Re: Royal William 1/48 scale

neptune

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I have decided for a bit of a change to do a bit more on my Royal William,
as i have said before i am not much good at carving so over the years i have
collected things that can replace the carvings, these next few pics show what i mean,


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for the scroll work i will be using these cast metal picture frames,

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this is a pic of the transom with all the various carvings,

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this is with some of the cast Britannia figures that i will be using and also some of the metal inserts that i will incorporate in the cross rails,

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one of the cast metal figures ,

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close up of the inserts, once the eye rings have been removed they should be ok,

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I also managed to pick up a few cherubs in different sizes that I will use under the windows, i only had a
couple but made moulds to produce more, i will have to think of a new name to call her,


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after cleaning and painting, starb side glued in place,


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and the same with the port side, that is where these frames are great they mirror image each side,

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I found another one of these yesterday, this is exactly what I used for the figure head,


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Ik also keep all the lasercut frames intact and keep them if i need to make New part for correction or if i want to build it again. From lasercut small parts i also make a copy with my printer so i can remake them if windows or other parts are wrong sanded and dont fit any more.
 

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I cannot believe it is nearly three weeks since i posted anything, the time has gone so fast, I had to have another
course of medications but seem to be getting back to near normal, or as my Admiral says Weird normal ,

I managed top do a bit in the last week, here is the proof,


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I decided to go with this configuration for the upper scrolls, cor blimey, I used to be so indecisive but these days
I'm just not so sure,

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Close up,


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When cutting the scrolls free from the frames you have to make sure you keep matched pairs, as above,

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Just working out the lower run of decorations,

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and a mirror image on the port side,

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This is the Starboard sideafter they have been cut trimmed and matched for fit,

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and both sides after painting,

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A close up, hopefully I will have them attached in place soon,

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and some of the debris,

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I was a little bit worried about the bow area, it seems Vince had some problems and he was warning others about it,
so I thought I had better check mine out to see if I was going to have any strife,

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so first of all this is the area of concern,

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I copied and cut out the figure head and head rails and clamped it over the stem,

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another view,

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since I was making my own decorations, I was a little bit worried, this is my Starboard figure head clamped over
the plan on the stem, the area of concern was at the very bottom, the two lower rails with the little Cherub
between them,
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I was a little worried as in the past a few years ago when I built the stern Galleries I has made a bit of a Boo Boo, I
had built the galleries just slightly taller than they should be, it will not make a difference to anything just the very
top area just above the top galleries, I might just lower the top roof a little, so I thought it best to check the bow
in case of any other mistakes,

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so first of all i made a cardboard template,

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Then I transferred it to a piece of wood thick enough to get two rails out of, shows the cut wood checking for fit,

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When I was happy with the fit I sliced two pieces off for the two rails,

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This is the four blanks waiting to be cut to shape,
 
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