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HMS CHEERFUL/SURLY 1/48 SCRATCHBUILD P.O.B


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HI ALL

TIME FOR THE FUN TO START. PURCHASED CHUCKS PLANS AND TURNED BRASS CARRONADES/CANNON JUST AFTER CHRISTMAS.

USUAL EXCELLENT QUALITY SERVICE FROM CHUCK.

HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH CHUCKS BUILD BUT I DOUBT IF I CAN COMPARE WITH THE MASTER!!!

BUILD SEQUENCE WILL BASICALLY FOLLOW CHUCKS POSTS .

HOWEVER INSTEAD OF USING CASTELLO BOX I WILL BE USING SWISS PEAR AND EBONY FOR ANYTHING PAINTED BLACK IE WALES ,BULWARK CAPPING ETC.

I MAY EVEN USE SOME PINK IVORY FOR SOME STRUCTURES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN PAINTED RED OCHRE, BUT THAT MAY CHANGE AS MY LAST EXPERIMENTS WITH PINK IVORY WERE NOT VERY SUCCESSFUL.

 

WORK HAS ALREADY STARTED ON BASIC COMPONENTS, HAVING PHOTOCOPIED THE RELAVANT BITS OF THE PLANS ( SORRY CHUCK I KNOW YOUR PLANS SAY NO COPYING BUT ITS PURELY FOR MY OWN USE AND I COUNDNT BRING MYSELF TO CUT INTO THE PLANS!!) THEY WERE PASTED ONTO 1/4 BIRCH PLY AND CUT OUT.

 

BEARING IN MIND I DONT OWN A SCROLL SAW AND IF I DID IT WOULD HAVE TO LIVE IN THE GARAGE,TOO COLD TO WORK OUT THERE THIS TIME OF YEAR!,THE COMPONENTS WERE ROUGHED OUT WITH A 10 INCH BAND SAW AND THEN SANDED/FILED TO SHAPE.

 

THE ENCLOSED PHOTOS SHOULD SHOW CURRENT PROGRESS. WORK WONT COMMENCE UNTIL IVE FINISHED THE TRITON CROSS SECTION, I DONT HAVE THE SPACE UNFORTUNATELY FOR TWO CON CURRENT BUILDS.

 

CHEERS.......MICK

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Great start my friend.   I will be following along.  Hopefully you wont catch up anytime soon.  Also...keep in mind that if you need any parts that I make available for the project in pearwood,  I can laser cut them for you.  I have the wood for that.   Its just special order and will take a few days to cut after you request it.  Parts like the windlass and such.   Going with a metric size for things like the bu;kheads is no big deal at all.  It wont matter as long as you adjust the width of the slots.   

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Hi cnemo

Chucks dimensions are in inch's which I will try and follow. However most of the timber I buy is in mm .so it can be a pain trying to reconcile the two....usually ends up in a fair amount of planing and sanding!

Cheers.....mick

 

Hi Mick and thanks for your reply.

 

Also I will use the unit of measurement in mm.

 

Can you tell me the thickness of the plywood that you used for the keel and the frames?

 

cnemo

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Hi chuck

Thanks for the likes. I will more than likely be ordering the rigging material from you. Thanks for the offer with the laser cutting but I'm trying to make this as scratch built as possible! I will even have a go at making the blocks. Armament I had to order from you along with the plans as I'm between lathes at the moment. Looking forward to part three.....if I can get my planking half as good as yours I shall be well pleased.

Finally just a thank you for all your hard work in making the plans and fittings available as well as taking the time to write a practicum.

Cheers....mick

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Hi cnemo

I purchased my plywood from an aircraft model specialist in Blackburn,UK. It was quoted as being exactly 1/4inch thick or 6.35mm and after putting a vernier quage at various points was as near as it needs to be. Sometimes 1/4 inch is mixed up with metric 6mm. It was also qoutee as being laser cutting quality. I was pretty impressed with thickness and flatness and I only found one small void whilst cutting out the bulkheads.

Cheers....mick

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  • 2 months later...

hi all

 

not much progress to report.

but we do have a nice pile of components ready to go.

 

have also been trying out chucks edge bending method on a model shipways pinnance kit.

 

i have enclosed some photos of this model for reference purposes.

 

not finished yet and some more sanding yet to do on the hull.

 

far too much glue used on the strake to frame joint and is going to take some cleaning up. lesson learnt!

 

will be restarting in earnest once the triton cross section is finally finished

 

again comments and critisms are greatly appreciated

 

cheers....mick

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Hi Patrick

Not too happy with the amount of glue that's squeezed out on the pinnacle hull....gonna take some cleaning up!

Itching to get started properly on cheerful.

Still following your latest project...totally in awe!

I may be venturing into your territory in the future....just picked up aeropiccolas victory in 1/170 scale.......tiny!

Cheers....mick

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Hi Patrick

Not too happy with the amount of glue that's squeezed out on the pinnacle hull....gonna take some cleaning up!

Itching to get started properly on cheerful.

Still following your latest project...totally in awe!

I may be venturing into your territory in the future....just picked up aeropiccolas victory in 1/170 scale.......tiny!

Cheers....mick

Hi Mick

 

Yep. I just saw your post about Aeropiccola's HMS Victory's kit at 1/170 scale, which should be nice but challenging. Out of interest, how big will the hull be? My Victory was done at 1/192 and that came out at about 12 inches overall.

 

I'm looking forward to your updates on Cheerful as well the Victory.

 

All the best!

 

Cheers

 

Patrick

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Nice planking on the pinnace, Mick.

 

What's your technique for the glue squeeze on the inside? The reason I ask, I have that happening on my Bounty Launch, so I'm scaling back on the glue, but I do have some glue blobs to be removed. I have some narrow chisels and a tool meant to scrape molded on details from plastic railway cars.

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Hi ken

I think I will be going for the thin chisel followed by some fine sandpaper glued to a shaped block.any glue above the level of the tharwts doesn't really matter as there is a layer of planking above them plus the capping rail. The bottom of the hull will be covered by the bottom boards....but still needs to be as clean as possible. Nothing worse than a blob of glue poking its nose out on a finished model!!

Cheers....mick

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