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Official HMS Bounty Build by tenderfoot Options
tenderfoot
#261 Posted : 16 October 2021 00:50:36

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The stern area was fairly straight forward as well. Didn't really encounter any issues until the lowest strake. Once I got to that area I found that the rear framing was not quite lined up so I needed to fair things just a bit. I will have to go back and touch up those areas of the framing where I did that with some stain. However, that was really expected at some point. I am quite impressed with how well planking has gone on this build overall considering there was no point where I faired the hull as is done on standard builds. Instead, I just trusted that the templates provided for shaping the ribs and framing were accurate and aside from a spot here and there it turns out they were almost spot on.

To create the openings for the gallery windows I actually planking the entire stern area but made sure to make little tick marks indicating where the stern framing lined up. Once I had the entire stern planked I took each gallery window and positioned it where it should go. Then I went around it with a new blade and cut the opening. I did it this was to ensure the opening was exact to the window frames. I just felt that doing it per the instructions would leave some major gaps. But once again, to each their own and the approach taken should be what each craftsman is comfortable with.
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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
#262 Posted : 18 October 2021 23:41:50

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I wanted to add glass panel, so for the stern windows of the great cabin I followed the same procedure as I demonstrated for the stern lanterns. These couldn't be any more simple. Free them from the template, sand a bit, spray with black primer, and add a drop or two to each pane area. Once they were nice and dry (overnight) I installed them into the stern cutouts. Then I went ahead and added the frames. Again, simply release these from the template and sand them lightly prior to gluing into place.

Although my alignment isn't perfect as evident in the photo, the camera actually brings that out more than the naked eye so I am happy with the results.
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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
#263 Posted : 18 October 2021 23:51:45

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Before I continue on I must remain true to form. This is, after all, an honest build log. I was completely unhappy with the results of the stern planking where it met the top rail. It really, really bothered me and the photos I took for this log actually made it bother me even more. I could not accept the results of my work. See sad photo below.

To rectify the situation I decided to sand the stern top rail flush with the stern planking until everything was really nice and smooth. Then I took a 2x2mm piece of scrap wood and glued it to the top rail to extend the rail out beyond the stern planking. Since the top rail was only 1.5mm thick I had to align the 2x2mm strip along the bottom of the rail. Then I went and sanded the tops and sides of the added piece until it blended beautifully into the existing top rail. Finally, I went ahead and painted the rail once again. The end result was a top rail that looks like a solid piece and extends beyond the stern area consistently from port to starboard. See happy photo below.
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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
#264 Posted : 18 October 2021 23:58:22

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I then carefully aligned and glued the bottom decorative piece of the stern (the Bounty name) in place. Then, while holding the top decorative piece in place I marked where the two outboard window frames needed to be trimmed (circled in green below). Finally, I glued that top decorative piece in place and the stern in mostly complete. All I need to do now is re-stain the parts of the stern frames that I faired. Overall I am very happy with the results.
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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
#265 Posted : 19 October 2021 00:05:55

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It was a very productive weekend and I was able to move onto the lower bulwarks. If first tackled the port side. For both the bow and the stern areas I first bent the planks to shape. I then dry fit them into place and trimmed accordingly. Then I went ahead and glued them into place. I actually left each plank just a wee bit longer than necessary. Once the glue had dried I went back in with a clean sharp blade and trimmed the exposed edges. Doing it this way ensured that the second plank layer married perfectly with the plank underneath.

Once everything was trimmed I sanded following my typical process. Then I taped the bulwarks off from the side planking prior to painting. As with other parts of this build I used my same 50/50 mix of paint and water and carefully applied it to the appropriate areas. Then I peeled off the tape and enjoyed the results.
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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
#266 Posted : 19 October 2021 00:09:57

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For the starboard side lower bulwarks I followed the exact same process as the port side. However, as a personal design decision I did decide to cary the planking all the way around the stern, bending the planks upwards toward the transom. I did not do this because of any historical data or anything of the like. I simply found it to be more pleasing to my eye to have the broad black strip and underlying planking continue around the stern as opposed to ending abruptly. As I have stated before, your build is exactly that...you build. Build it to so you are happy with it.
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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
#267 Posted : 19 October 2021 00:24:29

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Finally, I finished up the port and starboard planking with the stern trim pieces. Following the instructions I added the trim piece that flows from the lower bulwarks up to the top of the stern decorative piece. I then sanded it to align smoothly with the stern decorative piece. Again, the sanding was a personal preference. You could also leave it as it, or do something different, it's your build and up to you. I also chose to add an additional piece of finish trim that continued from the top of the decorative piece to the top rail. I did this to hide the transition from the stern to side planking and it is actually done on many ships. Later in the build I will enhance this area with a more decorative scroll and will be sure to include a post about that as well.

