Build Log: Bluenose I 1:64 scale, MS2130

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Re: Build Log: Bluenose I 1:64 scale, MS2130

Post by DougW » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:34 am

Canoe21 wrote:Hello Doug

Bluenose is sure looking good, very nice work and with such very fine detail. I took a few pictures of the Bluenose 11 a few yeard ago in Nova Scotia on one of our vacations there. I will post a Bow picture on your post and if by chance you do not want it there, then just tell me and I will remove it OK. Just thought it may help you in your build, ENJOY.

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Nice photo Lawrence. Let's keep it up.
It reminds me I have to figure out how to do that scroll work. Any ideas? I saw one technique using stiffened string and then hammering it flat.
I'm working on the transom this weekend, it hangs out off the deck at more than 45 degrees and I had to use gap-filling CA for the first time on this model. If I build another schooner I might do this differently. :)
Thanks for the comments,
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Re: Build Log: Bluenose I 1:64 scale, MS2130

Post by Canoe21 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:56 pm

Hello Doug

I am pleased that you like my picture, as it will give you a few more ideas to sort things out as you build your Bluenose. For the Scrollwork around the Ancor Hase Pipe, I have used brass wire flattened out a bit, but that was for a very small schooner the Annie M. Parker, for the Bluenose, it looks like you will have to do a little bit of soldering as her scroll work is much more elaborate, hope this helps, ENJOY.

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Re: Build Log: Bluenose I 1:64 scale, MS2130

Post by DougW » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:24 am

Hello all,
I have spent the time to get the transom formed. It is a bit fragile as it hangs out off the stern quit a bit. I have a little jig to protect it until it is planked.
Now I have to decide on whether to complete the railing or do the hull planking first. The instructions build the main and secondary rails first but most of the logs I have reviewed have planked the hull first. I am thinking of doing the gunwales with the scuppers etc first, then the false stanchions. That way I can paint the onboard side of the gunwales before adding the rails. I haven't done any planking before so we'll see how that goes. :)
Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Doug
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:o I have to get the hawse pipe hole drilled.

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Re: Build Log: Bluenose I 1:64 scale, MS2130

Post by DougW » Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:33 pm

Hi all, it is time to talk scuppers.
The Bluenose has a few, two per frame per side. I needed to figure out how to make these on the lower bulwark plank before I can plank up to the rail.
According to the instructions they were 3" wide by 1" high and are on either side of each stanchion at deck level or at least atop the waterways.
This calls for a jig or frame to make consistent.
Turns out I have a 3/64" grinder bit for the Dremel. I mounted it in my Dremel router and set the height to 1/64".
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To determine to locations of the scuppers I positioned the plank on line at the upper edge of the waterways and marked each integral stanchions (bulkheads). I removed the plank and shaded those positions and added the three false stanchions between each.
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Marked plank
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I could then pull the plank on edge across the router, easily eyeballing the location of the suppers. This gives nice square channels of the correct and consistent size. How to keep them clear and not plugged up with paint etc will be another story. I may paint the channels before assembly.
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Thanks for looking,
Doug

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Re: Build Log: Bluenose I 1:64 scale, MS2130

Post by Fright » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:59 am

Doug - the hull framing is coming along nicely! Will be dropping in from time to time to see your progress.

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Re: Build Log: Bluenose I 1:64 scale, MS2130

Post by Donnie » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:14 pm

Hows the Bluenose going?

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Re: Build Log: Bluenose I 1:64 scale, MS2130

Post by DougW » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:11 am

Hi Donnie...
Well I am afraid she has been mothballed for awhile. Apparently I needed to do some remodeling this summer that I had not planned. It is coming along and everything is scheduled to be done by mid-September with the installation of floor coverings. I am a bit ahead of schedule and hope to carve out a small space to work before that. I has been sort of like packing up everything to move and then unpack without actually leaving the house. :lol:

Take care all,
Doug

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