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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by lauckstreet » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:16 am

Hi Andy, nice build and good job in your construction. I've found that the AL kits are pretty good quality at a very affordable price. I've built their Swift and Bluenose II and am now working on their Virginia Sloop. I'll be following along on your build from here on out.

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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by neptune » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:54 am

Very nice Andy, nice clean planking, I really like that clamp you had on your keel holding it, did you make it, the last AL kit I made was the Surprise, I really enjoyed that one, a lot of folk dont like them for some reason, maybe its the instructions, anyway enjoy and will catch up later,

best regards John.

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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by Aginvicta » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:17 pm

Zoltan, Mike, Bob and John, thank you all.
I like the A.L. kits, I built the Bounty's Jolly boat many years ago, it was my first wooden boat and despite making a few mistakes, I was pleased with the finished boat. I like the picture instructions but when they get to the Masts and rigging they just say see the main plan and no clear tie off points. I can't remember where I got the keel holder from, I think I got it when I bought my Sherbourne which I got from The Model Dockyard in England.
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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by lauckstreet » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:54 pm

Aginvicta wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:17 pm
Zoltan, Mike, Bob and John, thank you all.
I like the A.L. kits, I built the Bounty's Jolly boat many years ago, it was my first wooden boat and despite making a few mistakes, I was pleased with the finished boat. I like the picture instructions but when they get to the Masts and rigging they just say see the main plan and no clear tie off points. I can't remember where I got the keel holder from, I think I got it when I bought my Sherbourne which I got from The Model Dockyard in England.
Cheers Andy
Hi Andy,

I have to agree with you on the rigging plans. The AL kit of Bluenose II was the same way. I found it more confusing than any rigging plans I've ever seen and I'm an experienced modeler who has built dozens of kits. I can't imagine how a new modeler would approach the rigging with no knowledge or experience to fall back on.

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Bob
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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by Aginvicta » Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:58 pm

Before fitting the Bulwarks the instructions said to fair the Bulkheads ready for planking. Having got all my household chores done nice and early, I spent last Saturday afternoon sitting in my conservatory listening to the footie (soccer to our American members) on the radio, fairing the Bulkheads or rather one side of the boat. It's one thing I am never too sure about, have I taken enough off or maybe too much, sometimes I feel like I have to file off nearly the whole Bulkhead especially at the stern.
I normally play tennis on a Sunday afternoon but the weather wasn't too good so I decided to take a break from the dusty Bulkhead fairing and made a start on the Hatch covers. I remoced and cleaned up the 4 plywood pieces that make the base of the main Hatch cover. These were glued using wood glue and an Engineer's Square was used to make sure they were at right angles.
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Whilst this was drying I started on the small Hatch cover that also goes on the Main Deck. The Hatch cover edging was cut from 2mm by 2mm Walnut strip, one long and one short edge piece was then glued at right angles. The 5 strips that make up the cover were cut slightly over length from 3mm by 1.5mm Walnut strip and glued. Once this was dry I then filed them down to the correct length and glued them to the edge piece I had made earlier. The other 2 edge pieces were then glued on and once dry sanded down with a sanding sponge.
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Next I made a start on the Fore Deck Hatch cover and this time I made up the 7 main strips first again from 3mm by 1.5mm Walnut strip, filed them to size and then added the 2 short edging pieces, cut over length from 2mm by 2mm Walnut strip and once glued, filed down to size.
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I just need to add the other 2 sides now. I started fitting the side strips to the Main Hatch cover, these are 0.6mm by 5mm Mahogany strip, cut slightly long.
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Cheers Andy

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Re: Bon Retour Artesania Latina 1/25 scale

Post by Aginvicta » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:27 pm

I decided to continue with the Hatch covers and finished off adding the lower pieces to the Fore Deck Hatch cover. I then finished fitting the Main Deck Hatch cover side pieces and after giving it a sanding I attached the top cover.
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Turning my attention back to the Hull, I cut out and cleaned up the 2 Rails that fit on top of the inner Bulwarks, I needed to make a few small adjustments to get them to fit and once I was happy with the fit they were glued in place and clamped to hold them whilst the wood glue dried.
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The next job was to fit the plywood Bulwarks, after cutting one of them out and cleaning up the edges I soaked it in hot water for about 45 minutes, just long enough for me to take my hound Archie for his morning walk round the nearby park. I dry (wet?) fitted the Bulwark and clamped and pinned it in place to dry.
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Cheers Andy

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