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On 12/31/2019 at 6:19 AM, jwvolz said:

Looking fantastic Richard. All that metalwork is going to be "fun" for me when i get there. Not used to doing it, as I've built exactly one ship past 1815, and that was quite a while ago. 

 

Hi Joe, happy new year to you, 

Yes the Iron (brass) work is a lot of fun and very fiddly and if you get it to look to scale it brings out the model.

 

Regards

Richard 

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Main boom was made from Cherry tapered from 3/16" end to 15/64" approx middle then down to 3/16"  at the jaw and Main Gaff was also made from Cherry and tapered 1/8" end to 5/32" approx middle and down to 9/64" at the jaws, the Jaws, Bullseye Fairlead, Stop Chocks and Clapper were made from Boxwood, made the clew bands with working hinge and used very small nuts and bolts for the clamps/bands where needed.

 

These drawings are very detailed and a pleasure to use

 

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Sanded the curve in jaws on Gaff

 

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Sanded the flat spots where jaws fit, then drilled jaws so that I could run a piece of .020" brass rod right the way through, then added washers and small nuts

 

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This is how I made the Clew Band, soldered a small tube to .010" brass 

 

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Using my Turbo Carver with a dental cutter remover middle on one end and outsides on the other

 

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Pined with .020" brass rod 

 

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Measured the Boom where the Clew bands were to go and made a small jig so that I could bend to shape

 

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How I made the Bullseye Fairlead 

 

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Made the links and shackle for Gaff lift

 

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Some small items left to install but here are the them at 95% done

 

Main Boom

 

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Main Gaff

 

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Regards

Richard

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On 1/6/2020 at 7:01 PM, md1400cs said:

Richard,

Again, you raise the bar very high with you super detailed skill set - congrats - looking so good.

 

Thanks kindly Michael, do love making small detail, I think the same as you do

  

20 hours ago, CPDDET said:

Thanks for sharing your processes and techniques, beautiful work!

 

I hope they help Dave and thanks for your kind post

  

45 minutes ago, mugje said:

Amazing job!

 

Its coming along Mugje and appreciate you stopping by

 

Regards

Richard

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On 1/8/2020 at 7:18 AM, Justin P. said:

This is a great build log.  Love the photography and the work is something I hope to achieve one day.   Looks amazing. 

 

Thanks a lot Justin, I do like to use my some what old Canon E0S 30D on a tripod with two light set up, it captures the details quite nicely 

Regarding your statement "I hope to achieve one day" you will, it just takes trial and error, patience more patience and for me I find having the tools really helps.

    

On 1/8/2020 at 9:46 AM, CPDDET said:

Yes, you are challenging me to do better builds. And that's a good thing!

 

Dave

 

That's nice of you to say :cheers:

 

14 hours ago, The Lazy Saint said:

Thanks for sharing your work, it is of the highest quality. I am, as always very, very impressed Richard. 

Best wishes as always, 

The Lazy Saint. 

 

Do appreciate your kind words Lazy Saint just trying my best to make as per drawings, I do also have a few books which help as well 

 

 

Thanks everyone for the likes as well

 

Regards

Richard

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Carrying on with using the first drawing (in post #63) made the Fore Boom,  Fore Gaff, and Jumbo Jib boom all diameter are the same 3/32" dia at both ends and 1/8" dia in middle, wood I used was from the kit.

Made jaws with boxwood same as Main Gaff made small jigs to help with bending to size the sheet bands, clew bands, boom tackle band, did make the Peak Halliard bands but they disintegrated when I left them in blacken solution to long opps. 

 

Fore Gaff

 

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Fore Boom

 

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Jumbo Jib Boom

 

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These are all the little jigs which helped

 

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The Gooseneck 

 

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Then went back to Bowsprit and made the 4 and 3 eye bands, this is how I set up to solder

 

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Then all I needed to do was cut, file to shape and drill a .024" hole in each leg

 

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Three band went the same way

 

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The collection

 

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Again thanks for all the likes and posts 

 

Regards

Richard

 

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13 hours ago, Tom E said:

Richard, 

Your metal work is incredible, looks really nice. 

 

You seem to be the jig master! From the soldering setup to the mini sawhorses on your bench.

Those mini sawhorses are a great idea, are they just made from Styrene?

I could see those on my bench! :ph34r:

 

Tom E 

 

 

Thanks Tom do like to make things out of brass, and you noticed I have a soldering set up, I can solder anything I make with just hold downs and a BernzOmatic, I bought a DVD called "Dealing with Photoetch" by Adam Wilder and it is brilliant if you want to solder anything small.

