Agree I have built a few ships from Constructo for the most part the kits were decent, but like many kit makers they lack in the information department. You pretty much need to know as much as possible before you embark on the building journey, even with some of the beginner solid hull mini ship kits. One thing that aggravates me to no end is to talk about something and reference a photo in the rambling that's not on the same page its 2 pages after the explanation. by the time I get to the drawing I forgot WTH I read about it, lol. Your doing a great job on the build Brother cant wait to see more Progress
I usually make tiny wire eye bolts because they all usually seem to be oversized I was able to find some thin wire ones but its not difficult to make them so for now that's how I'll do it. the wire supplied in that kit was an issue for me also just never seemed to look right that is when it wasn't breaking. I bought some craft wire and used that. Cannons look good BrotherRain,Rain,Rain.
Great opportunity to work in the boatyard
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The eye bolts supplied with the kit seemed to me to be somewhat oversized and the process for attaching the blocks was awkward.Trying to fix the block to attach it to the cannon carriage was a fumbling disaster. My final try was to use CA to glue a piece of yarn on one side of the block, form a loop in the yarn and then use CA to glue the yarn to the other side of the block. I tried using the wire supplied in the kit to attach the blocks to the eyebolts, after many tries I didn't have any blocks I was satisfied with.
The cannon on the left has the "new" eyebolts installed and the block is attached with an eyebolt glued to its top.The middle cannon shows the "my attempt" to not use the wire wrapping technique for fastening the block and has the bigger eyebolts installed.
The looks may not be to "scale" but the method is something I can work with.
G'day Dave, I'm not so sure if you look at photos of HMS Victory all the guns are fitted with them,Regarding the gun stowage, I would imagine that the tampion was used only on guns on the weather deck, and not on guns on the protected gun deck below (with a deck above and gun port lids.)
Nice job on this build, by the way!!
Oh yes - I fully understand itSide tracked temporarily:
Made a little trip up the coast to Searsport, Maine. Went to visit the Maritime Museum hoping to get some photos of Sailing ships. One the way out of town I stopped ......
As Uwe says “I didn’t need it but it’s good to have”. I’m looking forward to the build. I see these boats every
day in our local harbor.
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