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tenderfoot
#201 Posted : 23 July 2021 18:53:54

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MONTHS 1 THROUGH 5

Rib Shaping

Shaping the ribs is a bit tricky and you must take your time and not get too aggressive. You will be surprised how quickly you can rub away the wood and end up with a piece that has been over sanded. If you do this there is no nice way to recover...you can glue the sawdust back on. You would choose to add some wood shims to the overhanded area, but seeing as this is an Admirality model that won't look so nice on the final product. Again, take you time and you should be fine.

Carefully remove the templates from the printout with a very sharp knife and try to get as smooth a curve cut as you can. Then attach the template to the rib using a glue stick. The glue stick works well to hold the paper in place and the glue does come off fairly easy when you are done. Another option, and the one that I chose, is to trace the template onto the rib with a #2 pencil. Be sure to do this for both sides and take note that there is a different template for each side.

Once you have your template in place, or traced, start to carefully sand away the edge of the rib until it is the shape of the template. I used 220 grit to do this. Yes, it took a lot more time, but it also ensured I did not overdo it. Remember, the wood in this kit sands very easily and anything rougher than a 220 grit can take wood away much faster than you think. When you have the rib to your liking go ahead and remove the template.

Next, I worked over the entire rib on all sides with 320 grit until it was as smooth as I desired.

IMPORTANT: Finally, take a piece of painters tape and write the rib identifier on it. Place this tape on the rib. This will help you ensure that you can properly identify each rib when it comes time to attach it to the keel.
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#202 Posted : 23 July 2021 19:46:32

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MONTHS 1 THROUGH 5

Keel Assembly

Assembly the keel using the same techniques as you did for the ribs. Again, be sure to adhere to the template. When in doubt, you can check this for fit inside the dry dock. It should fit easily, but not leave any gaps at the bow or stern.

When cutting the rabbet line using the provided scraper, pay careful attention to where the rabbet begins at the bow and ends at the stern. Note, it does not go all the way at either end. This will take quite a few repetitions of scraping to get it complete. Take you time and it will go fairly easily. Be sure to cut the rabbet on both sides of the keel.
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#203 Posted : 23 July 2021 19:48:50

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MONTHS 1 THROUGH 5

Dry Dock Assembly

The dry dock is about as easy as it gets. Assemble the pieces as instructed. Do not try to force things into place. If you find something is just too snug and may likely snap off you should instead remove the slightest amount with a file or some sandpaper and refit.

Be sure to glue all pieces together throughly and clean up any excess glue. This dry dock will dictate how all your ribs, the keel, the stern will fit together so it is critical to assemble cleanly and square.
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#204 Posted : 23 July 2021 19:53:26

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MONTHS 1 THROUGH 5

Bow Assembly

The bow is definitely the most complicated part of the build through the first 5 months. At the beginning of this build log there are several posts referencing what was done with the bow to finely shape it and get it to fit properly. Please refer to those posts for details. This post will simple be focused on the assembly of the bow and not the shaping of the bow.

Assemble all the pieces for the port side per the instructions. Pay careful attention that you align the pieces as perfectly as possible. I used a small machinist square to ensure all the pieces aligned along the top and the back edge. This is critical. If you are off by too much it will not shape nicely for you.

Glue all pieces and be sure to clean any excess glue. If you do leave the excess it will make it extremely difficult to shape the piece later...glue gets really tough.

Once you have the piece assembled, check it against the first shaped rib - the one nearest the bow. You should be able to see that once shaped it will fit nicely.

Repeat this process for the starboard bow section.
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#205 Posted : 23 July 2021 19:54:55

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MONTHS 1 THROUGH 5

Attaching Ribs to the Keel

Attach your finished ribs to the keep and pay careful attention that you get each where it should go. It is very important that you ensure your keel is seated perfectly within the dry dock and that each rib is square to the keel. Do not try to do all the ribs in a single go, instead, do one or two...let them dry for a short period of time...remove the ship from the dry dock...and check that the ribs are square to the keel and also that they are perfectly perpendicular to your work surface.

