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tenderfoot
#161 Posted : 26 May 2021 01:07:34

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Last bit...attaching the drive chain.

I used the thinner brass wire for this. Annealed it as I always do. Here's the catch, I did not use one long piece of wire wrapped around the entire spit assembly. I didn't think that would look very good and would be quite difficult to get a nice smooth and tight fitting look. Instead, I simple took a straight piece of the wire, trimmed it to size and glued it one one side. Then I took another piece, trimmed to size, and glued it on the other side. The flashing on the drive gears hides that I did this and the end result in the impression that it is one continuous piece.

I am really happy with how this turned out. Really happy. Even in the photos, super enlarged, I think it looks pretty good. At normal zoom when viewed by the human eye it looks 100% awesome! Really, this thing isn't much bigger than my thumbnail and it looks great. Don't want to toot my own horn here, just simply happy when things work out as planned...too often, as evident in this build log, they do not. So when they do the celebration begins!

I also want to add that this modification was not very difficult. I try to keep in mind that much/most of this kit is suitable for a beginner to ship modeling of this sort, but someone who has some experience in modeling. To that end, I would say the modifications I made are right in line with what someone new to this could accomplish. Like anything else in this kit, if you take your time and think things over before hacking away you can product some awesome results. I like to do simple, or sometime complex modifications as it make my final ship one of a kind as do many others.
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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
#162 Posted : 28 May 2021 23:19:37

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Ok...got a bit more info on the stove. The condenser is actually a fresh water condenser. I am not sure how it all worked, but it is nothing like what I thought it was. Lot of fun reading up on the history of this ship and getting these little bits of information.
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
#163 Posted : 28 May 2021 23:22:39

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Also, a bit more info on the pumps. They are actually elm pumps and were carved from one continuous elm trunk. The center would be bored out and the pump action inserted. They were a fairly simple form of pump and would often times need to be primed before they could start pumping water from the bilge. Captain Bligh actually mentions the pumps in his captain's log several times as they found other uses for the pumps. The main one was they could use the pumps to help improve the air circulation in the lower deck. Not quite sure how that helped, but I can envision the concept. Sailors had to be an adaptive and creative sort in those days.
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
#164 Posted : 02 June 2021 01:26:53

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Went ahead and built the second cable support per the instructions. This was another exercise that was really straight forward. However, take you time when carving the top of the posts and, as I have stated in the past, be sure to use a very sharp blade. Also, it is critical to make sure the posts are square to the cross-member as well as the extension legs.

Now that I have a couple of these bits completed, and after some careful consideration, I have decided to leave them natural just as I did the decking and then finish them with some wipe on poly before installing on the ship.
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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
#165 Posted : 02 June 2021 01:38:09

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NOTE: The follow is a mod

Now it is time for a bit more kit bashing. Again, referencing the Anatomy of the Ship: The Armed Transport Bounty and I have learned that the Bounty was originally going to be named Berthia and have a bit different layout than the eventual Bounty. This was a really cool bit of history and brought a thought to mind - would the original Admirality Model (If there was one) of the Bounty had actually ben built per the original deign? If so, then the two companion ways on the lower deck that are missing on this build would actually be historically accurate. However, looking at the galley and the great cabin, these are both presented as the Bounty was built even though both of them did not exist in that state for the original Berthia design. So this kit is a bit of a mix of Berthia and Bounty...at least as best as I can tell based on what I have learned about Bounty history thus far. Will definitely share more info as I come across it.

That said, I did decide to add the two companion ways on the lower deck that actually existed on the Bounty, but are not on this build. As with all modifications I have made to date, and as I repeat often, this is simply a personal choice...the kit is fantastic and one could just as easily stick to the plan and end up with an excellent build.

The best part of this modification is the support beams under the decking actually included the framing for the two companion ways - one near the bow/galley and a second just a bit astern of the main mast. So I decided to simply cut out the decking in these areas.

I also had some extra timber from some past builds and found that I had plenty to frame these companion ways as well as use for other modifications I may decide to do. I made a simple frame and glued it into place. However, I am a bit dissatisfied with the overall result and the fact that I botched the cut out of the decking just slightly - you can see it in the photo below where the support beam still has some stain showing and where the decking is just not as smooth a cut as it should be. This is a case of me not swapping out my blade when I should have. Yes, I went against the advice I have offered up multiple times in this log - keep a very sharp or new blade - and tried to work this area with a blade that was past its prime. Shame on me. Now I need to take some extra time to clean things up with some sandpaper and such. Will provide another photo later once I have this improved.
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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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#166 Posted : 02 June 2021 08:18:26

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Building of the highest quality, excellent work throughout.....Drool Drool

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Alan
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#167 Posted : 02 June 2021 08:25:34

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Very nice, clean build. Well done.

