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USF Confederacy by Augie & Moonbug - Model Shipways - 1:64 - Finished

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Time for an update.  Not that I've achieved a major milestone but I need to take a break to handle some 'real life'.

 

Most of the planking above the wales has been completed P/S.  The gun ports on the gun and quarter decks are completed.  I've touched up the gun port red and done the first coarse sanding. 

 

There are still about 4 rows of planks to finish up the main wale.  Then I'll be able to final sand and begin finishing on this section.  The sweep ports will be installed, the double planking on the wales put on and I need to decide what will be painted and what will be stained.  Treenailing is also on the docket.

 

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Sounds like a plan ---- right into 2014!

 

Stay well, mates.

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Thanks for the kind thoughts everyone. 

 

Andy -- keep up the great work on that styrene.  That stuff scares me.  Your Confed will wait patiently.

Robert -- yes, hull is close to 3 feet long.

Rusty -- don't even want to think about treenails (yet).  The run is not bad.  For those not aware, that's Rusty's scratch Confed in his avatar.  Have a look!

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Excellent work. A little at a time will get you a long way. Best of luck with everything that is going on. Will be waiting for updates when you have them.

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I'm going to stick with the 'filler' method Bob.  I just need to get the color right....I was a little too light on Syren and, although they added a nice 'texture', I'm looking for something perhaps more like your current Essex.  Chuck has supplied a great treenail pattern on the plans but it may be a bit too intense for my taste.  We'll see.

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Looking good Augie.   Should you choose another treenail pattern remember to still go small.  Anything larger than a #78 drill bit would probably be too large and historically inaccurate.  Although it is a matter of personal taste.   Going with Bob's pattern is also not accurate so its just a matter of going with what you like.   You dont want the model to look like it has the measles.   :)

 

But thats a long way off.   Try a few tests on some scrap first.

 

Chuck

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Augie,

 

She's really looking beautiful! I like her lines. The overall sense is crisp, then the eye starts picking up all the little details, an amazing execution of craftsmanship :) :) :)

 

 

Bill

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Mark,

 

I think you are to late....I have send the Aggy all ready !

What kind of pattern are we talking about ?

I didn't know that there was several of that.

 

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Hi Augie, very nice indeed sir! As Rusty pointed out your run looks very good, reminds me of some great times on mine.

I look forward to seeing what you decide to paint and how your treenails turn out.

 

Ben

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Outstanding planking!!!    How you all do it is still beyond me.  Even at the bow - nice clean lines....   envy envy envy =)

 

Looking really good sir, really good!

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