Hello John, have been thinking about you the last couple of days and was about to drop you a line and there you were in the Bluenose discussion, such a beautiful ship and a well put together kit by Heinrich over at YQ. I can not help but to order this one even if it raises a few feathers you know where. Very sorry about my lax trips on your build logs and on the SOS Forms. It has been a very difficult year for my Admiral Bernadette and I after loosing our son last Dec. and I was getting over the pain of that when I came down with a bad case of the Shingles. I thought it was an allergy attack and tried steroids for over a week before contacting our doctor. This it turns out made things a lot worse, bad decision. Well now I am slowly over coming this awful pain that just drains the good out of me, just no get up and go at all. But now I am starting to feel a lot better but still rely on Oxycodone for pain control, these I am afraid of, but they work.
Supper job you are doing on your USS Bonhomme Richard cross sections, just fantastic work and skills that you apply so easily. Sorry to hear about your finger that in its self is very painful. Get well soon.
John in your silver soldering what type of silver do you use and with what past? At work many years ago I used silver with the acetylene torch but on a mode ship this would not apply. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for looking in on the Bluenose kit and for your input. I believe this will be a great build as soon as the Oliver Cromwell is finishes. I am hopping that this will be before Christmas.
Please say hello to your Admiral for us OK.
Thank you Graham, i have covered them in sand and will take your advice and lacquer them, see pics below,That looks great. When I did a base like that I used tile grouting and scrubbed in several colours of pastel chalk with a stiff brush to give it some variation. I have found that grouting works better for dioramas as sand does have a habit of continually brushing off as you handle the base - unless you lacquer it. Keep well.
I do not know it in detail in moment, how the ropes were going.Thank you Uwe, how do the Jeer ropes get to the bitts with the planking in the way,
best regards john.
Thank you Uwe,I do not know it in detail in moment, how the ropes were going.
This jeer capstan and with this the jeer bitts were used for heavy lifting purposes only, means for hoisting in stores, guns, boats, raising top masts and heavy yards - so not very often.
I have to take a look in my library, books about handling the ship....... hope to find some more detailed information
During the weekend I was trying to find some sketches or infos in all of my books, but unfortunately it is not described how the ropes were guided under deck during hoisting - I am so sorry, that I am in moment not able to help on this question.......Thank you Uwe,
Best regards John,
Thank you for trying Uwe, I will have a search around the internet to see if I can find anything, thank you my friend,During the weekend I was trying to find some sketches or infos in all of my books, but unfortunately it is not described how the ropes were guided under deck during hoisting - I am so sorry, that I am in moment not able to help on this question.......