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  1. Mike41

    DocBlake's HMS Blandford Cross Section Build - 1/32 Scale

    Hi Dave, The deck beams look great as does the rest of your build. Mike
  2. Mike41

    DocBlake's HMS Blandford Cross Section Build - 1/32 Scale

    Hi Norway, I use the adhesive spray to attach the patterns to the wood, it is fast and easy. Various brands are available on the internet. Mike
  3. Mike41

    first presentation

    Hi Acho, Welcome to the site. If you are looking for information to scratch build a model, I would recommend a monograph from Ancre https://ancre.fr/en/13-monograph . For a kit I would recommend reviewing a few of the SOS Build Logs from Kits – Wood at this site and if you see a model you would...
  4. Mike41

    Aft Magazine Section - 1/32 Scale

    This is a good start Dave, I like your jig.
  5. Mike41

    HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

    Hi Dave, I just got back to Olathe from Albuquerque last night and will be here a week of so before returning to Myrtle Beach to work on the prototype. Your name is at the top of Donnie’s list when I get the drawings finished. The aft magazine should keep you busy for a while, it was one of...
  6. Mike41

    HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

    Hi Raymond, I think you will enjoy building the Blandford, I simplified the plans some to make it easier for the first-time scratch builders, but you are welcome to add extra details as many members of the group build are doing. The holidays have put the prototype of the Ontario on hold for a...
  7. Mike41

    74 Gun Vasseau by Jean Boudriot from Ancre'

    Hi Joe, The drawings look very good, you could renumber the frames on your model to make things more organized and easier to work with. Mike
  8. Mike41

    74 Gun Vasseau by Jean Boudriot from Ancre'

    Hi Joe, It looks like you have a good stock of timber for the build, I can’t wait to see the keel assembly. Mike
  9. Mike41

    HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

    I will replace the little door detail with a note asserting ‘No additional small doors, ventilation scuttles ... are to be added to the gun port covers to avoid confusion and an imperfection in the model. The model will still have gun port covers.
  10. Mike41

    HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

    I will add a detail for the little door on the drawing as an option for builders that would like to add them
  11. Mike41

    HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

    Hi Dave, Bloodwood is not as easy to work with as box or bass wood, especially when bending planks. I usually soak it in hot water for about 20 minutes and clamp it in a curved form to dry before installing the planks. I haven’t had any problems with it splitting with flat work. Hopefully you...
  12. Mike41

    HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

    Thanks Jim, I like using bloodwood, I usually make a mess when I try to paint something, so I use different woods for the color pallet.
  13. Mike41

    HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

    Upper Deck Clamps & Interior Lining: The Deck clamps were bent using the forms made for the wales and clamped in place with spring clamps. The opening in my spring clamps were not long enough to reach the lining next to the waterway, I made a few tee shaped jigs to hold the upper deck...
  14. Mike41

    74 Gun Vasseau by Jean Boudriot from Ancre'

    Nice looking joinery. Are you using a mill to make these pieces?
  15. Mike41

    74 Gun Vasseau by Jean Boudriot from Ancre'

    Looks like a good start Joe.
  16. Mike41

    HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

    Okay I will add the details as an option.
  17. Mike41

    HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

    Hi Dave, The waterline does not mean anything in a storm. I expect the ship would take on a lot of water without gunport covers. Just an opinion.
  18. Mike41

    HMS Ontario 1780 Cross Section scale 1:32

    Hi Zoltan, Since we have solver the little door mystery by identifying the illuminator and cover over hole to take end of rammer while gun port is closed, should we include this detail in our models? John McKay did not show them on his drawings but if the Ontario had them, I would like to add...
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