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9 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

I was kinda wondering what was stuck under the fore deck.   looked like it didn't belong there.   glad you got things sorted out  ;) 

Yep on both the forecastle deck and poop deck, the bits continue through the deck down onto the main gun deck, also under the poop deck there should have been the frame and shoe to take the bowsprit, but due to the construction on my kit, this part is boxed in.

 

OC.

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Hello all,   I decided to have a bash at the forward gun port lids,  these were made up from  thin planking - I joined two lengths together that when joined they were the correct width of the gun ports,    when glued I cut them to the correct length.

After a little sanding to get a snug fit I placed them and glued them from the inside, after applying some heat to speed up securing I fashioned some hinges from very very thin strips of off cuts,  next I applied a few coats of dull black and red ocre edges and inside.

I also finished working on an inside frame for the poop deck stairs.

 

Here are a few pictures.

 

OC.

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On 31/01/2018 at 4:43 PM, Old Collingwood said:

Thanks carl,   I had to shape the tops of the bits to allow for the rope tie offs, not easy at 100scale.

 

OC.

You should try it at 200 or 350 ;)

 

Looking smooth and fascinating. Those guilded parts always give a little extra ... she's coming along very well

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I did a bit more work on my deck fittings but decided to turn my attention to building two front (under forecastle deck) bulwark partition wood walls,  I first found some scrap ply that had a smooth surface, then after making a rough template - I marked the incline of the two hull inside hull bulwarks.

Next I cut the piece into two equlal sections (almost like mirror images of each other) then glued them to the underside lip of the forecstle deck piece,   when the glue had set I made some wood trim pieces out of 1mm x 1mm and glued these inplace along the edges, then set it aside to set.

I couldn't take any pics as the mobile phone was in use by the admiral.

 

I couldn't have used my other dslr camera as thats currently up for sale.

 

OC.

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Hello everyone,  so I was able to get the phone camera and took a couple of shots of the work to the forward section  that I was working on, I have also added a small narrow strip along the inside rounded edge of the forecastle deck, this was annoying as the strip was so thin and brittle,  it broke even after heat bending,   anyway I managed to shape the two halves and glued them in place secured by a couple of pegs.

 

Heres the pics.

 

OC.

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2 hours ago, Oliver24 said:

Great work! very smooth deck planking. I assume you did a fear amount of sanding before. 

Hi there,  thank you for that,   yep  it has had a good amount of sanding, but also a couple of re-builds, the deck was re-done as I wasn't happy with the planking,  its deffinatlly a case of improving  the more time and more you do, I know next time I do a deck it will be even better.

 

OC.

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1 hour ago, BANYAN said:

Looks good OC; you've got the hang of the new camera pretty quick by the looks of it :)

 

cheers

 

Pat

Thank you pat,  I have picked up a mirrorless 4/3 system, its lighter and more adjustable than my old giant,  I still have my cam phone for the macro shots.

Here is the new toy.

 

OC.

 

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