HMS Agamemnon (1/64 Caldercraft)

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Everybody thanks for the likes and watching.

Went a bit further with the galleon, and made the catheads,
As there is little mention of them in the building description, I took a number of contemporaries, including the Victory as a guide, and came to the following.

and made the last mouldings and gave them a colour, also gave the rest of the construction a colour.
Only the railing remains to be made, and then the galleon chapter is finished.

Below some photos.


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Wow Boris- that is brilliant. The detail and the sheaves are immaculate. Impressive modeling.Cheers Grant
 
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According to my information it had to be like I made it.
There are different ways the boomkins where placed, by the Victory they are placed in the knightheads, but by the Albert you see them in the same way as the Agamemnon.

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Thanks for the thumbs up and looking!

A bit further on

Given that I am waiting for a serving machine.
To make the rigging for the guns.
In the meantime I started with the stairs on the outside of the hull.

While determining the location on the drawing, my eye fell on the edges (rebates) of the upper gun ports, these are at some (6 piece) and at some not (7 piece)

Oops, how stupid of me, while cutting out the gun ports I blindly assumed that they would all be executed with hatches, not so!

So acting like I never saw it and just keep going and ending up fooling myself, or taking everything off and redoing it.

Then just swallowed and took everything off and redid it.

Broke all the mouldings away and then filled the rebates with 1x1mm strips,
Sanded and filled where necessary, then placed new mouldings, primed everything again, and then sprayed it in the right color, only the red of the inside of the gun ports and painting of the red frame remains.

It was a job in itself, but I am satisfied with the result.

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Thanks for the nice words and thumbs up.

A bit further.
Put the model outside in the warmth for a few hours (not in the sun) and the result the paint hardened nicely, so I could paint the gun ports on the inside and add a red trim to the trim.
Plus repaired some minor damage.

The result "we are back to square one".

So can now start with the the stairs on the outside of the hull again, plus the necessary things,

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Hi Boris
I have read your build log today and admire your eye for detail and determination to get it up to your own high standard. Coppering was done brilliantly. Especially your oven is piece of art in itself and the paint job of the figurehead is beautiful. Keep up the good work so we can get even more inspired!
 
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Thank you all for your feedback and watching apriciate it !.

- The Climbing ladders outside ship's hul -

Given that I find the milled walnut plywood (splintering too) supplied with the kit ladders too coarse and not pretty.

I decided to make them again, which in my opinion seem more realistic than the supplied ones.

The pictures below explain it all.

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Thank you all for your feedback and watching apriciate it !.

- The Climbing ladders outside ship's hul -

Given that I find the milled walnut plywood (splintering too) supplied with the kit ladders too coarse and not pretty.

I decided to make them again, which in my opinion seem more realistic than the supplied ones.

The pictures below explain it all.

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Outstanding
 
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Wonderful work! I applaud your decision to go back and rectify the misstep. Been there, done that, I even think I have a tee shirt on it! It's always a tough pill to swallow, but once fixed we feel good knowing we made the right decision. Also, I feel better knowing I'm not the only one in the "club'.

Thanks for sharing your work!
 
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Thanks everyone for the thumbs up and looking

Since I am still waiting on my servingmachine, decided to make the front deck and railing.

There is still a bit difference in color between the lower deck and upper deck, they should eventually color in the same way, the first deck I placed 10 years ago.

Everything is still standing loose, and needs to be glued in place, pictures are for the impression.

Below some pictures

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Thanks everyone for the thumbs up and looking

Since I am still waiting on my servingmachine, decided to make the front deck and railing.

There is still a bit difference in color between the lower deck and upper deck, they should eventually color in the same way, the first deck I placed 10 years ago.

Everything is still standing loose, and needs to be glued in place, pictures are for the impression.

Below some pictures

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Good Morning Boris. I Love your Agamemnon!
 
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Well after a 3 week vacation at customs, I finally received my serving machine, package came in good order without missing or defective parts and components, the assembly is quite simple and was also done fairly quickly.

I had bought the so-called endless version, but I did not like the attachments that came with it, so I removed them.

During testing I came up with the idea to modify the so-called endless rope fittings, and make an attachment of it to make winding a bit easier, and so after some soldering and sanding and grinding the result is satisfactory and I am extremely satisfied with the result.

See the pictures below for an explanation.


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Worked also in the meantime on the attributes on the frond deck.

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Everyone thanks for the thumbs up and watching.

Another bit further on the foreship, made the deck grid, and the so called forecastle snatch cleats.

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Now the attributes that will be placed on the foredeck are more or less ready.

So that I can now begin to manufacture the rigging for the gunwale, I have milled the rope myself on a rope making machine.

Is all still in the test phase but gives an idea.

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Boris your Agammemnon is an attack on the senses! There is just so much to see. Studying that foredeck, I am absolutely amazed at the depth you created with that small front hatch and the ladder leading down to the below level - just superb ... but then so is everything! :)
 
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