USS Constitution "Old Ironsides " 1:93 Scale Mamoli

This Build Log Section is for Wood Ships. Enter your Build Log here. It is advisable for others to follow your Build Log to start your post such as "Build Log: HMS Ship name"

Moderators: zoly99sask, Aussie048

Post Reply
User avatar
Aussie048
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
Posts: 622
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:32 pm
Location: Melbourne Australia

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

Post by Aussie048 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:54 pm

Gemma

It comes from a spay can. I think it is probably easier to handle by just having to shake the can than to mix.

I have been reading through your build log of the Black Pearl, but am in the early stages and yet to comment

One of our friends is also working on a ZHL kit which I will be seeing later this morning. He is the one who came up with the idea and has used it on most of his builds if not all. I am impressed with the quality of the timber of the ZHL. He is the best one to explain the process. I'm pretty sure you know who I am talking about.

We are going to look at deck planking for my Connie as I have been advised very strongly not to use the Tanganyika that was supplied in the kit

Cheers
Geoff
Last edited by Aussie048 on Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Aussie048

Image

Current Build Link:-
Mamoli - USS Constitution
HMS Triton Section Poseidon section

On Hold Builds:-
Santa Maria
Norfolk Sloop Delxue

Member
Ship Modelling Society of Victoria

User avatar
GemmaJF
Petty Officer First Class
Petty Officer First Class
Posts: 446
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:31 pm
Location: Essex, UK

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

Post by GemmaJF » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:00 pm

Hi Geoff,

I think I know who you mean ;-)

If your kit Tanganyika is anything like the replacement wood I bought for my Black Pearl build, you may be well advised not to use it! I only carried on with it because the Pearl is supposed to be a bit rough around the edges, on a more serious build it would have been of little use at all.
Current Build: ZHL Black Pearl 1:50

Next Up: Billing Boats Bounty 1:50

Researching for POB scratch build : HMS Ferret 1:48 (1711)

Projects: Arduino Lighting Project

User avatar
Aussie048
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
Posts: 622
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:32 pm
Location: Melbourne Australia

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

Post by Aussie048 » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:23 pm

We came up with some cherry to replace the Tanganyika with.

It is a lot lighter than Tanganyika I have which was more orange in colour but I have seen some different shades of Tanganyika which vary a lot.

Cheers
Geoff
Aussie048

Image

Current Build Link:-
Mamoli - USS Constitution
HMS Triton Section Poseidon section

On Hold Builds:-
Santa Maria
Norfolk Sloop Delxue

Member
Ship Modelling Society of Victoria

User avatar
DenisR
Petty Officer Second Class
Petty Officer Second Class
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:26 pm

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

Post by DenisR » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:47 am

Hi Geoff

Build is looking very nice well done.

Good move to change the Tanganyika deck planking over to Cherry, I wish I had done the same with my Revenge build.


Denis.

User avatar
Aussie048
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
Posts: 622
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:32 pm
Location: Melbourne Australia

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

Post by Aussie048 » Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:08 pm

Hi Denis

Thanks for being so adamant that I was not to use the Tanganyika for deck planking.

I must also thank Brian for sourcing the Cherry for me. I hope I can do it justice and sure I will.

The thing I like the most on SOS is seeing old mates and meeting new ones in a very friendly environment.

Sharing advice, advice is free.

My goal is to get my build log up to date before the end of the month and then start building again. :D

Cheers
Geoff
Aussie048

Image

Current Build Link:-
Mamoli - USS Constitution
HMS Triton Section Poseidon section

On Hold Builds:-
Santa Maria
Norfolk Sloop Delxue

Member
Ship Modelling Society of Victoria

User avatar
DenisR
Petty Officer Second Class
Petty Officer Second Class
Posts: 146
Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:26 pm

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

Post by DenisR » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:17 pm

Hi Geoff

I don't think you will regret using the Cherry.

Also a thank you to Brian for helping you out.


Denis.

