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Maarten

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The barrels are finished, I added the vessel name and a number on the top.
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The last addition to the powder room is a fire bucket, these became standard on ships of the royal navy at the end of the 17thcentury.
Again I used the victory bucket as example.
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The bucket I make of black paper. Rolled slightly conical and glued with CA.
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Then glue on the bottom and after drying cut of the edges.
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The handle is made from 0,4 mm brass wire.
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Lastly write the george monogram on it with a gold pen.
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The bucket hangs on a deck beam ready for use.
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Sorry mister !!!! You should fill the bucket also with sand !!!
Really nice details - and absolutely worth to do - especially because it will be visible from the top
Very good idea and work :cool:
Hi gents thx for all your comments.

Offcourse Uwe is right by saying the bucket should be filled with sand so here we go.

I took some very fine sand to be mixed with clearweld glue or PVA.
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Mixed to get a kind of sand putty.
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And filled the bucket.
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Now on to the entry hatch and hatch of the light house.

To make a straight frame for the hatch coaming I use a square hook. The parts I glue with CA to each other on top of a piece of aluminium tape. The aluminium tape is used to avoid that the parts are stucked to the surface by leaking CA.
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First I make two pieces along the square hook which I then glue together as one frame.
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By doing this you will get a perfect squared frame for your coaming.
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And dry fitting in place.
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