The Mary Rose

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Graham,

I’ve worked my way through your build log for the second time. I’m absolutely fascinated by your build methods and explanations. I look forward to seeing more.

Jan
 
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Thanks for your kind words, Maarten and Jan. I think it is important to detail some of the build process. I am not saying it is a tutorial or how people should do it, it is just how I do it. I think of myself as a quite experienced modeller, but I continue to learn and pick up some good tips from other build logs on this site.
 
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Moving on to the deck. I used balsa sheet for the template (very easy to shape) and marked the plank breaks and hatch which the rear most mast must pass through -
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Now some side formers to support the bulwarks and cross braces to support the deck itself -

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At this point I realised that the further I go along with this additional deck it will be difficult to get to the areas where I need to delineate the hatches below it, so back to sticking on paint brush bristles -

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Because I slightly curved the bulwark supports inward before fitting them the deck will not now drop straight in, so I shall build it in two halves -

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Shaped, sanded, nails marked, dry fit before staining -

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Detailing completed on the front side of the bulkhead 20200321_155602.jpg

... and on the back side - easier to do now before the bulwark planking is fitted. Hatch edged and also the bulwark/deck edging fitted as I hope this will help the planking follow the curve of the deck -

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O.5mm planking pre-painted and fitted. Happy with the line of this, it looks a bit scabby on the outside, but this will be covered by clinker planking as on the lower hull -

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While this was drying, some work on the fwd castle deck bulkhead -

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. ..and Evie and Red dropped by to offer technical advice (and eat my biscuits) -

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Bulwarks fitted -

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..and painted. Same colour as the mid section which is Tudor Green, or as near to it as I can get -

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Framing added -

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...and the clinker planking --

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Just the panel lines to add later. I think it went okay with a bit of puzzling/swearing and my respect for the guys who scratch build has increased exponentially!
 
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I love your build and what you have done with this kit. I much prefer the colorful high-castles version of the Anthony roll to the cut-down version depicted in the kit. I have several ships waiting their turn to enter the ways, but this build is tempting me. Though I'd never be able to match what you done, I find myself looking to see where this kit is available - just in case.
 
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