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Looking very good Dave, some significant progress even if not readily visible.

 

Mate one small thing to check if it can still be done is the lead of some of that running rigging coming from the bow where it passes over rather than under the other lines; this would cause a lot of 'chafe' on those lines  - more likely that running end passed under the other lines/

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Back in the Shipyard

 

Not much has ben happening of late on the actual Boat.

I finally sourced more small link chain today to finish off the Anchors on either side of the Bow.

 

However the Display Case is taking shape.

A good mate of mine(you need a good mate like this) started on the base for the Display Case.

Below are some pictures of the base under construction.

 

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Above: The base is made of several pieces of timbers.

The large middle piece is 1 solid piece of 32mm thick, raised up 3mm to an outer rectangular piece to make up the inner width of the case.

A 20mm deep "slot" has been routed on the outer edge for the case to sit over.

Below the case is in the slot.

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Above: An outer stepped section(2 pieces glued together) will be glued in the position shown around the base, to cover the slot, base and bottom of the Acrylic Case.

But not before the next step below is done.

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Above: We wanted the Case to be held in position to stop it being lifted up.

The above sketch shows 1 of 4 bolts which run in a tapped epoxy plug, for the bolt to turn in.

Each is accessible from underneath the base in a slot cut into the side of the main block of timber.

When all assembled, no-one will be the wiser to all the work that went into the base(by my good mate Rhys)

Smick eh!

 

 

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Nice design Dave; that will be a very nice case - what is the wood BTW (or did I miss that)?

 

cheers

 

Pat

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On ‎3‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 3:26 PM, BANYAN said:

Nice design Dave; that will be a very nice case - what is the wood BTW (or did I miss that)?

 

cheers

 

Pat

Hi Pat,

Qld Western Red Cedar.

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In the Shipyard

Back onto the boat itself.

Completed adding the Brails to the Gaff off the Mizzen. AoTS page 106 and 115 for ref.

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The ropes added were:

Fancy Lines Port & Starboard(P&S)

Throat Brails P&S

Middle Brails P&S

Peak Brails P&S

A short rope(splitter) to the end of the Fancy line.

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Above: All the ends Brail ends pulled up to their respective 3mm blocks.

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The Fancy line connects to the Middle & Throat Brails.

This is achieved via a short line(with a block each end) > arrow pointing to the rope, which splits the Fancy line in 2, with each end block for the respective Middle and Throat Brails. What mouth full, and I hope a reader understand how it all works, as it took me a while to work it all out. 

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The Middle Brail comes down through a block seized on the back Mizzen shroud, and run down to cleat on the shroud.

 

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The Peak Brail I ran down through a block and tied off on rail.

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The Fancy lines(P&S) run up through the end of the Gaff and down to tie off on stern cleats.

 

Another item ticked off.

 

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Will be on shore leave in a few days.

The Admiral and I are off to the Big Apple to watch some of the St Patrick's Day March on 16th March. Apparently it goes for 6hrs and we're not standing for that long in the 0 deg, but sure will be spectacular to watch.

Afterwards, heading south(to warm up) via Washington, New Orleans, over the pacific via Hawaii too, what become famous through the lyrics from the band "Men At Work" The Land Down Under.

 

 

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Nice work on the rigging Dave; very tidy indeed.  I will also need to try and get hold of some of that timber it looks great and will be nice along side one of my other faves "Tasmanian Myrtle"

 

Enjoy the shore leave mate, but don't follow that band too closely (they simply faded away after showing so much promise.)  

 

cheers

 

Pat

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It’s been a long trip Dave but you’re nearly there!

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 Very nice rigging wok Dave.  When I come to the rigging on my Victory I will surely be sneaking into your work in more detail.

 

Robert

 

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Posted (edited)

Back in the Shipyard

Had a really nice trip to the USA. NYC, Washington, New Orleans and Aloha Island - Hawaii.

So back to finish of this build.

Added the Rudder Pendants according to James Lees “The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War”

Section on Rudder Pendants

"Chains were shackled to eyes in the rudder, coming up each side of the rudder to under the transom. To the end of the chains large rings were fitted and into these rings were hooked the rudder pendants. These Pendants had a thimble in each end with the hooks set round the thimbles. The hooks were moused. The pendants were seized to eyes or hooks set under the transom – one by the side of the rudder post, one half way along, and one under the quarter gallery. The end of the pendants were seized to the aft end of the Mizzen channels."

So below are a few pictures of the pendants attached to the stern.

I wasn't sure if I should use a "Ships of War" detail on the Endeavour. But it all makes sense to have a means to secure and retrieve if the Rudder went adrift from the Gudgeon.

