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Haddock

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Re: HMS LORD NELSON in 1:350
« Reply #45 on: August 30, 2017, 02:04:04 PM »
               Now then folks, thought I'd better send in my weekly report before I'm accused of being lazy.
                      A quick check on my reference material shows quite a substantial bracket on the fore-mast, below the compass platform to attach the stays for the lower mast, so I've made a start on it. (Now it's fitted)
                Next job is to plan the layout of the boat derricks. Most manufacturers would have you fit the derricks wafting about in the breeze, which is where they would be if the ship was at anchor and the ships boats in use. However, depicting them as so when the ship is under way would be bad seamanship, they should be stowed almost horizontal, resting on a crutch, so this needs to be arranged. It means dry-fitting the masts and derricks and some boats to find a suitable position for a crutch.
                I thought I would tackle the main-mast first, there's a shot of the instructions so you can see how it fits together. Note the pivot point where the derrick joins the mast, bit fragile to say the least so I've re-engineered it somewhat.
                Then I needed to make some pulleys and fix 'em to the mast. I've used a string of floats and plastic discs, it don't look to bad from a distance.
                 The topmast is fabricated from brass tube.
Haddock.
The pictures aren't in the same order as the text but I'm sure you'll sort it out. I'll try to do better next time!!




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Re: HMS LORD NELSON in 1:350
« Reply #46 on: August 30, 2017, 02:14:36 PM »
So now the main-mast and derrick are painted and fixed in place. Thought it would be a good time to bring the deck and hull together. Job jobbed.
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Re: HMS LORD NELSON in 1:350
« Reply #47 on: August 30, 2017, 03:20:15 PM »
Very impressive... as always. I have some 1/350 pully blocks if you need them?

Haddock

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Re: HMS LORD NELSON in 1:350
« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2017, 08:19:36 AM »
Very impressive... as always. I have some 1/350 pully blocks if you need them?
I'd be interested to see these. I'm committed to the scratch-built efforts on this ship but for future projects, who knows.
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Re: HMS LORD NELSON in 1:350
« Reply #49 on: September 22, 2017, 01:48:28 PM »
Seems a long time since my last visit, I'm building up to a post of epic proportions.
Meanwhile, here's a little exercise in bending etched brass.
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Re: HMS LORD NELSON in 1:350
« Reply #50 on: September 22, 2017, 08:15:33 PM »
Hi Haddock,
Nice to see you back in the groove, unlike some of us..................
Now that lovely etched brass took you all of 10 minutes to do..............................?
Or did it?

Cheers,
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Re: HMS LORD NELSON in 1:350
« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2017, 11:55:12 AM »
Progress to date folks. No explanations, just pictures.
You should be able to blow some of these up to get a better view.
Haddock.
I'm away next week so watch this space.
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Re: HMS LORD NELSON in 1:350
« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2017, 07:58:31 AM »
Just looking at the last few photos -- your attention to detail is excellent -- I am happy if the bits of plastic I make stick together.

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Re: HMS LORD NELSON in 1:350
« Reply #53 on: October 16, 2017, 08:27:20 PM »
Agreed, another great looking model. I do enjoy seeing your builds, such an inspiration.