Build Log For H.M.S. Bounty AL Kit But Different

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Hi Daniel
Thank you
Was thinking of putting a 1mm x 1mm batton on the edge of the copper tiles but will see

Your copper tiles at the water line looks very straight. I don't see the need for the wood strip. And I think the book doesn't show one either.

After you decide if weathered or not, to protect the copper and avoid future oxidation by room humidity I gave my hull 4 coats of Minwax Lacquer. Lacquer is the most used sealer for brass and copper. It will also protect the copper tiles during the rest of your building.


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Daniel
 
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Thanks for the hints Daniel

The copper being tight and straight is due to a tape marking the edge and I use a steel rule and scalpel to cut along the side of the tape
20211203_111322.jpgStarted second side and finished the stern area
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The slight imperfections in the hull planking seem to add a more realistic look to copper plating as I don't think it was overly even in that period of time
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I think I will leave the copper bright and just give it a good varnish to keep it after doing the black painting till the Wales and stern sections after that is do the rudder to match the hull
 
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Copper plating the hull is finished and also the black painted to the wales.
Will wait for a few days and then clean the copper and varnish to preserve it after that will start on the back windows and the second deck will leave the rudder till second deck and furniture are fitted so can then mount it fully on the hinges20211204_123050[1].jpg20211204_123106[1].jpg20211204_123128[1].jpg
 
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