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Build Log: Revell HMS Bounty 1/110

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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

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Current builds:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution with extensive scratch building

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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

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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

 

 

 

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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.

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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 builds:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution with extensive scratch building

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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!

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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.

 

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted by surfsup on Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:47 AM

Really is a lovely clean Build you have going at the moment. Am enjoying your work.....Cheers mark

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Posted by scottrc on Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:13 PM

Very well done!

Scott

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Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Saturday, November 30, 2019 2:33 PM

Today I worked on getting the cannon on deck. I decided to try and add eyebolts. Given the small amount of space to work with, I decided it would be easiest to tie the eyebolt to the line and then superglue it into place. It's not perfect, but at this small scale, it works pretty well. Was fun to do anyway:

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Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:51 PM

A few photos:

I still have quite a few little details to wrap up on deck. I need to finish the cannon, and I'm considering adding a rudder to the longboat, but it's coming along. I also think I'm going to try the coppering method the gentleman in the link I posted came up with, I figure if I mess it up I can just sand it back down and repaint it.

Question: as I'm moving along, I'm noticing a lot of spots I'd like to add some eyebolts, like on the catheads and possibly to attach a chain to the rudder (I like how it looks). Would CA glue be enough to hold the eyebolts? It's obviously too late to drill into the hull, and the other pieces are pretty small.

As always thanks for looking at my little Bounty, and a happy and safe Thanksgiving to you all.

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Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 4:58 PM

Evening folks. Been working quietly in the background; I'll post some pictures when I get everything on the deck together. In the meantime, I thought I would share this pretty interesting Bounty build from another forum:

https://modelshipworld.com/topic/19743-bounty-by-backer-revell-plastic-scale-1110-semi-scratch-and-extra-detail/

Lots of excellent scratch building. I'm thinking about trying to copy his work on coppering the bottom; the tape didn't work out for me, but his idea of using a plastic sheet cut to size came out nicely. If I do it, I'll probably buy strips. Curious to hear opinions. A little nervous to go back and try it at this point, but its a cool solution for the coppering "problem."

 

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Posted by Pete G on Friday, November 8, 2019 4:54 PM

GMorrison

Cutty Sark, Mayflower. Eagle. 

According to Dr. Graham's Remembering Revell Model Kits, it most likely was picked by their marketing folks because their best selling product at the time was a plastic ladies makeup compact. Sounded like Revlon.

 

Forgot about the Mayflower! Both scales that Revell released it in, are lovely models. Yacht America, that low black schooner, is another Revell great. The box scale Flying Cloud, years ahead of its time, was so accurate, and a very nice model. Ableit small, its detail holds up even today.       

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, November 8, 2019 4:39 PM

Cutty Sark, Mayflower. Eagle. 

According to Dr. Graham's Remembering Revell Model Kits, it most likely was picked by their marketing folks because their best selling product at the time was a plastic ladies makeup compact. Sounded like Revlon.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by Pete G on Friday, November 8, 2019 4:30 PM

Revell's Bounty is indeed an amazing kit, especially for how old it is. Really like Shellbacks work too, the way he did blue on the top whale is more subdued and tasteful.

Revell really has done some great ship models, the Charles W Morgan, Bounty, Viking Ship, CS, Kearsarge and Constitution. Plus the later Revell Germany stuff, Emden, Bismark etc.

For GM, I believe the name is a derivation on the word Reveille, meant to mean a new start or some such? Good advice on the oil wash, I use Future (or whatever it is called this week) as my gloss base and turps or varsol as the wash.                

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, November 8, 2019 1:20 PM

One weathering trick is to seal the color coat with clear acrylic, which will make it kind of shiny, and then make an extremely diluted wash of oil paint in Turpenoid, odorless turpentine. Then flatcoat over that

Like a grain of rice sized glob of paint in a 1/4 cup of turps.

