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Hawke1442
#1 Posted : 08 October 2020 11:29:38

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Hi All,

With the start of my Conny build imminent, I was looking at options to add in extra levels of detail. One of the thing I've not been able to find is a suitable source of copper plates for the USS Constitution 1:76 scale. I know Model Shipyards produce these for their kit, but has anyone found anything that they wouldn't mind sharing? BigGrin

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Adam
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#2 Posted : 08 October 2020 11:36:34

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You may like to consider using copper tape... Haven't used it myself but some builders have had good results using this method....

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#3 Posted : 08 October 2020 13:42:41

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Thanks, I'll be sure to take a look at that. I'm also wondering whether at the 1:76 scale the nail imprints would work or better to leave them out Confused
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#4 Posted : 08 October 2020 13:51:35

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Hi,

In my opinion the nail/rivet marks which ever you care to call them look good.

Should you wish to go that route I can recommend the Trumpeter rivet marker set that gives you four scale options in one. I used one on the DC3 build I did some years ago and it worked a treat.

I have posted a link to just one seller, but you may find it cheaper elsewhere


https://www.ebay.co.uk/i...c129:g:KLIAAOSwhbZfAwZf


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#5 Posted : 08 October 2020 15:41:08

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Hi another option is caldercraft do plates at 1/72 scale very little difference in scales can be bought at cornwall models boats at £3 per hundred ,I used there 1/64 scale on my victory, and to be honest the difference in scales does not really show.cheers mick.
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I'd have to agree with Derek, my DelPrado Victory is 1/100 scale but I still put the nails on and it looked fine. I've since got that same Trumpeter Pounce wheel set but at the time I did the copper tape I hadn't even heard of a 'Pounce Wheel'!Blushing I used a circular saw blade for a Dremel type tool and rolled that along the reverse of the copper strip holding it by the shank!
Those were the days!BigGrin

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#7 Posted : 08 October 2020 15:50:31

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Yes, that's a great suggestion, I was thinking I'd have to rig up a roller jib, but that would do superbly.

Also the suggestion of the Cornwall Model plates is great. Lots of options to think over.
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Thinking back on it, I made up a measuring 'jig' to inscribe vertically into the copper side of the strip to mark out the individual tiles and then used a steel rule on the reverse side, just inside the edge of the strip and ran the saw blade along that to give the long edge nails. Then just had to roll it along each side of the impressed 'join'. I did them in about six inch lengths, it was easier to apply in short sections!
There's a photo of the procedure in my Victory diary, can't remember exactly where but must be close to the start I think
(Just checked, its Post 14 on Page 1)- Knew it was somewhere near the start!BigGrin

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