Hms Investigator, 1800, 1/48 scale built by neptune from plans by Robert Sexton.

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Hms Investigator, 1800, 1/48 scale built by neptune from plans by Robert Sexton.

Post by neptune » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:25 pm

This is a compacted build log of HMS INVESTIGATOR, 1800, 1/48 scale from plans by Robert Sexton.
This is the Investigator that Mathew Flinders used during his charting of the Australian coast in 1802.

I built this model for a gentleman who does talks on Mathew Flinders and his charting of the Australian coastline.


shows the bulkheads being erected
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the rest of the bulkheads cut out
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the side elevation
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stern view all the bulkheads in place
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bow view
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head on view
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stern framing, the plywood piece will be cut away along with the tops of the frames later in the build.
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shows how I did the rabbett, I cut a strip not as wide as the keel and glued it in place
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then the keel went on top
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shows how the first plank will sit in the rabbett
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this is the strip in place and also note how I thinned the deadwood area so the planking will run flush into the stern
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Re: HMS INVESTIGATOR, 1800, 1/48 scale built by neptune from plans by Robert Sexton.

Post by zoly99sask » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:15 pm

Hello John ,I will follow this with a great interest!!

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Post by neptune » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:06 pm

Bow timbers being cut and checked over plan
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the rudder
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the rudder and stern post
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stern post and keel fitted
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fitting the stem note the wood dowells through the keel and also the stem.
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fitting the scarph piece
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fitted and sanded
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Post by neptune » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:15 pm

my fancy plank bender, an old coffee pot with everything removed except the element.
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Frames marked for the wales position
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end of wale nibbed to fit in stem rebate
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first wale in place
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another view
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the second wale plank being fitted
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another view
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Post by neptune » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:30 pm

Fitting the wales continued fixing with PVA glue and dowells
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how I used the clamps as I worked back along the hull
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another view, after glue and dowelling to six framesI then started on the port side wales.
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Both sides glued and dowelled to front six frames
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Starboard side view, note the timber clamped to the front of the wale for extra support while the glue drys.
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Post by neptune » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:37 pm

I'm afraid I dont have any pics of the planking of the hull, just the completed planking, I lost the log when MSW crashed and these are all I managed to salvage, if you have any questions just ask.
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the plan held against the hull
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The gentleman I built her for wanted some of the framing exposed, so this is what I did.
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Post by neptune » Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:39 pm

view along the deck getting ready for the cabins, take note that after I had planked the hull I cut away the timber tops along the main deck level and also the quarter deck and added another layer of planks make sure when you do this that the second layer over lap the frst layers joints.
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shows the cabins part framed
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Re: HMS INVESTIGATOR, 1800, 1/48 scale built by neptune from plans by Robert Sexton.

Post by GaryM » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:55 pm

Nicely executed.
Happy modeling,
Gary Maple

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Post by neptune » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:34 am

GaryM wrote:Nicely executed.


Thanks for the nice comment Gary,

best regards John.

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Post by neptune » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:20 am

These next set of pics show how I made the capstan, its made out of a piece of Australian Pear, the pics are pretty self explanetary,


It seems like a bit of an overkill, but at the time I had just bought the lathe and I wanted to see what it could do
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Turning down to size
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Lots of chippings
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To get the openings for the capstan bars I ran the end of the dowell across the saw table after working out where to put the cuts, any questions just ask.
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best regards John.


turning the lower barrel the top barrel was turned the same.
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Top cap turned to size
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turning the bottom cap and drilling the hole for the top barrel to fit into.
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checking against the plan
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the top and bottom parts
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Milling the whelps.
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The double capstan temporarily assembled.
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