ZHL Royal Caroline Kit, scale 1/30

Joined
May 25, 2017
Messages
1,920
Points
538

Location
Australia.
You know me too well, lol,:):):):):)

1117.jpg
It's an old chain belt, which the Admiral doesn't wear anymore, these are just three of the links,

1118.jpg
And one on its own,


1119.jpg
And when I cleaned it up it was copper underneath, turns out that it was just the right size for the window and with the addition of a couple of brass bars it seems OK,

Best regards John,
 
Last edited:
Joined
May 25, 2017
Messages
1,920
Points
538

Location
Australia.
1120.jpg
Thats all the timber heads have been given a coat of matt varnish as a primer for the black paint,


1121.jpg
and another view,

1122.jpg
I have fitted the chocks around each mast base, I am now trying to find out if there were blocks attached to
the rings around all the mast bases, any help would be appreciated,

.
 
Joined
May 25, 2017
Messages
1,920
Points
538

Location
Australia.
I just realised that I havn't posted anything in a few days either,

I have seen this info Maarten, but I am sure there were blocks attached to those eye bolts for the tackle of the Jeers etc, I am still looking and if I find anything useful I will post it on here,

best regards John,
 
Joined
May 25, 2017
Messages
1,920
Points
538

Location
Australia.
1123.jpg
I am trying to sort out what blocks are supplied for what yards and in what quantities, so i have decide to start on the
masts etc, this is the bow sprit laid over the plan,


1124.jpg
Just marking out for shaping the end of the bowsprit,


1125.jpg
and after Filing to shape and adding some of the fittings,


1126.jpg
another view,



1127.jpg
Making the ring holder for the boom,


1128.jpg
and a close up,


.
 
Joined
May 25, 2017
Messages
1,920
Points
538

Location
Australia.
1129.jpg
The boom holder fitting in place and showing how it holds the boom, and at the bottom the parts for the knee
that holds the Jack Staff,


1130.jpg
The jack staff glued in place with the boom just sitting in its holder,


1130 (2).jpg
Close up I have a few more bits to add yet,



1131.jpg
and a view from the other side,


1132.jpg
and a close up, the small ring around the boom is supposed to be made out of flat strap, but i cheated and
used brass rod instead,

.
 
Last edited:

Maarten

Moderator
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Sep 10, 2017
Messages
1,785
Points
528

Location
The Netherlands
Figuring out all the blocks and making them is a s...tload of work.
I am still working on the gun carriage blocks and that already takes hours.
But I must say I have never seen such beautiful and large variaty in blocks in a kit ever.
And this bow sprit, lovely. The amount of detail still amazes me.

If you have the info on all the blocks and the eyebolts around the main mast I am happy to hear them.
 
Joined
May 25, 2017
Messages
1,920
Points
538

Location
Australia.
1135.jpg
This is what i have found out so far, this is from the anots,


1136.jpg
and this is confirmation from Lee's Masting and Rigging english ships of war,


1137.jpg
I also found this at the very end of the anots,


1138.jpg
and this is a pic of the model Janos built showing the blocks also with some smaller blocks that are also rigged the same way to the eye bolts, so I guess I still have a lot of reading to do,

.
 
Joined
May 25, 2017
Messages
1,920
Points
538

Location
Australia.
1141.jpg
Next up was to finish fitting the gamoning cleats, so I wrapped some rope around where the gamoning goes, to get an idea where to attach the cleats,


1142.jpg
cleats attached,


1143.jpg
and a view looking down the bowsprit,


1144.jpg
Wow look i have finished rigging the fore mast, ;);););), I wish,

.
 
Joined
May 25, 2017
Messages
1,920
Points
538

Location
Australia.
1145.jpg
Now when I had attached the part up the front of the bowsprit that I thought was for a rope sling, I had got it
wrong and I had a attached the the part that goes just above the gamoning and has holes drilled through it for
the lead of the ropes, so I had to break it off and attach the smaller part that you see in this pic,

1146.jpg
I was lucky that I had some of the ring parts left over from the rail details and I managed to sand one down to size,


1147.jpg
I then drilled the holes for the ropes to go through and cut
off the lower half,


1148.jpg
and attached to the bowsprit,


1149.jpg
still have some more cleats to go on yet,

.
 
Joined
Dec 28, 2019
Messages
181
Points
203

Location
the Netherlands
If you have the info on all the blocks and the eyebolts around the main mast I am happy to hear them.
Me too, me too!
John, when you are done, I will be happy to arrange it all in nice structured digital way, helping you with computer stuff. I need it myself as I follow you guys, and of course I would love to re-use your findings and make it reusable for those who follow. Please use my help when needed.
As you noticed I stopped the actual production, but I can finally allocate my time on studying materials without panic. So, I am doing my research, translating the manual from Chinese, adding my stuff, and both your blogs are great help of course.
And, pity, I am slow now: I got funding for my business and I am busy 200% nowadays. This covid thing is a also a help in my case.
But I will be back, sooner or later! I miss you!
 
Joined
May 25, 2017
Messages
1,920
Points
538

Location
Australia.
1153.jpg
Just about finished cutting out the area for the, I think it is called a rubbing paunch,


1154.jpg
and a view with the rubbing paunch just sitting in place, these I thought were too thick so I thinned them
down a little bit,


1155.jpg
next were the side supports, these I also thinned down as well,


1156.jpg
then I squared off the rest of the top of the mast, from the bibs up,


1157.jpg
the cheeks and the mast top, just have to cut the tenon for the cap,


1158.jpg
cutting the tenon, these are the tools that I used for all the cutting and squaring, oh and also a very sharp knife,

.
 
Top