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Great work Harlequin - quick question - how did you get the snaking done without distorting the forestay and preventer stay? I tried snaking on the Blandford but removed it because I couldn't figure out how to add it without it pulling up on the stays and spoiling their run.....

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On ‎5‎/‎28‎/‎2020 at 10:52 PM, hamilton said:

Great work Harlequin - quick question - how did you get the snaking done without distorting the forestay and preventer stay? I tried snaking on the Blandford but removed it because I couldn't figure out how to add it without it pulling up on the stays and spoiling their run.....

hamilton

I glued with watered down PVA after every couple of snakes......I used one continuous piece of rope and secured with a clove hitch at each stage.. It has a slight distortion but I can live with it.

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A milestone on Bellona...the first of the yards being prepped for final fixing...….to think I came within a hairs breadth of scrapping Bellona because of the way it was going is a lesson to others to just keep persevering. Loads of errors and mistakes but I think they add to Bellona overall character....well that's my theory and i'm sticking to it. 

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On 5/29/2020 at 6:03 AM, harlequin said:

more rigging completed....backstays all done for all three masts. She is slowly getting there.

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Hi Harlequin, can you cast your mind back to doing your transom. I'm having troubles bending the moulding for the deck edge & rail. Neither soaking & plank bending jig nor scope iron heat worked. I was wondering if putting a lengthways slit on one face might work. I'd appreciate your advice as yours looks fine. I also somehow stuffed up the quarter deck levels & as you can see had to improvise with some extra steps. Oh! Well. Such is life

All the best G

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3 hours ago, Christopher Carl said:

Your work is excellent. I started my Bellona two and a half years ago, and followed your build ever since. You helped me solve a number of problems. I just started a build log myself. Take a look when you get a moment.

 

Christopher Carl

I will do Christopher...glad I could help....I had many problems with this build and to be honest I don't know how I stopped myself from setting fire to it......I have altered things on it most obviously the metal gun ports, but it was either those or the scrap yard...….will take a look at yours today.....reagards

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8 hours ago, Gan Do said:

Hi Harlequin, can you cast your mind back to doing your transom. I'm having troubles bending the moulding for the deck edge & rail. Neither soaking & plank bending jig nor scope iron heat worked. I was wondering if putting a lengthways slit on one face might work. I'd appreciate your advice as yours looks fine. I also somehow stuffed up the quarter deck levels & as you can see had to improvise with some extra steps. Oh! Well. Such is life

All the best G

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I really cant remember to be honest.....if you post a pic of the edge you are talking about I will try to remember exactly what I did....cheers.

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I can utter the immortal words......Bellona is COMPLETED...……..apart from the ensigns which I may or may not add.....after over 7 years of toil, Bellona and me are at one. It has been a journey full of angst and doubt. At one stage Bellona came within a hairs width of being scrapped. Pictures to follow soon.  

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2 minutes ago, ccoyle said:

 Congratulations! She looks great, too!

cheers ccoyle….will post some pics when it has finished raining ….HMS Unicorn is already underway....lockdown has certainly been an advantage in completing her.

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Congratulations Harlequin, I've been following your build for the last 2 years, ever since starting my own.  Your build log has been very helpful as this is my first build,(I think I might have bitten off more than I can chew).  Anyway I have plenty of time on my hands, so slowly slowly.  Fantastic model you must be very pleased.  Maybe time for a celebratory Rum, aaargh.

 

Cheers

Overboard

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8 hours ago, Overboard said:

Congratulations Harlequin, I've been following your build for the last 2 years, ever since starting my own.  Your build log has been very helpful as this is my first build,(I think I might have bitten off more than I can chew).  Anyway I have plenty of time on my hands, so slowly slowly.  Fantastic model you must be very pleased.  Maybe time for a celebratory Rum, aaargh.

 

Cheers

Overboard

cheers Overboard.....I am quietly pleased with the result, and if I can help you with yours I will be more than happy......I have to decide whether or not to include the ensigns or not....corels flags are not very good so need a more realistic one before I add them.....keep going with it, mine nearly ended up in the scrap yard buy i'm glad I persevered with it....will post some pics soon. If anyone has a flag producer I would love to know. 

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She looks great Harlequin, as Overboard said , you build log is very helpful, I need to restart my own build and finish the second planking. Will post new pictures once i restart (hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

cheers

Bill24

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On 6/19/2020 at 9:45 AM, harlequin said:

I can utter the immortal words......Bellona is COMPLETED...……..apart from the ensigns which I may or may not add.....after over 7 years of toil, Bellona and me are at one. It has been a journey full of angst and doubt. At one stage Bellona came within a hairs width of being scrapped. Pictures to follow soon.  

CONGRATULATIONS on an exquisite model!  Well done!

 

Bill

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On 7/6/2020 at 11:25, harlequin said:

Corels da sinistra a destra, Levriero, Bellona e Vittoria ... tutti più o meno alla stessa scala

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Un lavoro stupendo, vederle tutte e 3 allineate è bellissimo
Gianni
Beautiful work , HMS Bellona it's my preferite 

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