USS BONHOMME RICHARD - POF - Cross Section in Pear - 1:48 - by Uwe

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Many Thanks for all your positive comments and also the likes

Might I ask as a novice why the partial walls on the store room? those with staggered lengths on side? What was reason to have full wall on one end and not the other.
On the real ship the walls were off course complete.
I am using this way, and also often by other modelers, in order to show the internal structure or the details behind the walls.
Without this openings, the pumps would be not visible - It is much more work, but I think it is worth....
 

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Working on the pumps
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As I mentioned the kit pumps did not fit well, so I had to make them scratch - This part of the pumps is visible only limited,so I think the shown way and result is acceptable
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and compared with the Boudriot drawing
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Uwe,
Just catching up - brilliant build. Also your idea for making deck treenails is so excellent. I downloaded, and filed some of your images will try that for my next big project. Amazingingly well researched and executed work Thumbs-UpThumbs-UpA pleasure and a learning experience to follow along.

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The pumps are finished for the lower part, means hold and lower deck
First of all I prepared all four pumps in the full length, so that I had the correct form
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Afterwards I made a cut directly under the first partner, so I can handle them much easier and can finalize the first gun deck - this view is only for explanation - the lower parts of the pumps are not fixed yet
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This is the view from the top into the pump room
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and some views to show how they will be visible through the wall openings, also for additional explanation to @Kkonrath question
Might I ask as a novice why the partial walls on the store room? those with staggered lengths on side? What was reason to have full wall on one end and not the other.
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Many Thanks for your interest, comments and likes ......
 

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Many Thanks to all for your comments and likes - highly appreciated....

Yesterday I oiled the pumps and fixed them into the pump-room and also fixed the partners (with brass-"bolts") for the mast - the mast by itself is still only dry fitted

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With the partners on top, we can see now, that the pumps are not much visible any more - so once more some fast impressions
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was it worth the work - I do not know,........

in addition I finalized the waterway of this deck, which is in the kit prepared as a triangle strip (technical incorrect, due to the fact, that the waterway is part of the inner planking)
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Kit drawing - with waterway marked with red arrow
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Boudriot drawing - with waterway marked with green arrow
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Now it was time and possible to finalize the planking around the partners of this deck
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with mast and bitts are only dry-fitted to get the correct fit of the connection points, because the bitts are partly fixed to the sides of the deck beams
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after oiling the timber
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now I can concentrate the works on the next level deck beams, kness etc. which will be my tasks for the next days
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BTW: I wanted to show my working desk - usually a great mess, but I am used to such a chaos
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Many Thanks for your interest ...... to be continued
 
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Well done, Uwe. Looks great.
I try to controll the chaos on my desk, but the chaos controls me ! I think its normal. Sometimes i clean my desk before i start to work. Its a good routine do to this every day, but.... maybe in next life.
My work area is only 3 X 4 feet and absolutely neat.:p

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Now it was time and possible to finalize the planking around the partners of this deck
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with mast and bitts are only dry-fitted to get the correct fit of the connection points, because the bitts are partly fixed to the sides of the deck beams
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after oiling the timber
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now I can concentrate the works on the next level deck beams, kness etc. which will be my tasks for the next days
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BTW: I wanted to show my working desk - usually a great mess, but I am used to such a chaos
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Many Thanks for your interest ...... to be continued
We are not working on a formula 1 engine, so we are excused for a messy workshop. You haven't seen mine.
Very nice work.
 

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Many Thanks for your kind words and likes

To substantiate the answer related to the oils I am using....here are the products - but I am very open for information of other modelers which one they use and what are their experiences
Uwek,
What is the oil you use on your timbers?
Jan
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on the left side the swedish line oil (I am using for this section) and on the right chinese tung oil
 

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During weekend I fixed the next level of beams and installed the prepared wooden knees

The knees already prepared with the bolts
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a nice view through the gunport
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and I started also with the deck planking - first of all the main planks
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the "centerlines" of the beams are marked with pencil on the planks - for the preparation of the tree-nails
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each location of a treenail was than pierced with a needle
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to be continued ...... many Thanks for your interest in my log
 

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The next step treenailing (fake treenails like shown before) and the fixed installation of the main planks
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I decided to make the small notches for the carlings around the mast after the installation of the beams, so I was able to make them more accurate - using a small chisel
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