Combat Station 2 bridges 1:32 English 17th centuries Navy Board Model

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Combat Station 2 bridges 1:32 English 17th centuries
Draft model for novice and intermediate
A (Navy Board Model)
Build December 2018 - February 2019
Well this model is basically a model on plan that you can download free here (in English and imperial measurement) 1-a
http://www.modelshipbuilder.com/e107_images/custom/Battle Station Practicum - 1-32 Practicum.pdf

On this site you will find a number of ship plans that are free.
In my case I order the wood kit for this model on the same site + - kit a $ 160 cdn it was a good decision not having the necessary equipment to make certain cut in the thicknesses required.
The instructions include 28 pages of assembly instructions 2 pages for the list of material and 10 pages of drawing on the scale
Now what is provided with the kit is the wood needed for the construction of the station.
Cherry, poplar, African oak, walnut, pear, and beech
And the 3 gun stands (Plastic and 3 laser cut sheet 1-b
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1-d is the reason I ordered the kit not having the equipment to make a precision cut in a thickness of 20 and 10 mm in cherry wood
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2a Building the base

Use a plank of maple with a 20mm bracket to make the base
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2b put the support of the first bridge has test to check the dimensions
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2c structure of the first bridge made and sanding to remove the black from the laser
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2d a black painted border for the base and application of a varnish on the structure
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The wall provided laser cut 3a
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Sanding the black of the laser cut 3b
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Laying of the first section at one end square to respect the 90dg 3c
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Both ends pose and make a template for laying the following cuts 3d
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The 11 cuts install with the defined placement of the gun 3e
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The scale of this project requires that the peg be apparent
So first attempt on edge of the support of the first floor
Drill 1/8 '' or 1.5mm holes 4 a
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Place round tooth pick 4 b
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Sanding and varnishing 4 c
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Laying the floor of the first bridge 4 d
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All the pegs of the deck pose 4 e
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First bridge finish
Sand and dye using a light spring oak stain 4 f
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Okay I start by cleaning up my working table is as my environment minister says an ecological disaster and my Louis is on the way
And cleaning done
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The front wall must be made before making the upper bridge
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Beginning of the wall the first plank laid.
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Beginning of the laying of the upper part working on the bottom part in the same time
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Here the wall complete still the gun door and decoration to do
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Next step lower inside wall and support for the second deck
Dye use
Spring oak and
Red Mahogany
 

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Internal structure
Laying the first boards of the inner wall of the lower part of the station 6a
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And installing the gutter 6b
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Preparation of the parts that will constitute the floor of the upper deck to give me an idea of how to proceed 6c
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Beginning of shaping horizontal supports which must fit perfectly 6d
6e
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Test to see if everything fit 6f
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Manufacture of 5 support columns 6g
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Dry mounting 6h
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Dyeing and laying of the peg 6i
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Finish and temporary pose 6j6k.JPG
 

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Parts to be manufactured and installed before the bridge is laid
They will be used to connect the 2 opening pulleys of the gun port 1 - 2
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Laying the bridge structure 3
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There is 2 gratings one on each deck
Here is the first 4
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And my problems start because the kit at first sight only provides what is needed to manufacture only one
Ok no problem I will do them by hand
Measure and cut 5 and all are made
The result is not good
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Good here the solution and you will have a good laugh at my depend
It was 2 days stuck with this problem (that's when I decided to do the Somua) I'm in my bath and think nothing special when suddenly the idea of genius
Since I never throw anything (my environment minister does not like that)
I have keep the laser cutting cuts that coincide wonderfully 6
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Here is the second finish and identical to the first 7 - 8
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Construction of 2 gun ports inside and outside
9-1, 9-2, 9-3
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Fabrication of hinges
As I have kept the tree of the PE of the France and River Boat I will use this to make my hinges and the pieces on the guns the width is perfect just cut and bend
9-4 @ 9-7
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Gun port install 9-8
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There is a decoration for the barrel of the upper deck on the front wall
9-9 the parts provided and the result 9-10
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9-11 I do not have to miss my shot
I have to adjust the pieces on the wall, one chance only to make the adjustment properly
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Here I am satisfied the finish is good 9-12, 9-13
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This part was actually done a little early same time as the construction of the second deck
The necessary adjustments and temporary placement done before installing the second deck
The instructions do not provide a recoil pulley for guns.
I add them by calculating the necessary distance
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The racks for the cannons balls
I order them of the right dimensions and made the 3 racks 11-1
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11-2 the photo that comes with the instructions to add details
Note that it gives no information dimensions or other
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I'm going to do of a lots of guest work here
Evaluate the size of the rods according to the length of the barrels and the diameter of the jaws, cut and turn to bring them to the correct diameter 11-3, 11-4
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In my box I had barrels that will do but I need 3 smaller ones
Return or tour and manufacture 11-5
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Here all the accessories are made apart from the big barrel and 3 small pall all had to be made 11-6
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This kit that I do not consider to be really a kit is what is in the Anglophone mode call a Garage kit there are dozens like this available
A plan of wood and sometimes some pre-fabricated parts.
In this case the guns are an artisanal molding probably 3D printer and yes probably not a representation that corresponds to the time.
Honestly I must confess that I did not do any research to have the historical value of this model only the visual aspect was taken into consideration
 

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Installing the gun
Ok not realize that I did not have the space to pass my hands and the deep was to great for my pincer or my hook to hang the inner side of the pulley inside of the gun emplacement 12-1 not obvious and it took me 2 hours to succeed not dare to take off the barrel to avoid damaging the bridge
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Right side put the hooks before gluing the gun in place 12-2
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The guns are in place on the 2 bridges 12-3
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That's it!
All accessories in place.
Beginning December 19, 2018 end February 20 2019
Total 117h of assembly

I still have to get me a nice display.

The kit
The instructions by itself are quite clear and precise
I had the wood supplied enough that I think I could make a 2em except for laser cuts of course.
The assembly is 30% kit the rest is scrach which in my case made me out of my comfort zone.
In the end I have a beautiful model a friend wants it, its going to depend on my minister of external affairs (she likes this montage) and as I told my friend that he brought the kit (any way he wants to pay me) I will make another one without all the mistakes I made on it and there are several, and this time leave part of the outer wall to see the vertical couples as suggest on a French forum
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