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  • Member since
    May 2006
  • From: Chapin, South Carolina
Revell Builds - Deadeyes
Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 6:22 AM
There seems to be a lot of activity about Revell's Cutty Sark and USS Constitution. I am just getting started with the Cutty Sark and have the Constitution on the shelf. I have a specific question about the Cutty Sark directions for assembling the deadeyes. Revell says in #35 to assemble inboard and outboard deadeyes by cementing the bottoms, not the tops. Then it says in #4 of Standing Rigging to tie the rattlings to the inside half of the deadeye and THEN cement the two halves together.

What is the purpose of this instruction? I do not understand why the deadeye assemblies cannot be cemented top and bottom before mounting and tying in the rattlings.

Thank you

On the Bench:

Kinetic 1/48 MQ-9 Drone

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution - rigging

Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

Revell 1/48 B-1B Lancer Prep & Reasearch

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Posted by Big Jake on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 7:49 AM

Thats wrong, I wrote an article on how to do it. 

http://www.naplak.com/modeling/articles/cutty_sark.htm

You must make sure the tops and bottom are well glued. I use liquid cement and pres them together really well.

Steps 35 & 36:

In these steps all, parts are painted flat black except the aft main rail sections. You need to start assembling the dead-eyes that hold the Backstays in place. The dead-eye assembly’s fit into the pre-cut holes in the pin rails system. In order to make as strong a model a possible you will need to CAREFULLY MATCH each part numbers and trim ANY flash away from the parts. With liquid cement carefully glue BOTH TOP AND BOTTOM dead-eyes section together and wait over night till dry. YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE MADE EACH DEAD-EYE BLOCK TOUCH AND GLUE TO IT’S OPPOSITE. Check each one to be SURE the top and bottom are well glued. Once you have glued them together start one side and work your way down placing them into position.  Each dead-eye should have a slight inward lean toward the center of the ship I use ACC glue to fix them in place on the pin rail system, so they won’t come loose. Once you have them in position, then place your aft rail in place. When we start to rig we will use Coats and Clark thread to make up the shrouds and rat lines.

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2006
  • From: Chapin, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 8:15 AM
Thank you Big Jake. That makes it clear, and it makes a whole lot more sense than the Revell instructions.

Now you have raised another question. Inorder to mount the deadeyes to the pinrails, why use ACC over a modeling cement that would melt and bond the parts together?

Thanks again for all your help.

On the Bench:

Kinetic 1/48 MQ-9 Drone

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution - rigging

Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

Revell 1/48 B-1B Lancer Prep & Reasearch

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Posted by Big Jake on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:22 AM

You can use the liquid cement for the parts I've just gotten use to using ACC to hold most parts together, especially ones that will have some stress put on them.  The bonding surface area for the pin rails is VERY small and you really don't have that much rea to fuse/grip. The deadeyes also have a limited amount of area to grab to and really NONE for the liquid cement to fuse together. Put the parts in your hand holding them together like the go on the model and you'll see what I speak of.   If you use the liquid glue to set the deadeyes in place you will need to MAKE SURE tht they are touching all the area that they need in order to get the best bonding area and on top of this you really can't see the area you need to. With ACC you do not have that problem.

Jake

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Posted by Big Jake on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 9:24 AM

Also I forgot to add that once you get the deadeyes glued together you will need to clean out a few small holes at the top of the DE so you can pass the rigging through, arounf and back through the rail at the top.  MY office number is 504-271-1681 call me and I  can walk you through it.

Jake 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2006
Posted by Michael D. on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 11:06 AM

With alot of trial, and error i attached my deadeyes in much the same manner you speak of Big Jake. This might be a little off topic but..i checked out the link you put up earlier in this thread, and realized your the author of the article i found on google i built my Spanish Galleon from earlier this year...too cool. Just wanted to say thanks.

 

Michael

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Lacombe, LA.
Posted by Big Jake on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 2:57 PM

Thanks Mike,

I like to write How To's.  I had one of the USS Constitution but lost it in the Hurricane last year.  I had not had a chance to up load it to Naplak's site.  Gotta do it again.

Jake

 

 

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