David I am impressed. Perhaps a little cheeky, but, would you be willing to share the publisher file you created with me? I am very keen to add this nomenclature and masonic badge, stern details to the model I am currently building. _From Ian Wilson, Inverkip Scotland.Happy Saturday Everyone,
Today I've been working on the lettering. I usually cheat and make the lettering on the computer, but it still takes a long time sorting out the sizing, spacing etc. I drew the scroll work on the computer as well, copying as best I good from the pictures I have. The spacing looks uneven on the stern lettering, but that's how it appears according to my pictures. I'm pretty sure that the scroll work on the sides of the hull at the bow are maple leaves, so that's what I went with. I have an ancient version of Microsoft Publisher which gets the job done for me.
As you can see I've gone with the Masonic emblem rather than the Odd Fellows emblem. Not because I favour one over the other but the Masonic emblem was the one that was there when Bluenose was launched and it's the one that was there for most of its life.
So that was my morning's work, and now outside to cut the grass.
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Masonic greetings from a new SOS member and Past Master of McKenzie River Lodge 195, Eugene, Oregon, USA and Honorary Past Master and Secretary of Eugene Lodge 11, Eugene, Oregon. Bluenose will be my second build after completing a pilot boat from Constructo started back in 1969 and set aside for other matters after being about 2/3 done but masting and rigging incomplete back then. This POB will be my first one and I am expecting, with my penchant for slow careful detail that it will stretch out to three years or so, God granting me that time at this stage of 79 years come November. Beautiful work on your part. I'll have to start a log as so far I have been reading the instructions, studying the plans and thinking ahead of what is needed for the project. Fraternally yours with Brotherly Love, Reliefe, and Truth.
Hello PT-2 and welcome to SoS. Our old friend David Lester is no longer a member here at SoS. However, you can follow along with my old Bluenose build log from a few years ago right here. It is not as nice as David's but should be entertaining in any case...Masonic greetings from a new SOS member
Being a newbie to SOS I am not sure of the link for conversation threads so this is a blind try. I see your reference to a Practicum on Bluenose by Bob Hanks. Where is that available? I want to put as much as feasible before my bow before casting off before the tide is right. Probably in a typical manner while searching around I have found some items to be improvised after making an order which in hindsight was not necessary. All part of a relative newcomer stepping his game up and hopefully not to a Remagan in a bridge too far with Bluenose. I don't mind remaking things if they don't turn out right but that can lead to later blemishes which could be avoided.Hello PT-2 and welcome to SoS. Our old friend David Lester is no longer a member here at SoS. However, you can follow along with my old Bluenose build log from a few years ago right here. It is not as nice as David's but should be entertaining in any case...
I happen to have an archival copy of my original Bluenose build log from the old Lauck Street forum. Although I built this a few years ago, all the tips and techniques described in this log will still work on the current Bluenose kit from Model Expo along with Bob Hunt's excellent practicum. I...shipsofscale.com