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

Brian077

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Hi John,

The length of the ship from the stem to the stern is 840 mm and it 1/48 scale. .

Theres no masting with the kit as its an Admiralty model with stub masts, but I am contemplating scratch building the masts and spars myself.

I am just tidying up a few things and see a number of laser cut parts have been replicated twice in the cutting program. These timber pieces are left over after the framing of the hull.

Its no big deal, but I post this so the manufacturer can keep an eye on wastage and make adjustments in the future. .

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Been out in the workshop and thought I would post a few photos of the current status of my model as I write this post

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Been cleaning up the stern transom area and sanding out the keel deadwood area where it meets the rudder post. The idea from what I understand, is to have a smooth taper from the frames to the rudder, so theres a deadwood piece of Cherry timber thats fixed and tapered.

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G'day Brian
She's a beauty mate! Did you kept the amount of hours that you worked on her so far? It would interesting to know.
One thing for sure, the laser cut sections, would have saved you at least the time that you have spent on her so far.
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This is the manufactures photo of the semi completed model. I hope mine will look like this.

I am sure your model will look even better than the manufacturer's one, as on this one there seem to be quite a few bumps in the run of the planks: some extra sanding would certainly help.

By the way, as other modellers mentioned, it would be a losing games to look away from these kits: there are more and more kits that are either genuine (based on illegally used plans?) or upgrades of existing kits. I suspect more and more modellers will be tempted to build one of these.