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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3864 Posts

Posted - 08/12/2019 :  11:59:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich, Phil, Mike, Greg, Ted, Pete, Bill, and George, thanks for posting, much appreciated.

Phil - no self stick, all glue
Bill - You were right the first time, when I said head I meant the entire front section of
the ship, including the figurehead but there are also four seats of ease on the grating
under the bowsprit. Nature calls!!!

Bob


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sgtbob
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USA
3864 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  12:09:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote




I have been making and installing details along the center of the decks, rails, binnacle, ship's
wheel, bits, Charlie Noble, etc. Just a few more to go and then I will install the armament which
in this case will be all carronades.

I will then move outside the hull to add more detain such as the channels and gun port lids.

Bob

PS, I will be spending a lot of my free time watching TV for the next couple of weeks,
very unusual for me but just like last year, I get tied up in the Little League World Series.




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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6731 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  1:05:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looking Good, Bob!

Presumably the crew will also be tied up-busy with Important Stuff, so that Charlie Noble retains his "normal" color, which is appropriate for his lofty position. That polished-up bit just doesn't cut it in my book. Waste of crew time....

Enjoy the Series!

Pete
in Michigan
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Guff
Fireman

USA
1757 Posts

Posted - 08/15/2019 :  2:05:34 PM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
It's time for a break after all of the small detail work on this build.
Enjoy the Little League World Series!

David Guffey
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3864 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2019 :  10:04:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete and Dave, thanks for posting.

more details down the middle and the carronades are in place. of course they all need rigging yet.



the belfry and the ship's bell.




Bob

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Carl B
Fireman

USA
3463 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2019 :  10:10:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, amazing stuff! [:-thumbu]
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3864 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2019 :  10:17:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is one more class of weapon that was mounted on these ships, small swivel guns
that could be fired by one person and aimed more freely. They were in fact just miniature
cannons mounted on a swivel and aimed by the use of a handle at the back. This ship had 12
of them but they are tiny and would be getting in the way at this point. However, I
had an idea for making them and wanted to try it out while waiting for some glue to dry.

Here is one f those "fancy" toothpicks you can buy for parties. They have designs turned
into one end. You may see a toothpick but I see a tiny swivel gun barrel hiding in there.





From left to right: the first section cut off and the stub sanded round.

A small piece of thick paper glued in place to represent a cradle.

drill and glue in brass wire for the mounting rod and the aiming handle.

painted black.

cut off and the end of the barrel touched up.





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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6731 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2019 :  10:18:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bravo Zulu!

Pete
in Michigan

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George D
Moderator

USA
15240 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2019 :  10:37:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Clever idea for a swivel gun, Bob.

George
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Bill Gill
Fireman

USA
2683 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2019 :  1:40:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, those swivel guns will really let the crew "pick" their targets. Great adaption of something available to new purpose!
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quartergauger48
Fireman

USA
5893 Posts

Posted - 08/16/2019 :  9:56:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Lock and load Bob'..I love those fancy toothpicks'..



ted :<)
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3864 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2019 :  08:48:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pete, George, Bill, and Ted, thanks for posting.

Here's a shot showing that all the carronades are now rigged, ready for action.



I also added the chain to prevent loss of the rudder.




I have not done it yet but I have changed my design of the swivel guns in that I will go
one more notch it cutting the gun free from to toothpick, resulting in a slightly longer
barrel. I think it will look better that way.

Bob

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TRAINS1941
Engineer

USA
11682 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2019 :  10:04:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great work Bob! Lots of patience there!!

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln
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Michael Hohn
Fireman

USA
5318 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2019 :  11:00:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
All the little bits are wonderful. Enterprize looks formidable with the rows of cannon.

Mike
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sgtbob
Fireman

USA
3864 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2019 :  06:43:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jerry and Mike, thanks for your posts.



I'm working on the channels, both sides right now. In the meantime I've added many small
details including pin rails and belaying pins throughout. Starting to look like a ship.

I have a few more parts that I will be making with materials other than paper. Although the
paper parts for these details are included in the kit I just do not like them and feel more
comfortable using other materials and scratch building them. The model will still be about
99.8 % paper.

Bob

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