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#168 Posted : 04 June 2021 02:32:23

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Thank you, Alan, Chris, and everyone else who has shared their kind words throughout this build log. Your support and encouragement are truly valued.
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
#169 Posted : 04 June 2021 02:34:42

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The rudder was about as simple as it gets. Not much to say here except to follow the directions, take your time, and it should turn out just fine.

I haven't applied any stain and poly yet as I still want to see what this kit offers in terms of the hinge hardware. Not that it will make much of a difference, but I just don't like taking steps that are irreversible until I know what the potential consequences may be.
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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
#170 Posted : 04 June 2021 02:42:46

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Next up was the stern lamps. I simply followed the directions here as well in terms of assembly. Just some modeling tips to help you get a nice clean result.

As with all things brass, anneal before you bend. Also, as mentioned in a previous post, use a very sharp blade and take several passes to release the piece from the template. I find that if I let the blade do the work it typically takes 3 to 5 passes to cut through the sprue.

Also, I have decided I am going to paint these black as that is what they look like on the modern floating replica of the Bounty. As I mentioned earlier, painting offers some advantages since it can hide mistakes. However, paint also requires a bit of preparation that may otherwise not be needed. For any brass pieces that I intend to paint I like to score the surface by running a flat needle file across all surfaces until I have scratches covering every bit. I did this before I started to bend the pieces since it is much easier to do with a flat piece of brass.

Also, I took my time in bending the piece and even more time in tweaking things so they were just about right. You can use the top piece as a guide. After bending the glass frames I kept checking against the top piece and constantly tweaked the bends until the glass frames set fairly nicely and square in the middle of the top piece.

Ooooo...almost forgot to mention that I used CA glue to solder the two ends of the glass frame once I had it folded to my liking. To do this, I used a small soldering clamp to hold the ends nice and tight. I then used a toothpick and applied a small amount of CA Glue to the seam. I then dipped the piece in some water to activate the glue and also smoothed things out with a rubber sculpting tool. Finally, I used a needle file to clean things up a bit. This process creates a really nice and solid joint.
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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
#171 Posted : 04 June 2021 02:51:30

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Sticking with the techniques I described earlier, I then released the top piece from the sprue and scratched the surface in preparation for paint. Once again, I annealed the piece and carefully folded, checking constantly against the main piece, to ensure the piece ended up symmetric. After glueing to the top of the lamp assembly, I then used CA Glue to create a soldered seam where the two ends of the topmost piece came together.

You can see in the image below the two soldered seams indicated by the green arrows - one on the top most piece and the other on the glass frame piece. Again, after applying the glue, applying some water, and letting it dry (it only take about 20 seconds) I then use a needle file to clean things up. In the end you end up with a really clean and seamless result.
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
#172 Posted : 04 June 2021 02:55:27

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Next, I freed the top cap from the sprue. Something I have not mentioned in the past...I always take the time to clean up any burs or mold seams once a piece is off the sprue. If you do not do this, and especially if you plan on painting, those burs and seams will jump out at you.

I scratched the surface lightly to prepare it to receive paint. I also filed to top of the assembly a bit to provide a bit more surface area for the glue to adhere. Finally, I attached the top cap.

That will be it for now...was a really long work day and only had about an hour to commit to this. Will now put this lamp assembly aside and finish it up over the weekend.
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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
#173 Posted : 04 June 2021 07:14:58

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Hi Tenderfoot,
Some nice nice details there in your diary.
Chris
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#174 Posted : 04 June 2021 09:09:30

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Excellent work tenderfoot, watching with both eyes open.

Regards

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#175 Posted : 08 June 2021 02:24:09

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Thank you for your kind words. As always, appreciated!

Before continuing on with the lanterns and since there was some lovely weather over the weekend, I decided to work on a couple things that didn't require the work bench, magnifying lamp, etc. Instead, I wanted to work outdoors and enjoy the weather while the dogs ran around the yard.

To that end, I returned to the galley stove. Having done some additional research into ship stoves of the period I found it was typical for the base beneath the stove to be sand or a combination of sand with tiles on top. Because the galley stove base provide with the kit was just a simple slab of wood, and because the physics just screamed at me that a wood base for a cast iron stove would be very dangerous, I decide to make things safer just as they would have done back in the day.

To do this, I still used the base provided with the kit, but it needed some modifications. First off, I needed to apply a bed of sand. This was pretty simple since I have sand paper which, of course, is sand on paper. Also, to contain the sand within the base a frame would be needed. But I did not want to increase the size of the base and make it too bulky. To resolve this I decided to mark the base about 2mm in from the edge and trim all four edges off.

Next, I glued a small piece of 120 grit sandpaper to one face of the base and let it dry. I used simple wood glue for this. Once it was dry I trimmed the edges.

