Hermione Lafayette by Artesania Latinia 1:89 Scale

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Put bulkhead paneling on, I had some on earlier so I had to do a few repairs.

Almost there, put a few pieces in the bottom of the gun ports then sand and paint.

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I was using Cadmium red, didn't like so sanded down (the is the Cadmium red) and using Cadmium free red.
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The Cadmium free paint (finished the port yellow as well), need to sand and do a few more layers.
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Started to do gun ports sills. I fill in visible defects with a bit of glue and will do the touch up paint (gotta put the #0 and #1 paint bush to work). The aft cabin window is in. My chopping station is in the pic, just used and old miter box mounted so some wood and a blade. After all sills are in, then I will put on a layer of black and then the tallow. After that, gotta be more careful when handling. I will put on a base, and on a swivel.
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Been a bit, been working here and there. Starboard has been done for a while, just been lollygagging on port (good news, I finally painted the post on my front porch so that is off my honey-do list).

Stbd done, paint staging for port sills in background.
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Port progress, fast since I decided that at best with the wood provided is a bit rough, but then took of my magnifiers and was happy with the look.

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On to the waterways. Only a few and some are mitered around the hanking knee (looking to be a bit of a pain). Finally got to use the shaper (quarter moon for these) I bought a year ago. I just stained the wood and glued in place, used a few blocks and clothes pins to hold while glue dries.
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Nice work your paint lines on the Hull are nice and clean and Crisp. Nice looking trim work at the waterways Brother ties everything together nicely.
 

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Making some progress. I built up some of the carriages a bit back. Blackened the guns, I like the effect of not perfectly black, but some off colors as well.

Side view, the trunnion clamp needs touch up (will use a bit of black).
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Nice part of this picture, I can seem some red touch I need to do on the carriages. I like the looks of the cannon barrel. Probably not the perfect black the crew may keep.

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My paint mixing stating (old glass scale). Making grey for simulated trunnion bolts. I found the idea kinda buried in Historic Ship Models (Wolfram zu Monfel), page 52 left column of English version.
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Multitasking. Carriages on deck, glue holding down hold latch covers as the glue sets, miter rite was cutting said latches, clamps holding a few jigs for drilling hols to put in breaching ring bolts.
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Not sure if I should seize the breaching line or not. Could just do simple knot, or do a few wraps with some black thread I have. Instructions show with line under tension, but I will do a loose line. Below was just a quick mock up to see how it looks. WhatToDo.jpg
 

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Hi, if you have the first photo s of the trunnion bolts I am more then interested. She beco.es a very nicely detailed model.
Here are the original clamps, typical for a kit I think, I filled the hole with paint and repeat as the paint dries. I thought about putting a blacked nail head on, but didn't like the look
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So, I mixed paint and went with a very dark grey. I tried lighter but didn't like the look. Given the scale, it is hard to see.

Top view, I will add a few more drops until there is no depression.

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Side view. The gap in between is not visible on the complete model, but may fill in to see if can do the same with the carriages that are visible (or do a better job of fitting). You can see the simulated bolts, I will not sand down or anything as to get this pic I had to use the zoom on the camera and my visor as well. Unaided, it has a look I don't mind.

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Carriages and faux cannons installation. Doing the faux cannons now before the false decks go in so I can clean, adjust, and so forth. Once done, a bit of touch up paint on the hull where I dinged it and few sills.

Need to adjust the faux cannons, but may be futile...
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Checking out various alignments before setting in place.
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So, I went through the drawings and assembly prior to building and took notes. Forgot to make a note to review notes, one of which was to finish the bulwarks with the hull. So, had to finish the bulwarks, fill, paint. I had glued the carriages in place on the gun deck, pushed those back and will need to re-glue later. I had also glued the upper deck on, and should have just set in place to do the bulwarks. Once paint is dry, I will put together a few carriages to make sure the cut outs will be spot on.

Fitting the top deck, should have noticed the bulwark issue...
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Bulwark in (will cut out ports once done), and painting. You can see the carriages pushed back and the dowels for the faux cannons, cannonless. First layer of blue, and this blue is taking about 4 or 5 thin layers to look ok. Note the line between blue and yellow is not fine since it will be covered later, more of a reference line for most of the hull line (not at the forward end).
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