User avatar
Aussie048
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
Posts: 622
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:32 pm
Location: Melbourne Australia

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

Post by Aussie048 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:21 am

Well time for the next update to catch up the build log with the actual build. I do hope I am building again late next week. :D

It was time to dry fit and install the false deck
P1010093D.jpg
P1010093D.jpg (202.69 KiB) Viewed 58 times
P1010094D.jpg
P1010094D.jpg (237.42 KiB) Viewed 58 times
P1010095D.jpg
P1010095D.jpg (314.46 KiB) Viewed 58 times
P1010098D.jpg
P1010098D.jpg (201.29 KiB) Viewed 58 times
P1010099D.jpg
P1010099D.jpg (192.95 KiB) Viewed 58 times
P1010100D.jpg
P1010100D.jpg (176.57 KiB) Viewed 58 times
Well I had an issuewith the false deck. The false deck goeds upward from this point. My clamps were all to large so it was time to make a clamp up. I went through my junk box that has all the little bits and pieces in it that you should never throw out and made a clamp
P1010102D.jpg
P1010102D.jpg (191.86 KiB) Viewed 58 times
P1010104D.jpg
P1010104D.jpg (284.35 KiB) Viewed 58 times
Problem solved with a bit of scrape glued underneath the issue All fixed.
P1010106D.jpg
P1010106D.jpg (278.61 KiB) Viewed 58 times
Aussie048

Image

Current Build Link:-
Mamoli - USS Constitution
HMS Triton Section Poseidon section

On Hold Builds:-
Santa Maria
Norfolk Sloop Delxue

Member
Ship Modelling Society of Victoria

User avatar
Aussie048
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
Posts: 622
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:32 pm
Location: Melbourne Australia

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

Post by Aussie048 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:18 am

The next step was to fit the lower gun ports. I needed to use epoxy resin OOPS I am allergic to that stuff. Eye lids get real red around the eyelids forehead got scaly. Down to the Safety shop and get the right equipment for the job. The mask and gloves are special for the ingredients in the appoxy. resin Epoxy resin nearly got me put in hospital for 3 days

The epoxy resin still did get me but only slightly
P1010110D.jpg
P1010110D.jpg (339.63 KiB) Viewed 58 times
Last edited by Aussie048 on Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
Aussie048

Image

Current Build Link:-
Mamoli - USS Constitution
HMS Triton Section Poseidon section

On Hold Builds:-
Santa Maria
Norfolk Sloop Delxue

Member
Ship Modelling Society of Victoria

User avatar
GemmaJF
Petty Officer First Class
Petty Officer First Class
Posts: 446
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:31 pm
Location: Essex, UK

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

Post by GemmaJF » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:43 am

Great to see your update Geoff. Some brilliant tips there I will be remembering.

I share your allergy to epoxy resin. I use to run a company casting the stuff. Most of us who worked with it now only have to be exposed to the fumes to get a reaction to it. So It is the same for me all the safety gear just to use some five minute epoxy. :roll:
Current Build: ZHL Black Pearl 1:50

Next Up: Billing Boats Bounty 1:50

Researching for POB scratch build : HMS Ferret 1:48 (1711)

Projects: Arduino Lighting Project

User avatar
Aussie048
Chief Petty Officer
Chief Petty Officer
Posts: 622
Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:32 pm
Location: Melbourne Australia

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

Post by Aussie048 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:16 am

Gemma

Thanks for visiting my build log of my Connie. :D

I had used epoxy resin over the years with no reaction at all. I don't know what has chanded in the formulation of the epoxy resin. I was using the 24 hour epoxy resin and I did not realize till the 3 time I used it. Same with the 5 minute epoxy which is not as strong a resin. 3 days I went to see the Dr at the hospital ., The first time. He put me on Hospital strength antibiotics which did clear it up quickly. Originally we did not know what caused it, maybe water, maybe an insect bite.

As you said it is the fumes but as you can see I went for the as much protection as I could.

I have always like to show details of how I achieved different parts in a build as it can give other builder ideas and I also get feedback on issues.

Cheers
Geoff
Aussie048

Image

Current Build Link:-
Mamoli - USS Constitution
HMS Triton Section Poseidon section

On Hold Builds:-
Santa Maria
Norfolk Sloop Delxue

Member
Ship Modelling Society of Victoria

Post Reply

Return to “SOS Build Logs from Kits - Wood”