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Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« on: April 05, 2019, 08:54:06 PM »

Hello Folks,  I have been commissioned to build Model Shipways "Mayflower" at 5/32"=1ft.  Wood, plank on bulkhead construction.  I would like to post the build here for those interested.  The kit is wonderful and very high quality.  Great instructions, plans and parts and supplies.  She will make for a very nice model and I am honored to be building such a historical vessel.  I am currently in framing and will be posting pictures soon.  Just wanted to give you folks the heads up.  Most of my previous builds have been of Navy war vessels, with a nice English Frigate thrown into the mix some time ago.  Stay tuned, more coming.  Cheers!  Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 09:02:08 PM »

This is certainly something different Dennis - I'll definitely look in on this one O0

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Ray.
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 03:21:43 AM »

Very nice kit, with laser cut framing and other parts, cleanly done and accurate.  Assembly is coming along fast and clean.  Basic frame is together, nice thick bulkheads for solid planking footing.  Moving into gunport framing and then general faring of the hull to prepare for planking.  Its been over a year since  I've done plank on bulkhead, almost forgot how much fun it is. This model will mostly be single layer of planks, so what goes down will be finished product, less room for mistakes.  Sistering and spiling will be done in traditional method.  Bluff bow and stern sweep will require some plank bending prep work on jigs, etc.  So, here we go, hope you folks enjoy the build.  Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2019, 03:22:17 AM »

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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 03:22:46 AM »

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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2019, 03:49:00 PM »

Nice one Dennis I'm really looking forward to this build. What type of wood do they supply for the planking and decking?  Looks great so far  :-))
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2019, 05:43:32 PM »

Thanks... the wood appears to be Beech or Bass Wood, they don't say.  It is all the same.  Grain is clear and tight and on the hard side.  No warpage, very clean and alot of it in many different sizes, so less ripping.  Blocks look like Walnut.  Staining and painting are recommended.  Sizes are in inches, so if the plans call for a stick 3/32 x 3/32 inches square, the wood is exactly that measured by steelscale.  I have built a number of Italian kits with great results, but never the precision this kit has.  I think the difference all that will make is less assembly time fiddling with fitting.  We will see about that.  its not a race, but I do have other projects in the wings.  You know how it is.  Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2019, 05:52:32 PM »

Sounds great and its nice to hear of a well supplied kit too.  I'm looking forward to the updates - good luck with the build  ok2
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2019, 03:31:30 AM »

I am looking forward to watching this build :-))
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2019, 07:36:50 PM »

Just finished framing the lower deck cannon ports.  I can choose, after hull planking to either show the ports closed or opened with dummy cannon showing just inside.  Next will be the bulkhead edge fairing to prepare for hull planking.  Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2019, 04:31:49 AM »

False decks on and counter is double planked at the stern.  Hull planking will begin soon.  Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2019, 04:43:38 AM »

And the planking begins.  Kit gives you the option to single or double plank.  First layer is 1/16"x1/8", second will be 1/32"x1/8".  I prefer to double plank, gives me a second try to improve the planking.  Frame is very robust, could plank one side of the hull first, but will just take it down 6 planks from main deck and then do the other side.  That apple bow makes for some difficulty in laying the planks fair.  Requres Spiling for sure.  Have jig for that.  I also have a plank bender tucked away somewhere.  Gonna have to find it.  Its all fun.  Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2019, 07:00:58 PM »

Hull planking is going slowly with the first layer of 1/16"x1/8" planks.  Spiling jig shown, does help with bending at bow.  Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2019, 02:15:14 AM »

Starboard side of hull is planked and faired, Port side working. Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2019, 06:46:24 AM »

Thatís looking really nice Dennis youíre doing a great job on that planking
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2019, 04:13:16 PM »

Tks, its very tedious, but rewarding as well.  In reality, I am creating a solid substrate to lay the second thin planking over.  Should have started with a solid hull and I believe that this kit company did solid hulls and changed to plank on bulkhead.  This method gives me the feeling of building a real wood ship, in a very small way. All the concepts of spiling, steelers, etc. are applied with this model.  Keeps my old hands busy.  Cheers, Dennis
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2019, 04:16:39 AM »

Hands of a model maker.  Port side planking in progress.  Dennis
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Re: Pilgrim's Pride 1620 Mayflower Static Build
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2019, 04:55:11 AM »

Now that the bottom hull planking is in, the main deck is being installed.  1/32"x1/8" planks are glued down over the subdeck.  Simulated caulking is done with lead and tree nails are drilled out at appropriate framing locations.  When deck is down, it will be stained with a light stain.  Dennis
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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2019, 03:10:19 AM »

All but one deck are planked and stained, bulkheads planked, doors, hinges and rings installed. Stbd side is planked on inside, stained and mounted.  Port side is in process planking.  She is starting to look like a ship now.  Loads of fun.  Dennis
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« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2019, 03:29:24 AM »

Window glazing on this model is a bit tedious.  A small square of clear poly is laid down on top of the window plan. Then, thin strips (.010) adhesive tape is laid over the lead frame lines, two directions, then framed with a wider adhesive tape.  The window is cut out and glued to the "inside" of the bulkheads to finish.  Dennis
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