You have very clean and sharp detailing. Well done. RichI have been slowed down (progress wise) with the small deck details. Deck furniture, eye bolts, cleats, etc. Many deck furniture parts need to be assembled, painted, then attached. I am using acrylic Burnt Umber (satin) as the dark brown colour for the deck furniture. These photos just show some progress (they look goofy because the hull is on its side on my assembly stand). I am placing pin rails as well as assembling the larger horn cleats. Next will be the deck cannons; assembling, placing, and rigging them. After that are the chain plates and lower deadeye assemblies. If all goes well with these details it will be time to assemble masts and spars. I also have some painting touchups to do especially the openings in the bulwarks. Always something!
One more note: I found a wonderful ship's boat kit by Master Korabel. Just the right size at 95mm and of the shape and colouring appropriate to a 1577 era Galleon. It is a detailed little kit with the parts laser cut on very thin stock. I started on it as an aside but after I broke a frame piece trying to cut it out of the stock I set it aside to work on later. The parts are very very delicate...this will be a challenge to assemble! I will take photos when I go back to it...
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This looks like a mass production line that got backed up and over flowed before the stop switch was punched. It is better than working on jig-saw puzzles though in assembling the pieces unless you can get a bang out of those. RichIt has been awhile since I last posted and I thought to update everyone to let you know I am still working on the details of the Revenge. As you know sometimes these details slow us down! And I do not need to post a photo of each and every deadeye or cannon I assemble! These are two photos to show I am working on the chain plates (lower deadeyes) and when I get bored with those I work on the main deck cannons. The cannon photo shows all the pieces ready to assemble...I have a few off to the side that are basically assembled. My plan with the cannons is to assemble as much as I can before I mount them to the deck...including rigging. I am pondering a finish for the cannons...perhaps...although the kit finish is not too bad by itself. My alternative would be "cannon black." Maybe...
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