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Pennman
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Posted - 07/12/2019 :  10:41:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, you are doing a fantastic job on this!
Looking good
Rich



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/12/2019 :  10:59:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, you are making nice progress'''. One would never realize that is a paper ship. It is looking very sturdy, and it will need to be, if she is going to carry heavy duty metal guns...


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  06:51:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rich and Ted, thanks for your comments.

While I'm cutting out more pieces for the hull exterior I rigged one of the little metal cannon
that I bought from Thoroughbred Figures for this project. I added it's training gear and breeching
rope. The metal casting is extremely detailed which is more than my poor photography can show.
The barrel is less than one inch long.





Bob


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Edited by - sgtbob on 07/17/2019 07:27:49 AM

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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  07:58:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, you're going great guns on this project. That cannon looks really good.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  09:27:55 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the first of the outer hull pieces in place.



I do not intend to post a photo every time I add an new plank but I think you get the idea.

Bob


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  09:27:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Fire when ready Bob.

The Saturday night bath will never be the same.



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 07/17/2019 09:29:37 AM

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Ensign
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  10:01:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, the cannon with it's training gear & breeching rope is a lovely detail.
Now you only have 23 more of those to do, you don't want any loose cannons on board.

Greg Shinnie



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Guff
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  10:28:21 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Patience is a virtue and you seem to be following the saying with the mounting of all the small parts.
NICE JOB!!


David Guffey

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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  1:43:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

Wonderful job!

Pete



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  2:59:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The bulwark planking looks great! How has it been working to plank over the seams in the underlayments that you smoothed out? Any signs of the seams showing through the planking?


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Carl B
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Posted - 07/17/2019 :  3:25:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I say....wow.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/18/2019 :  12:43:04 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wonderful.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/18/2019 :  06:47:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks guys, I appreciate all your posts.

Bill, a good question. If you remember back a few pages I mentioned that there is a small
hint in the instructions that the hull could be covered with some sort of putty and sanded
smooth after the first layer of paper. I chose not to do so, sort of wanted to make
the model "all paper". That may have been a mistake as some of the paper joints in the
first layer do show through. However, it looks like that gets less with each coat of
paper planking so I will live with whatever way it ends up.

Here's how it looks right now and there will be more planking layers.



Bob


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/18/2019 :  09:22:09 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob there's something to be said about being true to your material.

https://weburbanist.com/2015/12/09/painstaking-paper-plane-model-made-from-100-manila-folders/






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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/18/2019 :  09:59:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks great Bob.

Frank I'd build one of those planes but I only have 99 manila folders!!


Jerry

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