A very thoughtful and useful gift from your wife Phil. I know a few other modellers on SOS have one too. It looks like a great device for the larger models. I’ll have to print out your second photo and leave copies all around the house .
They're on Amazon..(but what isn't?)A very thoughtful and useful gift from your wife Phil. I know a few other modellers on SOS have one too. It looks like a great device for the larger models. I’ll have to print out your second photo and leave copies all around the house .
Good morning Phil- a very clever Lady and an ingenious way to make a lift stand for rigging. I have 2 of those in my garage (got bikes on and a little old) - I may just “plagiarise” this. Cheers GrantBuild Log Nuestra Senora del Pilar (OcCre):
Quick update: I received my birthday gift from my wife - a lift table to allow me to reach the masts and yards on this behemoth. Assembled it today and modified it to use for ship building (its a motorcycle lift actually). I added a plywood top with a new cutting mat. Should work well. Goes from 13" up to 33" so I should be able to reach the yards and masts nicely!
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私も、所有している愛読書です。Indeed, I also own that book - the dutch edition. Years ago I borrowd it several times from our public library but it covers a lot of information so i decided to buy it.
It will certainly prevent me from making too many mistakes by mixing building methods from diffetent periods and regions.
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Thank you Heinrich! There are still some rough edges and small flaws I don't like. I'll work on refinement. The color I have employed are the same as in the kit instructions.You are making very good progress Phil. These finishing items take a long time so don't rush it. I like how you have applied a combination of things to make those balusters fit so nicely. Well done on that tricky part.
Good morning Phil. Firstly congratulations to your granddaughter- masters is no easy feat so well done. The stern is starting to look awesome. I love the blue (maybe personal taste) as its sets a fantastic deep contrast. I don’t know if you reduced the railings however what I see all looks in proportion. It’s funny how it’s always the stern which can make or break a ship- nice Phil. Cheers GrantBuild Log: Nuestra Senora del Pilar (OcCre)
Continuing building in the stern. putting in half-round moldings, putting some color in place and getting some of the metal 'sculptures' painted too. Added the rear railing with 20 stancions. I inserted brass pins in each one to help with strength. Added a bit of filler as needed to shape things nicely. Next up, getting some gold paint in place then on to the upper poop decking. It is slow going with it being spring here and the weather warming up. Have alot of outside work in the yard and swimming pool to get everything ready for summer. Additionally, my grand daughter graduated with her Master's Degree from University of Pennsylvania!
Please post any questions or suggestions as you may see fit.
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