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HMS Winchelsea 1764 by Waldemar - 1:48

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I’m still working on finishing my first wooden model ship, so I was hesitant to undertake such an ambitious project as this. However, seeing the great mentorship that Chuck and others have been providing, I figured I couldn’t pass up on such a great learning opportunity.

Anyway, I don’t anticipate my work to be anywhere near the level of some of the master builders on here but if in the end, I end up with a ship that looks the part of a Frigate, I will be quite content. Needles to say, any and all constructive comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers,

-Waldemar

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I’m using Alaskan Cedar for my build. I’ve cut out the keel and bulkhead pieces and will gluing them up them up on piece of MDF board, covered by 1/4” plexiglass on top with the plan sandwiched in the middle.

 

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Well that is a great start.  The stem assembly looks fantastic.  Well done getting such tight joints.  :D

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I have Proxxon mini tablesaw that I’m quite content with. I’m able to achieve accurate cuts and with its variable speed settings, it’s proving to be a very useful disk sander. To accomplish that, I’m using the 80-tooth blade with required blade adapter and a self-adhesive sanding disk.

 

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I’m using couple of right-angle steel plates to make sure the bulkheads are parallel to the keel. Also, since some of the plywood bulkheads are a little warped, I decided to glue some square reinforcement pieces between the bulkheads. This should also add quite a bit off rigidity for the fairing process.

 

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Thanks Jeff…. I’ve been involved with many other hobbies, which helps, but I wouldn’t even attempt this project if it wasn’t for all the great examples provided by so many experienced builders in their build logs.

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