HMS Royal Caroline kit ZHL 1/30

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Again baby steps. I finished shaping the gun ports, now also on the SB side. To cover the inside of the gunports I used strip of veneer, this to get the same colour as the inner bulwark when I apply the red coloured varnish. Iff I apply this directly on the edges of the light coloured planks the appearance will be different then on the inside of the bullwark which also will be covered with veneer planks.
For this purpose I cut small strips and as the gun ports where all shaped accoring the same template they fit exactly in all of them.
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On the SB side I had to slightly move the gun port to match exactly the same fit as on the PS sid. You can see that in the picture above where I added a small piece into the previously cutted hole. Later the gun port will be covered with a carving so it will be part of the bulwark structure and not be visible. On the inside it is covered by the veneer planking.
After this it is cutting of the edges to have these flush with the hull.
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Dry fitting the carving.
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On the inside also the edges are cutted flush with the bullwark and the gunport is sanded.
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Just for fun dry fitting the gun.
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Also on SB I drilled the holes for the scuppers and I decided to age the silver spill pipes to darken them. On internet I found you can age silver with egg yoke. Just boil an egg for 10-15 minutes, cut it into pieces and put these still hot together with the silver in a small airtight plastic bag. The sulphur in the egg yoke will age the silver and within a few hours it is aged. See the result below, perfect as model lead.
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When fitted I think these look better then the bright and shiny silver ones.
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Left the silver and right the aged silver.
After I finished the outside gargoyles the pipes can be finally fitted, then the edges of the drilled holes will be oiled.
That is for next time.
 

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Finalizing the inner bullwarks. All planks of the bullwarks I have coloured black on one side only to represent some caulking. As toplayer these wil be a red coloured varnish like the bulkhead, this will be transparent so you will see the wood structure and the caulking.
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Followed by cutting and sanding the gun ports leading to this result.
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Finall finishing I will do before the varnishing.

First I started with the hawse holes. In the kit these parts were supplied as hawser bolsters and neede reworking and shaping to get the correct size.
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For the hawse holes I drilled 6 mm holes into the hull and in these I will use again corroded silver ferrules to simulate the lead liners for the hawse holes. In below pictures to none corroded ferrules dry fitted in place.
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Next time the PS side and finishing the hawse holes.
 

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All many thx for your comments again.

Hi Greg,

You did it again, a new slogan.:)
How is your project going? Nearly finished?

For the planking on the inside bullwark I used remaining strips from the outside, still plenty available. I am a little in doubt if I also add treenails on the inside but I think not.
In the partslist and manual I couldn't find anything about what planking to use, but as mentioned before I am just building with the material provided and as with every kit it is common sense mostly to use what & where.
 

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I am just building with the material provided and as with every kit it is common sense mostly to use what & where.
I havta agree with you on this point. With every kit that I have built, I have never followed the instructions and order. The instructions are there for if I'm not too certain about something etc.
My sons always tell me, you 'just follow your nose and you'll get there'. I think that they could be making fun of my big snoze, nose for the Non-Ozzies.:p:D
 

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I have never followed the instructions and order. The instructions are there for if I'm not too certain about something etc.
LOL... There are three ways to assemble Ikea furniture: 1. Start assembling solely relying on your own knowledge and experience. If something wrong and you have pieces left, here comes # 2. Calling a friend who just assembled similarly furniture. If there still pieces left, though, here comes # 3. Read the manual!!!! :p
 

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LOL... There are three ways to assemble Ikea furniture: 1. Start assembling solely relying on your own knowledge and experience. If something wrong and you have pieces left, here comes # 2. Calling a friend who just assembled similarly furniture. If there still pieces left, though, here comes # 3. Read the manual!!!! :p
4. Just accept that you have a billy bookcase with one hole in the wrong place.:)
 

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G'day Maarten
I just had a thought about my build and how was I'm going to make the lantern on the mask to have a LED light. The problem is to run the wires without being seen.
I think that I have came to correct answer to that problem.
The photo below is a rope wire that can be run down to the decking.
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This photo does not show that the rope wire is made up of 3 tiny strands of copper which is twisted anti-clockwise.there . There are 4 strands of three wires, and they are twisted clockwise. To make this 'rope'.
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I'm going to buy tiny insulation wares, so the two poles can be twisted in the same rope.
This wire can be divided into 2 strands (when it reach the main top) and be hidden under the 'main top' platform and can connected to the lantern.
The rope wire can be blacked so is can be camouflaged among the other ropes.
 

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G'day Maarten
I just had a thought about my build and how was I'm going to make the lantern on the mask to have a LED light. The problem is to run the wires without being seen.
I think that I have came to correct answer to that problem.
The photo below is a rope wire that can be run down to the decking.
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This photo does not show that the rope wire is made up of 3 tiny strands of copper which is twisted anti-clockwise.there . There are 4 strands of three wires, and they are twisted clockwise. To make this 'rope'.
View attachment 72257
I'm going to buy tiny insulation wares, so the two poles can be twisted in the same rope.
This wire can be divided into 2 strands (when it reach the main top) and be hidden under the 'main top' platform and can connected to the lantern.
The rope wire can be blacked so is can be camouflaged among the other ropes.
Hi Greg,

Great idea can I steal it? Didn't thought about the mast light yet but now is the time to do it.
 
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