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  1. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    So I removed the artificial stone from the crown and this is what it looks like now, and you can see below the crown a cut out of the Royal Insignia that will go there, view looking down on the crown, and a close up with the bow sprit in place, .
  2. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    G'day Maarten, no the family Jewels are still attached, if you know what I mean, haha, ;););),
  3. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    Now I have to place a Royal Insignia with the Kings initials between the horses heads and on top of that there is a crown that sits back a bit, but the front comes in line with the plaque with the Kings initials, I'm thinking that if I remove the stone from the crown and try and carve the low...
  4. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    After I had glued the rails in place I had to lock the top of the rails together for strength , on this pic you can see a sort of capping securing the rails at this point, they also have a groove for the bowsprit to sit in, my bow sprit will not be as low as this, so I didn't include the...
  5. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    A couple of pics after the second steaming, ( soaking in boiling water ) .
  6. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    After a second good soaking I have clamped the two top rails in place and will leave them overnight to dry, .
  7. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    While the rails were drying I decided to attach the figure head, I had to attach now as I needed to know where the top rails were going to sit, I had also decided to tip it forward a little bit more, I drilled through the horses hind quarter and into the stem behind and placed a dry dowel to...
  8. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    I soaked the rails in a glass of very hot water to prepare them for bending, it was just the front ends that had to be bent so they would go around the back of the figure head, I made a simple little jig to hold the rails while they were drying, they will probably need another soaking before...
  9. neptune

    HMS Royal Caroline kit ZHL 1/30

    Wow, you doing fantastic work, But, there is always a But, I have only got one Complaint, she is looking better than mine, best regards John.
  10. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    Thanks guys for all the nice comments and the likes, best regards John. PS Do you have a note from your mum Greg, ????.
  11. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    The timber head now doweled and glued in place, Just a quick check to make sure all is upright, The holes drilled for the dowels on the port side, And both timbers glued and doweled in place, A view of the starboard side with the top rail just clamped in place, the front two or three...
  12. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    Next up as attaching the large timber heads for connecting the top rail to, It was a case of measure and cut till I was happy with the length of the timber head and also the end of the rail that attaches to it, I ended up making a halving joint for strength, the two halves together, still...
  13. neptune

    San felipe 1690 zhl kit 1:50

    I managed to give up on the cigarettes 30 years ago, one of the best things I did,
  14. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    A few pics of the figure head with its first coat of paint, still have to do a bit of a clean up on it, etc, On the first pic you can see the rider and horse are sitting back a little bit, I am thinking of tilting them forward a small amount as in this pic so the back hooves are clear of the...
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    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    I started making the wreaths for the riders, first I filed a small punch out of some steel rod, to punch out the shape of the leaves, I used some light photographic paper to punch the leaves out of, First attempt, not happy with it, These are the leaves after punching out, I thought for...
  16. neptune

    HMS Surprise 1/48 scale built by neptune

    afedersiniz, diğer modelinizi yapacaksınız ??????
  17. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    Thank you Pat, I cast them in resin, best regards John.
  18. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    The double figure head just sitting in place, still some filling and sanding to do, also have to make two wreaths for the rider's and also the reins for the horses, another view, the tiny piece of bright metal you can see is the reinforcing stainless steel that I put in the moulds when...
  19. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    The port side of the figure head, Both horses after adjusting the legs, Starb side, Front view. .
  20. neptune

    Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

    I did'nt like the Cherubs I had moulded in with the figure head, So I cut them off and replaced them with some other ones I had cast, One side with the new and the other with the old, Shows the starb side clipped in position, And both with the new Cherubs, you may also notice one of the...
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