Lol I love sharpening knives. Gave my EDC work knife to a coworker to open a box he was like holly s*^t that thing is sharp, I told him wouldn't be much good if it wasn't I have sharpened it sharp enough to split a hair. There is nothing like a sharp knife. I have never been good with drill bits for some reason but I can get end mills super sharpHa ha ha. I learnt such skills as a young lad. When I was at RAAF tech training school, we all had a task to build a vice at micrometer precision. I finished the job in two days. Everybody else was still on it for another 2-3 days. I had nothing to do during but wait. Bored, I decided to sharpen all the knives in the smoko room. The Sgt knicked himself while buttering his bread roll (one up for the trainees). Band to stay in the machine shop after that, I soon discovered a drawer full of broken drill bits. They soon got reshaped and sharpened too. No NCO in the shop knew how to sharpen a repair a broken drill bit (another one for the trainees). They were sure happy to see me go into Avionics .
Sorry you got that impression, though it is fairly close to the original progress rate. I did work on this day and night, every day, until . . .Very nice, Your fast Brother this is coming together quickly
Currently about one third through the build. Have stopped (intermission) to complete Wardell Bridge Diorama. Thought you might be interested to see what I have done so far.
Ha ha. Very interesting.When I get home Ill enlarge the picture and see If I can find any saws laying up there or being used. I'm on a cell phone so not that good a picture enlarged on this tiny display. I may end up rebuilding that pagoda originally it had wood railings it's been repaired and modernized over the years. Photo is from my drone I'm standing near the statue in the lower center if the picture holding a white remote control
Yep I use my drone for a lot of stuff I have the DJI Mavic Pro I fly it up amongst rigging on the constellation to look at the blocks hooks and other items I want to replicate in a build I have planned. I have been Flying RC most of my life so I'm very exp. pilot threading a drone through ships rigging isn't for the faint at heart especially when they average in cost of $1,400 -1,700.00 I have a commercial drone pilots lic. and I fly every weekend weather permitting. Helps keep my flying skills sharp.Ha ha. Very interesting.
You know, drones can be an extremely helpful research tool for the scratch-builder. They can go places, such as you pointed out, to take photographs of things not found elsewhere. Example. A top-down (plan) view of the pagoda and pathways, side view of roof, etc. to get best shots for extrapolating measurements (if you can't access plans).