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Lady Nelson By bibounde - FINISHED - Victory Models - Scale 1:64


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08/31/2012: my son was born :D.

 

I paused the kit during more one year :huh:.

 

I performed the first planking of the hull without reading Planking Tutorial - Lining Off a Hull (cf. http://modelshipworldforum.com/ship-model-framing-and-planking-articles.php).

 

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So I need to use wood filler (with sanding of course).

 

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Next, I performed the second planking.

 

I used this kind of drawing pin to fix plank during PVA drying (the point diameter is smaller than that usual drawing pins):

 

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and a wood ruler in order to bend planks:

 

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Before filling and sanding.

 

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Thx for the replies.
 
It's been a while since I posted pictures. After sanding and filling, and sanding and filling again, I removed the tabs above the deck.
 
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And I realized that I made a mistake a long time ago (deck is installed upside down).
 
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Repairs were easy.
 

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I was going to do the Lady Nelson as my first build, but changed to the Swift because of all the build logs here. Am glad to see your progress as I still want to do the Lady Nelson.

 

Good Job

 

Thx.

 

I started the Lady Nelson after failing and destroying the Swift (I was not aware of this forum). It is a good reason to follow your build log.

 

Regards

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Thx.

 

Last week, I started the planking of bulwark. 

 

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Unlike second planking, I chose to sand bulwark planks using medium grade each time I put one.

 

Waiting for drying, I stained (with an anti-scratching pen) and built the companionway...

 

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And I performed painting...

 

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Hello,

 

Yesterday was a "Repair Day".

 

Like Taz (the tasmanian devil of Looney Tunes), I overtrimmed off excess at the back. 

 

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At this point, the stern fascia could not be added. So I tried to repair by adding some walnut planks and sanding a little.

 

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Overall, I am not dissatisfied with the result because at the end, the stern side finishings will hide the small gaps.

 

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Next step ?

 

Filling, sanding and painting the inner bulwark.

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Hello,

 

Last weekend, I worked on my Lady Nelson and I visited the fregate named "L'Hermione" at Rochefort, France.

 

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On April 2015, L'Hermione is due to set sail for the USA (see the official website for more informations).

 

Sunday, I finished the bulwark, and I started the deck planking. I used the doc written by Ulises Victoria and just named "Deck Planking":

  • Size: 8 mm
  • Step: 4

 

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I also built and painted the anchors.

 

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Regards,

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Maybe this is a dumb question, but here goes anyway.  You said you put the deck on upside down.  And then you said the fixes were easy.  Here's my question....isn't the deck symmetrical from side to side?  If so, is there really a right side and wrong side to the false deck?  What were the fixes you needed to make?  You did not remove the deck and reglue it right side up did you?  On my current build the only issue with the false deck having a right or a wrong side was that it was warped so I needed to match the warp of the deck to the sheer of the ship itself.

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Hi Captain Al,

It's not a dumb question ^_^  (I did the mistake so...).

 

In the Lady Nelson, the bowsprit stands on the bowsprit bitt at the port. And there are two pre-drilled holes in order to glue the bowsprit bitt.

 

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Because the rest of the deck is symmetrical, I simply drilled a hole at the port (green) an covered the bad one with the deck planks (red).

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Hello,

 

September update: Bulwark inner planking and Bulwark capping rail steps are done.

 

During these steps, I was surprised to see that the two capping rail patterns are too thin at the stern.

 

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So I decided to try a new repair session ( B)).

 

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I finally painted the patterns in black, and "voilà".

 

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See you

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Hi there,

I was away too long. During this month, I planked the main wale and the upper rail.

 

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I also wanted to glue the two catheads at the bow. And the instructions stated that I need to "mark onto the capping rail their positions, using the overhead view drawing on plan sheet three for visual reference".

 

As you can see, I guess that plan sheet is invalid (the red cathead location is defined by plan sheet)

 

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Well, here is the final result.

 

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Regards folks

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Hi everyone,

 

Thank you for the likes (p.hoek, AntonyUK, egkb, Ian B and GuntherMT)

 

Here are the latest updates.

 

I finished painting the hull below the waterline (3 coats of paint), the rudder (thank you to the 3 pins!) and installation of deadeyes.

 

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I also added the rudder and used simple pins instead of 1 mm brass wire (0.5 mm vs 1 mm)

 

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I also advanced the laying of the thirty eyelets.

 

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When the deck will be completed , I think starting the "varnish" operation. So I have 2 questions:

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Regards

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