Apply the wash and then wipe it off, generally after about 15 minutes. Oil paints dry slowwwwwwly, so use just a tiny amount. Otherwise it'll be sticky for weeks.

 

Bill

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Posted by jadowning17 on Friday, November 8, 2019 12:35 PM
EJ, I completely agree. This past summer I repaired a Heller Belle Etoille I made for my Dad back in '98 that had the 2 aft most masts snapped in half. Very satisfying to clear away the wrekage and make her good as new again. Cheers, Jon
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Posted by jadowning17 on Friday, November 8, 2019 12:26 PM
Your Bounty is looking really great! I always enjoy painting the simulated copper sheathing and the blue band you painted looks fantastic. You are doing a great job! Cheers, Jon
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Posted by ejhammer on Friday, November 8, 2019 8:23 AM

I find that fixing/repairing/building a wreck of a model somehow very satisfying. Great to sit back and look at a well done model, knowing how bad it was when you started. You're doing a splendid job.

EJ

Completed - 1/525 Round Two Lindberg repop of T2A tanker done as USS MATTAPONI, USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Friday, November 8, 2019 8:17 AM

Thanks, guys. I've certainly been stuttering along, but I've been trying to learn the basics of not just building ships, but models in general- techniques, painting, tools etc. But this one I'm definitely taking to the finish line, I really like how it's turning out. 

I do like the figures GM. I'm planning on using them, as long as I can do them justice when I paint them. 

There is one question rattling around in my brain. I've seen talk about sealing in the paint, especially acrylics. I've used dullcote and the krylon mentioned above, but I've found they affect the color somewhat and leave a slight sheen. I'm scared to use it on the deck especially. Basically, in my limited experience, I've seen that it certainly puts a nice matte finish over gloss, but over something already flat it leaves a bit of a shine.  Thoughts?

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Posted by Sigep Ziggy on Friday, November 8, 2019 6:21 AM

Looks really good! I think you made great decisions on YOUR model. You should be very proud of your build so far.

your shipmate,

Ziggy

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:21 PM

Trivia question for the sailors.

Where did the name "Revell" originate from, who coined it and why?

I'll use Dr. Graham as the answer.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:19 PM

I can't recall seeing a Bounty as nice as this one, the Revell kit.

It's one of Revell's best.

Thinking is it was based on the Charles Laughton movie.

I think Shellback's decision to only use blue above the top wale is handsome.

I didn't see an answer to an earlier question, but the figures that came with the earlier kits were very good.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:05 PM

Good evening all, 

Been a few weeks! I think you'll notice some big changes. After learning through a lot of trial and error, I wanted to take one more crack at this build. This time armed with a pin vice, lots of advice, and some new ideas, I was able to go back and salvage the first kit I bought and have one more go. I hope you like the direction I've taken it:

A few notes. I didn't like the copper tape. There may be a way to make it work, and it looks nice on the roll, but as soon as you take it off the tape crinkles up and looks tacky. So I took GM's advice and just painted it. I'm fine with it. I also decided to add some blue; it makes a nice contrast aesthetically and it just didn't feel like the Bounty without it (accurate or not). 

Also sorry for the blurriness- I cannot for the life of me figure out how to adjust my camera focus correctly.

More soon!

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Posted by surfsup on Sunday, October 27, 2019 3:29 AM

She is looking pretty good from here.....Cheers Mark

If i was your wife, i'd poison your tea! If Iwas your husband, I would drink it! WINSTON CHURCHILL

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Posted by ShellbackFC2 on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 7:23 PM

Alright, the last picture of the deck; I have the longboat finished and tied down. In the end, I didn't do anything special. I bought the styrene strips, but made the mistake of painting before they arrived- they just wouldn't stick, I assume because of the paint. I'm still happy with it:

And there are the beginnings of the hull in the background; I still have significant touching up to do, but it's coming along. Once I have all the lines looking pretty, I'll do a wash over the 'wood' colored section, and then sand the bottom to prepare for the coppering. 

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