle. The rudder was slightly angled, didn't make the slot and jammed a bit.

So to avoid future mishaps, while using the cradle I won't have the rudder assembly fitted.

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