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HMC Sherbourne by Dubz - FINISHED - (Scratch my Sherbourne)

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Your Sherbourne, as for your other models, demonstrates the satisfaction to be obtained from spending time to make sure every detail is as perfect as it can be for the scale. It has been a real pleasure to watch this one grow over the years. Thanks a lot, Dirk, for sharing all those wonderfully interesting stages with us.



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Hi Dirk,


you've made a wonderful model. Congratulations 🍻

Looking forward to your next project!



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Another one finished! As expected it turned into a master piece. Congratulations!



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Dirk, I would like to join the chorus singing your praises. You have produced a magnificent model and a very useful build log.



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Dirk,  you've done a beautiful job with Sherbourne, I have really enjoyed watching this show, as it was this log and tkay11's log that introduced me to MSW. 

Many thanks. 

Cheers 😁👍



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Thanks so much for your kind comments and all the likes 🙂 Very much appreciated. And thanks for following this journey 🙂


There are some minor things to do, e.g. rope coils ... did I already said that I hate ropecoils? But I call her officially finish now 😄


It was fun to build her even I could do it without building the kit, it's almost a scratch build ... haha ... the following picture shows the only kit parts I used ... 😄





Some pictures of her, more will be in the gallery laterz.




































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On 9/20/2019 at 2:39 AM, Dubz said:

And I did her Case. As usual in my way 🙂



    I love the simplicity of your display case.  It doesn't detract from the ship at all.  I assume you are using acrylic panels.  I have tried the scribe and snap cutting method, but had very unsatisfactory results.  However, that led to making the cuts with my bandsaw, that with some additional smoothing of the edges seems to be the way to go for me.  Since I have more than enough 1/4" acrylic material left over from my old elevator, I couldn't see farming out the case to someone else as the quoted prices were outrageous! (Like $400-500 expensive.) 

    What type of adhesive did you use to bond the panels as it seems to be virtually invisible?  Were your joints just butted together or did you have to mitre the joints?  This will be my first attempt to make a case without a wooden or metal frame, so I assume clamping the assembly must be somewhat different.  I think frames detract from the model too much.  Do you just have to pad your clamps to keep from marring the acrylic? 

    I know that's quite a few questions, but since you seem to have it down pat, any special techniques that you use or could suggest would be greatly appreciated!  I wasn't able to find any references to making unframed cases in the forums.  Perhaps one of our more knowledgeable members could start one, as ordering one made would be beyond most of our members budgets.

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Thanks for all your comments 🙂 I really appreciate it and I wish I could express that much better in english ... 

36 minutes ago, BETAQDAVE said:

I love the simplicity of your display case.  It doesn't detract from the ship at all.

Thanks for that 🙂 


I don't build the Acryl Case by myself, sorry, I buy them for a good price. The joints are mitred.





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Thanks guys for all of your nice comments!! 🙂


I was not quite so happy with my decision not to show mast hoops, it seems somehow "naked". I had made a few attempts but nothing came out that I liked and was installable with the rigging already done. A member here in the forum, @Gregory,  spent his time and effort and offered to laser me mast hoops from pear and sent them to me. Free of charge, no shipping costs, nothing ... wow! 


This is how it can be among model building colleagues. Thanks again and again Gregoy that was a great job you did!

Here is the result.

















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