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Thank you Lawrence and Gil!

 

I love the "very serious" bending jig :-)

Thank you for posting!

 

 

Here is my "very toyful" jig

 

 

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Lieber Gruß, Daniel

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After my small sidekick ...

 


 

... a quick return to my main project as the cap-squares arrived yesterday :-)

 

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Immediately build the template ...

 

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... and assembled :-)

 

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Also the gunlocks ...

 

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... almost to small to be pictured, but still managed to fix them easily by using the sprue to be inserted in a hole underneath.

 

So mission accomplished, the guns are completed :-)

 

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And with ease I managed to triple the number of parts for each gun from 7 to 21 ...

 

Hurray

 

Best regards, sincerily, Daniel
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Gun completed....?

That's what you sais last year, after doing quit a bit of rope;making and rigging,and before you discovered PE....

I'm wondering: what will be the next thing you discover to enhance your already perfect guns....?

casting bronze in scale 1:100? functioning flintlocks?

 

Jan

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... functioning flintlocks ...

 

... ?!? ...

 

...hmmmm...

 

When I was in Austria start of this year I had the great honor in meeting with Willi Meischl, wunderful modelmaker and weapon collector. He showed me an english marine trombone with working flints. I did not miss the chance and got a nice shot of it while flashing with both states: Arm back and the small cover protecting the powder closed and arm in front with the cover swung open and the egnition.

 

Fascinating as agood friend of mine would say ;-)

 

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Thanks Jan and Popeye!, Daniel

 

 

PS: Here is a link to Wiilis page

http://www.schifferlbauer.at/seite64.html

and his York

http://www.schifferlbauer.at/seite16.html

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Daniel,

 

The way you add figures to your model brings so much life to it. Amazing and superb work. As Popeye said, the combination of your imagination and your talent is something quite special. But please Sir, may we have a little food on our plates! :P

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Daniel,

 

It just gets better and better,absolutely brilliant work. I fully expect that you will be making scale Georgian Furniture for the Great Cabin when you get to that part of your build. Keep up the good work :cheers:

 

Dave :dancetl6:

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Thank you all :-)

 

@Popeye: I do not know of racks in between the guns as this would interfere with the handling. As far as I know, extra shot was kept in nets/tarpaulins in the ships center line.

 

Daniel

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Why do I have a suspicion that there's some cups of beer, some ship's biscuit, and salt beef in the crew's near future? :o   As always, Daniel, your research aind investigation into how things worked and looked has paid off well. 

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Thanks Kevin and Mark :-)

 

Still trying to replicate the hard tacks in 1:100, a comrade in my german forum already gave me the recipe:

http://www.royalnavalmuseum.org/info_sheet_ship_biscuit.htm

 

But where do I get original lamb for the stew and beef in 1:100 suitable for the needed small portions?!?

 

Fork and spoon? Did the ranks have forks? I would have guessed just knife and wooden spoon in 1805? Any ideas?

 

Daniel

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Thank you Mark, Lawrence and Dan :-)

 

The officers used fork and knive, best example is Nelsons fork-knive, also known from other handicapped Sailors of the times.

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/63222.html

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Also an example of normal table wear of 1800

http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/62263.html

 

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Daniel

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