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Modeler12 carving attempt - Me too; I am willing to try almost anything.


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Jack12477

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Very nicely done, Jay.  And a Merry Christmas to you also.


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Let me add my well done, too, Jay.

 

And a Merry Christmas to you and yours.


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You have come a long way, Jay; nice work.  Merry Christmas to you and your Rose of Sharon.

 

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Thank you guys. 
The three projects thus far were fun and I learned a lot about carving and the tools involved.

For future designs that involve model ship decorations I now have a better feel for what it takes.

To be sure, what I have done so far is on a larger scale and I need to consider smaller tools in the future. 

But is that not what modeling is all about? 
We shrink the big things and try to duplicate them the best we can. Think big, work small.

 

I do have one more project but I won't get into the details here.

It involves making a display sign using wood and carved letters for my USS Constitution model.

I was hoping to do that using a piece of the real ship but (alas) I don't have one of those pieces that was promised to me in the past.

 

PS. Jim, the 'Rose of Sharon' is actually not a rose but a flower that is part of the hibiscus family. It just did not fit my design.

Rose_of_sharon.JPG


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Jay

 

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Beautiful work, Jay.  She'll love it.   


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By "Rose of Sharon", I meant your lovely wife.

 

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A word of caution about copying carving plans: 'don't always assume the drawing is correct'.

 

Earlier I mentioned the book(s) by Lora Irish and how I found the examples very helpful. However, in her book of plans she makes mistakes. For example, the leaves of a rose are 'opposite' on the stem, not 'alternate'. Likewise those leaves are not lobed but serrated or toothed and much broader than hers. I realized this much later after I had carved her design.
 

Another example is her plan for some rope, part of which is shown below. I wanted to use this for the border of a sign but noticed that the rope she shows reversed the lay on the other side of the knot. That's impossible.

rope 32.jpg

Likewise the knot is strange and not at all the way I tie a simple knot. So, I made a model and will change the design shown below to correspond to the green rope. The reason I decided to do this is that I wanted to do some 3-D carving.

rope 2.jpg

Sorry, I just realized that her knot is a figure eight knot. That is probably better looking after all, but the rope is still wrong.


Edited by Modeler12, 26 December 2016 - 07:08 PM.

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Jay

 

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Happy New Year

rope 22.jpg   rope 23.jpg


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Jay

 

Current build Cross Section USS Constitution  http://modelshipworl...s-constitution/

Finished USS Constitution:  http://modelshipworl...n-by-modeler12/

 

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