The good news is this completes the major construction portion of the build and, thankfully, the most dusty portion. The bad news is I now need to take a few hours and clean this thing thoroughly. Once I have it cleaned as perfectly as I can I will apply wipe on poly where needed. This will all be in the next post.
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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
#268 Posted : 22 October 2021 04:15:48

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The culverin support take a bit of time and effort. I know I said the next thing I was going to do was a complete cleaning of the ship since we are done with the major construction part of the build. But...the culverin supports actually require some slight carving and sanding so I decide to do them prior to the deep cleaning.

I chose to do as I have in the past and paint the brass black. For detail on how to treat brass prior to bending and painting please refer to my previous posts on those subjects. The wood portions I sanded as I typically do as well.

As for how these bits fit to the hull, it really isn't very complicated. But there is one thing I did different from what was instructed. The middle stern culverin support should marry with the great cabin window trim. The only way to do this accurately is to actually install the great cabin window trim prior to the culverin support. For this reason I only attached all the culverin supports except for the one on each side that marries with the great cabin window trim (shown in the image below).

On the next few posts I will demonstrate the construction of the great cabin windows and the install of the final culverin support on each side of the hull.
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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
#269 Posted : 26 October 2021 23:39:46

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The great cabin windows are not necessarily difficult from an assembly standpoint. However, they do require a significant amount of patience and a delicate hand at times. Any attempt to rush through these will not turn out well, I am sure of that.

The first few steps go fairly smoothly. When handling the window frames as you shape them accordingly you must be very careful. There is not much meat to these things and any amount of force greater than what is needed to barely remove wood will result in breakage. Take your time and do not try to take off too much wood with a single stroke. Eventually, the shape for the frame edges will come into fruition and you will have intact window frames.

The instructions did call for a 45 degree angle sanded into the vertical outside edges of all frames. A couple items to note here. First: I found that the angle for the forward edge of the forward most window frame and the angle for the stern edge of the sternmost window frame were actually greater than 45 degrees. I did not measure the exact angle and instead just did a routing of sand and dry fit until they sat nicely. However, I rough guess would be closer to 60 degrees. Second: I found the center frame did not need any bevel sanded into the edges at all. If I did a 60 degree where the outside frame met the decorative backer and a 45 degree on the inside edge of the two outer frames then the middle frame fell neatly into place. Again, I did not measure my angels for accuracy and am simply giving you rough angles. You should sand and dry fit repeatedly for your build and let that determine your ultimate angles for each, using the above as guidance. In the end, the goal is to have all the frames meet up without a gap on the face. A gap towards the rear will not ultimately be visible once the top and bottom pieces are added, so no need to overthink it. But I do like to know things are nice and tight even if no one can see it so I tend to go overboard in some instances.
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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
#270 Posted : 26 October 2021 23:49:23

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Yowza! What a word salad I put together for my last post. After rereading it, and deciding I likely would not do a better job of verbally describing what I did, I decided it would be more helpful to illustrate the approach. Below is an image that points out the bevel I created for each frame. Hope this is a bit more helpful than my previous gibberish.
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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
#271 Posted : 26 October 2021 23:55:16

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For the top and bottom pieces, if you take your time and check repeatedly against the assembled parts you will enjoy success. I does not take much effort to accidentally remove too much wood. And in my experience, and probably yours, it is much more difficult to put the wood back on after you sanded it off.

As with the previous bits I took this slow and methodical and repeatedly tested it against the windows and the decorative backer until I was satisfied with the results. Prior to gluing the pieces into place I went ahead and painted the window frames black to compliment the rest of the ship.

Finally, I added the four molding pieces - two top and two bottom. I initially tried to do these without soaking them. It did not work will and the delicate part quickly snapped. Thankfully the kit provides you with two extra parts for each side so I had a bonus try at it. After soaking for about a minute the parts bent nicely 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
#272 Posted : 27 October 2021 00:01:22

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I wasn't originally going to add glass panes to these, but after looking at them I decided I would prefer to have the glass. Following the same process as I did for the lanterns and the stern windows, I taped off the frames and carefully added some drops of fake water into each pane. After letting it set overnight I removed the tape and like the results much more.

I really enjoy how these ships are a reflection of the builder. Reviewing other logs demonstrates how many unique approaches one can take to the exact same model. To me, adding in the glass window panes just looks special and more finished. I don't know why, but to me when the pane is just empty it just does not look quite finished. On some models I have used a clear backer, on others a colored backer, and here I use fake water. There are many ways this can be accomplished and I am constantly willing to try new approaches based on what I learn from others and their builds.
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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
#273 Posted : 27 October 2021 00:12:13

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Finally...I got to attach the great gallery windows to the hull. This required a bit of cutting away of the bulwarks to ensure the assembly sat flush against the hull. Once done I was really happy with the results. Really happy.

It wasn't until I was reviewing the photos I took for this post that I noticed I had made a huge mistake and not mounted these at the same height.

