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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/22/2019 :  07:22:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carl, On the next shot I'll try to up it a bit to see what happens.
Bob


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/22/2019 :  08:11:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your ship is looking great. If the part(s) we shouldn't ask about are visible in any of the photos there is absolutely no way to tell which ones they are.


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/22/2019 :  09:18:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Beautiful modeling, Bob. Itís wonderful the way paint enhances the lines of the hull.

Mike



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Guff
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Posted - 07/22/2019 :  11:37:58 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Is the cooper sheathing paper or foil?


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/22/2019 :  11:51:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave, It's on paper (of course !!) using a metallic looking ink.

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Guff
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Posted - 07/23/2019 :  11:52:27 AM  Show Profile  Send Guff an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob. The in certainly fools the eye!

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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  2:02:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
DAVE, I needed a bit of touch-up so I mixed a little copper paint into some flat black paint
and came up with a match that is just about right on. (both HUMBROL PAINTS)

Here's two shots of the model as it is today. There was a lot more work involved than it looks
like. It's hard to see but there are strips of molding full length of the hull in between all
the color frieze bands. Each was printed and had to be glued to thicker card before being
cut out and glued in place.



All the cannons on the main deck are now in place but I have to rig each one before I can
go any further. Those strings you see will become the breeching tackle and I must make
and install all the training rigging.

Yes, there are two cannons in the captain's cabin but the in-hall tackle part of the
training gear will be removed and stowed away. Otherwise every junior officer visiting
the captain would trip over them and fall flat on his face.




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Bill Gill
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  3:22:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, I'm getting a big bang watching you arm this ship.


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George D
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  3:40:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's fascinating watching your ship come together, Bob. Paper has a lot of applications that many modelers don't think of.

George



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 07/25/2019 :  10:34:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Even zoomed in Bob, it is impossible to tell it is a paper model'..It is really looking spectacular. ALmost ready to set sail'...



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Pennman
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  05:10:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,

This model is really beginning to look ship-shaped, or something like that. Excellent work.

Rich



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  09:10:18 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote

It must be a bit breezy in the Captain's quarters with the gun ports open.



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Carl B
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  10:06:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
With only paper, this thing must be light as a feather!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  11:16:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys,

Frank - yes, clean and air out the ship, a breeze is good !!

Carl - yes, very light. So far, with all those metal cannon aboard, it weighs 9 1/2 ounces.

It's approximately 17 1/2 inches long and 4 3/4 inches in beam.


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sgtbob
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Posted - 07/26/2019 :  12:09:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am going to confess that I am cheating on the rigging for the cannon. I realized that in this
small scale I did not have to actually thread a line through each block over and over, I just
had to make it "look" like I did.

Years ago in another hobby, Military Figures, I built a ton of figures from Historex kits,
in fact I was a large Historex Dealer for many years. In each Historex kit there was
always a piece of ribbon which was supposed to be used for belts and reins, etc. I never
used that ribbon, I substituted thin sheet lead cut to whatever width I wanted. That
left me with a lot of unused ribbon.

That ribbon was odd in the it was not a solid ribbon but in fact it was 16 threads glued
side by side and you could easily pull it apart separating in into ribbons of various
widths, that was it's purpose.

In my scrap box I found some small plastic blocks from who knows what a long time ago
(never throw out usable scraps). The single holes were rather large for the size of the blocks
and I found that pulling a ribbon 3 treads wide through it look just like a rigged
treble block. The rest is history.



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