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Final sprint in view 🙂

 

Take a sprue, drill a hole and ...

 

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... heat it up and pull 🙂

 

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After some tries I had suitable tubes of 0,7 mmm outside and 0,3 mm inside. Alined them on 0,3 mm wire to be able to cut without smashing them by rolling under a knife.

 

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Drilled some 0,75 mm in the right angle into the ship ...

 

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... and glue the tubes in with a wire still as handling help.

 

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Checked the angle and checked the opening with a needle, then still applied some paint nice name "rotten leather" ;-).

 

 

Then fixing the halliards, to unravel the thread did not work as they were too thin ...

 

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... so held the thread tight onto a round edge and usied a sharpened needle in the right angle. Works rather easy ...

 

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... prepared the ringbolt ...

 

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... threaded the bold and lead the free part of the thread through the eye of the needle, pulled ...

 

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... and a second go for the splice, some glue and - DONE !!!

 

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The port lids are waiting already 🙂

 

XXXDAn

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Thank you that is very interesting, Daniel.

Interestingly on

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L'AURORE 1766 the hole gunport framing is painted on the hull. (Cannot shift the pic 90°)

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On the other hand the cravings aft are astonishing

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in detail and caftmanswork.

 

Something I do not understand - why this detailing was done there and wasn't invested somewhere else?

 

 

 

 

(All pictures from: G.Decacroix Corvette L'AURORE 1766 - 1775 Ancre/Paris 2000)

Edited by Heinrich der Seefahrer

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Hello Daniel,

creative attack on that problem. Wounderfully made parts!

 

And to keep things easier: Cutton buds do have plastic rods that stay as a pipeline if you get them lengthened over a flame - so the drilling before is not necessary. (It is an important tip from the Wingnut Wings website due to the rigging.)

 

Hth.

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Thank you, this is where I got the basic idea from 🙂 

 

But using the sprue I can choose the basic color and also can specify the ratio from internal to external diameter, as this one stays the same throughout the procedure.

 

XXXDAn

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Made the missing lids ...

 

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... drilled the holes for the hinge ...

 

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... fixed with the necessary distance ...

 

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... and put in the lanyards.

 

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The half port lids need extra distance as fort the moulding. 

 

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So the hinges are quite far out.

 

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Also put in the lanyards. 

 

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Coming close to the finishing line 🙂

 

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XXXDAn

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And one more piece finished 🙂

 

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The material of the guns is still in discussion. Did the Vici n 1782 still have brass guns - as Bugler and McKay see as a possibility - or did she have already iron ones. As discussed before, I will keep you updated.

 

So that was no. 2 out of four being ready now. Approx. 1780 and 1920 are done, 1805 and 2018 still to follow.

 

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Cheers, dafi

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On the road again, meeting Viccies, seeing colors that I´ve never seen ...

 

Adapted the color of the 2018 version a bit. Funny, like the original, it reacts very much upon the light. Looks different every time ...

 

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Fixed the board that protects the hammock cranes from underneath. 🙂

 

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Cheers, XXXDAn

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Finally took the time to continue a bit.

 

Here are the parts again, that I prepared some time ago 🙂

 

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Still work in progress, have to clean up, apply some paint and the batten on the channel board.

 

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XXXDAn[/quote]
 

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No, the fun starts when/where he is doing something wrong ;)

He will do more research, rips down his wrongs, and start all-over.  :)

 

Jan

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