ZHL Royal Caroline Kit, scale 1/30

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Hi John,

Nice door knobs, did you make them your selve?

Regs Maarten


G'day Maarten, I had some thick brass pins that had a head that is approx 2.5mm across and these are what I used, see pics below,


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I had blackened them for another job I was doing,


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So I used some fine sandpaper and took the blackening off,


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Side view,

thanks for looking in,

best regards John.
 

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You have a good macro-function on your camera.......or very big fingers ;-)
Many Thanks for sharing this detail....
 

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Hi John,

Thx for sharing, I'd like the result. Keep it in mind for my doors. I now created door handles from copper wire. I hope to update my log this weekend.

Regs Maarten
 

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I took some closer looks at the photos and I want to ask you something, which I marked in blue on your photo of one of your last posts
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WE can see at the sides of the doors to the cabin one vertical carving bands (arrows), which are looking a little bit lost for me.
Cound it be, that they should be a little bit closer to the doors, so that the curved carvings over the doors have a connection, like a flower frame around the doors?
The possible locations are marked with the blue dashed / dotted line....... just a thought
 

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I took some closer looks at the photos and I want to ask you something, which I marked in blue on your photo of one of your last posts
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WE can see at the sides of the doors to the cabin one vertical carving bands (arrows), which are looking a little bit lost for me.
Cound it be, that they should be a little bit closer to the doors, so that the curved carvings over the doors have a connection, like a flower frame around the doors?
The possible locations are marked with the blue dashed / dotted line....... just a thought
G'day Uwe, here is a pic from their construction book and the ANof the ship shows the same, thanks for asking the question, if you ever have any questions just ask, other eyes might see something Iv'e missed,

best regards John.

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You have a good macro-function on your camera.......or very big fingers ;-)
Many Thanks for sharing this detail....

Thank you Uwe, it is not an expensive camera, it is a Fuji Fine Pix, it works really great, thanks again for looking in,

best regards John

PS my Admiral reckons I have a very big mouth, I talk too much, ;);););)
 

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G'day Maarten, I haven't been too good lately, but things are getting better, also I have relocated my hobby room, so I have to set it all up again, but hopefully I will get back to posting soon,

Best regards John,
Hallo John, Good to hear....we are missing your posts
 

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G'day John
Hope to see more updates very soon. Now that your hobby room is just about finish, you got not no more excuses, except maybe your admiral might not be too well, then you have a great one.
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I decided to make a conventional cradle rather than sit her on the pedestals as she will be moved around a lot and I was frightened of her tipping over, whether i leave this as the main stand I don't yet know,

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Stand as made.

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Making sure the fit is OK,

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Just a little bit of trimming needed.

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ship on the stand.

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c lose up,

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I had cast some dolphins and might attach them later if I use this as a permanent stand,

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another view,

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and the stand after a couple of coats of varnish,

hope you enjoy,

best regards John,

PS its good to be back posting again, I have a lot of logs to catch up on.
 

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Next up were the scupper outlets,


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Three of the eight scupper outlets after drilling for the discharge pipe.


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The four starboard side outlets in place,

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close up of two of them, the pipes have to be shortened a little bit,

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Three on the port side after varnishing,

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Close up,

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This is where I am up to at the present time,

thanks for looking,

best regards john.
 

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Now on a different subject, the gentleman who I had built the HMS Surprise for finally managed to come down from Queensland and pick her up, I do not have a build log for the Surprise as yet so I will just post a pic on this log, when I get time I will post the build log for her, if it is not OK please remove, hope you enjoy,

best regards John.

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