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Build Log: Revell HMS Bounty 1/110

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  • Member since
    October 2019
Posted by Bruma on Sunday, December 1, 2019 5:34 PM

Nice job on the model and on the cannons rigging.

However, in my humble opinion, I think that smaller eye bolt and thinner lines would give a better scale impression.

  • Member since
    May 2019
  • From: Northwest Indiana
Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Sunday, December 1, 2019 6:15 PM

Bruma

Nice job on the model and on the cannons rigging.

However, in my humble opinion, I think that smaller eye bolt and thinner lines would give a better scale impression.

 

Thanks for the feedback everyone. You're probably right on the scale Bruma; I do have eyebolts one size smaller but was afraid it would be difficult gluing them to the gunwale. The picture is super blown up, of course; it looks a little better to the naked eye. 

I've been watching your Cutty Sark build by the way- beautiful work.

  • Member since
    May 2019
  • From: Northwest Indiana
Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:03 PM

I've been busy with school and work so I haven't been able to work much, but I've hit a snag with the ship's bell. Basically it was horribly designed- it doesn't fit with the windlass and the rail. Was curious if anyone had an idea how to fix it; the easiest might be to leave the rail off, but isn't that where the stays are tied off to belaying pins? I could possibly move the hole but I'm not sure if it would help.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:26 PM

Yeckkk!

I suggest moving the hole or just eliminating it. It would be easy to make a new tower out of square stock, maybe on a little square plate for a base that covered the kit hole, and was offest to stern a little so that the tower stood straight.

Make a shorter pawl, hopefully without the mold seam! Cut the bell off and glue back on the top.

 

  • Member since
    May 2019
  • From: Northwest Indiana
Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 3:55 PM

GMorrison

Yeckkk!

I suggest moving the hole or just eliminating it. It would be easy to make a new tower out of square stock, maybe on a little square plate for a base that covered the kit hole, and was offest to stern a little so that the tower stood straight.

Make a shorter pawl, hopefully without the mold seam! Cut the bell off and glue back on the top.

 

 

Thanks GM! It really is awful isn't it? Not sure how that one escaped notice. But you're right- it is pretty much unusable as it stands. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Member since
    March 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:09 AM

WOW! If that is where it was placed by the kit manufacturer, then that is horrible.

I agree with GM. Only change I would add would be to purchase a small brass ship's bell and mount that on the new post.  Just trash that piece that came in the box.

Bob

 

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current build:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

  • Member since
    May 2019
  • From: Northwest Indiana
Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 3:28 PM

Luvspinball

WOW! If that is where it was placed by the kit manufacturer, then that is horrible.

I agree with GM. Only change I would add would be to purchase a small brass ship's bell and mount that on the new post.  Just trash that piece that came in the box.

Bob

 

 

Hello Bob. I like that idea- do they sell brass bells that small? That would certainly add a nice touch. Thanks for the idea.

  • Member since
    October 2019
Posted by Pete G on Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:10 PM

ShellbackFC2
 
Luvspinball

WOW! If that is where it was placed by the kit manufacturer, then that is horrible.

I agree with GM. Only change I would add would be to purchase a small brass ship's bell and mount that on the new post.  Just trash that piece that came in the box.

Bob

 

 

 

 

Hello Bob. I like that idea- do they sell brass bells that small? That would certainly add a nice touch. Thanks for the idea.

 

Great work so far on HMAV Bounty. Hareline Brass makes small brass bells for fly tying. Called 'cone heads' They will work for ships. Various sizes. I have the 2 smaller sizes, I'll be using one for my Bounty, probably the 3/16...       

https://www.tridentflyfishing.com/hareline-brass-cone-heads.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5ZOdhN_P5wIVDdbACh0j8AveEAQYBiABEgJIDPD_BwE

 

 

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:55 PM

Bookmarked! Those are really nice, Pete!

Otherwise, here:

http://www.bluejacketinc.com/fittings/fittings13.htm

  • Member since
    March 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Friday, February 14, 2020 9:40 AM

Ages of Sail has a 5x5mm ships bell for $3.47 (pack of 2):

https://www.agesofsail.com/ecommerce/fittings/deck-fittings/miscellaneous/bell-(5x5mm,-billing-boats).html

They have larger ones if you need something bigger.  6mm and 10mm I believe.

Bob

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current build:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

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