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#1 Posted : 11 July 2011 13:29:24

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Well here we go with another exciteing Model Space Build.

The parts received in the first delivery (Issue 1) are 4 packs and a free tool kit.

Quality is excellent, and delivery was bang on time, I hope you join me during this build. untill next timeBigGrin ThumpUp
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#2 Posted : 11 July 2011 13:32:11

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Not forgetting the tool kitDrool
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#3 Posted : 12 July 2011 17:58:45

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Well here we go, as the fameous song goes JUST ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALLBigGrin

Before I start my build I think it is important to mention the quality of the instuctions with this model just take a look :-
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#4 Posted : 12 July 2011 18:09:31

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I have decided to build the keel first, with the other pieces coming later,I can do those later at my leisure because being metal they will not twist and warp, I am not going to rush I want to understand,the ship that I am building, It was an impulsive purchase on my part in the fist place and I want to do it justice.

The First issue is in 4 STAGES. The first STAGE of the Keel are these, and I fitted them like this, ALL DRY FIT AT THIS TIME TILL I HAVE ALL THE KEEL
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#5 Posted : 12 July 2011 18:14:09

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The parts go together very well with little adjustment, I only used the file that comes with the build. STAGE 2 Keel parts look like this, and I did this with them:-
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#6 Posted : 12 July 2011 18:18:59

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STAGE 3 Keel parts were like this, and I did this with them:-
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#7 Posted : 12 July 2011 18:26:36

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Finaly STAGE 4 Keel parts look like this, and I did this with them:-

I make no apologies for my build following Mr T`s for he is the Master and If I am going to do it properly the it must do.

This is going to be a big Model,LOL LOL BigGrin and I am loving the build, you can be the judge of my work, all advice is sort by me else how are we to get better.

Thank you for looking at my buildBlushing
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MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#8 Posted : 12 July 2011 18:28:54

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Excellent stuff stuff there MWG [biggrin). Going to post a little bit more on mine in a mo. I have constructed the island. If you don't mind me asking, why are you dry fitting the hull pieces? The reason I'm asking is that I have stuck mine, and now I'm wondering whether I should have.
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#9 Posted : 12 July 2011 18:39:40

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Thanks Glenn for your commentsLOL I dry fit the Keel at this stage untill I have all the Keel parts, then I can put into a jig (by screwing the base pieces down on a board) this will keep them straight and true while I glue the frames in place useing a set square,this is my method other guys will have different ideas, thats how we all learn, hope this helps GlennLOL BigGrin ThumpUp
MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#10 Posted : 12 July 2011 18:46:42

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Now I am jealous!!! LOL LOL First rate mate...I for one will be keeping an eye out on your progress...ThumpUp
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#11 Posted : 12 July 2011 18:49:13

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I really apreiciate your comments Jonny,thank youBigGrin LOL
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#12 Posted : 16 July 2011 22:43:18

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Now I am jealous!!! LOL LOL First rate mate...I for one will be keeping an eye out on your progress...ThumpUp



I see another Akagi builder soon??? Laugh LOL
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#13 Posted : 16 July 2011 22:48:30

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I think so GlennWink ThumpUp
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#14 Posted : 17 July 2011 00:31:51

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well done mwg,as you said.need all the ribs then start to glue,I will be screwing the bases first,to a board,had trouble with the first base piece(warped)I damped it down then left under weight to flatten.all ok now.
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#15 Posted : 17 July 2011 00:54:21

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LOL thanks Karl for your nice commentsLOL BigGrin
MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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Looks great
Got my first parts and my wife to wants to know whether we have to rename our house Harland & Wolf with the number of model ships I haveBigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
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#17 Posted : 17 July 2011 09:37:37

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Tell your Wife I think it should be :- HARLAND WOLF & ALLAN Laugh Laugh Laugh Wink
MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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#18 Posted : 17 July 2011 10:09:04

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Tell your Wife I think it should be :- HARLAND WOLF & ALLAN Laugh Laugh Laugh Wink

Nice one!! LOL LOL LOL
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#19 Posted : 28 July 2011 22:49:32

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Looking goodBigGrin Mellow i dry fit too after screwing down the base then use your method aswell never had a warped model that wayCool
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#20 Posted : 28 July 2011 23:40:34

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Thank you for your kind commentsBigGrin BigGrin LOL
MWG BUILD DIARIES: HMS VICTORY, SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS, SAN FRANCISCO II, HMS HOOD, HMS ENDEAVOUR LONGBOAT, HMS VICTORY X-SECTION, 007 DB5, NISSAN GTR, CUTTY SARK, RB7, AKAGI, BARK HMS ENDEAVOUR, HUMMER H1, MITSUBISHI ZERO.

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