 

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I know the replica has a chain/rope from either side of the rudder, going up onto the transom top rail. This configuration I believe  looks more realistic.

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I attached the end hook to the mizzen channel anchor point, assuming it was a solid point to take the load "if the rudder went astray"

The chain with "that big ring"

 

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Another pic, the pendant running down the port side.

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Little prep shot laying out the pendant before attaching to the stern.

 

One of the last things is do, is create the stern quarter figures. My kit didn't come with such figures, so scratch build. 

 

 

Edited by DaveRow

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Welcome back and glad to hear all had a good time on your trip.  The pendants look good Dave; who's to say which is correct?  I used the Sidney Parkinson drawings (port quarter aspect drawing) as my main reference for this.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Shipyard Update

Stern Figurines, Counter and Window Decorations.

 

I have been procrastinating about how to do these for months(probably years).

But the time came to make a decision, as my kit did not have these items included.

After an attempt to engrave a figurine(failed) I bashed 2 cast figurines I had bought a couple of years ago(basically cut the legs off)

I hand crafted from Pear Wood the Counter decorations under the figurines, and the Window Mullion Deco's.

Many hours to decide on the overall shape and cut the patterns in.

As an amateur at carving, fairly happy with the outcome. 

So how did they end up.

 

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Counter decorations for under the figurines, ready for fitting.

 

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Starboard Figurine

 

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Port Figurine
 

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Window Mullion decorations (4 off)

 

Note: I do realise the Figurines are short in height and not ideal.

The height restriction came about by the Taffarel being turned down either side(P&S) too far ?, thus shortening the height(length) for the Figurines to fit into. Now looking at it, I could of cut into the rail and raised the Figurines up. All a bit too late I'm afraid, as the shipyard is closing down on this build very soon.

 

Not much to go now to finish off what started in April 2014 as a Birthday Present.

 

 

 

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Hi Dave, great to see you back amongst the sawdust.  Nice touch with those gangway ropes - wish I had done them now :)

 

The carving detail you have done is great for a first time effort, and far superior to anything I could achieve I think.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Shipyard Update

Flags and Felt on the cradle frames

 

Added Flags to the boat over the last couple of days.

Put halyards on each.

 

Bowsprit: Union Jack
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Stern: Red Ensign.

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On Main Top-Gallant Mast:  Tri-Colour Pennant

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Felt added to the cradle frames:

I am keeping the 2 x black cradle frames to mount on the Display Case Base.

Still to trim the felt then screw these two frames into the keel. You can just see the screw in the middle of the stern frame.

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So close to finishing this build, I can feel the calm and solitude when she's done.

Soon to be replaced with "what next".

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very nice work Dave, she is looking very 'grand' and as you say not much more to do.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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Shipyard Update

Display Case - Base

 

Below is picture of the base to mount the Endeavour on.

I had a plaque engraved and located on the corner on the base.

Next step to clean dust off the model, a final check over and

Place the acrylic case over the top and lock it in place.

 

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Nearly finished.

 

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Dave,

 

I live in Brisbane as well and am interested in who you bought your molded acrylic from.  A very nice build incidentally.

 

John

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9 hours ago, bartley said:

Dave,

 

I live in Brisbane as well and am interested in who you bought your molded acrylic from.  A very nice build incidentally.

 

John

Hi John,

Industrial Plastics Pty Ltd

They were over at Murarrie, however moved end of January to new location.

May of kept their phone no.  1300 465 888 

projects@industrialplastics.com.au

I emailed them for new location as well.

 

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Shipyard Closing Down

Well for a time being to refurbish the Entertainment Room for the Display Case to reside.

And to explain, the Admiral, as my next project wants me to repaint a room and refurnish appropriately with a side bench_table for the display case to reside on.

 

A few pictures of the Endeavour taking centre spot in the display case. Queensland Western Red Cedar Base with a Acrylic Case over.

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I learnt so, so much over the 5 year period constructing the H.M.B. Endeavour.

I must say thanks to all those who followed the build, those who I/we shared information, and the general encouragement during the period. It would be a lonely life constructing a model without this fantastic Web Site "The NRG Model Ship World" and the members on it.

To those other fellas currently constructing the H.M.B. Endeavour, good luck with the rest of build. Enjoy the final home run as I did.

 

That's all Folks....

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Well done Dave, a very fine achievement indeed.

And with the case looking so good as well, it makes

 a perfect item to have on display.

🥂 Cheers Chris

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Very well done, Dave! She will certainly draw a lot of attention in her refurbished setting.

 

Cheers!

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Beautiful work Dave. A piece of work that really deserves a prominent display spot in your entertainment room. Congratulations.

 

Robert

 

 

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