 

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Regarding the saw horses I made them from left over plastic model trees that's why some are blue, and some are grey, do like them they are easy to make, made them all the same height, here are some pic's with dimensions.

 

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13 hours ago, Maury S said:

Very nice metal work, especially at that scale1

Maury

 

Thanks very much Maury I think metal work with wood goes very well, but it has to look to scale, I have worked in the steel industry for 43 years so I always measure a piece and see what the dimension it would be 1 to 1

 

8 hours ago, md1400cs said:

Richard,

 

Brilliant.

PS: Your shipyard table looks way to organized haha

PS2: Is that a big BMW you drive around on?

 

Regards,

 

Hi Michael thanks for looking in, bench does not look to organized 

 

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Regarding my ride it is not a BMW did have a 2012 K1600GL but last year I traded it in for the  2019 1800 Honda Goldwing and I like both machines but find this one I can touch the ground a lot better

 

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4 hours ago, jwvolz said:

Just love the metalwork Richard. The tiny nuts and bolts, do you make them yourself? 

 

I plan to fake them on my Latham...🙄

 

Thanks very much Joe its coming along how I envisioned, regarding the tiny nuts and bolts no did not make them just to small for me, I buy them from Model Motorcars which bought out scale hardware were I used to buy them from, also get some from RB Motion which is another shop which sells model car accessory they are great little nuts and bolts to add to any model.

 

Regards

Richard

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Made the mainmast fife rail from the laser parts supplied but did not like the rail because it was too flimsy and broke when I push the white casting legs into the holes, also I had forgotten to add the snatch cleats

 

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So I redid the rail, boom crutch and legs made them from boxwood

 

Now I think it looks better

 

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Regards

Richard

 

Got the Lower chain plates pinned and glued and also started to add all the eye bolts on the rails, did not use the supplied eye bolts find they are way to big, also made the Guy plates

 

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Looked at the white metal castings of the Catheads they did not look to good so looking at the drawing supplied (3/8" =1'-0 scale) I decided to make them out of brass, started with a piece of 1/8" square bar machined to thickness and drilled holes were needed and added slot. 

 

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When this was done I filed to shape

 

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Bent 1/32 round bar as per drawing then drilled a hole in the head so that I could solder together, also machines a couple of sheaves to go in head

 

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Made the socket it fits into and made the second one

 

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Made the second one still have to add some chain 

 

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Might drop them down a bit I think they are to high

 

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Regards

Richard 

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More small parts starting with the Jumbo Stay Bail, Turnbuckles, Bowsprit Gammon Irons and Bobstay Plates.

 

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Soldered two sizes of round stock and then soldered some tubing on the ends

 

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Turnbuckles made from two sizes of tube which were soldered so that I could get to .020" rod to go in

 

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Gammon Irons

 

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Bobstay Plates with links

 

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Also carved the star out of Boxwood

 

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Going back to the picture (for reference only) I noticed the mooring chocks stuck out, so looked back on drawing but it does not say  

 

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So this what I had 

 

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I carved out some mooring chocks out of boxwood and glued into place 

 

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Looking at another picture (this is for reference only) I noticed the engine cover had a opening on the port side so I added one, also Quarter Bitts are done

 

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So this covers a lot of little items.

 

Regards

Richard

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Found I had a small issue with the stern starboard rail when I came to lay out to drill holes for the belaying pins, I did  not have enough rail to drill holes with out going into the stanchions so cut a piece and added it in.

 

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Taped the top part of the hull sanded a few blemishes and painted approx copper red, gave it two coats and then added two coats of satin

 

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After it was dry taped the hull and deck and sprayed the rails, stanchions and waterways 

 

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Thanks very much for the comments and likes do appreciate them.

 

Regards

Richard    

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On 10/15/2019 at 4:50 PM, Retired guy said:

Thanks very much everyone for your likes do appreciate them.

 

Installation of he Knighthead and Hawse timbers was up next, did install on an angle as per the real ship

 

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Then started to put together the main rail, traced the shapes from the drawings and relayed to wide strip of wood all edges were then sanded round at this time

 

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Drill and pined but did not glue yet, also made sure I had enough bend in the stern rail

 

 

 

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Then took the main rail off and installed fake stanchions, used the main rail to check heights and angles as I installed

 

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Each fake Stanchion was made to fit the curves of the ship so none were made square except the middle ones

 

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Regards

Richard

Nice work, Richard!  I had no idea how small the model was until I saw your hand.  Then I was really impressed!

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