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

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  • From: Asheville, NC
Posted by LIVIT on Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:53 PM

I got my eye bolts blackened. I first clean the brass eye bolts in denatured alcohol, rinse with cool water, dry throughly. Try not to touch the brass bits, this keeps your skin oil off them. I then soak in a small amount of Birchwood Casey Brass Black for a few minutes , drain excess and dry on papertowell, again try not to touch pieces as this will remove the blackening, plus it is toxic. Once dry, I apply a coat of MM Acrylic clear coat. This will keep the blackening from rubbing off as easily.  

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Posted by LIVIT on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 1:31 AM

Tks Steve, if yall go back a page I re-posted the images that did not show the first couple of tries. 

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12:39 AM

very nice livit ,

 

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Posted by LIVIT on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:59 PM

 this is a larger image you can zoom in on

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Posted by LIVIT on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:51 PM

Finally ! Big Smile  Bill, I used fotki as you suggested and your right, "it's so easy even this caveman can do it" and you get a 30 day free trial, plus decent how-to help. Love the drag and drop feature... tks my lfriend. Now I can get back to posting some more pics and building.     Dale

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:36 PM

Woohoo!!

Coca Cola

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Posted by LIVIT on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:25 PM

let me know if yall can see these 2 pics please

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Posted by LIVIT on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:33 PM

Yup it got me a bit flustered !  Bill I am going to give your suggested image hosting site a try. I dont mind spending a little amount if it works right ! FSM should start doing image hosting, All my RC sites do it. Heck I wouldnt even mind a couple of dollar fee charged to be able to use there image hosting. EJ, its a shame how many quality build threads that now no longer have any images or very few because of greed !  

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Posted by ejhammer on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:07 PM

LIVIT

I am having to spend more time doing this thread and trying to get pics up than I am getting to build. As the song says "The thrill is gone"  this is getting to be more of a PITA than I have time to invest !

 

 

I agree. I have all my pics on a hard drive, but re entering all that stuff from each thread takes a lot of time. In the end, is any other hosting site gonna do the same thing as PB? Then we're back to where we started. It's so frustrating that I'm not sure it's worth the time and effort to post pics anymore. Maybe just for a one-of post or something. I just don't want to spend a bunch of time taking the pics, posting to a hosting site, Re-posting from there to the forum thread in a linear fashton with text, all so all you see is a bunch of "this picture has been deleted or moved" info in a box. Without the pics it loses the whole effect. "A picture is worth a thousand words", but a picture that's been blocked or deleted is worth nothing.

Might just have to go back to being a troll.

 

EJ

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:58 PM

There's some issue with Google Pics and certain browsers. I can't get it to work either. I use Fotki and I really like it. Costs about $ 20 a year or less, I don't remember. Fast, NO ADS, and drag and drop from camera to hosting site.

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Posted by LIVIT on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:54 PM

I am having to spend more time doing this thread and trying to get pics up than I am getting to build. As the song says "The thrill is gone"  this is getting to be more of a PITA than I have time to invest !

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Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:49 AM

Hoping to see some images of what you've done. No luck yet - just the blank area with circles in the middle.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by damouav on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:30 AM

No, still no go.

Try deleting the files from GP, and then uploading again, then go through the process mentioned.

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Posted by LIVIT on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:24 AM

Tks again, that should of fixed them.   Dale

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Posted by LIVIT on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:20 AM

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Posted by damouav on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:41 AM

Mate,

Your last two images dont display correctly, make sure you select "copy image address" and not "copy image".

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Posted by LIVIT on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:31 AM

I have a bit of touch up painting to do on gun deck, tie down some mast bits to gun deck and install captains quarters. Which again I am not getting fancy on. I brush painted most of it, except copper on hull and a varying darkness coat of MM wood on the gundeck prior to adhering the wood scale deck, that brought out the details a bit more. In my mind, I cannot see the white on the gun deck walls being perfect. What image I get is like the white washed fence in the Tom Sawyer movie, I cannot see it having that airbrushed look.  I am sure the spar deck had a bit more attention to detail being done to it. 

