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HMS Winchelsea 1764 by Edwardkenway- 1:48

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Welcome aboard.  I think we all share your pain on the time issue.  I let it hold me back for a while then I released that was foolish.  A little her and there as a way to relax goes a long way.  Good luck.

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Been a while since I set this log up, but bought myself a used scroll saw at the weekend and actually started cutting the bulkheads and keel former from some 6mm mdf. I have found that mdf cuts very well. With so many bulkheads it's going to be quite a time til I've got them all cut, as I've never used a scroll saw before and am taking my time to get them right. As soon as I have something resembling a skeleton I will post some photos. 

Til then cheers 😃👍

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Its not a race so take your time.   This group build will be up and running for a very very long time.   Slow and steady!!!!

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So, bulkhead cutting is done, so are the keel formers, I did have to re-cut the mid and stern section as for some reason these printed fractionally smaller than the bow section,  all sorted now. I checked them on the drawing for size.

The formers have been glued but the bulkheads are just dry fitted to test, some need a bit of tweaking on the slots.

Still got the filler pieces at the bow and the stern timbers to cut. I'm doing all these cuts before I do the stem and keel to get a bit more practice with the scroll saw. 

Thanks for looking in. 

Cheers 👍😀

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Not a lot done but I have cut a test stem from some pear I had,  this was done to see if I could manage it.20200315_205446.thumb.jpg.382dd128027eb51ca7f12d49305faae5.jpg

I think I need to be a bit neater than this for the stem I will use, but as they say practice makes perfect!!😉

I have some cherry boards on their way this week so I'll be cutting another one but hopefully better. 

Thanks for dropping by and the likes. 

Til next time 

Cheers 👍😁

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The cherry wood for my stem arrived, I've cut the parts and glued them together. While waiting for the glue to dry the base board was made up.

So with the keel and stem fitted Winchelsea now sits on her build board with the bulkheads just placed in , not glued.

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So the mammoth job of fairing the hull is next. I've got plenty of time for that  because of this virus, so I'll come back when I'm something like with the sanding. 

Thanks for the likes. 

Cheers 😁👍

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The hull has been roughly faired and the gunport framing done, the frames for the stern were cut and placed(not glued). I traced the curve of the stern from the deck plans and transferred it to a piece of scrap which was the cut to shape, this was used as I fitted the stern parts to make sure that I had the correct curve.

There was some more fairing done and hopefully I'm about there. I have to make the bollards and the stern filler pieces. 

Thanks for dropping by and the likes. 

Cheers 

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Thankyou, gentlemen.

I am relieved to have got the majority of the fairing done although there is a bit more to do at the bow!

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