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lately i have been using some aliphatic rapid wood glue......best glue i have used for ages,,,,i've used the standard stuff for years but this is a great discovery for me. Where have i been all these years?

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This will displease the purists but I don't have the time to take off or alter the planking and I think it would destroy the frames underneath so I have opted to use corels metal gunports not supplied with the kit......they come with corels hms victory and can be purchases separately but as things stand this is the only way Bellona is going to progress so love it or loath it I am taking this route. It is either that or Bellona stays unbuilt....onwards and upwards.....personally I don't think they look too bad.

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Hi Harlequin,

I must say the Bellona is looking fantastic.

just about to start again on my Bellona, I have not touched her for 3 years, been busy with work and DIY on the house (hopefully now I can move forward). I am struggling with the quarter galley's, cannot get the shape right or the correct amount of taper from the top to the bottom, any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Bill24

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hi Bill...............its been that long since I did the quarter galley I cant really remember.....I did struggle a bit with it I think....more luck than skill on my part I think. I have also used corels gun ports...I just don't have the inclination to re-plank the hull....had to strip it once due to the wood fading as I had not worked on it for ages.....they look ok so I can live with them.

 

 

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She is looking very smart and  will really compliment your other builds,    talking of other builds - have you been following my build lately?  its still the same one  you commented on some time back, its getting there slowly.

 

OC.

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second planking now complete......needs a few tiny fill in pieces and a repair veneer to the front bow keel where I dropped it and snapped it off....Bellona has become somewhat battered and is full of tiny marks where it has been scratched and banged but I think it adds to the character of the ship. A final sanding down is all that is required now. Included a pic of my revamped work space....shows several minicraft drills and power tools. 

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