Hms Snake in Scotland

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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby Neophyte » Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:12 pm

Howdy Mr Gary. Nice build going there. New follower
coming aboard to watch this most wonderful build.
My fore fathers are Scotts...... :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby garyt » Fri Dec 16, 2016 1:00 pm

Hello Rick and welcome back I have some more photos to post had the card in the camera go u/s so will update over the weekend
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby garyt » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:27 pm

well its been a while since the last update, a mixture of work family and a camera problem, still some progress has been made :)
after debating what to do about the carronade castings and spending some considerable time tidying and generally redoing them I ended up with something that was useable if not perfect, and boy doing the steering ropes and carronade ropes was fun..... still the pictures will show the results.
I also decided that the decks should be bare oak so after marking what seemed like thousands of nails it gives a subtle but pleasing result, the masts I whipped in the same manner as split cane fly rod whippings and again is pleasing to "my" eye. externally I have gone for copper , flat black and natural wood and again am pleased with this. Oh and I know the rails are missing on the fighting platforms I will attach these as I move upwards as they are somewhat fragile
next we can start on some rigging work :)

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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby garyt » Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:30 pm

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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby Neophyte » Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:43 pm

Nice, very very nice. :handgestures-thumbup:
I really like your choice of finishing. Are you going to leave the copper sheeting bright, or add a panta.
Looking forward to more.
Cheers Rick :ugeek:
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby garyt » Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:03 am

Hi Rick thanks for your compliments i really want to weather it / dull it down some but the jury is out on the best way forward just now
I like how Graham did his, I need to give it some thought though before going much further also it's maybe time to think about her display plinth as the cradle will mark any weathering on the copper plating, but yes you are right the coppering is too new n shiny in keeping with the "working" appearance I am after
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby popeye » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:26 pm

super nice progress since I last looked in Garyt. masting looks awesome!
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby garyt » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:37 pm

Hi guys sorry for the lack of updates but have had a terrible year so far almost losing my wife to a ruptured artery and having to dash stateside , she is now well on the road to recovery, on returning home my father has been diagnosed with dementia, so have been in or around hospitals for a while.
However last weekend the building board came out and work reccomensed on the standing rigging so hopefully some proper updates before to long
Hope all are well and your builds progressing
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby Donnie » Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:14 am

Hi Gary,
I can relate to some of your woes. I hope that things continue to improve with your wife and family. My Mom has Dementia and Alzheimer for the past year and we had to put her in home. Very expensive I must say at $6000 per month. But, they have top notch care. They have one nurse per 6 residence.
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby garyt » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:20 pm

Just a wee update
Chain links are all on now and the shrouds on the main and mizzen done just the fore to do then ratlines .........
As a question the plans have the shrouds in black and ratlines in natural mmmm doesn't quite seem right should it not be black on black...... thoughts or advice anyone ?
Now it took way longer to do than type lol

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