U.S.S. CONSTITUTION, 1:82 SCALE, "OLD IRONSIDES"

Sgtmik

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Mike: Have you considered 5 minute epoxy? The part needs to be immobilized for only a short period of time and the epoxy becomes very tacky. Once set up, the bond is strong.
Thanks Doc I will do that.
 

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Welcome back Mike, it will be good to see some more progress photos of your Constitution build.
Mike
 

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Watching this build I like what's going on so far. I will be building the sister ship Constellation in the coming months God willing of course. I'm hoping to find someone to draw up POF plans from the drawings I have.
 

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Ahoy Shipmates,
Another update to "Mike's Old Iron Sides" saga. As I had said before I was having some difficulty with my half frames I re attached Frame 14 on the port side. I then rebuilt frame 13 and frame 16. I had a near fatal accident with frame 6, a full frame, but managed to repair it and re attach same. I used Dave's suggestion used 5 minute epoxy. It is still slow going but it is going.

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Hey Mike,
I just stumbled onto your log and Brother, you're kicking ass and taking names. Now that you've come over to the dark side, it'll be tough getting back to the paint by numbers category of kit building.
Raymond
 

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Hey Mike,
I just stumbled onto your log and Brother, you're kicking ass and taking names. Now that you've come over to the dark side, it'll be tough getting back to the paint by numbers category of kit building.
Raymond
Hi Raymond,
Thanks for your visit to my build log and for your kind comments.
 

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Ahoy Shipmates,
Slow progress is being made. I think I would have gotten more uniformity in my frames if I hade used a spreader bar on the frame tops. Next build.

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There are 42 frames all total. This is from the stern 21 - 02.

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This is from the stem, frame w - m..

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This is where I am now. I need to build 4 more frames then I will have them all.
 

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Hello Mike,
Your Frames are looking real good. It is not to late to add the spreader bars on top of your frames as it will help you in the long run once it comes time to start fairing your hull. As to the last sentence above, "This is where I am now. I need to build 4 more frames then I will have them all", I could not help but smile because it reminded me of Pinky and the Brain.
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Ray
 

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Ahoy Shipmates,
I have run into a little problem with my build. My dead flat frame appears to be too big.

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When I substitute frame "a" for frame "X" it looks to be an acceptable substitutions.

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I have consulted my Chief Architect, Captain. Mike41, and he is examining the situation.

I have managed to finish construction of all but one frame and I am anxious to continue.

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I bought some 1/16th X 0.014 brass tube to use as hinges for my Blandford project that I think will make good structural bolts for my full frames.
I haven't figured out what to do about the half frames.

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Ahoy Shipmates,
I have been cracking the whip in my ship yard working on getting all my frames installed.
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When the dust settled I found that several of my frames will require some fine tuning and some need to be replaced.
Arrrg.. but that's froth in my builds wake.

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I taped together a fore and aft print of my frame profile and then placed it under glass. Fortunately my Admiral is allowing me to use the dining table for measurements.
I glued a ruler copy to my Gantry uprights and I'm read to mark my TOF's

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Before I start sanding and shaping my hull I will attach a temporary batten to give some strength to the frames.

Thanks for visiting my build log.
 

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Thanks for a nice log MIKE, I will continue to follow.
I just saw your Blandford log, is it all done or just waiting?
Maybe you have some pictures of the finished result?

KNUT
 

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Hi Knut,
Thanks for your visit to my build log. I put my Blandford project on hold to do this project.
 
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