HMS Surprise 1/48 scale built by neptune

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This is a re posting of a build that I did some years ago, I hope you enjoy it,


I started this build a while ago and had to put it aside due to circumstances, the start of my previous log was lost during the big crash last year, then all my other photos were lost when my own PC crashed, so this log is being started with new photos of where I am at the moment, I am just about finished my build of the Duke of York and I will then be continuing this build log of the HMS Surprise.

When I was given the kit to build, the person who bought it got it off ebay, so there were quite a few things missing, the main things being the plans, also a lot of the wood was'nt there, most of the fittings were there, so here we go.

the first pics show the hull planked and coppered, the copper plates I bought from The Model Dockyard in England.



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Head on view


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Starboard bow



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Head gratings

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waist view
 

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These next photo's show views of the figure head and deck, the first pic shows what I got in the kit for a figure head, the second shows a white metal figure from a chess set and the third is after cut it off the base and trimmed it, I milled a slot down the back for it to fit on the stem.


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All the planking was missing from the kit, I had some nice clean pine that I ripped down to size and planked the decks with that.

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Pair of blocks I made up for the cat heads, the hooks and bands were made out of hammered copper wire.



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Skylight made up from the kit.


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Bitts made up from scrap wood.



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Focsle and quarter deck railings made from scrap wood and kit balustrades.



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Ships wheel from kit and scrap wood.



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belfry, top of belfry from kit and the turning were made from spare parts out of my slops chest.
 

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Laders and grating made from kit materials.


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Cannon and barrels from kit and flag locker from scrap wood.



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Capstan and gratings from kit supplied material

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Galley chimney and gratings from kit supplied material.
 

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turning the supports for the upper tops, I turned them and then sided them with a file, I then split them in half and glued them in place under the upper tops to support the trestle tree's,

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two views of the masts and bowsprit in place, just sitting there not fixed.

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Been working on the yards, attaching the stun sail yard gear,

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Fore and Main yard inner holders, these just needed filing out and then were super glued in place,



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Fore top and Main top inner holders, on these ones I had to cut through the band so I could expand them to fit and then they were super glued in place, the cut needs cleaning up still.


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all of the wire pieces on the outer holders were bent and when I tried to straighten them they broke off
 

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so to solve the problem I cut off the wire and filed them smooth and super glued them in place,



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then I drilled a hole right through the band and stunsail yard,


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I then super glued a piece of brass wire through the complete band and yard and cut off the excess.
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I then bent and trimmed the wire to size, this is on the stun sail yard,

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Then I drilled a hole into the end of the yard, this shows the holder in place,


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Another pic of same,

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The four yards with there holders in place, only the inner holders are glued, I will glue the outer ones when all the blocks, foot ropes etc have been attached.
 

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She is a nice ship to build, only problem I have with it is the lack of plans, the guy I am building it for bought it off ebay and the plans were missing along with a lot of the wood, so I only have the instruction book to go by, but I'll get there,





best regards John.
 

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G'day all, made a start on the wooldings, its probably been shown before but here it is again,




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first I make a loop


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then I take eight turns around the mast



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then I pass the end through the loop



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then I pull the end of the loop rope



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it pulls the loose end up into the wooldings, a little bit of pressure to tighten everything up



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the finished woolding
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the three masts finished



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next is the rubbing paunch, spaces cut



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in place


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blocks under the top, I wrap these with black wire and take the wire up through the top and glue them in place,
 

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G'day John
Even though it's a old build, you are still showing us your 'modeling knowledge'. I like the woolding pictorial instrument!
Keep up the great work.

Keeponmodeling
Greg
 
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