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This is my first wooden ship build, as mentioned in my introduction I used to build and fly radio controlled planes, I much preferred building them to flying!

I decided to build HMS Beagle by Occre, the subject ships history is really interesting plus I think it is a beauty!

Occre have step by step YouTube videos of the build which I'm sure will be invaluable.

I have definitely jumped in with both feet but feel I'm up to the challenge!

 

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Instructions appear to be very detailed and walk you through step by step.

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I have made a small start on the false keel 

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I am currently planking the false deck.

Thanks for looking.

 

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I am making some progress with the Beagle, I have made a couple of errors but nothing I wasn't able to correct!20200113_095327.thumb.jpg.be0418433e47373e1bb80bb127828d9f.jpg

Deck planked and fitted.20200113_095335.thumb.jpg.ac06d7e68d980d1cc78ac084cecb60cc.jpg20200113_112206.thumb.jpg.960d016d6e5de2f63384e0655426aef3.jpg20200122_092003.thumb.jpg.9e6aa2fbfd936c0624cc5872cec206a8.jpg

Bulwark fitting, In the process of bending them to shape I snapped one of them! Probably due to being a bit impatient and a bit heavy handed, lesson learned there!! I did manage to repair it and think it is certainly passable now.

The other side I took more care and it bent lovely with out snapping.20200122_092017.thumb.jpg.0f96cef9c9df5f2984cb2db8801b5e03.jpg20200122_093217.thumb.jpg.7123641d0da22544ec685b8704a6d8ab.jpg

Getting closer to planking the hull 🙈

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Hi all,

I've been slowly making progress on the Beagle.

Made a few mistakes along the way, I didn't really want to post the pictures up of the 1st layer of planking! Little bit embarrassed to be honest.

2nd plank I didn't quite line up correctly so instead of fitting the 3rd plank in the correct place I lined it up with the 2nd one, so come the 6th plank I had a huge error. I left it overnight to decide what to do. Redo the planks or use filler.

I went for the filler option as I thought I would cause a lot of damage trying to remove them.

2nd layer went well overall I'm pleased with the results, considering my error and it is my first go at planking!

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I haven't been great at keeping this build log updated!  

I have been plodding along with my build and a very enjoyable build it is! The youtube build guide is a great help. 

Ribbons and keel are fitted.

I have painted the hull with black and white stripes. 

Transom has been fitted, this was my first attempt at bending wire rod to a pattern, I'm happy with the results so far.

Rudder has been fitted, found this quite fiddly with my trotters for hands!

Gun port doors are fitted in the closed position.

Chain plates made and fitted.

Belaying pins fitted.

Stairs, ships wheel made and fitted.

Next I'm on to making up a capstan and carronade fitted on the bow of the ship.

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21 hours ago, Pete D said:

Looking good . I am following this build during my build of the same ship

Hi Pete, how are you getting on with your build?

This is my first ship I have ever made, I have made a few mistakes along the way, mainly due to not thinking things through properly or not looking ahead at the next steps!

I was drawn to it as I think it is a beauty and the history behind the Beagke is fascinating!

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Slowly I've been plodding along with my build, I have been making all the deck furniture again a few mistakes here and there, but overall I am happy and I think it will look good on display!

 

Bow carronade 

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Capstan and fwd hatch

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Painting session cannons, binnacle etc. 

 

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Centre hatch and central pin rail (which isn't quite in the right place!)

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A few mistakes along the way but really enjoying the build so far, next is building the 4 launches then onto masts and rigging (gulp) 🙈🙈

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19 hours ago, Dean77 said:

Hi Pete, how are you getting on with your build?

This is my first ship I have ever made, I have made a few mistakes along the way, mainly due to not thinking things through properly or not looking ahead at the next steps!

I was drawn to it as I think it is a beauty and the history behind the Beagke is fascinating!

My first build was HMS Flirt , before I found this blogsite. The instructions were very good form Chris Whatton and methodical. So I could go from one to the other . Turned out fine , only then I found the different builds here , and realised that a few errors and catchups may have been avoided if I had known better . Definitely learned a lot the first time round which is good going into my second build. I chose the Beagle because it not only has the story behind it , but after seeing some of the previous peoples build , and the video it seemed there was a bit more hands on stuff , like making decks , etc , plus its has sails , which Flirt does not have. I am certainly not disappointed in my choice , keeps me interested all the while  

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1 minute ago, Pete D said:

My first build was HMS Flirt , before I found this blogsite. The instructions were very good form Chris Whatton and methodical. So I could go from one to the other . Turned out fine , only then I found the different builds here , and realised that a few errors and catchups may have been avoided if I had known better . Definitely learned a lot the first time round which is good going into my second build. I chose the Beagle because it not only has the story behind it , but after seeing some of the previous peoples build , and the video it seemed there was a bit more hands on stuff , like making decks , etc , plus its has sails , which Flirt does not have. I am certainly not disappointed in my choice , keeps me interested all the while  

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