Trident Model HMS Alert 1777 1:48 POF, built by mstritzl

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Little trick as every 2nd rib is smaller than the keel width. Use the pushout ( throwaway) part from the M template for the ribs and peg onto the rib at the slot point. You can then file away till the slot is the same width as the cutout and it will protect you from breaking off the lugs. ( its in my video out shortly). Saves heaps of time and measuring.
Also wood sheet 14 is the same thickness as the keel. so test against the edge of and it it sits on it nicely then all will be good.
 
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Waiting patiently for my kit, observing the building logs. Great work!
Although not unexperienced in modeling, my respect for the kit and its builders grows ervery day!
What is the horseshoe-form cutaway at the bow for? Never saw this before!
Christian
 

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Waiting patiently for my kit, observing the building logs. Great work!
Although not unexperienced in modeling, my respect for the kit and its builders grows ervery day!
What is the horseshoe-form cutaway at the bow for? Never saw this before!
Christian
Hallo my friend,
the horseshoe was made out of iron, so an iron plate in this form, and was an additional stiffening / reinforcement to keep the wooden parts together (eine Art "aussen liegende Bewehrung")
according the Oxford glossary:
A U-shaped iron plate fastened across the seam of the stem and forefoot to strengthen it.
towards the stern they used sometimes the fishplate
 
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Hello Folks,
I am not really lazy, but quite busy at work - preparing our company for the next lockdown - even if it will be not a "full one" this time ... we'll see...

In my little spare time I am still working on the Ribs and Cant-Frames.

My special Thank this time goes to @Maarten for his great pictures and the mentioning of "scratching" - what a wonderfull way to work on the Ribs!! I almost feel like a real Carpenter using his Drawknife ;)

At the moment I'm trying to fit the Cantframes to the Deadwood ...wondering how to cut out the little steps best ...probably with a sharp blade, like Steve showed us once cutting grooves into deckbeams and so ...
How did @Maarten trim the Deadwood for this perfect fit?

Stay safe - but have fun!
 

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Hello Folks,
I am not really lazy, but quite busy at work - preparing our company for the next lockdown - even if it will be not a "full one" this time ... we'll see...

In my little spare time I am still working on the Ribs and Cant-Frames.

My special Thank this time goes to @Maarten for his great pictures and the mentioning of "scratching" - what a wonderfull way to work on the Ribs!! I almost feel like a real Carpenter using his Drawknife ;)

At the moment I'm trying to fit the Cantframes to the Deadwood ...wondering how to cut out the little steps best ...probably with a sharp blade, like Steve showed us once cutting grooves into deckbeams and so ...
How did @Maarten trim the Deadwood for this perfect fit?

Stay safe - but have fun!
I cut into the deadwood with a sharp pointed knive, you can acces it from the sides. The cut has to be nearly parallel to the previous placed frame.
 
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well, two blades and 3 bloody fingers later - no, wasn't that bad ;) - I finaly shaped the first step - well, actualy two, both sides... nothing glued, all Ribs are just dry fitted for now. But it realy works, even inside the jig! It is realy robust and nice to turn on every side you need!
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2 done, 22 more to come.... but there is a light at the end of the tunnel
Hojotoho! Hojotoho! - hmm, maybe I should stop listening to Wagner and choose something lighter like Listz or Bach ....but the 15 Hours of the "Ring" seemed just right for the Cant-Frames ;)

Have fun! - but stay safe!
 

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well, two blades and 3 bloody fingers later - no, wasn't that bad ;) - I finaly shaped the first step - well, actualy two, both sides... nothing glued, all Ribs are just dry fitted for now. But it realy works, even inside the jig! It is realy robust and nice to turn on every side you need!
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2 done, 22 more to come.... but there is a light at the end of the tunnel
Hojotoho! Hojotoho! - hmm, maybe I should stop listening to Wagner and choose something lighter like Listz or Bach ....but the 15 Hours of the "Ring" seemed just right for the Cant-Frames ;)

Have fun! - but stay safe!
Go with Vivaldi and you finish it before the weekend. :)
 
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my recommendation would be Barbara Streisand
Oh I love her! I still remember her last Conzert here in Vienna, Schönbrunn, some 15 years ago! I am so happy I had the chance to see her live!
Just like Cher a year ago - the last of the "must see live" Artists on my list!
And since there are no real new ones out there, from now on it will be just repetitions - if they let them perform... Ozzy Osbourne - with Judas Priest - finally got canceled last week, just as the Nigthwish Tour...
a real sad last year :oops:
but still: Have fun! - but stay safe!
 

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Oh I love her! I still remember her last Conzert here in Vienna, Schönbrunn, some 15 years ago! I am so happy I had the chance to see her live!
Just like Cher a year ago - the last of the "must see live" Artists on my list!
And since there are no real new ones out there, from now on it will be just repetitions - if they let them perform... Ozzy Osbourne - with Judas Priest - finally got canceled last week, just as the Nigthwish Tour...
a real sad last year :oops:
but still: Have fun! - but stay safe!
Who needs all these popstars and concerts - we have our monthly "come together" with Willi Meischl, or?
BTW: Good progress my friend :cool:
 
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Back to work - or better said hobby ;)

Finally I finished the Cant-Frames of the Bow ... not nearly as accurate as Maarten, but I am quite happy with them:
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the real "hard" pieces where the Hawse Pieces AL2 & AL3 - AL3 particularly! ... when I started to shape it I wasn't even sure if it will go to port or starboard, had now Idea what plane will adhere tho which of its neighbours :eek: ...but finaly the all fell in place:
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You may notice - or not, like I do not :cool: - I opt out on "bolting" ... I really just see them with a magnifyer/makro... and there is so little time for the hobby at the moment, I didn't want to "waste" it on details I'll just "know" I did them ... so I will continue with the Kit as Trident designed it ;)

So lets call the Bow finished, on to the Stern for now!

Have fun! - but stay safe!
 

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Back to work - or better said hobby ;)

Finally I finished the Cant-Frames of the Bow ... not nearly as accurate as Maarten, but I am quite happy with them:
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the real "hard" pieces where the Hawse Pieces AL2 & AL3 - AL3 particularly! ... when I started to shape it I wasn't even sure if it will go to port or starboard, had now Idea what plane will adhere tho which of its neighbours :eek: ...but finaly the all fell in place:
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You may notice - or not, like I do not :cool: - I opt out on "bolting" ... I really just see them with a magnifyer/makro... and there is so little time for the hobby at the moment, I didn't want to "waste" it on details I'll just "know" I did them ... so I will continue with the Kit as Trident designed it ;)

So lets call the Bow finished, on to the Stern for now!

Have fun! - but stay safe!
Looks great. Leaving the bolts out saves you a month of work. :)
 
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