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Testsubjec

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Build The Endeavour
« on: February 28, 2011, 01:01:26 pm »

Hi Everyone,

One afternoon as I was working on the Fairy Swordsman and I saw an advert on the Discovery Channel about Building the Endeavour. After being totally engrossed, I popped onto the Internet and had a look at their web site http://www.build-endeavour.com/. 10 Ė 15 minutes later I had placed my subscription and was eagerly awaiting for the Post Man.

A few weeks past and after a couple of phone calls to Eaglemoss Publications I finally started to receive my subscription.

Subscription Breakdown:

1st Issue - £1.99
2 Ė 100 £5.99

Total Cost: £595 (No one can put a price on enjoyment Ė Well thatís what I told the misses).

If you subscribe online you receive a Magazine Binder (sadly I am still waiting for), a A4 Vinyl Work Mat (very useful if you havenít your own), a Plank Bender (I miss understood and tried to use it as a cutter Ė which you will find out later why), a Ship Work Base (still havenít received as of yet) and finally a very nice Personalised Wooden Plate.

Anyway, here we go with Part 1......
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Testsubjec

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 01:30:42 pm »


The long purple nail file didn't come with the issue. (My wife kindly donated it to the project after she left it on the table).  :-))




There was one mistake which I made when cutting the planks to size and this was trying to cut more than two pieces at anyone time and I ended up splitting the wood.  >:-o
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Roadrunner

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 01:36:32 pm »

Good luck with the build, lets just hope they don;t cancel your subscription half way through which happens a lot, with theses company's.
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witherswilliam

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 02:23:23 pm »

Have fun I don't think my missus would agree if I spent that much on enjoyment she would want a lot more.
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plugger

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2011, 04:39:48 am »

There are a number of people building this model on Model Ship World - www.modelshipworld.com  Check out the forum for their builds.

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essex2visuvesi

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2011, 06:06:56 am »

I have bought a couple from there
I have the
Cutty Sark, Victory, Arab Drow and titanic longboat

I know they work out more expensive in the long run but it keeps the wife happy this way
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Testsubjec

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2011, 12:42:46 pm »

Here goes with Part 2...









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Testsubjec

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2011, 07:05:20 pm »

Apologies for the poor photo quality as these are taken with my phone until I can dig out where my DSLR went too.

I have found so far while building this to be very straight forward with the instructions provided in the magazine. Planking is something which I havenít done and after reading Martinís build log for the Bismark I picked up some tips which should hopefully help me further through this build.

One point which I would advise anyone who builds this model is not to bother with the glue they provide. It seems to be very watery and doesnít offer a good bond between the pieces of wood. I was very lucky and managed to pick up a litre sized bottle of Evo Stick Waterproof PVA Wood Glue for £5 from eBay, so I have been using this.

Also another point to mention is that they advise you use a wood contact adhesive when planking, I have found that spreading some PVA Glue on the back of the planks, leaving it for half a minute or so and then laying the planks works just as well.

Hopefully depending what time I get home tonight from work I should have got Part 3 completed....
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brianB6

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2011, 11:23:30 pm »

Just so you know what you have let yourselves in for:-
Young Endeavour was in Melbourne last month for the opening of 'Seaworks' in Williamstown.
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brianB6

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2011, 11:25:33 pm »

Bow view
Whoops, the image posted twice somehow and I am not sure how to delete one!
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farrow

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2011, 10:15:12 pm »

How about this one about 2006, leaving eastern Solent.
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martinfbrown

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2011, 08:38:40 pm »

I have subscribed to this build. Just received issues 6 and 7.
Martin
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Testsubjec

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011, 04:03:11 pm »

Just in case you were all wondering why I haven't posted any more of the build. The reason being is Part 3 has got a couple of pieces missing and I cannot progress any further until I have them.  <:(

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Testsubjec

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 02:39:51 pm »

Finally received the parts yesterday!!

Here we go with Part 3....







I am alittle worried about the small gap at the bottom even though everything is seated correctly. Will have to wait and see how everything else comes together.


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plugger

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2011, 05:44:24 am »


I am alittle worried about the small gap at the bottom even though everything is seated correctly. Will have to wait and see how everything else comes together.

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I dont think the gap will be a problem at all. You will be putting two layers of planking plus a keel over it. I would be more concerned with the join in the false keel, as any misalignment will result in a twisted hull.

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Testsubjec

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2011, 10:19:23 am »

Should be interesting when I get to that stage. :-)
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martinfbrown

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Re: Build The Endeavour
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2011, 10:12:39 pm »

At present, I am up to issue 11. If someone can explain how to put photos onto the forum, I will post some of my build so far.
Martin
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