H.M.S Enterprise plank on frame CAF Models 1/48.

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H.M.S Enterprise plank on frame CAF Models 1/48.

Post by Brian077 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:34 am

Hello friends,
I spotted this kit on ebay about 6 months ago and it instantly grabbed my attention. I was considering another plank on frame model after my wonderful experience with the plank on frame Xebec model which is almost finished.

I was considering the Swan/ Naiad/ Warrior practicums and have the publications,but the thought of hundreds of hours cutting frames didn't appeal to me due to time restraints.

What could be better than a full plank on frame English 28 gun 6th rate ship all laser cut with Cherry ? The kit is by CAF models, a Chinese manufacturer and comes in 6 separate boxes.

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Re: H.M.S Enterprise plank on frame CAF Models 1/48.

Post by Brian077 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:38 am

I had seen the price on ebay and I contacted ZHL models and asked Max if he could source it for me at a cheaper price. I Also felt more comfortable buying from that company as I have purchased there before and have the assurance of payal. So I got a better price and the 6 boxes arrived 10 days later.

Photo below is a few of the boxes under my bench.
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Re: H.M.S Enterprise plank on frame CAF Models 1/48.

Post by Brian077 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:42 am

A sample of some of the kit contents.
Simply stunning fittings, beautiful milled timber of the highest quality I have seen.

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Re: H.M.S Enterprise plank on frame CAF Models 1/48.

Post by Brian077 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:45 am

Did I mention its plank on frame ? Well I am going to be busy for a long time.

The frames a beautifully laser cut from solid cherry. They are made up in double and triple laminations, so theres hundreds of pieces to glue together.
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Post by Brian077 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:47 am

This is the manufactures photo of the semi completed model. I hope mine will look like this.
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Post by Brian077 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:49 am

Today I made a start and removed the stem pieces and loosely placed them on the plan.

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Post by Brian077 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:01 am

I also made my first frame today. I used my framing jig for this.

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Post by Brian077 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:05 am

One thing I would say right from the start, is that most Chinese kits have virtually no instructions.

So apart from plans and a few assembly diagrams, you are on your own to figure it out.

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Re: H.M.S Enterprise plank on frame CAF Models 1/48.

Post by zoly99sask » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:58 am

This is amazing ,another build to whatch on my crowded list.

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Re: H.M.S Enterprise plank on frame CAF Models 1/48.

Post by JohnSilver » Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:19 pm

Hi Brian

Looks like another excellent kit from China.

You will have years of enjoyment building her.

The wood looks like it is first class.

I will pull up a chair and enjoy your build as I have with the other build.

Keep up the good work.


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