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HMS Pegasus 1776 by Glennard - Victory Models - 1/64th Scale


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Not going to be able to spend much time of Pegasus this weekend, as we're having to get house ready for new carpets due to be fitted early next week, plus yesterday I won two tickets from Epson to see the Man Utd v Spurs home game tomorrow, Epson are one of Man Utd main sponsors.

 

I was planning to start planking the gun deck today, but the first task was to check the fit of the various deck items.

 

The companionway hatch bottom edge had to be curved to follow the camber of the gun deck, picture showing all is OK following a bit of filing and sanding.

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Also I had to curve the bottom edge of the three grating assemblies.

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I then checked the fore mast bitts alignment

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There was a bit of work to enable the lower capstan to sit nicely in the gun deck opening, dry fitted the quarterdeck to check to overall alignment of both capstan assemblies.

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With both the upper decks dry fitted I decided to check the fitting and alignment of the three masts.

Main  Mast

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Mizzen Mast

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Fore Mast

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Started the planking of the gun deck.

 

First off I fitted a king plank along the deck joint.

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After that I started planking from the stern around up to the first grating and capstan.

The gratings will be glued to the deck with the planking butted up to the grating coaming.

In the following two pictures the grating and capstan are dry fitted.

 

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I will be using a 3 butt pattern, however not being too strict with the bit of I done as this planking will hidden by the quarterdeck.

 

Build Index Hyperlinks

1. Prework - dry fitting bulkheads

2. Beading Line and Rabbet

3. Lower Gun Deck Fittings

4. Grating Assembly

5. Dry Fit Main Gun Deck and Fitting

6. Gun Deck Fitting  Prework

7. Lower Gun Deck Glued and Pinned

8. Pre Gun Deck Planking Work

9. Start of Gun Deck Planking

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Spent more time working on the the deck planking today, I have now completed the real hard work, i.e. clearing the gun deck openings for the gratings, companionway, masks and bitts.

Given Pegasus is a 64th scale model, you can appreciate just how big HMS Victory is in comparison, as this a 72th scale model:
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Main Mast Gun Deck Openings, with gratings dry fitted
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Companionway opening with coaming dry fitted and bitt holes cleared
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Capstan and rear grating, not properly dry fitted.
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Foremast area with bitt holes cleared
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Build hyperlinks
1. Prework - dry fitting bulkheads
2. Beading Line and Rabbet
3. Lower Gun Deck Fittings
4. Grating Assembly
5. Dry Fit Main Gun Deck and Fitting
6. Gun Deck Fitting Prework
7. Lower Gun Deck Glued and Pinned
8. Pre Gun Deck Planking Work
9. Start of Gun Deck Planking
10. Gun Deck Opening Cleared During Planking

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Time for a progress update, as I continue on with the gun deck planking. I have made good progress today and have broken the back of this task and I would expect to complete next weekend, noting the planking near the bulkheads that have to removed will be completed once the gun ports patterns have been fitted.

 

Pictures of progress to date.

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Build Index - hyperlinks

1. Prework - dry fitting bulkheads

2. Beading Line and Rabbet

3. Lower Gun Deck Fittings

4. Grating Assembly

5. Dry Fit Main Gun Deck and Fitting

6. Gun Deck Fitting  Prework

7. Lower Gun Deck Glued and Pinned

8. Pre Gun Deck Planking Work

9. Start of Gun Deck Planking

10. Gun Deck Opening Cleared During Planking

11. Gun Deck Planking Work In Progress

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Hello Glenn.

Nice to see some more progress on Pegasus.  For somr reason the definition between planks doesn't seem to show up strongly in the photos.  Are you coating the edges of the planking with anything or are you forgoing indication of caulking?  Maybe it's just my bad eyesight.  Best,

Jerry

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Hi Jerry.

I'm using a pencil on the edges, but only a light colouring. According to Chris Watton adding effects for caulking and treenails is not necessary for this build based on scale. Hopefully once complete, smoothed with razor blade and varnished it will look more appealing.

 

Trust your model boat social event was a great night out.

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It was a fine time.  There were about 20 models to gawk over and the food was okay.  Good thing I brought my own beer.  Charlene had a good time and it was good to watch her study some of the ships indicating her interest.  We rearranged my space yesterday and made room for her workspace.  She ordered a desk to work on and next comes some hand tools of her own.  She said she's going to have her own log so I suppose her first post should be coming along soon.  Hope your weekend was nice.

Jerry

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Been a good weekend, back at work tomorrow, after a few days off with my glass back which seems to be on the mend but going for a MRI scan in a few weeks time. I will look out for the Bounty build log. I'll start work on completing and fitting 34 gun port lids on Tuesday as tomorrow I'll be babysitting the grandkids.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi Glenn -- I've just found your log and have enjoyed reading about your progress.  It all looks really nice, with plenty of attention to detail.  I for one am glad to have another Pegasus/Fly builder working and actively posting (though I have to blush here, since I'm pretty bad about posting myself).  I'll look forward to seeing your progress.

 

Cheers,

 

Martin

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I have completed the gun deck planking, except for the part which has to be planked after the gun port strips have been fitted and the bulkhead supports have been removed.

 

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I have also fitted the 4 off stern extension pieces.

