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Link Posted: 9/29/2023 2:04:36 PM EST
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I’m afraid to count the individual planks
Link Posted: 9/29/2023 2:04:53 PM EST
[#2]
I’m afraid to count the individual planks
Link Posted: 10/14/2023 6:06:32 PM EST
[#3]
Any new photos? I love the build.
Link Posted: 10/14/2023 10:58:12 PM EST
[#4]
This thread brings back memories, I used to live in Charlestown, each day I crossed the Longfellow bridge to work in Boston, the high point of my daily commute was gazing at the USS Constitution berthed below.  

Your build is looking great.
Link Posted: 10/15/2023 10:23:04 PM EST
[#5]
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Originally Posted By xylo:
Any new photos? I love the build.
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@xylo

Some more progress. Hull fully planked.

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Link Posted: 10/15/2023 11:15:25 PM EST
[#6]
Dang.
I could do the Golden Retriever's part...that's about it.
Link Posted: 10/17/2023 2:26:03 PM EST
[#7]
I remember watching my grandpa build a wooden ship model in his basement in the mid 70's.  That thing was 4 feet long and almost as tall at the center mast!  He even built a steam box to bend the wood planking.
Link Posted: 10/23/2023 8:14:43 PM EST
[#8]
The cast brass stern wasn’t all that good, so I’m going to try to make my ownAttachment Attached File
Link Posted: 10/27/2023 12:03:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: oscardeuce] [#9]
Installed the stern galleries , bow decorations, and more work on the stern.
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Link Posted: 10/27/2023 10:39:18 PM EST
[#10]
Link Posted: 10/28/2023 4:01:59 AM EST
[#11]
Man that's looking great!
Link Posted: 11/1/2023 7:37:36 AM EST
[#12]
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Originally Posted By catmech:

@oscardeuce
Not a kit,the plans came out of a 50's Popular Mechanic magazine.Two pages one with the instructions and one with the parts.It had a graph in one corner and had to be enlarged so the graph squares were a certain size.
Luckily I found a Kinkos printing that could enlarge it big enough.I will have to use carbon paper to transfer the parts to the wood which won't be to bad just time consuming.The planking was really the hard part,the instructions only say that the planks half to be a 1/4 inch wide.Your pictures makes it easier to understand.
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Have a second copy of the parts portion of the plans made, and attach the paper templates directly to your wood with low tack contact cement for cutting the parts.
Link Posted: 11/5/2023 12:14:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Mike_c130:


Have a second copy of the parts portion of the plans made, and attach the paper templates directly to your wood with low tack contact cement for cutting the parts.
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Good idea,I just checked and I had 2 copies made at the time.
Link Posted: 11/8/2023 8:16:24 PM EST
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Some clean up and sanding

Then paint!

Link Posted: 11/15/2023 8:48:45 PM EST
[#15]
Wha are the foam blocks for in the cannon ports?
Link Posted: 11/15/2023 9:13:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: Teddydog] [#16]
Awesome!

I started this one in college (Class of 1992) and took a break of at least 5 years before finishing it.

U.S.S Dallas Revenue Cutter ca. 1812


The bow and stern are certainly the worst with the compound curves.  I have thought about trying another one, maybe one of those cross-sections.

Rob
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 9:20:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By xylo:
Wha are the foam blocks for in the cannon ports?
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@xylo

Act as masking for painting
Link Posted: 11/22/2023 9:21:58 PM EST
[#18]
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Painting then I have copper tape for the hull
Link Posted: 11/28/2023 5:15:45 PM EST
[#19]
Copper tape applied to hullAttachment Attached File
Link Posted: 11/29/2023 11:05:35 AM EST
[#20]
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Originally Posted By oscardeuce:
Copper tape applied to hullhttps://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/307202/IMG_2883_jpeg-3043256.JPG
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Coming along nicely.  That copper tape looks great and sure beats a painted finish!
Link Posted: 11/29/2023 9:23:51 PM EST
[#21]
The copper tape looks really good! I wonder if it will tarnish over time? That would make it look even better as the model ages.
Link Posted: 12/11/2023 4:26:28 PM EST
[#22]
It’s a race between finishing the copper taping and running out of copper tape!

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Link Posted: 12/13/2023 11:52:47 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/3/2024 12:50:25 PM EST
[#24]
More decking

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My assistant taking a break
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Link Posted: 1/3/2024 12:50:55 PM EST
[#25]
It is looking killer!!!!
Link Posted: 1/3/2024 1:06:55 PM EST
[#26]
Man, That’s cool! I toured her in Boston last year. Amazing experience.
Link Posted: 1/4/2024 11:34:20 AM EST
[#27]
Coming along nicely good job
Link Posted: 1/11/2024 9:45:36 PM EST
[#28]
Thats pretty cool.  Well done so far.
Link Posted: 1/12/2024 8:29:06 AM EST
[#29]
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Originally Posted By JKrammes:
Thats pretty cool.  Well done so far.
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Tag
Link Posted: 1/13/2024 12:13:58 PM EST
[#30]
Link Posted: 1/14/2024 9:27:51 AM EST
[#31]
Did you dimple the end of each deck plank?!! That detail looks good.
Link Posted: 1/15/2024 1:47:26 PM EST
[#32]
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Originally Posted By xylo:
Did you dimple the end of each deck plank?!! That detail looks good.
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@xylo

Yes! Oh my God yes!
Might be a bit overdone for the scale
Link Posted: 1/15/2024 1:48:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: oscardeuce] [#33]
Link Posted: 1/21/2024 2:00:27 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/8/2024 9:46:07 PM EST
[#35]
Any updates?
Link Posted: 2/10/2024 8:38:31 PM EST
[#36]
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Got some more cannons and started masting
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