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Thanks for the homecoming guys! 

 

Hi Jan, no I haven't worked on the cross stitch either. It is so fine that I had to give it a rest, then other things got in the way. I am planning to resume it at Easter.

 

Just an update, it doesn't look like much, but it has taken some time to do.

 

I have fitted the pump handles:

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ladders in the main deck and quarter deck:

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Timberheads and the posts for the swivel guns,

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scratched a chimney for the stove.

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Capping to cover the edge of the false deck at the bow:

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and quarterdeck:

 

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I have found Blue Ensigns Pegasus build log helpful with lots of info and improvements to the kit. I am hoping I can incorporate some of them in my build. I intend to make the elm tree pumps, the binnacle, and change the skylight. I am toying with the idea of changing the swivel guns, but not decided yet.

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20 hours ago, Sjors said:

There is a lot of dust on my chair Caroline....

 

I'm coming to clean the dust off now Sjors!

 

20 hours ago, Chuck said:

.....so nice to see you in the shop again!!!!  I big heartfelt welcome back. :D

Thank you. It's a double edged sword though, the only reason I'm having more time is the business is going slow at the moment, we shall know by end of March if it is worth continuing with it or not. 😕

 

18 hours ago, tkay11 said:

Yes, glad to see you back on the forum. Looking forward to the rest of your build.

 

Tony

Thanks Tony, it's good to be working on Pegasus again. and catching up with the builds.

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It took me all day to make the clerestory light as a replacement to the skylight. A very fiddly little thing, but I think it has turned out quite well.

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Then I altered the kit provided binnacle to resemble something more like the one in Blue Ensigns build (hope you don't mind BE)

 

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The clerestory and binnacle just placed in position on the quarter deck.

 

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Next I intend to do the elm tree pumps, ship's wheel and rudder housing (which will be modified)

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I'd like some advice on the cannons on the main deck. I want to show them in a stowed position, but unlike the syowd ones under the quarter deck, I want them sideways on instead.

 

I have some good reference pictures of sideways stowed cannons and how the rigging is on them, but what I would like to know is if all 8 cannons would be stowed sideways at the same time, or if it would only be some of them?

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Nice work on the skylight and Binnacle Caroline, tricky little beasts to make aren't they.

 

On the question of gun stowage my understanding is that lashing alongside was mostly used where space was at a premium such as in cabins.This was the case on Victory in the Masters cabin on the Quarterdeck.

It is your option of course but I doubt this arrangement was used on a sloop such as Pegasus on the open gundeck  with no port covers.

 

If I was motivated to demonstrate such an arrangement  I think I would restrict it to one gun only each side, but the aesthetics also need to be considered in terms of the model.

 

Regards,

 

B.E.

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8 hours ago, Blue Ensign said:

Nice work on the skylight and Binnacle Caroline, tricky little beasts to make aren't they.

 

On the question of gun stowage my understanding is that lashing alongside was mostly used where space was at a premium such as in cabins.This was the case on Victory in the Masters cabin on the Quarterdeck.

It is your option of course but I doubt this arrangement was used on a sloop such as Pegasus on the open gundeck  with no port covers.

 

If I was motivated to demonstrate such an arrangement  I think I would restrict it to one gun only each side, but the aesthetics also need to be considered in terms of the model.

 

Regards,

 

B.E.

Hi B.E

 

Yes, the binnacle and skylight were fiddly, but I enjoyed making them.

 

Thank you for your comments regarding the cannon stowage. When I was making my San Francisco, I saw the example of the sideways lashing in the drawing above and decided I would like to stow one that way on another build.

 

I take on board your comments and am now thinking about maybe leaving it on Pegasus and stow them as I have under the quarter deck. (would they be lashed that way or would they be run out permanently?) 

 

I am toying with the idea of installing the gangplanks like you did on your Pegasus; and if I do, then you wouldn't be able to see much details on a cannon lashed sideways anyway.

 

Hmm, some thinking to do. 

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Regarding the cannon stowage, I think I am going to stow one cannon alongside near the bow on each side and the other 6 stowed the same way as the ones under the quarter deck.

 

I also think I am going to install the gangplanks too.

 

I have made a mock up to see how it would all look and I think it will look okay.

 

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Hi Caroline welcome home. Everything is clean and tidy like we came to expect. Well done.

It looks like you have made your decision on the gun storage, I cant say what the factors were that drove a captain to store guns like that, however I did have to do it on my Enterprise to hide a decking issue.

Sam

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On 3/6/2019 at 12:27 AM, src said:

Hi Caroline welcome home. Everything is clean and tidy like we came to expect. Well done.

It looks like you have made your decision on the gun storage, I cant say what the factors were that drove a captain to store guns like that, however I did have to do it on my Enterprise to hide a decking issue.

Sam

Thanks Sam. I know the cannon wouldn't have been lashed alongside ordinarily, but I wanted to show it anyway. Maybe the Captain was planning something!

 

On 3/6/2019 at 12:36 AM, Jim Lad said:

Yeah, that'll look good, Caroline!

 

John

Hi John, I think I can get away with it!

 

Here are the port side cannons installed. It has taken me all week, fiddly little whatsits! 

 

Next the starboard side.

 

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I have attached the gangway and gangplanks on one side. I made 8 new supports for the gangplanks using the kit ones provided as a template. So glad I had a Dremmel for Christmas!

 

I'm pleased with the results. Other side to do now, then the stairs.

 

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7 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

very nice rigging with the cannons.......never knew that sideways was another option.   learned something new  ;) 

Hi Popeye. Thank you, I'm happy with the look of them. As B.E said, it would be unusual for them to be stored on deck like that, but I wanted to display some sideways, just to give a different perspective.

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Gangway and gangplanks installed on both sides now, along with the ladders. I made the ladders from some walnut strips, as I didn't think the kit provided ones were nice enough for use on deck, but they were okay for the hatch ladders. It has all had a coat of clear varnish. 

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Next I'm going to do the belfry and rails on the fore deck and the quarterdeck rails. I'm going to modify the belfry and rails on the fore deck using Blue Ensign's build log as a guide.

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Good to see you back at the table again Caroline and such great progress too.  I like the idea of showing both ways of securing cannons.  Most people have no idea this was done at times.  Nice work!

 

Cheers,

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6 hours ago, Piet said:

Good to see you back at the table again Caroline and such great progress too.  I like the idea of showing both ways of securing cannons.  Most people have no idea this was done at times.  Nice work!

 

Cheers,

Hi Piet, It's good to be working on Pegasus again. I didn't realise how much I've missed working on her until I started up again.

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I have added the belfry, quarter deck rails, ladders.

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Installed the binnacle and ship's wheel and the rudder.

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I am now making the stern lantern as that needs to be fixed in place before I can attach the rudder head housing. The lantern will be functional, that is why there are two wires protruding from the stern.

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I have got to the stage where I am having to work out how to connect the lantern's LED to the wires and resistor (all of which will be hidden by the rudder head housing) and the lantern to the ship.

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Unfortunately, the LED's 'legs' are too short to be used as the lantern supports and would have been too flimsy anyway. I need to find some way of disguising the 'legs' and provide support for the lantern, I think I will have to take the wires through the stern fascia to meet the LED's 'legs. I think I'm going to have to sleep on it and see if I can come up with a way of getting the lantern in place and functioning. If any one has any Idea's I'd also be interested!

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Caroline,

that lantern looks great. 

For your wires try searching magnet wire. It’s really thin, you’re not drawing much to run that led. It should help you find a way to hide the wires. Now, the mounting of the lantern.... not sure what up to do there. 

Sam

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