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XVIII. SHIPS LADDER BASE AND RUNGS

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August 01, 2010

Next is the Ships Ladder assembly base and the Ladder Rungs on both sides.

Ladder Assembly 01

Ladder Assembly 01





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August 02, 2010

There is really not much to say here. The Ladder Bases and Ladder Rungs are straight forward process. Just going by the kit instructions.

Enjoy!

Donnie

Ladder Assembly 02

Ladder Assembly 02


Ladder Assembly 03

Ladder Assembly 03





XVIV. CHAIN PLATES

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August 04, 2010

This step is about the chain plates. It is fabricated from one strip of 15mm x 2mm sapelli. I use the plans to determine the measurements. It is unfortunate that I have to remove the gun port lids in order for the chain plate to fit accordingly. However, this is not a problem. The gun port lids shown in the picture are removed and will be relocated about only .5mm raised in height to allow for the thickness of the chainplates.

The remaining images demonstrates the completed work of slightly raising the gun port lids to accomodate the chain plate piece. I think that it looks ok to me. I then added a light coat of polyurethane satin finish from "Olympic".

There will be 1mm holes made later for the deadeyes and chains.

Chain Plate 01

Chain Plate 01


Chain Plate 02

Chain Plate 02


Chain Plate 03

Chain Plate 03


Chain Plate 04

Chain Plate 04


Chain Plate 05

Chain Plate 05


Chain Plate 06

Chain Plate 06


Chain Plate 07

Chain Plate 07





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August 07, 2010

Continuation of the Chain Plates. I decided to stain the brackets with African Walnut stain. One side of the chain plate is straight while the other side has a slight curvature for the hull.

Enjoy!

Donnie

Chain Plate 08

Chain Plate 08


Chain Plate 09

Chain Plate 09


Chain Plate 10

Chain Plate 10


Chain Plate 11

Chain Plate 11


Chain Plate 12

Chain Plate 12





XX. THE STERN

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August 15, 2010

This step is about the Stern and it decorations.

The Stern wood precut piece has to be formed the same as the Stern metal piece. Then as the images demonstrate, I had to cut a notch to allow for a piece of Sapelli to be formed horizontal across the top stern piece as a base for the lanterns.

Stern 01

Stern 01


Stern 02

Stern 02


Stern 03

Stern 03


Stern 04

Stern 04


Stern 05

Stern 05


Stern 06

Stern 06


Stern 07

Stern 07


Stern 08

Stern 08


Stern 09

Stern 09


Stern 10

Stern 10


Stern 11

Stern 11


Stern 12

Stern 12





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August 19, 2010

I have studied this step from the instructions. I must say that this step is confusing and I ask that if you are following this step along with me, then please take precaution because I am not sure if I am performing the construciton of the gallery correctly.

Stern 13

Stern 13





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August 21, 2010

In the previous image, you see that there are three arc shaped pieces. I found out very quick that these shapes are not enough. It took about three extra layers of wood to "build up" the shape as desired. I am sure that if I had a block of boxwood or balsa, this would have been a much easier process. It seems that OcCre did not elaborate too much on this step. However, at the beginning of this, I was going to document as much as this. Just bear in mind that I am not too sure if I am doing this correctly or not. The images are taken in sequence. You will see an ugly mess and I hope to have this cleaned up more as it goes along.