Next, I used the same wood I used for the companionway frames and created a new frame around the base. Since this wood was .5mm taller than the thickness of the base it matched perfectly with the base + sand paper thickness. After a bit of sanding to finish things off the base was complete.

Originally I thought of doing something to remove some of the shine from the sandpaper but after further thought chose to leave it as is. After all, this will be on the interior of the ship so maybe that little bit of gloss will help highlight the fact that there is actually sand in the base. Also, I have not yet applied a poly finish to the wood. Once I do this it will contrast nicely with the sand.
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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
#176 Posted : 08 June 2021 02:26:59

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Eager to see how things looked when put together, I went ahead and glued the galley stove to the base. I am truly happy with the results. Once I apply the poly finish to the wood I will be even happier.
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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
#177 Posted : 08 June 2021 02:39:03

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Another thing I did while sitting outdoor, and since I had the sandpaper out, was to create some new sanding sticks. This is something I do on occasion and typically I will make 50 or more in a sitting. I use these sanding sticks for nearly everything and the best part is they are cheap and easy to make. I know there are sanding sticks available online all over the place, but I prefer to make my own as I can customize them to my needs and techniques.

I use standard craft stick (popsicle sticks) that one can find online for just a couple bucks. I also use quality sand paper. You don't want to go through the effort of making these just for them to fall apart or become useless after just a few minutes. Personally, I have found that cloth backed sanding paper is typically the better quality stuff.

I like to make several different grits as I do this, so I pull out a sheet of each grit that I want to make. Next, I take a hobby blade and I trim the tips off one end of about 15 sticks. I try to vary the angles of these just so I end up with a mix of tips that can get into all types and sized of tight spaces.

Next, I use wood glue and fasten the sticks to the sheet of sand paper. I don't care that only half of the stick has sandpaper on it. But one could cover the entire surface if one desires. I find this to just be a waste of effort, but to each their own. Once the glue is dry I trim the sandpaper and am left with some nice sanding sticks.

Finally, I take a few of the sticks and add a small handle using the cut-offs from when I trimmed the one end. These I use when I need to apply some pressure straight down in a tight area - something you can't do when your fingers are wrapped around the stick. Also, notice that I marked the sticks with an "8". This indicates 80 grit. I am one of the laziest people in the world and don't even take the time to write the zero. For 120 grit I write 12, for 220 grit I write 22, etc.

There are also other shapes and sizes of sanding sticks that I make on occasion using scrap wood, but these are my most common. Again, I use them all of the time and couldn't imagine doing a build without them.
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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
#178 Posted : 08 June 2021 02:43:44

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Now that I have a new supply of sanding sticks I was able to circle back to the fore companionway opening. If you recall in an earlier post I had thought I had this complete but once I saw it in the photo I noticed that is just wasn't clean enough for my liking. However, I did not have any more sanding sticks so couldn't do much about it at the time.

Well, once I had some sticks it was a matter of taking about 30 minutes to slowly work the edges and now I am completely happy with the results. So much cleaner than before.
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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
#179 Posted : 12 June 2021 22:02:29

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I have officially accepted that I have an innate ability to screw things up. Today I decided to circle back to the lanterns and began assembling the second one. When cutting the top piece free from the spru it went flying across the room. I heard it hit something, possibly the floor, but not sure. Spen the next hour on my hands and knees trying to find the little beggar to no avail. Eventually gave up and decided to make another one. As was suggested on a guest post on this build log, this is truly an Idiots Guide to Model Ship Building. I am Tenderfoot...I am the idiot.

Oh well, I accept my position in the Model Ship Building World and I move forward. To recreate the top piece, I measure the existing one at 4mm. I took a piece of 4mm dowel from my scrap bin and cut a piece of about 3mm in length. Of course, this is way too large for the final piece, but to try and cut it any shorter would result in bits of grain along the side of the dowel being torn away by the cutting action. In my experience I have found you get better results if you cut larger than needed and once the piece is glued to the assembly you sand it to the desired thickness...the thinner the end result the more important it is to follow this.

Once I had it sanded to my liking I went ahead and rubbed in some CA glue to seal the wood. This way, once paint is applied it will look closer to the metal and not so much like a piece of wood - in essence, hides the grain of the wood.

In the end, it looked very close to the first lantern assembly so I was good to move forward.
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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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tenderfoot
#180 Posted : 12 June 2021 22:08:01

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I then glued the eight decorative pieces to the top panels on each lantern. These are tiny little things and the manufacturer provides a couple extra in case you decide to go launching them across the room as I did with the top piece; however, I do not encourage this.

Next, in preparation for paint I attached a small piece of scrap wood to the bottom of each lantern. This will enable be to hold and maneuver the piece as I spray paint it.

Finally, after the paint dried throughly I lined the inner side of the lantern with some model tape. I am going to add glass panels to these so I need the tape in place to do this.
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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