HMS Royal Caroline kit ZHL 1/30

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Further progress on the for castle deck. The last horizontal knees are fitted in place with bolts.
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Now time for the vertical knees, starting with the aft deck beam of the fore castle deck. I fit these first to the bulwark only to still be able to remove the deck beams. When the fore castle is finished I can finally fit the deck beams.
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I also added the rings to the bitt.
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The set of knees for the second beam is already sawn but still needs fine tuning to finally fit in place.
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Thats next time.
 

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Hallo Maarten, the bolts for the knees are looking very realistic, looking like a bolt with washer.
Could you please explain, if not already done somewhere, how you make them?
Hi uwe,

I was also happily sirprized by the look and feel of these in the pictures. They are actually the nails supplied with the kit which I only shortened and burnished to give them a more iron look instead of brass.
So in this case all the credits go to the Chinese Mr. Lu Hai Quing Kong who is the developper of this kit.
 

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Hi uwe,

I was also happily sirprized by the look and feel of these in the pictures. They are actually the nails supplied with the kit which I only shortened and burnished to give them a more iron look instead of brass.
So in this case all the credits go to the Chinese Mr. Lu Hai Quing Kong who is the developper of this kit.
Very good - please could you make a photo of the original nails ? - to get an impression how they looks before? - Many thanks in advance
 

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Very good - please could you make a photo of the original nails ? - to get an impression how they looks before? - Many thanks in advance
Offcourse see below. Indeed these nails give a perfect simulation of a bolt with a ring, the burnishing stimulates this effect even more.
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And burnished.
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I don't know if these can be ordered via max or via taobao. I will have a look at it.
 

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Everytime I tried to get things there, I can read everything in English except for the shipping and pricing information. Useless if you ask me.
Gents there is an easy way around this.
Download the google translate app on your phone.
Go to the Taobao site on your pc and when you open your google translate app on your phone you can use your camera on your phone to translate. So when the shipping info shows use your phone to translate.
Hope it helps.
 
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