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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:30 am 
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That colour effect on the brass barrels is pretty convincing, correct or otherwise


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:31 am 
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dafi wrote:
Slow progress ...

Next came the frieze:

3 colors ...

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... first the middle one ...

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... then into darkness they dwell ...

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... then come the highlights ...

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... gonna be fine enough :-)

The same way the cherub was done.

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Then tried some shading for the bronze guns.

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The huibrol bronze was the first test. Some brown already helps a lot :-)

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From the museums one knows green or polished in brass-look. But how did they look in real life when in use?

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Questionmarks!!!

XXXDAn


I will leave the answer to someone who was there, and painted it :big_grin: But it seems, anything goes. :roll_eyes:

Some of the guns seem to have some sort of "t shirt tan :big_grin: ", that's curious.

Edit. I also wonder if all those guns were bronze. :wave_1:


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:44 am 
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Some more tinkering around happened ...

Some 0,6 mm brass wire was bend on the template ...

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... cut open ...

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...collected ...

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... alined ...

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... and looks ok.

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Then soldered with homeopathic dosages of solder ...

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... and blackened.

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XXXDAn

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:04 am 
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Once the irons being fixed one can see the difference in V1 to the actual version. As the first build just developed without further planing, it was not possible to fix all the irons properly as for the ports, so it was good to have a fall back version and to start anew :-)

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An after all this fiddling with the small tiny chain links it was good to fix something bigger in a decent size ...

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... the port for the main tack, the batten for the channel board being fixed, some ringbolts to straighten the shrouds and the missing port lids ...

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... splashed some paint ...

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... the side half door lids with the painted frieze ...

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... and the very elegant conduct of the lifting halliard of the foremost gun port lid :-)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:13 am 
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:big_eyes:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:21 am 
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Final sprint in view :-)

Take a sprue, drill a hole and ...

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... heat it up and pull :-)

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After some tries I had suitable tubes of 0,7 mmm outside and 0,3 mm inside. Alined them on 0,3 mm wire to be able to cut without smashing them by rolling under a knife.

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Drilled some 0,75 mm in the right angle into the ship ...

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... and glue the tubes in with a wire still as handling help.

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Checked the angle and checked the opening with a needle, then still applied some paint nice name "rotten leather" ;-).

Then fixing the halliards, to unravel the thread did not work as they were too thin ...

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... so held the thread tight onto a round edge and usied a sharpened needle in the right angle. Works rather easy ...

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... prepared the ringbolt ...

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... threaded the bold and lead the free part of the thread through the eye of the needle, pulled ...

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... and a second go for the splice, some glue and - DONE !!!

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The port lids are waiting already :-)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:26 pm 
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Looking fantastic Dafi. Am saving up for all your sets, and saving this for reference for when I build my Heller kit. Damn good work, the best. Regards, Pete in RI


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Made the missing lids ...

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... drilled the holes for the hinge ...

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... fixed with the necessary distance ...

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... and put in the lanyards.

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The half port lids need extra distance as fort the moulding.

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So the hinges are quite far out.

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Also put in the lanyards.

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coming close to the finishing line :-)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:32 pm 
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And one more piece finished :-)

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The material of the guns is still in discussion. Did the Vici n 1782 still have brass guns - as Bugler and McKay see as a possibility - or did she have already iron ones. Will keep you updated.

So that was no. 2 out of four being ready now. Approx. 1780 and 1920 are done, 1805 and 2018 still to follow.

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On the road again, meeting Viccies, seeing colors that I´ve never seen ...

Adapted the color of the 2018 version a bit. Funny, like the original, it reacts very much upon the light. Looks different every time ...

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Fixed the board that protects the hammock cranes from underneath. :-)

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