Constructo 1799 Enterprise help

Pathfinder65

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Greetings, ...Is that means we will have a kit review and possible build log soon? :cool:
Yup, I’ll be glad to post a review and start a build a build log as I work on this kit. I’ve done some research on the Internet about this kit. Most of the comments were positive. The negative comments centered around the hull structure, planking and shortage of materials.

I’m not to worried about any build problems. I was given a business card with a phone number of one of their professional builders. So I can call for help should I get in trouble. Also as the saying goes “ the store is just up the road a bit”.
 
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STEP 28 of the instructions:

This step of the instructions is a little vague.
1) Drill holes for the stanchions.
2) Tie a piece of yarn from one stanchion to another both top and bottom.
3) Attach the net.

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I’ve mounted the stanchions and glued in the first piece of yarn but I’m having trouble visualizing how to do the net. The net looks like it is just glued to the yarn in the photo of the instructions.

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Any suggestions?
 

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Well. it seems that the net is glued to both top and bottom yarns, so maybe you have to put the yarns to the outer side of the stanchions and not in the middle of them

JL
 

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I agree with @Dicas, that the yarn should not in the center axis of the stanchions, but on the outside of the ship.
But I would not glue this net to one side against the yarn....why not try to thread it trough the mesh - means left side - right side - left side etc....

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I found two links with photos of this model by other modelers, which shows it somehow.

http://www.steelnavy.net/images/entRM08.jpg
http://www.steelnavy.net/images/entRM10.jpg
https://servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=144&u=17802374


If the net is not the best, maybe you can find some alternatives materials
Do not ask me what is the correct english term for this material, maybe your wife knows it better - I do not know also the german term

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Good idea.

As for the material, in portuguese is "tule", I made some googling and it seems to be "tule mesh" in english.


JL
Dicas and Uwe thank you for the response.
Those are excellent ideas.

I was also leaning towards "sewing" the mesh on to the yarn. I couldn't see how I could glue it without gluing my fingers at the same time.

The mesh in the photo is called "tulle" in English.
 

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Good day in the Shipyard yesterday.

I was going to tackle “sewing” the net onto to the yarn, but decided I should probably place the Carronades first. Both work areas are small spaces for big not so dexterous fingers.

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It took a loooong time fiddling and diddling with tweezers to place these. That’s the good news. The bad news is I have to place five more on this side and seven on the s’Board side.


Break time
 

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Thanks for the response. I’m having a bit of trouble trying to download your file on my iMac. I’m going to switch to my Dell and Win 10 later and try again.

I appreciate the help, I’ve done many searches for build information but find that there are lots of completed steps but never many how does a first time builder even start.

Planking was my first major hurdle, the instructions by Constructo were OK for the start of the first plank, but after that there was no further information. There was absolutely no mention of the second planking.
I spent a lot of time trying to figure all that out. But in the end, that part of the build came out OK.


The experience was was beneficial when I did the planking on my Lobster Boat build.

https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/threads/bluejacket-shipworks-lobster-boat-5-8”-1’.2679/page-2
 
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I have only one layer :)
Wow, excellent work. My hull came very close to being kindling. But the help and encouragement from Forum members kept me going. I’m actually looking forward to doing the rigging, I’m fascinated by the fact that every rope tied to a belaying pin had specific purpose.
 
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