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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby booth » Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:37 pm

Thank you both again, it does make me feel better and encourages me to keep up to date with the ship when i receive the installments

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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby booth » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:18 am

Now its time to start the build of the ships launch.

The beginning starts in a conventional way

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Then disaster happens. I was sanding too hard and snapped three of the frames. I glued them back into place and left for 24 hours.

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The difference then becomes apparent as only the bottom has wooden strips glued to the frame. The uprights will be removed later and so they can only be fixed front and back and to each other.

To avoid gluing to the frame I used Sellotape between the frame and the strips

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Then meant a lot of use of masking tape to hold in place and wait 24 hours between each fixing.

I had stained some strips as I didn’t know if they would be left as wood of painted.

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And after a few had been secured I started to use clamps and pegs

At the end I found then I needed to use filler inside to cover up the marks left by the plank bender. The uprights were removed

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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby booth » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:21 am

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The brass decking and internal wall supports came in one piece

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I decided to paint the inside red as the real reconstruction ship had done.

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The hull was painted, and side planks glued

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My way of holding the top strips in place while using superglue

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Oars, hooks and anchors all done

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And in place

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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby royjess » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:40 am

Lovely work as usual :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby booth » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:52 pm

Back again!

Thank you very much royjess

Its been a few months, but here is the update. I don’t know why but issues have been a bit spasmodic and I have often had to wait a couple or even three weeks between publications. However, we are nearing the end and I am now almost up to number 127. I think there is 140 in total.

The iron clamps that hold the rigging to the hull came in an elongated loop with a gap. I didn’t like this as under stress they just opened up. I tried black threads and various other alternatives but the only one that seemed to be ok was fitting second one in reverse position, doubling up and fixing together with super glue. I don’t know it will hold once I start the rigging. If it starts coming apart, I will replace be black thread. The first dead eye doesn’t look to happy about things!

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The transom seemed easy, but I had to redo it after painting. The first weeks was painting one side all blue and the next was going over the blue with the hemp yellow. After about 6 coats the blue still showed so I ordered a replacement and redid it with the benefit of knowing the final paint scheme. I used food packaging for the windows after having the Transom as a tempate

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Thee we had some more rigging stays for the deck and decorations

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In place
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The Mast platforms came in the following two issues. I painted them before separating the parts to smooth them over after the paint raised the surface. The final coats will come later when I fit them to the masts.

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Bow decorations and anchor supports taking shape

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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby number1 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:10 pm

Glad to see this back! enjoying your endeavours :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby royjess » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:07 pm

Coming along nicely, looks like it's going to be a stunning model when finished
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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby Mark » Wed May 08, 2019 11:18 am

The red makes for a very striking model, and she is looking lovely.
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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby steve131 » Wed May 08, 2019 7:37 pm

Mark wrote:The red makes for a very striking model, and she is looking lovely.

Agreed.
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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby booth » Sun May 19, 2019 5:05 pm

Thank you very much. I have a few more pictures to show but not a lot seems to have happened. I an up to number 135 and working on 136/7 (Masts) and there still seems a lot of work to do with only 3 issues left.

I contacted Hachette about the slowdown in releases and it seems that there is a problem with ‘printing’ and they are having to be re-done. At the moment it seems that issues are appearing every 2/3 instead of weekly. Still, as long as I don’t miss any!

Rudder now done.

I took this photo of the rear and realised that the lower yellow decoration didn’t line up

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So off it went taking bits off with it. I have ordered a replacement and will redo it when received.

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The Anchors so far. I think at some stage we will be asked to fill the wrap around gaps with rope perhaps?

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The bow and figurehead now done.

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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby booth » Sun May 19, 2019 5:08 pm

Time to do the railings around the centre of the deck. I used masking tape to mark the holes to be drilled and still manage to make mistakes!

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They are loose at the moment as I will fix in position once I have the rails fitted.

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The chimneys are also loose at this stage as I know I will only knock them once I start doing the rigging.

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The masts are a bit of a challenge. They are square at one end and slope in and then out at the top before becoming thin again. This piece will be partly black

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I will wait for all the issues now before I continue.

The instructions for the steps called for them to be painted brown and without rails. I looked online as saw that the real life replica has them painted red sides and with railings. I will go down that route.

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Number 137 only had instructions for assembling part two of this thing for marking the sails.

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I9 guess that this may be like the Black Pearl and have a bumper number 140.
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Re: Hachette L’Hermione

Postby booth » Sun May 19, 2019 5:13 pm

A view of the beginning of the masts

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