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Martyn Ingram
#301 Posted : 08 January 2020 10:35:20

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BigGrin Looking good Alan she is a stunner Cool
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Gandale
#302 Posted : 08 January 2020 23:16:17

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Thanks Martyn, appreciate your kind comments....Cool Cool

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Alan
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#303 Posted : 16 January 2020 22:16:47

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Stage 124 Contents: Catheads and Pin Rail Fret, Belaying Pins and Decorations

Separate chain wales CW1 and CW3 from the fret supplied in stage 122 and retrieve two 2x2x300mm wooden strip from the same stage. Following the same process described in the previous stage for the chain wales CW2, prepare the chainwales CW1 and CW3. Shape the inside edges to fit the curvature of the hull. Then glue a strip along the outer edge. Shape the strip then paint or stain them. The outer edge of chain wales CW3 should be painted yellow (RAL1023).

Use the detailed steps from the previous stage to prepare and fit chainwale CW1, and ten chainplates CWS3, eight of with deadeyes DE1 and two without. Paint the nails black then repeat the process on the starboard side. Now fit chainwale CW3 on the port side, forward of the upper gallery. Prepare five chainplates CWS2, four with deadeyes DE1 and one without. Fit them into positions and nail the ends in place. Touch up any paint as necessary then paint the heads of the nails black. Repeat this on the starboard side.

Separate three cathead parts CD1 from the fret supplied with this stage and glue them together. Use a 0.5mm drill bit to create a hole through the square end of the cathead, 4mm in from the wider end. Make two small slots in the square end of the cathead, 8mm deep and 1mm wide, then insert a length of 0.5mm brass wire through the hole. Apply a drop of glue to where the brass wire protrudes from the cathead. Once the glue has dried, cut off the excess wire leaving about 1mm on each side. Repeat these steps to create a second cathead.

Now open the hole at the bow for the bowsprit. The 9mm end of the bowsprit needs to be able to enter the hole so use the dowel to test-fit. Retrieve the assembled stem from stage 107 and place it in position at the bow. Mark the points where the side panel intersect the raised strakes. Remove these parts of the strakes then test-fit the stem in place again. Adjust the shape of the stem to fit flush against the hull. Paint or stain the parts of the bow from where the strakes were removed.

Test-fit the figurehead (from stage 111) in position on the stem. If necessary, sand the end of the stem to better accommodate the figurehead. Paint or stain any sanded areas then glue the figurehead into place. Glue the lion’s tail from stage 111 to both side of the stem.

Remove any burrs or flash from the belaying pins supplied with this stage. Insert the pins into some soft wood or sponge and apply a coat of metal primer to them. Paint them brown. I chose to paint them dark brown. Now glue 19 of the belaying pins into the holes in the pin rails in the stem. The pins along the sides should be vertical. Paint the bottoms of the pins with your chosen paint.

Now glue the stem onto the bow. You may find it adheres better if you remove the paint from the points of contact. If necessary, apply a little putty along the joins between the stem and the hull. Once dry gently sand smooth then touch up the paintwork.

Remove parts PR6 and PR6a from the fret and glue them together. Then sand the edges smooth. Paint the assembly, along with part PR6b and the two catheads. I chose to paint these dark brown to match other fitting on my build. Paint the areas around the wire at the ends of the catheads black.

Retrieve decorations C122 and C138 from stage 111 and glue them into position at the aft end of the stem side panels. Now retrieve decoration C123 from stage 111 and one of the catheads. Glue the decoration onto the stem and the cathead to the deck and the decoration, as shown in step 23 of the instructions. Retrieve decoration C139 from stage 111 and the second cathead. Glue them to the stem and the deck in the same way on the other side.

Glue decorations C124 from stage 110, into the holes in the rail (parts PR6 and PR6a). Now glue the rail onto the catheads, between the tops of frame 1. Apply some putty to the gaps between the rail and the frame. Paint the putty when dry. Glue rail PR6b to the top of decorations C124. Make sure the rail is properly aligned.

Now shape the outer edges of rails PR5 with groove E of the shaping tool. Take care during this process as the rail is easily snapped. Remove rails PR1, PR2, PR3 and PR4 from the fret and paint or stain these along with rails PR5. Then paint the shaped edges of the rails PR5 light grey. I painted these to match my builds colour scheme. Glue the belaying pins into the rails, then paint the bottom ends of the pins. The rails should be kept in their pairs.

Store any unused parts in a bag labelled with this stage number.

This stage is now complete.
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Markwarren
#304 Posted : 17 January 2020 10:03:38

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This must be one of the most time consuming builds with all the very fine detailing I’ve seen. The result is amazing.Love Love Drool Drool

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#305 Posted : 18 January 2020 00:06:57

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Thanks Mark, appreciated...Cool Cool .. You're absolutely spot on. This is probably one of the most time consuming builds I've been involved in, especially with the detailing. To top that, the further you get into the build the more intense the build stages become, each one taking longer to complete. That aside, she is still a very enjoyable, if not challenging build to put together....Cool Cool

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Alan
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#306 Posted : 19 January 2020 17:21:14

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Hi coming along very nicely, it does look rather fiddly though, cheers mick. BigGrin
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#307 Posted : 19 January 2020 19:56:18

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Looks a value for money model Alan in terms of the build tome it gives you.

Really like your latest pictures which shows how lovely that hull finish is you have used.

Tony
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