Summary

Honestly, that is about it for the first 5 months. There is a lot of repetitive work that gets done. I found that I could typically complete the entire month in a single weekend for these first few months. Again, as with all things on a wood model ship, take you time and enjoy!
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#206 Posted : 26 July 2021 02:18:18

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NOTE: This is a mod. Needed some ladders for the lower deck companionways.

Before I added any additional structure to the main deck I needed to finish up my modification with the two companionways on the lower deck. If you recall, in an earlier post I mentioned that the Bounty actually had two companionways from the lower deck to the orlop deck. The lower deck framing of this model actually included the framing for the companionways, so it was simply a matter of cutting them into the decking. However, can't have sailors simply falling from one deck to the next, so needed to add some stairs.

I had some stair pieces left over from other models but none were the proper scale. However, this model does include some companionway stairs that go from the main deck to the lower deck. Since these are to scale I went ahead and traced them onto some scrap pieces from the sprues provided in this kit. Also needed to modify them slightly as the distance from the orlop to the lower deck is not the same as the stairs provided. In the end I had a couple sets of stairs that looked pretty good so rubbed some poly on them and glued them into place.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#207 Posted : 26 July 2021 02:24:22

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Back to the main deck framing. Keeping in mind that I need all the masts to align perfect I decided that the best place for me to make any final adjustments no the main deck would be the main hatchway. Having decided that I then moved to the bow of the ship and made the first few sections of main deck framing from the bow back to the foremast. Once I had all the pieces fitting nicely I went ahead and stained the assembly. Finally, when attaching to the ship I used the provided foremast, put it in place, and made sure everything lined up as best as possible.

I also needed to fine tune the assembly so the access to the stove was in the correct area. This will allow me to properly attach the chimney when the time comes.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#208 Posted : 26 July 2021 02:31:25

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I then continued with the main deck and completed the section that took me from just fore of the mizzen mast and all the way to the main mast. Same procedure as I have described in the past. For anyone who is curious, just go back a few posts and check out how I did the lower deck. I am doing the same here...assembling the deck in sections and attaching them once they are stained.

Again, when attaching this section I used the provided main mast and put it into place to help ensure everything lined up. At this point, since this was the last mast to align I also put the other masts into place and checked for alignment from bow to stern to ensure everything was nearly perfect.

I have, in the past, gotten to the point where I was ready to put my masts into a ship only to find out things were slightly out of whack. Not really a big deal at the deck level, but on a fully masted ship by the time to reach to top gallant mast that tiny little bit of being out of alignment can turn into a huge problem with one mast pointing one direction and another pointing the other direction. Granted, this model is not fully masted so not as big a deal, but I still took the time to make sure things aligned as if I was putting full masts on this this ship. Suggest you do the same, you will be happy you did.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
goddo
#209 Posted : 26 July 2021 08:11:17

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Hi Tenderfoot,
A lovely build and a superb diary. Well done.
Chris
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#210 Posted : 26 July 2021 19:00:26

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goddo wrote:
Hi Tenderfoot,
A lovely build and a superb diary. Well done.
Chris

Thank you, Chris. Truly appreciate your kind words and support!
COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#211 Posted : 26 July 2021 19:08:12

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Time to finish up the davits. Several posts back I had begun to take these on while awaiting receipt of Month 10. Now that I have everything I need it was time to put these to bed.

I went ahead and added the hardware (nails and eyebolt) per the instructions. Also added the metal band. This is a good point to put out a reminder that you should anneal your brass before trying to bend it...makes life sooooo much better. I will quickly walk through what I did and you can go back a ways in this log for additional details on how to anneal, bend, solder metals.

Annealed both pieces after I had removed any burs. Also bought up the surfaces to better accept glue and paint.

Bent the pieces to shape using some micro pliers.

Dry fit to the piece and once I was happy with it I glued the metal band to the davit. Note, it should be slightly below the end of the davit, not flush with the end.

Note there is a small gap where the brass band comes back together. Needed to add a bit of CA Glue solder here. Afterwards, the gap was nicely closed.

