USS BONHOMME RICHARD - POF - Cross Section in Cherry - 1:48 - by neptune,

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Hello John, have been thinking about you the last couple of days and was about to drop you a line and there you were in the Bluenose discussion, such a beautiful ship and a well put together kit by Heinrich over at YQ. I can not help but to order this one even if it raises a few feathers you know where. Very sorry about my lax trips on your build logs and on the SOS Forms. It has been a very difficult year for my Admiral Bernadette and I after loosing our son last Dec. and I was getting over the pain of that when I came down with a bad case of the Shingles. I thought it was an allergy attack and tried steroids for over a week before contacting our doctor. This it turns out made things a lot worse, bad decision. Well now I am slowly over coming this awful pain that just drains the good out of me, just no get up and go at all. But now I am starting to feel a lot better but still rely on Oxycodone for pain control, these I am afraid of, but they work.
Supper job you are doing on your USS Bonhomme Richard cross sections, just fantastic work and skills that you apply so easily. Sorry to hear about your finger that in its self is very painful. Get well soon.
John in your silver soldering what type of silver do you use and with what past? At work many years ago I used silver with the acetylene torch but on a mode ship this would not apply. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for looking in on the Bluenose kit and for your input. I believe this will be a great build as soon as the Oliver Cromwell is finishes. I am hopping that this will be before Christmas.
Please say hello to your Admiral for us OK.
Regards Lawrence
 
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Hello John, have been thinking about you the last couple of days and was about to drop you a line and there you were in the Bluenose discussion, such a beautiful ship and a well put together kit by Heinrich over at YQ. I can not help but to order this one even if it raises a few feathers you know where. Very sorry about my lax trips on your build logs and on the SOS Forms. It has been a very difficult year for my Admiral Bernadette and I after loosing our son last Dec. and I was getting over the pain of that when I came down with a bad case of the Shingles. I thought it was an allergy attack and tried steroids for over a week before contacting our doctor. This it turns out made things a lot worse, bad decision. Well now I am slowly over coming this awful pain that just drains the good out of me, just no get up and go at all. But now I am starting to feel a lot better but still rely on Oxycodone for pain control, these I am afraid of, but they work.
Supper job you are doing on your USS Bonhomme Richard cross sections, just fantastic work and skills that you apply so easily. Sorry to hear about your finger that in its self is very painful. Get well soon.
John in your silver soldering what type of silver do you use and with what past? At work many years ago I used silver with the acetylene torch but on a mode ship this would not apply. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for looking in on the Bluenose kit and for your input. I believe this will be a great build as soon as the Oliver Cromwell is finishes. I am hopping that this will be before Christmas.
Please say hello to your Admiral for us OK.
Regards Lawrence

No worries Lawrence, I know how it is, they say getting old is fun but it does have its draw backs, I wish you and your Good Admiral Bernadette all the best that life can offer in Health and wealth, some times life can be cruel, i lost my Mum last January, she was 96 and looked after herself and husband till she was 95 and then had help, then i lost my sister on Easter Sunday, she was only 72, it still hurts.
Thank you so much for the nice comments on my cross sections, I'm hoping to finish them soon.
Lawrence if you are referring to the soldering in the cross sections that is just ordinary solder, I'm not the best at silver soldering, must practice more.
It has been very nice to hear from you and i must get around to visiting your Oliver Cromwell again, you both take care and look after each other,

best regards john.
 
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I decided before doing anymore on the sections that I would prepare the bases for the sections to sit on,


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I kind of liked this set up, I dont know who the photo is by, but it is excellent workmanship,

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all the wood cut ready to go,


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I used MDF for the base boards,


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nothing to fancy, starting to build up the weighs,


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nearly done,


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positioning the sections for placement so that I can drill through in the right spots, I ended up drilling through the bases
with a counter sink underneath for the screw head to sit in, then i drilled pilot holes up into the keels just big enough
for the screws to get a grip on,


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Balance is quite good, the section is just sitting on the blocks,


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close up,


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and a few at different angles,


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This shows how the props will be placed,


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full view,


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and after marking and drilling the holes,



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and after a coat of matt varnish, I'm just wondering now whether I should coat the bases with sand or sawdust,

thanks for looking in,

best regards john.
 
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That looks great. When I did a base like that I used tile grouting and scrubbed in several colours of pastel chalk with a stiff brush to give it some variation. I have found that grouting works better for dioramas as sand does have a habit of continually brushing off as you handle the base - unless you lacquer it. Keep well.
 
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That looks great. When I did a base like that I used tile grouting and scrubbed in several colours of pastel chalk with a stiff brush to give it some variation. I have found that grouting works better for dioramas as sand does have a habit of continually brushing off as you handle the base - unless you lacquer it. Keep well.
Thank you Graham, i have covered them in sand and will take your advice and lacquer them, see pics below,

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the base board as prepared,


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and after a good coating of PVA glue


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followed by the sand,

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just to show what it will look like,

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G'day , I have a question for Uwe or Karl, regarding the bitts under the deck behind the mast, I have included some other pics to explain what i mean, I am in no way saying these builders are wrong for the way they have built their models, I am just trying to understand the purpose of these bitts,


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this is a pic of the bitts in question before the next deck has been added, I think this is Karls model,


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this is another pic with the next deck up in place, I think this is Koreets model, you can see the bitts sitting under the planking,

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this is another pic which shows the planking in place, my query is how did the ropes that come down have access to the bitts under the deck,


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even the plans just show planking with no access to the bitts underneath, am I missing something or reading the plans wrong,

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this is the side elevation which shows the bitts marked number 12, can anyone explain, I cannot see any other purpose
for these bitts than for the Jeer ropes that come down from the main yard,

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Thank you Uwe, how do the Jeer ropes get to the bitts with the planking in the way,

best regards john.
I do not know it in detail in moment, how the ropes were going.
This jeer capstan and with this the jeer bitts were used for heavy lifting purposes only, means for hoisting in stores, guns, boats, raising top masts and heavy yards - so not very often.
I have to take a look in my library, books about handling the ship....... hope to find some more detailed information
 
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I do not know it in detail in moment, how the ropes were going.
This jeer capstan and with this the jeer bitts were used for heavy lifting purposes only, means for hoisting in stores, guns, boats, raising top masts and heavy yards - so not very often.
I have to take a look in my library, books about handling the ship....... hope to find some more detailed information
Thank you Uwe,

Best regards John,
 

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Thank you Uwe,

Best regards John,
During the weekend I was trying to find some sketches or infos in all of my books, but unfortunately it is not described how the ropes were guided under deck during hoisting - I am so sorry, that I am in moment not able to help on this question....... Redface
 
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During the weekend I was trying to find some sketches or infos in all of my books, but unfortunately it is not described how the ropes were guided under deck during hoisting - I am so sorry, that I am in moment not able to help on this question....... Redface
Thank you for trying Uwe, I will have a search around the internet to see if I can find anything, thank you my friend,
Best regards John,
 
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