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VI. UPPER BULWARKS 2nd Row

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February 13, 2009

This is the Prep work to install the next Bulwark. The strip of wood (Bulwark) does look darker because I have brushed water on it. The end at the head was soaked in water for a few minutes. I used the Planking Clamps to temp. secure Bulwark until wood dries. So far I have used Titebond II for the entire hull. The CA Glue just dries too fast and can not get items positioned in time. Therefore it seems that I am going to use Titebond to build most of the rest of the hull. I also will show a picture of some additional supports that I wanted to add between the Bulkhead and right under the deck. I found that the Bulwark wanted to have a natural sag between the Bulkheads, so therefore I decided to add some more support. This is not shown in the image below. I will have to detail this later in another picture. I have yet to add the Gun Port false covers. The Gun Port false covers are going to rest on top of some of the bulkheads and therefore I will have to make cutouts in a few places. This is normal as the instructions mention this. I am not saying this is a bad design. I am however saying that at least the instructions acknowledge this fact. I will demo this part in another picture. I was finally able to get my camera setting to show "in focus" within reason from the front of image to rear. Just to let some know that are struggling with this, my manual settings on my camera was f11 and 1/2 of a second and using timer mode so as not to shake camera at that "slow" of a shutter speed. With f11 (f Stop 11) you are letting the camera lens close down to a tiny pinpoint of an opening.

Hull 07

Hull 07





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February 16, 2009

False Cannon Supports

False Cannon 01

False Cannon 01





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February 17, 2009

Arrg !!
Even more false Cannon Support covers added to back of Bulwark. I think I lost count at about 108 of these. I used CA on one of these and found out real quick that this was not going to happen like I want. The CA (even the thicker stuff) would run underneath the cover and make a mess - no matter how careful I was. So I resorted to Titebond I this time. The Titebond I will settle down and not look so thick. It will dry and shrink up and become somewhat translucent to the point that you can not hardly tell.

False Cannon 02

False Cannon 02


False Cannon 03

False Cannon 03





VII. UPPER BULWARDS 3rd & 4th ROW

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February 21, 2009

Hull Shim

Hull Shim





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February 22, 2009

Well, here is the final results before I glue in the last Bulwark. As you can see the notches and cutouts for the Bulwarks and added shims.

Hull 08

Hull 08


Hull 09

Hull 09





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February 24, 2009

I have finally completed the Bulwarks installation. Now is the time to take a break and study on Planking the lower hull to see how that is going to turn out. I will have to buy a few battens and start measuring for the strakes. So far, I have managed to stay away from any wood putty or wood filler. Besides the planks would have covered that up anyway.

Upper Hull 01

Upper Hull 01


Upper Hull 02

Upper Hull 02


Upper Hull 03

Upper Hull 03


Upper Hull 04

Upper Hull 04


Upper Hull 05

Upper Hull 05


Upper Hull 06

Upper Hull 06


Upper Hull 07

Upper Hull 07





VIII. CANNON RING BOLTS

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March 05, 2009

Installed some Ring Bolts and started on the side planking. The Ring Bolts go all the way thru the Bulwarks. I will then cut off the excess.

Ring Bolts 02

Ring Bolts


Ring Bolts 03

Ring Bolts


Upper Hull 08

Upper Hull





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March 07, 2009

The Ring Bolts so far are all hand made. I bought some 24(?) gauge - can't remember right now because I don't have that sitting in front of me at the moment. But, I used a simple technique of a small drill locked in a vise and hand wrapped the wire around it. Put a coat of gray primer and then flat black enamel. The holes were pre-drilled. The other end will be snipped of of course.
I have got the Ring Bolts done for Port and Starboard Bulwarks. I found a quicker way of doing the Ring Bolts per the Admiral. I need to post the step process for every body. I have no excuse. I need to do this so that anybody needs Ring Bolts, they can follow what I did if they want to. If you stay tuned, I will try to post the process. The image below just shows how I leave enough length of the Ring Bolt to push threw the Bulwark. Only for manageability purposes. This way I can grab the Ring Bolt shafts using a pair of needle nose pliers without getting my fingers on the Bolts.
I got frustrated because I could not find any black wire (well I could, but it was glossy). So, as lazy as I am, I chose the opposite and made my own - painted with gray primer, then "enamel" flat black (both of which are Model Master Paint). On the other side, I will use a pair of pliers to "pull" the shafts threw and bend the wire up against the other side of the Bulwark. I put of drop of CA glue on the shaft side of the Bulwark. Clip the remaining wire and used a Diamond needle file to file down the rough spur. Well, actually I lied just a tad - I will say that I used a dremel tool with emery attachment (shame on me - I know) first, then I used the Diamond needle file to finish off the spur. If you do not have any Diamond Coated Needle files then you are missing out. These are not like any other files I have used. They have a "cutting" effect to wood / metal / brass that will take the material off quickly. I suggest highly to get them. They are not expensive as mine were bought from Model Expo
"DIAMOND COATED NEEDLE FILE SET", 5PCS., 5-1/5¨ ITEM NUMBER: MT1003
Donnie
As always, I hope this post is helpful to some.

Ring Bolts 04

Ring Bolts


Ring Bolts 03

Ring Bolts





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