Stern 14: First Layer

Stern 14: First Layer


Stern 15: First Layer

Stern 15: First Layer


Stern 16

Stern 16


Stern 17: First Layer too Wide

Stern 17: First Layer too Wide


Stern 18: Start Second Layer and Trim off Excess

Stern 18: Start Second Layer and Trim off Excess


Stern 19: Continue to Build up the Second Layer

Stern 19: Continue to Build up the Second Layer


Stern 20 Continue to Build up the Second Layer

Stern 20: Continue to Build up the Second Laye


Stern 21: Continue to Build up the Third Layer

Stern 21: Continue to Build up the Third Layer


Stern 22: Sanding Down Smooth

Stern 22: Sanding Down Smooth


Stern 23

Stern 23


Stern 24

Stern 24


Stern 25

Stern 25


Stern 26: Demonstrate Adding Ornamental Pieces

Stern 26: Demonstrate Adding Ornamental Pieces


Stern 27: Demonstrate Adding Ornamental Pieces

Stern 27: Demonstrate Adding Ornamental Pieces





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August 25, 2010

In the images you are going to see, I will admit that I never wanted to use wood filler. However, unitl now, it seems that in order for this procedure to work in a fashion that is somewhat acceptable, I must turn to the wood filler and use it sparingly.
Adding the side gallery sections on both sides of ship is very much a challange. All of this section must be built up, shaped, formed, and fashioned. The wood must also accommodate the metal finials on bottom as seen and the one on top that I have yet to install.
These images are not delightful to look at and are very rough. I plan to smooth this out more and paint the surface a flat black. About 90 % of this wooden shape will be covered up anyway with brass windows and metal gallery decorations.

Stern 28: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 28: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 29: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 29: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 30: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 30: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 31: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 31: Gallery Side Pieces





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August 27, 2010

Continue to work on the stern side galleries. I have them painted flat black after using a small amount of wood filler. I did not have much choice about using the filler due to the area and complexity of shape.

Stern 32: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 32: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 33: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 33: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 34: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 34: Gallery Side Pieces





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November 19, 2010

My dear Friends, I apologize because I know it has been several months since I have posted any of my progress here. There are several causes.

This Gallery is quite tedious and frustrating to make the Metal - Brass - Wood combinatorial to work together. I am sure that those of you that have arrived at this part of the build can appreciate. It is very easy to get burned out at this point. So, I work one day and leave it alone for many days. I return to the shop only to think of the challenges that I must overcome and alas, I find myself turning away from the ship to do something else.

However, with time every thing has a renewal point. I have almost completed one side of the Gallery. I only have a little dark blue touch up to do. Now, then on to the other side of Gallery. It is very important to me that the pieces fit. All of this of course is within reason of my abilities of which I claim not to be master of. At any rate, please enjoy my efforts. I will work more on this to get past this grueling stage of modeling.

Enjoy!

Donnie

Stern 35: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 35: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 36: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 36: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 37: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 37: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 38: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 38: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 39: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 39: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 40: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 40: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 41: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 41: Gallery Side Pieces





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November 27, 2010

I hope that I am not boring everyone with all the repeated Stern and Gallery images, it is just that I am finally completed with the Gallery. This was a rather long and intense (for me at least) to push myself to get this done.

There are a few notes. The railings (even though in previous images it is solid gold), I actually went back and painted the railings dark blue and then came back with Gold with a tiny brush to paint the individual railing post. The Gold paint rather flowed into place and was not really a problem. The Gold paint had to be shaken often as the Gold flakes would settle.

For those that are interested here are the colors:
Model Masters Gold #1744
Model Masters Insignia Blue #1719
Model Masters Flat Black #1749
Testors #1185 Rust
The Rust and Flat black was mixed 50/50 for the wooden railings on the stern piece.

The wooden parts was a mix of 2x4mm, 2x2mm, and 2x5mm per instructions. I departed very slightly from instructions, but there were a few areas that I crafted my own version very slightly.
I would say that the fitment of parts was the most difficult. These kind of things just takes time, thought, and working out problems as you go along.

The work is not perfect, but I am satisfied with it. I have 3 lanterns that will be built and installed later.

I am very glad to get this section done !!!

Enjoy!

Donnie

Stern 42: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 42: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 43: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 43: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 44: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 44: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 45: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 45: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 46: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 46: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 47: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 47: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 48: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 48: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 49: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 49: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 50: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 50: Gallery Side Pieces


Stern 51: Gallery Side Pieces

Stern 51: Gallery Side Pieces


Full Hull View 01

Full Hull View 01


Full Hull View 02

Full Hull View 02





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