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HMAS friar tuck
Posted by steve5 on Saturday, March 19, 2022 3:39 PM

back from holidays , onto my next build .

this is going to be a bit different , I was thinking of doing the victory 1737 , but to change the hull shape correctly , would be beyond my abilities . so I decided to do a what if build . from around the same time period roughly , but the way I would like it to be , I hope I don't upset anyone , anyway this is what I have done so far . I sanded all the copper tiles off of the hull and thickened the gun ports ,

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 2:17 PM

Great idea!

One of many errors in the Heller comic pages is the locations of the beams that spread the hull and support the decks. I ended up making my own from square brass tube with a little kink in the middle to produce a little camber in the decks.

If you choose to use the kit parts, I can send you the IMAI instructions if I haven't already.

Find an existing PM thread between us and update replies with your email address.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 5:19 PM

thanks bill , you sent me the imai instructions a couple of years back , thankyou again .

tried to send you a PM , but it just wouldn't work , my email address is in my bio , if you want it .

when the time comes I will look at your suggestion of the square tubing , I think it will be a while before I get that far though .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:08 PM

not a lot to show but here goes . 

the eyebrows are removed , some top stuff from the quarter deck rails , the entrance put in and the top wale widened to match the bottom one .

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 6:43 PM

steve5
tried to send you a PM , but it just wouldn't work

PM doesn't work unless you find one that we've alreadt started and add on to it.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 8:36 PM

bill PM , sent .

one of the tedious jobs on this build are the cannons , 728 pieces  not including rigging , so I decided to get them out of the road early .

 

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Saturday, March 26, 2022 5:29 AM

Look forward to seeing the rest of the Build. Will be fun to wtach and some nice detail work you have done.....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 steve5 on Saturday, March 26, 2022 10:22 PM

thanks mark . the cannons are mostly together . the billboards are started and the officers entrys are a go .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, March 27, 2022 11:59 PM

got some paint work done .

couldn't leave it , it looked wrong , so I added a blue stripe on both wales , I like it better now .

 

 

 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, April 2, 2022 12:20 AM

lower deck has gone in .

the ropes for the gun ports in .

I need some help please guy's , does anyone know where these ropes go and their purpose please .

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, April 2, 2022 10:53 AM

steve5
does anyone know where these ropes go and their purpose please

Pretty sure those are the "sheets" for the Fore Course and Main Course--the lowest sails on the fore and main masts, respectively.

At least, that's my guess of it.

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, April 2, 2022 4:16 PM

thankyou capn , I thought that , but would have only been guessing . 

I have a book by mcgowan , with excellent drawings by john mckay , but I can't see any belaying points .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, April 3, 2022 7:14 PM

 

all three lower decks are in .

 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, April 4, 2022 6:49 PM

Hey Steve, cool project. Looking good. Yes

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, April 4, 2022 7:41 PM

cheers steve , nice to know your looking in .Big Smile

did this on aanther project , 4-5 years ago , hope this turns out some where nerar as good .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 2:30 PM

a quick look at how it should end up , still waiting on some stuff from england .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, April 7, 2022 11:06 PM

while i'm waiting for some gear to get here , I started toplay with the ships boats .

I still can't believe I didn't see this , till after the deck was glued in , a broken piece , should be fun to get in .

 

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Saturday, April 9, 2022 5:52 AM

Like the work you have done on the Boats Mate.....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 steve5 on Saturday, April 9, 2022 8:26 PM

thanks mark , bit more to do to them yet .

after much use of a few choice words , was able to get a piece of styrene under the deck , was then able to drill out the excess

also got some more work done on the main deck .

 

 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, April 10, 2022 5:27 PM

decided to add decks on the poop and fors'cle deck's , the poop add on is called the captains chart room , I think . not sure on the fors'cle one ?

started by removing the fancy tops , will replace them after the new sides are on .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, April 11, 2022 10:53 PM

painted and dry fitted the quarter deck , fors'cle deck and head .

will have to fix up that gold work .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 7:17 PM

work begins on the new deck .

 

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  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 9:10 AM

Wonderful!

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Posted by lurch on Thursday, April 14, 2022 10:12 AM

Thats looking good. Keep up the great work.

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, April 14, 2022 9:54 PM

thankyou gentlemen , I had a fair bit of trepidation before I started this , but I found I'm really enjoying it .

at the moment , I'm just waiting on some decorations for the front , they have to come from england , CMB .

 

 

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  • From: brisbane australia
Posted by surfsup on Sunday, April 17, 2022 12:05 AM

Fun work so far Mate but I like what you are doing.....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 steve5 on Sunday, April 17, 2022 4:44 PM

cheers mark ,

the balconies are starting to take shape .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Monday, April 18, 2022 3:42 AM

got some more work done on the main deck and the front upper deck , does anyone know what this deck was called ?

 

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Posted by steve5 on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 6:12 PM

some more deck work done , just got to find some netting for the hammocks . still some stairs , ladders to go in .

 

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Posted by steve5 on Saturday, April 23, 2022 8:45 PM

started on the bow spit . I'm still waiting on some decorations to arrive from england .

also got some stairs made for the , what I believe maybe called the weather deck ?

 

 

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