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Homage to Old Ironsides

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  • Member since
    February 2015
  • From: UT
Posted by ageofsail on Friday, March 15, 2019 10:15 AM

Yes, still working out how to make them work on the lower yards without butchering them too much as they will be the kit pieces that I reinforced with dowelling before I glued the 2 halves together

Dan

  • Member since
    February 2015
  • From: UT
Posted by ageofsail on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:41 PM

Hi guys, been a while since my last post. I thought retirement was supposed to free up all kninds of time for other pursuits! Oh well.

So making small amounts of progress on Constitution, for example, after my disasterous breakage of my Dolphin Strikers AND snapping the bowsprit in 2, I lost tons of time repairing the damage and while waiting for various glues and Milliput fillers to dry, I decided to address the gaping hole in the Spar Deck where the bowsprit makes its way down to the gun deck. no way I was going to use that ugly box ladder Revell provided. because I didn't use all the brass gratings that came with the photo-etched sheets from Blue Jacket, I figured a cut and shaped piece, surrounded by coming would suffice, easy peazy!

I began with filling from the underside with black styrene

Next was to build the grate/coming assembly

Installation was very straightforward came out pretty good I think, waaaay better than the Revell solution to this hole

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:57 PM

Very practical idea , just loving this build

 

  • Member since
    February 2015
  • From: UT
Posted by ageofsail on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:58 PM

While all this was going on, I was still trying to figure out how the heads were going to come together, especially since the brass grating from Blue Jacket was no way to fitting, not without major mods to both the head timbers, the head well and the grating, something I somply did not want to deal with. My solution was to simply modify the grating from the Revell kit by cutting off the stupid "heads" and trimming to fit and accomodate the brass heads from BJ mounted on styrene troughs. Seeing as I intend to use the Boomkins, I will have to figure that mounting situation out later.

Not much of an update so sorry for that, this whole lifetime free flights from Delta Airlines retiree thingy is really soaking up a lot of time, hopefully more to come soon

  • Member since
    February 2015
  • From: UT
Posted by ageofsail on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 4:15 PM

Thanks Steve, not a lot of travel plans this winter so hopefully I will get more done, next step is weathering the hull.

 

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