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This is my last completed project: HMS Bounty's Jolly boat by Artesenia Latina.

I am now working on the King of the Mississippi by the same company.

 

 

Figured out low res mods so the pics aren't so huge. I've been working on the hull for a while now. It's a time consuming process!

 

Does anyone have any closeups of the "stabling boxes"? The pics in the instructions are very unclear!

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Hi there,

 

My first post and hopefully the first of many. I started this kit about a week ago and will create a build log before too long. The hull is certainly time consuming - the instructions are sparse to say the least and trying to figure out the stern took me a while. Look forward to seeing your progress.

 

Cheers,

 

Philip

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  • 2 weeks later...

The hull is finished at last. I wanted a bit of a distressed look, so I worked a bit with the stain and then covered the whole thing with two coats of polyurethane. I like the result. The lower deck structures are almost ready to install, so hopefully things will move along a little quicker now. In any case, there's no rush!post-17431-0-06553800-1424812250_thumb.jpg

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The hull is complete, and the Engine Room and the Boiler Room have been put in place. Despite sketchy instructions, I figured out the stabling boxes and the supports for the bars to the livestock area. Progress is being made!

 

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I've been purposely using low resolution images to keep the file size down. Should I use higher resolution to improve detail?

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The second deck is planked and the rubbing strake is installed. Next step will be to clear coat it, and then to continue working on the second deck cabins.

 

Thanks for the input on picture size, Phillip, I've tried your suggested size here, and I think it looks good.

 

Mike

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The second deck has been finished and installed.

 

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and the cabins for the 2nd deck are under construction.

 

 

I've just got a new phone, whith a higher resolution camera. I'm going to have to work with the images a bit more to bring down the file size some more, these are well over 1 meg each.

 

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I've been exteremely bad at posting build pictures. However, I have been better at working on the ship herself. It's FINISHED. I've taken a few pictures of the finshed project. I'll have to wait until tomorrow to post them, as the files are too large as they stand. I'll resize them and get them up here tomorrow, along with a few comments on the experience. My next project was delivered by UPS this afternoon, Artesania Latina's HMS Bounty - 1783. I'll take a few days to clean up mywork area, sort and store leftover bits and pieces, and start all over again. I can't wait.

 

OK, here are my remaining photos. I've stuck pretty closely to the build as in the instructions. The only real addition I made were a couple of coils of rope on the foredeck where the lines for the gangplank are. I'm pleased with the overall result, and I'm looking forward to returning to square rigs and to starting a new Build Log.

 

Mike

St. Louis, Missouri

 

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