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1/96 RVL Constitution Build, reference and source guide.

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  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Saturday, March 10, 2018 3:28 PM

I will post some pics here shortly on all those items so you guys can see what I am talking about. 

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:38 PM

The brass strap comes in different lengths, going to measure them tonite. This strop (top left) is for 5mm deadeye.

Deadeye to left is the MS 4mm to right is the Falkonet 5mm. The holes are almost into the channel the strop fits in on the Falkonet.

Hard to see in pic, but the white metal 6mm belay pin has around 1/3-1/4 thinner pin. If your making pin or fife rails and make them a bit wider than the kits, then the wood belay pins would look good.

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 9:06 PM

Dale , do they still make or sell brass belaying pins? I used a lot of them years ago. They are treally nice. 

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 1:29 AM

Gene, yes they do. I have some 5mm brass pins, but they are a bit too small. I have yet to find any 6mm brass pins, that is what I would rather have than the wood or white metal. 

  • Member since
    May, 2006
  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 6:46 AM

Dale, try BlueJacket; they have .25" or 6.35 mm belaying pins part number FO119. That is .35 mm longer than the kit pins; but you will not see the difference. The problem is that they are pricey at $8 per dozen (I suspect that the listed price may be wrong).

On the Bench:

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

  • Member since
    May, 2006
  • From: Irmo, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:30 AM
I just called BlueJacket. The $8 price for the .25" pins is wrong: it S/B $4.25 per dozen!

On the Bench:

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 7:49 AM

Thanks my friend. I was doing the math at the first price and it was like $80 in just pins. I can handle $40 or so. That is to replace all the pins on kits pin rails and fife rails, thing is you dont actually even use them all.

  • Member since
    February, 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, March 16, 2018 4:28 PM

Dale, what are you doing on your Connie now. I keep  looking at them & a new one is down to $68 shipped. They have a bunch on ebay, all new & at cheaper prices. These are made in China. I thought the new ones were made in Germany, or is that just the USS United States?

    I would probably get one, but it is sort of dumb for me to have more than a years supply, & that is what I have, plus. Anxious to see more of your pictures after seeing the real thing you are building. It really looks good.

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Sunday, March 18, 2018 11:19 PM

Hi Gene, thanks. I have not done a whole lot more since you seen it. Do have all the spardeck guns actually glued and tied in place now.  Trying to find the right size deadeyes with holes big enough to allow for the right size line has been an issue.  I should of planned this before gluing hull halves together. The pins that hold the chain link straps in place, that I found would work need to be pushed through hull. The pins are like cotter pins where you can seperate into 2 halves after pushing through hull and bend in opposite directions. This along with gluing will assure holding the chainplates and deadeyes in place. Just gluing is not goint to suffice, if any pressure is put on the same.

Also I had someone steal several items from my mailbox equalling to about $130, so that kinda put a cloud on my building mood this past week.

I am going to be off mon & tues and hope to make some more progress on the netting mounted to my stanchions for drying hammocks and kits.

I have really been looking over the BlueJacket Constitution manual and plans. I previously had only glanced at them, now wish I had really read all the manual and looked closely at the plans.  I suggest to anyone who is wanting to do a bit more and beyond than a OOB build to get that manual and plans and scrutinize them well. I would not be having the issues I am now if I had.

ShipWreck got me looking and BlueJacket has all the deadeyes etc at what should be the right size. Just refer to the plans and numbers on parts list and you can order about anything off the parts list. One of those "gray moments" I am sure it will not be the last.  

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Sunday, March 18, 2018 11:28 PM

As mentioned in my previous post I had items stolen from my mailbox. One of the items was the FSM 10 yr collection 2009-2017. For the police report I had to contact kalmbach publishing to find the true value since I had gotten it on a special deal. I was also going to re-order. The Lady I spoke too was not only very pleasant but she shipped me out a new order for free ! This really surprised me. So Kudos to FSM magazine and Kalmbach publishing you got my business forever.   Dale

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