HMS Enterprise 1774 28 Gun frigate

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by mitchel, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Make sure you start skinning her from the bow and stern first. It is much easier to correct any errors in the middle of the hull than at the bow and stern. Also, make sure you do the ship symmetrically, or it will pull to one side. That is rarely fixable. :)
  2. mitchel

    mitchel New Member

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    Hi zathros
    Yeah I get that. I skinned the ship in horizontal strips on both sides and now I am filling in the gaps to have a fully skinned hull. Pictures to follow.

    Cheers mate.
  3. zathros

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    Sorry if I stated the obvious. The frame work looks very straight and true! :)
  4. mitchel

    mitchel New Member

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    Please don't apologise. It's good to know the hints and tips regardless if I have done the work or not.
  5. zathros

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    I appreciate that. She's going to be a magnificent ship. Prepare a nice place for her. Inverted aquariums can be had cheap at Tag sales, and offer excellent protection, and easy access. :)
  6. mitchel

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    Hey guys/gals

    Just thought I would write an update. The shipyard has been on strike these last few weeks. I am finding that now that spring is here, silly little jobs keep poking their noses in. The tomatoes are now in the greenhouse, the lawn is getting its twice weekly cut, the house windows are newly cleaned and painted, and every room has had a spring clean.
    Apart from that I took the missus to Edinburgh (Scotland) to celebrate our 25 wedding anniversary and only now does it seem that I am able to sit down at the shipyard again.
    Watch this space...
  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    It's so easy to get thrown of course on these models! :)