Finally, I used a soft lead pencil to add some color to the pulley wheels inside the davits. This doesn't show well in my photos (I am not a good photographer) but does look better in my opinion.

Finally, a bit of paint very carefully applied and the davits are complete. Will set them aside until they are installed in a later part of the build.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#212 Posted : 02 August 2021 02:01:51

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It is time to finish up the elm pumps. If you have been following this log since the beginning you already know the history these pumps and also know that these (the ones provided in the kit) are fairly accurate. The elm trunks ran down through the decks into the bilge. These are really straight forward and you simply cut a dowel per the instructions and attached to your previously created pumps.

I went ahead and stained these as well although I am not too happy with the results. The stain really highlights the difference between the wood used on the pump and the wood used for the dowel. However, because these will reside at the very depths of the interior of the ship I don't think it will stand out as much once installed so will leave it as is. When the time come to install and if I find I still don't like it, I may change things up a bit.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#213 Posted : 02 August 2021 02:07:41

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Needed to back-track a bit. I had actually forgotten to drill the two 6mm holes in the lower deck for the elm pumps. Now that I had the main deck in place, and didn't want to try to tear things out, I decided to accomplish drilling the holes with the main deck in the way.

To do this I first used a 1.5mm drill bit and carefully positioned it in the center of where the holes in the lower deck should be. Once I had a pilot hole in place I came back with a round needle file and began to methodically sand away until the hole was 6mm. This took a lot of time and patience as I needed to avoid hitting any of the main deck infrastructure.

Once all was said and done I was actually happy that I had not done this until I had the main deck in place. The main deck supports around the pump holes acted as a nice guide so I could ensure the holes I created would line up perfectly. I reviewed the deck plans carefully and I would have been fine to follow the directions, but since I tend to wander hither-dither things like this happen. You can see in the photo where I marred one of the main deck supports just a bit, but this will get covered with deck plans...all good in the end.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#214 Posted : 02 August 2021 02:12:07

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It was a beautiful day outside and I do enjoy working on these things while sitting on my patio listening to the neighborhood sounds. It was the perfect opportunity to finish up the main deck supports. Again, as mentioned in previous posts, I followed my standard method and finally, after several weeks of effort, installed the last support section. There are a few spots here and there that I may touch up, but for the most part it is looking good. Going to walk away from it for a day to see how that adjusts my thinking.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#215 Posted : 02 August 2021 02:18:05

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This next part isn't a mod, but it also was not in the instructions - at least I didn't find any mention of it. The stern-most ribs end up being slightly taller than necessary once the main deck supports were in place. The supports should have a smooth run from the stern support, along the top of the ribs, all the way to about the 5th rib from the bow. So obviously, these four ribs circled in the photo below needed to be sanded down just a bit.

I went ahead and tackled this with some fairly rough grit - 80 to be exact. I have avoided using rough grit sandpaper on this project as the wood in this kit tends to sand rather easily. However, since this stern section will be completely covered with deck planks I was comfortable with going at it with gusto and not worry too much about marring the adding supports. Once I had the four ribs sanded back on the starboard side I went ahead and did the same on the port side.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#216 Posted : 02 August 2021 02:21:55

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And now it is time to visit and old nemesis. The stern frame on the port side has attracted my wrath a couple times now as you have read in past posts. I have accidentally knocked this thing off and subsequently reattached it twice when, after the 3rd knock off, I decided to leave it off until I reached a point in the build where it would get more support. In month 11 there is some inboard planking on the stern that gets applied so I decided to finally take this little pain of a piece and with the help of an extreme excess of wood glue, reattach it for what is hopefully the final time. Wish me luck!
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#217 Posted : 02 August 2021 02:32:47

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To finish up with Month 10 it was time to complete the anchors. Note that the instructions actually call for assembling one of the anchors earlier in the build and I had simply chosen to wait and do them at the same time. However, since this log has been moved to the featured build log I thought I should start to adhere to the order of the directions a bit more, at least in those areas where it wouldn't change anything. I do tend to jump back and forth and will make an effort to stay on a steady course from here on out.

