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  • Chacabuco

    I have kicked off January by amputating some ships to start building my Chilean Navy Squadron.





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    Now to remove unsightly midriff bulge.





    After gutting the ship's mid section cut off the peg for use later.




    Drill a hole in the end and superglue in a steel pin ready for re attaching to the ship's hull at a later stage.

    Just had time to position and drill hole for peg wire in hull.



    Then glued peg onto hull and left to harden overnight.



    Yesterday I got the sails drilled out ready for re-positioning




    And Milliputted the two halves back together.



    Just waiting for it to cure.

    Milliput mixed with superglue to make it cure quicker. You can sculpt it after about an hour and it will totally cure overnight.



    Last evening I started to clean up the seams,



    and then repaint the ships sides and deck before replacing the ships boats.





    Painting now finished, and just the central mast to re-position.






    There we go all fair and frolicsome

    Here is the completed Chacabuco.


    I can now get on with my other Chilean Navy ships.
  • Recent Posts

    Dobbs

    *What's on your workbench for May?

    In addition to that, Vol, is the use of lateen spankers on late 18th century ships. They should be gaff spankers and the lanterns go on the Indiamen.

    Dobbs Today, 05:23 Go to last post
    Bligh

    Favourite tipple.

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    Nautical related Taverns.

    Poplar

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    Bligh

    *What's on your workbench for May?

    It has been mentioned with some vehemence when the ships were released Vol.
    I am still taking the dried frog pills for it. All bar one of the ships

    Bligh Today, 03:41 Go to last post
    Volunteer

    *What's on your workbench for May?

    Thanks Eric. I agree, the things I like least about the Black Seas ships are the masts and sails. The hulls are nicely detailed. I may just scratch build

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    Bligh

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    Captain John Gwinn

    A most interesting snapshot of history Bill. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
    Rob.

    Bligh Yesterday, 15:28 Go to last post
    Bligh

    *What's on your workbench for May?

    Looks superb Vol.
    i had not even noticed the Spanker until Eric mentioned it. I was just overawed by the overall magnificence of the picture.

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    Naharaht

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    On the 80th Anniversary, here is the Dunkirk Tavern, California, Derby, Derbyshire.



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    The Stingray Brewery of Grand Cayman in the Caymen Islands produce a range of beers. This one is called Dark Beer.

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    Thank you for sharing that story with us, Bill. May Captain Gwinn and his wife Rest in Peace.

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    DeRuyter

    *What's on your workbench for May?

    Wow amazing work Vol!!

    Have you given a thought to modifying the set of the spanker?

    It is one thing that bugs me about

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    Wentworth

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    Here is an interesting story from the USS Constitution Museum of Captain John Gwinn, commander of the USS Constitution, who died on board during a European

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    Bligh

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    Harbour wall now glued in place on its base, and a start made on the harbour town contour sketching and machining on the foam.
    Rob.

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    Slight change of plan owing to my undercoat paint arriving.

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    I do not find the skeleton on

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