"Measure twice and cut once." - I believe I have heard that somewhere before. In fact, I know I have regurgitated it several times in this log alone. Yet I find myself being myself and not listening to myself and here I am having to redo something.

In the third image below you can see the two window assembled side by side and it is apparent I am off. It looks like a huge amount as these are really zoomed in. In reality it is only about 1.5 to 2mm. But it sure does look like a lot especially since the upper bulwarks (the 2mm black bulwark trim) provides an obvious reference.

I left this for a few days contemplating if I should do anything about it. No one can see both sides of the ship at the same time, so who will notice. But there again, now that I know I am unable to get it out of my head. In fact, knowing me, I will probably point it out to anyone who views the ship when they visit my home. So I must correct it. Guess you know what the next few posts will be about :)
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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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#274 Posted : 27 October 2021 06:36:24

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Great build, great diary, looking forward to the next update.

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#275 Posted : 27 October 2021 09:16:14

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Tenderfoot,
very neatly done and some good photography to go with it.
Well done.
Chris
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#276 Posted : 28 October 2021 00:32:19

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Thank you Chris and Trev for you continued support. I truly appreciate you all visiting, reading, and commenting.
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
#277 Posted : 28 October 2021 00:40:46

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As promised, this post is dedicated to correcting the errors of my ways. If you have read through this log from the beginning you have likely noticed that I am about as far from an experienced modeler as one can be and I am constantly my own worst enemy when it comes to the modeling decisions I make. As a result I constantly find myself spending time to correct my lapses in judgement and execution.

On the flip side, all this self torture has helped me to learn many new ways of doing things. In a strange sort of way I enjoy taking on the challenge of correcting myself. The lopsided placement of the great gallery windows is just the latest example and I am sure I will have a few more on this build and definitely many, many more on future builds.

To correct the install of the gallery windows and make them more balanced from port to starboard I decided it would be best to remove the starboard side window assembly. Thankfully, with a small bit of water and a smidge of coercion with a knife the piece came free with very little damage to the underlying planking. So little damage that a few seconds of light sanding removed any blemishes. So this part went as well as could be expected.

Instead of trying to cut a curvature into a replacement piece of wood for the lower bulwarks I took what is a standard approach and cut an opening in the the bulwarks that had clean edged and 90 degree corners. Then I cut a new piece of planking to fit into that spot. After letting the glue dry for several minutes I came back in with some semi-rough sandpaper and got the piece roughly flush with the rest of the bulwarks. Finally, I sanded again with some 320 to get everything as perfect as my skills allowed.
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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
#278 Posted : 28 October 2021 00:44:19

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Next I fit the window assembly into place...the proper position this time...and marked where I needed to cut out the bulwarks. After trimming the bulwarks and applied some black paint and let it dry. Once dry I was finally able to reattach the window assembly and Huzah! Happy with the results.

A side by side comparison of the two window assemblies shows how they are much better aligned than my previous attempt. This entire effort took about 1.5 hours and was well worth it. Had I not done this I am sure it would have eaten at me for an extended period of time.

I circled the areas in green to highlight how these two sides are positions in relation to the bulwarks and how each is just about a mirror image of each other.
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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
#279 Posted : 28 October 2021 00:53:05

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To wrap up Month 11 we only need to install the finish pieces at the stern. After freeing these from the templates I simply dry fit them first. Neither one needed any adjustment so I then glued them into place.

If you need to adjust these at all it is no big deal. I doubt anyone really gets the transom and the two side at the perfect angle. Besides, that's the purpose of trim, to cover those small annoyances. So take advantage of it.

Some may have noticed in previous posts that I did some additional work after installing these. NOTE: This next bit is a slight mod...I decided to shape the trim where it met the stern decor to give everything more of a finished look. Additionally, I decided to add another piece of trim to cover the transition between the stern and the hull planking all the way up to the top rail.
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
#280 Posted : 28 October 2021 01:01:51

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So this is it...the final month.

The flag locker is first up. Following the instruction and things fit really neatly into place. Keep in mind to clean the char off the edges, especially those that will be visible. Also, be sure to keep things square. The laser cutting does create a very slight bevel and if you are not careful you will find that you glued up parts that should have nice 90 degree angles to each other to actually be less than that. Check occasionally as you assemble and adjust accordingly. Believe me, if you don't you will regret it. You may think things are acceptable but the moment you try to attach the assembly to the decking the straight lines of the decking will only highlight that your flag locker is not squared up. This same rule applies to any of the deck furniture.

You may also notice that I did not add the hinges. I am on the fence regarding these as I thought they looked a bit too large and out of scale. However, they are easy enough to attach if I change my mind. If I do I will certainly include a post about that as well.

Because my stern is not at the exact angle as it should have been, and I never have ever achieved that exact angle on any other build, the flag locker did require a small amount of sanding at the rear to ensure a tight fit against the stern planks.
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.
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