In that vain, I went ahead with both anchors and followed the directions for the most part. I did not modify these in any way but I did change the process of assembly just a tad. When assembling the wood pieces the kit calls for you to glue two together and then shape them. Then to glue the two for the other half together and then shape those. Then, when complete, the two should marry up perfectly. Well, I know me and it would not work out this way. So I did things slightly differently.

First, I glued the two pieces together for each half. Then I went ahead and glued the two half together. The end result was I had the entire wood anchor assembly glued up. I then took the template and traced it onto the wood on both sides. Please note, I also drew a line along the bottom of the wood assembly where the angle should stop. I did this to help me ensure I did not sand too close to the hole for the metal part of the anchor. I outlined one side in magenta in the image below since the pencil marks were just a bit too hard to see in the photo.

Once I had the template traced and everything looked good I went ahead and sanded away to the pencil marks. I take may time on things like this...sand a bit...take a look...sand a bit...take a look. It took about 30 minutes to complete one wood assembly in this manner.
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

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#218 Posted : 02 August 2021 02:39:27

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For the metal parts of the anchors I went ahead and cleaned up the mold lines using a needle file. Again, took my time with these as any imperfection would leap out once paint was applied. I know many may thing this is unnecessary, but I do strongly encourage you to do the same with any cast pieces. Removing the mould lines makes a huge difference and I guarantee you will appreciate the effort it takes once it is all done. And it sure does add to the final look of your model.

Once I had the mold lines cleaned up I went ahead and quickly sanded over the entire surface of the anchor to create little grooves to help the primer adhere better. I have a particular primer I like to use that sprays evenly, dries quickly, and best of all, there is a matching black paint - so I can touch things up and I blends in perfectly with the primer. The primed pieces look great and I don't see any mold lines. Believe me, once you have applied paint, any lines you may have missed will jump out at you.
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#219 Posted : 02 August 2021 02:42:51

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The last few steps on the anchors...

I followed my typical procedure when preparing the brass fittings (see previous posts in this log) and carefully applied some black paint once they were in place.

Lastly, I used CA Glue to attach the metal part of the anchor with the wood part. Be sure these two parts are perpendicular to each other...the anchor should not lay flat when completed. Also, take your time and be sure you attach the piece square to each other. I am 100% satisfied with the results.

That does it for Month 10. Yes, the instruction do have some steps for assembly of a canon. However, I am going to do this in a few weeks and will have some detailed posts on how I accomplish this. I always do my canons at the same time as I find the methodical routine soothing and want to do the same here. Next post will be the start of Month 11.
tenderfoot attached the following image(s):
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
tenderfoot
#220 Posted : 04 August 2021 02:12:54

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One last item before I move on to Pack 11. The Pack 10 PDF instructions are missing some part info. On page 671 of the instructions (page 108 within the Pack 10 PDF) the part numbers for the main deck beams located near the bow are cut off - parts 30A, 25A, 26, and 29. I was able to import this page into Illustrator and open up that box to reveal the part labels. Attached is an image showing you what these part numbers are.

Also note, there is an errata posted on this forum for this same general area of the main deck. Once small section needs some minor modifications. See this post for instructions - https://forum.us.model-s...aspx?g=posts&t=35010
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COMPLETED:
• HMS Victory (DeAgostini Subscription) - if you haven't got it, get it...what a beautiful build. This was my first attempt at this stuff and what a great experience. The instructions were spot on for those new to the hobby.

IN PROGRESS:
• USS Constitution (DeAgostini Subscription) - currently finishing up the standing rigging before moving onto the sails and wrapping this one up.
• HMS Bounty Admiralty (DeAgostini Subscription) - follow the active build log

IN NEED OF MY LOVE AND ATTENTION:
• HMS Sovereign of the Seas (DeAgostini Subscription) - promise myself I will get to this after I finish the USS Constitution and the HMS Bounty. Need to maintain balance in my marriage.
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