First ever ship build first ever post

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Re: Paul's first ship

Post by Bob Langley » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:31 pm

Good job mate
Just one thing i notice you are posting the same build in two different parts of the forum one here and another in the wooden builds section XWHATMEX
Hard to follow it x3x
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Re: Paul's first ship

Post by paul0367 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:08 pm

Oh right, I have had a look but not sure how to remove a topic, I would like this topic removing and carry on with the other if you know how please advise.

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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by Pete Coleman » Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:25 pm

Moved! XNUTSX
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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by Bob Langley » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:59 pm

Seems you are getting near the unenviable job of having to mark and cut out the gun ports, this is the same on the old Corel Victory, and it's not easy to get right x3x
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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by paul0367 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:12 pm

Yes it sure looks like a make or break part of the build but patience will rule the day, my problem I've just hit is getting the dense Manzonia wood to bend quite sharp to cap the bulwarks, hot water has no effect, it is regarded on the web as bendable with steam. Any advise on this, going to try a wallpaper steamer and just disconect the hose. So far it just splinters down the grain. I only need to bend it sharp twice.

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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by Bob Langley » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:25 pm

Personally i would ditch the Manzonia wood and get something else like Walnut in the same dimensions, i say Walnut because it is a very similar colour to Manzonia if you have the darker Manzonia, Also it is a hardwood but bends pretty easily.
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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by paul0367 » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:15 pm

Yeh is frustrating, why supply a timber that's just not happy to do what's asked of it, Walnut sounds good and I'm near my nearest ship supplier Monday and if anything it will help to have a bit of spare,

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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by mdkboggle » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:35 am

As Bob said,Walnut will be better.
If i was doing this i would have to order a rain forest x7x x7x
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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by paul0367 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:39 pm

I have been and purchased Walnut but to ensure the colour tones match persevered with the tough Manzonia. Finally finished capping the Bulwarks, super close ups Image

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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by Bob Langley » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:50 pm

Really nice job you have done there with a difficult wood to work with XXBRXX
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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by Dennis » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:43 am

Very nice. Easy on the eye.

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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by paul0367 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:09 am

Hope these updates arrive

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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by Dennis » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:15 pm

Looking good. Great progress.

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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by Maurice Wilcox » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:04 am

Nice job on cutting those gunports Paul, she's progressing well.

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Re: First ever ship build first ever post

Post by paul0367 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:59 am

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I have had a nightmare time recently during the build of my Victory, despite the time taken cutting and fitting all the frames of the rear section, during all this time I never noticed the windows lining up were quite far out. Only option was to cut out the top to raise and re veneer the bottom to also raise them, I only noticed this problem when I was fitting the trims across the rear to meet the sides. The bottom windows were fine its the uppers that I had trouble with. Modellers of this kit take extra care to ensure all is correct prior to proceeding, you'll be glad you did, it takes weeks to rectify.

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