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channels on 1:96 Constitution
Posted by Capt Matt on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:02 AM

i am at the stage of installing the kit included channels but i have purchesed aftermarket dead eyes. Do i cut off the plastic Dead eyes and drill holes and replace with aftermarket dead eyes? any hot tips would be apreciated.

Matt

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:27 AM

Having set up to make the effort to install accurate deadlines lanyards and shrouds; you should make them. 

What is your plan for the chains themselves? The lower deadeyes are best installed with a loop of wire.

Also, Whether plastic kit parts or your own, I suggest pinning them to the hull.

 

Bill

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by Capt Matt on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 10:39 AM

Bill

i was looking at this for the Chains https://modelexpo-online.com/Chainplate_c_111.html  but i am guessing on 5mm or 7mm  i also bought some chain from Michales

i was thinking of cutting off all plastic gluing on styrine to thicken the kit channel i saw in earlier replies you made to  Force9 or Arnie i forget who stating to to pin the channels to the hull

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Posted by Luvspinball on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:34 PM

I made all my own stuff, including the channels.

Definitely pin them to the hull.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/178637.aspx?sortorder=desc

Bob

 

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

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

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Posted by Capt Matt on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:56 PM
thanks Bob both for the tip and the link to your build. i hope you know what you got yourself into as i will now be constantly picking your brain for tips.
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Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 3:38 PM

Capt Matt
guessing on 5mm or 7mm i also bought some chain from Michales

While called "'chain plates' they are not actually chain.

The lower deadeye is held in a loop that's pinched into a lopsdied figure of eight shape.  The upper half the diameter of the deadeye groove.  The narrow "neck" of the figure eight goes through the cannel.

An iron loop passes through the bottom eye.  This loop is often a sort of egg-shape, if distended.  Another loop is made up through the first and its end is bolted to the hull (or to a third link bolted to the hull). 

Since these are loops and not a single bit of bar stock, they are referred to as "chain links."

Assembled:

Pieces-parts

Actual linked chain did see some use, but only after such chain became commercially available  Shipbuilders tended to stay with the old pattern, though, as it was known and proven.

From memory, Constitution's lower eyes are 16" diameter, whic his going to be a hair larger than 1/8", about 4mm to scale.  Some of the eurokits use 7mm so that they can use upper 5mm deadeyes.

YMMV

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Posted by Capt Matt on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 8:16 PM
thank you CapnMac i guess off to Model Expo as i do not have a solder gun appreciate the info
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Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:47 PM

I have made my own blocks and deadeyes, but it was a laborious process.  For a full rigged ship I would either use the kit's rigging hardware or buying the deadeyes especially from third part vendors.  The kit's blocks are not bad, especialy after spraying them with Testors Dullcoat and redrilling the hole(s).

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Capt Matt on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 7:46 PM
thank you Don im thinking of getting the rigging kits from HisModels they come with dlocks and dead eyes

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