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HMS Enterprise - CAF - By Kevin - 1/48 - August 2020

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18 minutes ago, Dr Loopy said:

Looking excellent! More parts? As in more boxes of parts? 😱

yes lots of new bits, but a laser issue has occurred so they need to be resent

 

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Good afternoon everyone 

 

day 22 hawse timbers fitted

 

thank you for comments and likes

 

i would like to think im getting better at the wooden kit building, or the quality of the kit is, lol must be the latter 

 

thats the hawse timbers in, although i needed to remove a bit of wood

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Good evening everyone, thank you for likes and comments

 

Day 26 deck beam supports

 

i have realised tonight, that there is so much to think about on this build, im not in a hurry to do things that are not in sequence, that might be for two reasons,

1 i dont have anything else to do that is out of sequence, and may be the

2  is the same as the first

i have the next two part to the build, but CAF are resupplying some of it, hopefully will be here this week

 

the point i was trying to make is that im in no hurry to go and make deck fitting or cannons,  mast parts, as i am constantly thinking about the project that is on the go at present, and personally i think it is a good thing for me, lol its the most difficult kit i have ever done, and i aint got to the thinking about bits yet

 

the deck beams on my build  serve two purposes, first to support the deck and also to keep the frames in an upright positions,  hopefully she can then be removed from the frame to enable some sanding to be done

 

as previously mentioned the deck line on the plans is the very top of the deck not the deck supports,  so the beams and deck planking has to be subtracted from the line shown which represent 7.5mm

i had no idea how to put the beams supports in place so i came up with my own idea of using nuts bots and washers, it came in very useful, but very fiddly, i also put lower temp deck supports in (the white beams), to enable, ensuring both side were right, or at least both would be wrong

the bow planks were soaked for a coupls of hours and clamped in place

securing the planks, i never used just wood glue, i have drilled 2mm holes through the beam and frame and and used wooden cocktai sticks with glue on as a very oversized treenail, i will let you know if it works, but seams very secure at present, non of this will be seen

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30 minutes ago, Grunhertz said:

God that looks complex, well done 

lol im sure it will look much better when its back out of the frame and allows me to do some sanding on it

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You have done well there Kev. You stuck with it and have your fab reward. It looks like a complex jigsaw that needed lots of tweaks and compensation adjustments.
It might seem a shame to cover all the framework but at least you have a photographic record of what’s underneath should you choose to do that. If however you go another route and make a “cut away”, then one of the challenges is to make it artistically pleasing. With that in mind you could get some ideas by looking at the original ships models made prior and during the 1:1 construction.

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9 hours ago, Toolmaker said:

You have done well there Kev. You stuck with it and have your fab reward. It looks like a complex jigsaw that needed lots of tweaks and compensation adjustments.
It might seem a shame to cover all the framework but at least you have a photographic record of what’s underneath should you choose to do that. If however you go another route and make a “cut away”, then one of the challenges is to make it artistically pleasing. With that in mind you could get some ideas by looking at the original ships models made prior and during the 1:1 construction.

The kit asks for fully exposed planking below the upper deck, but being an Admiralty model, nothing is in the interior other than the mast steps, 

my idea is to plank one side and put some internal decks in which i think is one full deck and two halves, separated by the cargo hold, 

 

one decent book of reference im after is a bit pricy thats the AOTS Pandora, and still not my class of ship, but lots of build logs around , scale is made a lot easier if you can identify the frame you are looking at in any photo

 

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The Ship Museum in Amsterdam is really good, lots of models and artifacts from Dutch maritime history and a full sized replica of a Dutch East India ship the Amsterdam, well worth a visit.

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i have a very interesting story about Amsterdam, involves a Friend and my self, two girls and my credit card,  lol and a bank manager explaining to me about bank charges

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good evening everyone

i see its a while since my last update, it was pointed out to me that i was out on the trasom so i had to disassemble the back end and rebuild it, this also threw out the deck supports so they had to be redone as well


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Day 41 limber boards

 

i think about half will be hidden under the half decks, and the other half might be under cargo, so yep maybe a waste od time, for enjoyment i give myself 10/10, quality of my work 2/10 

 

for those unknowing this is the lowest part of the vessel and where water collects and access is allowed to pump or bale 

 

 

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Good evening everyone

thank you for likes and comments

day 43 internal planking port side upto lower deck support

still has to be filled and sanded, then treenailed 

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good evening everyone

 

Day 44 treenailing inner planks

 

still very much work in progress, but if it dont look right, im prepared to rip it all out again, a lot of sanding still required

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