USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

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Re: USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

Post by Aussie048 » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:00 am

After enjoying a workshop conducted by one of our club members on rigging it was time for the trip home.

Obviously it would be a trip and the discussion around model ship building. Brian who I enjoyed the company brought up the topic of copper tiles and suggested I make them. I first thought what a lot of work but the idea grew on me. This idea came about because of a build log by Neptune John on his HMS Investigator.

Well the copper foil is now been ordered.

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Re: USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

Post by Canoe21 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:31 am

Hello Geoff

Your Connie sure is looking good these days with the first planking completed, it sure is nice to see all of those fine hull lines finally come to life. In the three ships that I built the Cutty Sark, the HMS Victory, and the HMS Bounty I have always purchased my copper plates from the Model Dock Yard and applied them to the hull with CA. That is a very slow and sticky job. No matter how careful on is my fingers were always covered in CA. Tried those Vinyl Gloves, but they do seem a bit bulky and tend to transfer the CA to the face of the Copper Plates. I did look at the copper foil, my Admiral has rolls of it for her stained glass, it sure would have been a lot cheaper and easier to apply, but stubborn old me liked the copper plates, ENJOY.

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Re: USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

Post by Aussie048 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:27 am

Hi Lawrence. Good to see you back all fresh and ready to get stuck into the Golden Hinde.

Yes it is a bit of a messy job but it was either the faux tiles or make them. 1500 tiles but I could not find them in my scale. I probably make up a jig with pin heads to give an imitation nail,

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Re: USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

Post by zoly99sask » Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:17 am

Planking looks great,now you are going to have fun making all those copper tiles.

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Post by Aussie048 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:31 am

Not yet Zoltan. The copper is in the mail.

I have to put a layer of walnut second planking on yet. I think it goes over the complete hull. I will check the plans before I start.

I've had a bit of a play around with the main deck grating frame

The grates still need some walnut wrapped around them so they will be a snug fit inside the frames.

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Re: USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

Post by Sgtmik » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:51 pm

Hi Geoff,
I am finishing up on my Bounty so I can get started on my Connie. I have been watching you build closely in hopes that I might learn something. I did buy a milling table that may work with my dermal set up.
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Re: USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

Post by Aussie048 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:32 pm

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A mill is a handy machine to have, Make building some parts a lot easier
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Re: USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

Post by Aussie048 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:48 pm

Well the Postie turned up today with a used DVD drive from the USA for my laptop that is going to run my CNC engraving/Router machine. That sounds better than doing the milling work on my computer desk. I now have to upgrade the Laptop from XP to windows 7

Also the second Postie turned up with 2 meters of 0.2mm copper from China. I think I have my work cut out for me for quite a few months in finishing the first planking under the Forecastle deck, doing the second planking, making a jig to mark and cut 1500 copper tiles and finally fit 1500 copper tiles.

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Re: USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

Post by Sgtmik » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:53 pm

Hi Geoff,
My shop is getting larger I just bought a Proxxon MF70. Should be here in a couple of days. :cool:
I'm excited to get started.
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Re: USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

Post by eric61 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:23 pm

Hi Geoff, re your laptop, what software will you be using to 'drive' your mill?** and would it not have been easier to get self adhesive copper strip to do your tiling? How are you going to simulate the rivets, there is a tool that can do that, I forget what it is called.
With all these questions, you can take the weekend off to answer them.
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** The reason I ask is that certain software runs better in XP than Win7.
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