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HMS Sphynx by Alex M - Scale 1/48 - English 20 Gun Frigate as build 1775


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One can use scrapers - to a point. But beyond that it's miniature cutting tools and files. I found it easiest to glue the rail to a backing piece of wood so that I could hold and turn it without risk to the workpiece or my fingers. The finished piece is soaked in rubbing alcohol to release it from the backing.

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11 hours ago, druxey said:

I found it easiest to glue the rail to a backing piece of wood so that I could hold and turn it without risk to the workpiece or my fingers.

Hi druxey, thank you for this tip! if also too late for me now... where was you earlier?

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8 hours ago, Alex M said:

Hello and thank you all for warm words!

 

now I have reached a little but important for me milestone, all rails are done! And I'm satisfied with them...

 

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The next task are the head timbers...

 

Regards

 

Alex

looks outstanding sir, and look forward to your next update. Gary

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Oh, you will have fun doing those!  The compound angles of the recesses for the rails are a headache, but I'm sure you'll do a great job on them. Those rails look gorgeous and flow just as they should. Well done!

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Good morning,

 

only small update here. I have diassembled the head and began to glue the pieces permanent in to place. Before I mount the upper rails I have a question: mostly contemporary models show the timber heads of upper rail black and I'm not sure if I shal do so. Here an image I have manipulated in photoshop :)

 

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what do you mean?

 

Alex

 

 

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