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Posted by LIVIT on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 3:09 AM

   Finally able to get pics posted tks to a member downunder. This is what I've got so far. Like I had previously mentioned "nothing that fancy or an amazing build" just basic plus a bit.

lots of little cannons  line wrapped to bottom as I described

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Posted by LIVIT on Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:29 PM

Tks Mark, trying to use google pics and not having much luck. Maybe someone will tell me  what I am doing wrong. 

Using the xtra thin Tamiya on the Syren rigging line works, but the Syren line absorbs faster and spreads, so you have more line that is a bit stiff. I am still happy with the results. 

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Posted by Mark Carroll on Sunday, January 14, 2018 3:14 PM

Cant  see the photos

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Posted by Mark Carroll on Sunday, January 14, 2018 2:43 PM

I'll try the  tamiya thin and let you know how it turned out -thanks

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Posted by LIVIT on Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:58 AM

Good photos couple post more. Finally !

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Posted by LIVIT on Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:33 PM

This is first post with new PC. All that updating took awhile !

Mark, the Syren line is not fuzzy at all. It looks just like miniature rope, not sewing thread :)....  I used Tamiyal extra thin for tying in my gundeck cannons. It is almost as fast setting as CA, but does not have the sheen that CA does. That was with the line that came with the kit, not sure yet how its going to work on the Syren waxed line. 

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Posted by Mark Carroll on Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:38 PM

Hey Livit,

that's a great subject on the knots! What do you guys use after tying a knot? I have in the past used a pinhead of CA but the only thing is it looks like you used CA and it looks terrible. I've tried several things that doesn't dry as fast and but nothing works like CA,everything else you have to let it dry overnight. Let me know how the syren works out,I'm about to buy some not only because   it looks great but I believe its not fuzzy like the line that comes in the kit and it would be nice not to have to run every line through bees wax before applying.

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Posted by LIVIT on Saturday, January 13, 2018 1:53 PM

I got my new PC today, so should be able to start posting pics in the next day or so.

Mark, I will be using the syren line for the first time, hopefully this evening. Along with the 3 sizes I listed in the first post are almost exactly what revell provides in kit. I have also been told that one size smaller is really nice to have when doing your upper most riggings.  Eventually I will be able to provide how much will be needed for completion. I am going to attempt to use as much of the rigging hardware OOB. But I have replaced the eyebolts with brass and still debating on a few other things.

Gene, I do use the 256. I use it on knots, windows and anything I am going to be able to leave for a day or so. I had not even thought about using it on the cannons.

Bill, thanks for verification. That math had me scratching my head, which dont help the hairloss situation any. 

Syren rigging line is pre-waxed. Should I still use more bees wax on it ? Glad to see yall here....tks.... Dale

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:57 AM

Pinning them is a very good idea.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:55 AM

Somewhere I picked up a chart about ball and bore diameters. According to that, a 24 lb ball is 5.68 inches.

 

That's 1.49 mm or 0.059 inches at scale.

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Posted by gene1 on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:08 AM

Dale, get some 560 white canopy glue. That  is what I use mostly as it is strong. I glue all my deck furniture, decks, cannons & as much as possible with it. You can clean excess off with a wet Qtip., but it is waterproof when dry. I thought you said you used it.

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Posted by Mark Carroll on Friday, January 12, 2018 7:00 PM

I'm glad you talked about the syren line because that's what I want to use.The pictures of it look great. I am on my 3rd-yes 3rd 96 Constitution. Haven't started it yet,my first one got demolished in the basement from a basketball and my second one has been sitting there half done because I don't like the way it looks so instead of trying to fix it which would almost be impossible I bought another one on sale. I plan on getting wood decks,cloth sails,wood blocks and new rigging line and I'm going to finish it come hell or high water. About 6months ago I finished the 1\196 version and had a blast doing it.Please send some pictures of your build I would love to see them!

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