Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

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Excellent work John.
I am thinking of making the cannon carriages for my Connie. I am very glad there are not 104 carriages to make.

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Geoff
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Hi Geoff, I know what you mean, but for the next 48 carriages for the upper decks I have placed an order with the Lumber Yard, am just waiting to hear back what the cost plus postage is, thanks for dropping in,

best regards John
 

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As I've said before I'm no good at carving, so I look to see what I can use for the purpose.



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I have used these before for the scroll work, just a small cast frame, cut with a scroll
saw into individual pieces.

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I take the pic out and cut both sides the same, I end up with port and starboard scrolls, I have a few of these frames

The parts cut off, just got to make sure I keep them paired for each side.

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The next two pics give you an idea of what they will look like when attached.

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Just a quick peep into the captains house of business
 
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Been busy attaching the axles and making the trucks ( wheels )

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Thats 112 for the front axles just another 112 to go for the back ones.

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And thats all the axles fixed, just simplified as they will only be seen through the ports.

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another view.
 
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All the lower two decks carriages with the axles attached.


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Trucks attached and axles trimmed, showing how they will look.


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Close up view



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View from the rear


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Just had delivered the rest of the cannon for the two lower decks.
 
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G'day John
Those trucks must have caused you to go batty?
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Brilliant work my friend. Are the carriages pinky or is it a photo problem?

Havagooday
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Hi John,
Beautiful work, clever idea with the ornaments from a picture frame. Wouldn't it be cool if all those cannon could fire a shot of black powder? :cool:
A 21 gun Salute Sir
 

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Thank you Greg and Mike for your nice comments, Greg it is just the flash that makes it look pinkish, and Mike, yes they would make a hell of a bang that for sure,

best regards John.
 

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Some more pics of the 104 cannon, they are all painted now and I am just waiting for the laser cut carriages to arrive from Daves Lumberyard to finalize the carriages for the two upper decks.


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Had a little bit of a problem with the lower hull, it had got knocked about a bit up at the fore end,
I thought that I could just sand that area and re varnish it, but it didn't work out so i had to sand
back the whole of the lower port side and then re varnish it.


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Nearly done

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all sanded


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Bow shot of the re varnishing

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Stern shot of the re varnishing
 
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Attaching the lower deck supports


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Checking the beams for correct fit
 
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I cut the beams to shape on a band saw, from a piece of wood that was just over the thickness of three beams, I cut enough of these to give me enough beams for the two decks above the gun deck.

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Then I cut these into three separate beams.

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Then I make sure they are all marked so as to match each other

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as I cut each beam to width I mark it with a number, and also mark one side Bow so that they all go back in the right way, I put one beam under each port, so there are fourteen beams with an additional two aft of the last port and an additional one up in the bow.


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All the beams in place just fitted loosely, to check fit.


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Looking through the starboard transom ports,


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and the deck above

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I removed all the beams and repainted the inside of the hull and re varnished the deck

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Another view
 
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Thats a huge model John. Plenty of room to really add some fine details to her.
 
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Hi John
beautiful work! And hats off to you for replacing those lost photos so quickly!
Janos
 

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Thanks guys for dropping in and viewing my build, and also your nice comments,

best regards John.
 

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when I was first building this model some years ago I painted the gun port recesses black, probably didn't realize they were supposed to be red; so I have now tried to paint them red but it just will not take over the black, so I have decided to leave them black.
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I have to cut out the entry doors yet.

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Entry doors now cut out
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and the starboard side


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still have to be lined and finished


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also drilledout the hawse holes for the cables


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close up, Iam still considering whether to finish her in matt or satin varnish.
 

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The riding bitts for the gun deck, the two uprights cut to size and being marked for cutting the slot for the cross piece to go in, I cut the slots on the table saw.


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After gluing, I am going to trim the ends back a bit, no pun intended.


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End on view.
 
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the two sets of bitts sitting on the gun deck

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overhead view, the four holes in each bitt is for the dowells to go through to secure the bitts to the
gun deck. They still have to be varnished before attaching.


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putting a slight taper on the bow sprit. I removed the tail stock from my Sherline and attached the steady rest, the stain on the end is from some machine oil I used to lubricate the arms of the steady rest.


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Closer view.


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and the head stock end, I only used sand paper wrapped around a small board to sand the taper.


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After cutting to size and test fitting.


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The inboard end, still to be finished.
 
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Ahoy John,
Beautiful build, who care that the gun ports are black instead of red. As Fernando "Billy Crystal" always said "It is much better to look marvelous than to feel marvelous, And your ship looks marvelous."
All seriousness aside though when you tapered you bowsprit with you lathe did you use sand paper as opposed to a cutting bit? I have the same kind of lathe, Sherline 4400, but have not used it to it's full capacity yet.
 

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G'day mike, yes I only used sand paper with a flat stick for support, I didn't have to take that much off, thanks for dropping in,

best regards John.
 
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After shaping the lower masts I drilled a 6mm hole in the bottom to take a dowell for locating in the deck, I also did the same with the bowsprit, I know that a tenon was usually used but find the dowell to be easier.
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Bowsprit with dowell in place

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And all the lower masts, I'm not sure if I will fully rig her or not due to the size she would be, but
with just doing the lower masts with the dowell in the base means that I can use these masts while
building up the decks, and then if I want to I can just cut them down as stump masts.

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This pic shows the mizzen mast just sitting in place and the gratings being glued in place, I will add the coamings after, the short pole forward of the gratings is where the capstan will go.

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General view of the three masts, the mizzen has yet to be cut down to size.
 
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