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I have had a mad thought,is it feasible to turn one section round and join the two together making one extralong section
Some parts would be redundant but it would make for an impressive model
Hallo,Could Uwek check with his drawings to see if that is doable , at least the basic set without the additional interior or just some of the added items ??
I'm sorry Don, I just realized that I hadn't replied to your question, I'm not sure at the moment what I'm going to use whether it be varnish or oil,TO JOHN AND UWE, BEAUTIFUL BUILDS, QUESTION HOW ARE YOU GOING TO FINISH THE FRAMES WITH SIDES OF THE FRAMES WITH SUCH SMALL SPACING. Don
Maybe this was the time for you, to decide if you want to build one section as Duc de Duras and the other one as Bonhomme Richard ?View attachment 115102
I have finally cut out all the gun port openings , however I nearly made a really big
Blunder I got mixed up with the front and the aft end of the section and marked
the gun ports from the wrong end, luckily I noticed it once I had cut the first port,
and then remarked them the correct way, but that left me a gun port to fill in, that
seems Ironic especially after we have just been talking about the gun ports being
planked up, so i cut a piece of wood to fit and glued a chock either side for strength,
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the filed in Gun port after sanding, its lucky that this area is planked over so
everything should be OK,
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The two starboard sides of the sections,
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and the two port sides with the filled in port,
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and a close up of the repair, the ports are just a little bit under size so I can adjust when fitting the port frames,
John, you are very fast modeler - Very good progress and it is looking very goodThanks Uwe but I think I will just stick to how the kits are built for now, but thanks for the Information,
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I am now starting on the internal structure, these are the parts that make up into the mast step, I think they
could be called riders, I'm not sure,
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both have been glued together and the front one has had the char removed, I'm just testing them for fit,
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The far one has now been glued and clamped, and the nearest one is also ready for gluing,
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and with the middle ones also glued in place, you can see in this pic where I have also marked on the ledges
where the deck beams will go, they give you four strips of plywood one for each deck, they have marked on
them all the positions of the deck beams,
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closer view, I also have all these parts for the second section assembled and cleaned of char, but not yet glued
into the hull,
Thank you Jim for the very kind comments, I am really enjoying these builds and I am glad you are too,As Uwe mentioned, you are a fast builder! Great\skilled builds like yours and Uwe's , not just attract to a model itself, but made strong consideration for future purchase! Very, very good!! looking forward to your next update!!
I agree completely with you - this section model of the Bonhomme Richard is really enjoying - good quality and no monotony.Thank you Jim for the very kind comments, I am really enjoying these builds and I am glad you are too,
Best regards John,
G'day Uwe, thanks for the drawings, I had glued the lower deck beams in place before I received the drawings, if I could go back I would have left the beams till after I had built the shot locker, as the beams that go in front and behind it have to be very exactly positioned for the locker to fit, I am going to have to take approx .5mm off one of the beams so the locker will slip down through onto the keel, I cannot move either beam because they are locked in position by the side planking,That is looking very good. I am looking forward until i can restart the work on my section.