HI HEINRICH, WILL START FRAME NO. 8 TOMORROW HAVE MY PINS AND COPIES READY YOU WILL SEE WHAT I MEAN BY PINS, QUESTION WHAT ARE THE CUTTING LINES AND DO YOU MARK ON THE FRAMES THE LOCATIONS. GOD BLESS STAY SAFE YOU AND ANNA DON
Hey @Steviedean , have a look through many of the forums. There is one about model ship kit manufacturers. There are others that talk about scale. Myself I prefer 1/64 scale as it is large enough for detail to be evident but small enough that it gives me room to display. There are also lots of miniature figures available in this scale, in the event you want to add them to your builds.nI'll be trying this in my next build.By the way,
I have flirted with building ship kits, at least acquiring kits;
3 by Artesania Latina
7 by model shipway's
( I also have around 300 balsa aircraft kits & 50'ish plastic kits plus too many tools & supplies)
Less than 3 years until retirement, hopefully I can whittle down those numbers abit.
What are some general opinions on the scale fidelity and quality of model shipway's kits?
Hello Steviedean,Good early morning,
That bluenose looks like a beautiful kit. I have never built a wooden ship before but have been a carpenter/woodworker for a good portion of my 44 year work life. I would like to purchase one, and with your site and members help, I know I will find success.
How would I go about purchasing the kit?
Thank you for any direction in this.
Don, I am sure that they entire group crew will be glad to assist you in any way that they can for your questions and needs. That is what crewmates do. RichOK GOING THROUGH THIS AGAIN, TO MAKE SURE MY OLD MIND GRASPS IT, WILL SHOW MY PROCDURE TOMORROW, JUST ONE THING HEINRICH, I HAVE TO USE PINS, PHYSICALLY CAN NOT STAND AND CLAMPS SO FAR DO NOT WORK, WILL TRY TO FIGURE OUT WITCH TABLE (4) TO MODEL BLUENOSE THEN MAYBE CLAMPS CAN WORK, BUT FIRST THE WAY I PROCEED IS DIFFERENT THEN OTHERS SO FAR AND PLEASE, PLEASE CHIP IN IF YOU SEE SOMETHING WRONG OR A BETTER WAY, STAY TUNED. GOD BLESS STAY SAFE ALL DON
@Heinrich :Hello Everyone
@marter1229 Terry asked me about the two parts that need to be added to the keel as part of the Transom and specifically with what the beveling should look like. I promised to give him an answer so I want to share it with all of you as part of the build procedure. For this assembly we will need four parts: 2 x Parts #19 and 2 x Parts #65.
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Our inventory shows Parts #19 marked in red.
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In reality, that is what Part #19 looks like. Those of you who have already installed Parts #17 and #18, will only have Part #19 left in this particular sheet.
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Back to our inventory list, we see Parts #65 marked in red again.
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And in reality.
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The assembly drawing indicates the positioning of these four parts on the keel as well as the fact that beveling is once again involved.
Now that we have identified the four role players in this part of the assembly, we can remove them from their sheeting. It is IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT PARTS #19 and #65 ARE GLUED TOGETHER BACK TO BACK - so ultimately, we will only end up with two components that need to be attached to the keel.
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This view shows Part #65 at the back and Part #19 at the Front. NOTE : The Bevel line is at the bottom and faces to the outside.
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This picture shows the Reverse side of the previous picture. From this side, only Part #65 is visible - the bevel line is at the top and faces to the outside. CAUTION: Please make sure that you glue the correct pieces to one another!
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After the glue had dried I quickly beveled one side while there was enough sunshine. Beveling is not something I do in artificial light.
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With both Parts #19 and #65 visible you can clearly see the beveling at the bottom.
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With only Part #65 visible the you can see the bevel at the top.
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In my case, the bottom beveling measure exactly 40 Degrees.
That is all for now - more will follow tomorrow!