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Re: HMS Enchantress
« Reply #15 on: 03 August 2020, 12:00:34 »
As per normal, while one assembly has been worked on, it’s onto the next, there for a few assemblies can be completed in a rather reasonable time scale…

The Funnel has had a bit of its detail added, as I think I have already mentioned, I have opted for the single stanchions that are also available from Deansmarine these have been threaded with 0.2mm nickel silver from Albion alloys also available from Deansmarine..

The two direction and range finders plus the searchlight platform have managed their way through my sticky fingers.. All quit easy to assemble..  Plus I have started on the railing for the rear superstructures.. Again here are the single stanchions and 0.2mm nickel silver, I mesure the complete length required, start on one of the longer sides, place the stanchions, then pass the nickel silver through, line it all up, so I have the right amount if wire in the right place, a pinhead of superglue in the corners, then with a pair of flat long nose pliers holing all three wires bend them round the corner… thread the next stanchion onto the wire.. so on and so forth..

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« Reply #16 on: 11 August 2020, 07:18:45 »
Over the past week, I have been a little busy…
In the kit there are watertight shutters for the windows, these are lasered in 0.5mm plastic.. I had a little ponder over whether to use them or not.. and in the end I drew up some window frames, and go them etched, I think they turned out very nice..

While I had the Soldering iron out, I made up the two depth charge racks, still to be filled with depth charges, but for a first time build they look the part..

I have also had time to start on the paint work, to upper bridge in now nearly complete, the window panels have been slid into “U” channel plastic that has been glued to the top edge of the bridge coming.. the only fittings missing are the two semaphores..

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« Reply #17 on: 17 August 2020, 06:21:28 »
So far so good….  All the main assemblies are complete, so i can start on the paintwork…

You might have noticed that I have not applied all of the wooden decks… I have opted to leave off the upper forward turret deck, and the stern lower deck..  Purely because I do not think these areas would have seen the upper crust of the navy, and more of a work area for the Crew..

Whilst waiting for the paint to dry, I can start on cleaning up, or making up the fittings

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« Reply #18 on: 02 September 2020, 06:38:00 »
all the ships boats have now been completed…
continues work on all the Fittings, cleaning them up and painting them..

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« Reply #19 on: 07 September 2020, 06:39:40 »
Slowly but surely, some of the finished fittings, are finding their way to their respective place on the model..

The Anker’s and Anker winch are now complete, the Anker’s are not glued into the hawse pipes they are just hanging on the Anker and retraining chains, the chains were previously painted with black paint..

All the parts were either in the Kit, or available from Deansmarine, for example the retaining chains were not in the kit..

The galley chimneys have been altered slightly, thickened up and some support legs added out of 0,2mm nickel silver..

On my version of the Enchantress some of the fittings have been positioned differently in relation to the prototype model that can be seen in the Deansmarine workshops, or from the photos in this forum, mainly because of photos that I have found on other websites and from the layout that I have from the NMM..

Hope you’re enjoying the photos..

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« Reply #20 on: 14 September 2020, 05:03:09 »
i have managed to finish the two 4.7 turrets…

some might say the the barrals should be painted White, but as i said at the start, i like to bring a bit of Colour into a model..
and all of the photos i have are in black and White or a gray Colour..  :wink1:

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« Reply #21 on: 21 September 2020, 06:54:54 »
Moring chaps..
The four 3 pounder saluting guns have been located on the model…

I have also started on the railings;
yes, they are the single stations from Deansmarine, threaded with a 0.2mm nickel silver wire..

As you will probably notice only the bottom half of the stations have been painted.. 
I tend to use this method when two opposite colours meet each other, that way I do not have to be so careful when brush painting the rest of the railings..  ^^^

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« Reply #22 on: 28 September 2020, 06:01:38 »
The railings have been completed…  in the kit there seems to be gaps in the railings were the ships boats are, the NMM layout show that the railings continue all the way along the ship, this leads me to believe that the railings where the ships boats are, would be collapsible…

Over 50 more fittings have found their way onto the model, this includes various different types of vents doted all over the deck, not all the vents that I have used were in the kit, but all available as fittings from the Deansmarine collection..

The ammo racks are also not included in the kits contents, but the NMM layout shows them quite clearly, these items are also available from Deansmarine..   Some people might be saying that the ammo racks have been incorrectly painted … but I was thinking more along the lines of, this is the admiralties ship, everything is going to be highly polished, so why not the ammo racks..

The model is nearing its completion, the rigging of the masts, the ships boats need to be placed in their respective position, plus the rigging of the davits..  still need to be completed, so there will still be a few hours more to come..

Hope your enjoying the photos

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« Reply #23 on: 29 September 2020, 17:23:36 »
Yes Colin, I really enjoy the photos. It is an excellent build, everything looks neat and crisp ^^^ :) ^^^

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« Reply #24 on: 03 October 2020, 06:49:27 »
thank you Arno..

Rigging of the Mast's has been completed…..

so who is going to be the first to spot the stupid mistake  ::DD ::DD
this mistake can be seen better in the following photo's

The rear superstructure, come off with the mast and rigging all intact, closely positioned the eyes on the edge of the forward part, and the roof of the superstructure...

The forward superstructure (bridge) can be removed carefully without removing any of the rigging..

When choosing the position for these eyelets, the bridge was in place.. so I could see were the rigging would run..
I will take some photo''s with the superstructures removed..   ^^^

Now it's time to get the scalpel out, and cut the rigging off the forward mast, and re-do it with the mast the correct way round..  >:D

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Re: HMS Enchantress
« Reply #25 on: 03 October 2020, 12:51:53 »
Nice work, even with the small mistake

May i ask what wire you use for the rigging?


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« Reply #26 on: 04 October 2020, 06:43:18 »
thank you..

For the main ropes I have used brown nylon...
and for the flag ropes I have used black nylon..

All available from deansmarine, as supplied in most of the kits..

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« Reply #27 on: 05 October 2020, 05:25:22 »
Morning Gents..
The forward mast has now been re-rigged, this time the correct way around..

Also attached is a couple of close up photos of the rear mast, the admiralties flag has been produced by Scale Flags..

And as you can see, the superstructures can be removed while all the rigging is in place, one thing I must say, to maybe correct this statement, between the two masts there will be another two wires/ropes, I guess these would be the radio aerials, these will have hooks on them, so they can be hooked into the eyelets on the yardarms of the masts..

The last photo for today, shows the main On/Off switch, concealed under the funnel…

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« Reply #28 on: 14 October 2020, 10:12:26 »
I have been making Pulley's / Blocks...  so as to rig the Davits..