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Finally I had over faired the top section of the first three bulkheads. I noted this at the time, before the bulkheads were glued in position. I did try to get some replacement parts from Victory Models / Amati without any luck which is very disappointing. Perhaps I have been spoil by the tremendous customer service from Caldercraft with regard to obtaining replacement parts. In the end I had to glue some additional strips and fair again as necessary.

 

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Once I'm happy with the fairing I will start looking at fitting the gun port strips.

 

Build Index - hyperlinks

1. Prework - dry fitting bulkheads

2. Beading Line and Rabbet

3. Lower Gun Deck Fittings

4. Grating Assembly

5. Dry Fit Main Gun Deck and Fitting

6. Gun Deck Fitting  Prework

7. Lower Gun Deck Glued and Pinned

8. Pre Gun Deck Planking Work

9. Start of Gun Deck Planking

10. Gun Deck Opening Cleared During Planking

11. Gun Deck Planking Work In Progress

12. Gun Deck Planking & Fairing

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The forward edges were fine but I managed to take some depth of the aft edges. This was only on the top section of the front three bulkheads as the lower sections required additional fairing. There was no problem with the rear bulkheads.

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I last worked on this build 12th April 2015 when I decided to put the project on hold. Anyway over the last couple of days I have been looking at my build and working out what needs to be done.

 

First task was to order some paints from CMB which arrived today so I painted some of the deck fittings. I took the opportunity to also paint the cannon parts before removal from the sheets, as I think it may be easier this way. I'm still debating what colour to paint the bitt cross members either matt black, red or leave natural. Any thoughts welcome.

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I then fitted the deck support beams and installed some of the main deck fittings

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Next week I plan pin the two upper decks in place (but not glue in place) before I start bending and fitting the gun port strips.

 

Build Index - hyperlinks

1. Prework - dry fitting bulkheads

2. Beading Line and Rabbet

3. Lower Gun Deck Fittings

4. Grating Assembly

5. Dry Fit Main Gun Deck and Fitting

6. Gun Deck Fitting  Prework

7. Lower Gun Deck Glued and Pinned

8. Pre Gun Deck Planking Work

9. Start of Gun Deck Planking

10. Gun Deck Opening Cleared During Planking

11. Gun Deck Planking Work In Progress

12. Gun Deck Planking & Fairing

13. Main Deck Fittings Painting

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Today I was planning on bending and fitting the gun port strips but I realised I needed to spend a bit more fairing the bulkheads. I then decided to fit some balsa inserts to aid to ensure I have a good shape at the bow end and to help with the planking.

 

Here are some pictures

 

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Today's task was to start fitting the gun port strips. I started this by soaking the gun port strip in warm water for 1 hour, noting I did change the water a couple of times to ensure the water stayed warm.

 

I did also fit an additional support to stern side of bulkhead 9 last night to help secure the dovetail section when I glue the strips in place.

 

I took the first gun port strip (starboard side) and begin to pin and clamp to the frame. I found the easiest method was to start with the forward gun port strip and align with the top edge and then clamp the top at bulkheads 8, 7 and 6. Once I was happy that all the gun port openings were clear of the bulkheads I pinned the bottom edge at bulkheads 8, 7 and 6. I then continued to pin and clamp until the strip was eased and secured around the bow. I then fitted the rear starboard gun port strip from bulkhead 9 moving to stern.

 

I then repeated the above fitting the port side gen port strips. I will now leave the gun port strips in place until the strips have dried out.

 

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Build Index Hyperlinks

1. Prework - dry fitting bulkheads

2. Beading Line and Rabbet

3. Lower Gun Deck Fittings

4. Grating Assembly

5. Dry Fit Main Gun Deck and Fitting

6. Gun Deck Fitting  Prework

7. Lower Gun Deck Glued and Pinned

8. Pre Gun Deck Planking Work

9. Start of Gun Deck Planking

10. Gun Deck Opening Cleared During Planking

11. Gun Deck Planking Work In Progress

12. Gun Deck Planking & Fairing

13. Main Deck Fitting Painting

14. Fitting Basla Inserts Bow

15. Fitting Gun Port Strips

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The gun port strips dried nicely and retained their shape. I dry fitted them to be double sure and all looked good so I was able to glue them in place without any problems.

 

I thought this whole process was going to be more onerous and complicated than it actually was; it turned out to be quite a simple task.

 

In the following pictures I have placed the upper decks in place, but I will remove them when I start the next task of the first planking.

 

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Build Index hyperlinks

 

1. Prework - dry fitting bulkheads

2. Beading Line and Rabbet

3. Lower Gun Deck Fittings

4. Grating Assembly

5. Dry Fit Main Gun Deck and Fitting

6. Gun Deck Fitting  Prework

7. Lower Gun Deck Glued and Pinned

8. Pre Gun Deck Planking Work

9. Start of Gun Deck Planking

10. Gun Deck Opening Cleared During Planking

11. Gun Deck Planking Work In Progress

12. Gun Deck Planking & Fairing

13. Main Deck Fitting Painting

14. Fitting Basla Inserts Bow

15. Fitting Gun Port Strips

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Congratulations on getting those gunport strips on.  From your photos, I have to say they look well aligned.  The back of the quarterdeck seems to tilt a bit to starboard, but that just might be a fluke, since the tilt doesn't show up in the other pictures.  I also have to be impressed that you got the jigsaw joint line up without any big gap.

 

Well done!

 

Martin

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