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  1. There will be a meeting of Niagara area ship modellers this coming Sunday, December 3 at the Lee Valley Tools store, 6777 Morrison St, Niagara Falls, (Ontario) at 1:30 p.m. All interested model-makers are very welcome. There will be some work in progress on display with a show and tell (no obligation or pressure!), and a presentation on reading plans will be given. Leave yourself time to wander the store and think ahead to Christmas.... See you there!
  2. So with the rebirth of the site I have a new motivation to post my build log instead of just stalking everyone else's. I moved on to wood ships after branching out from plastic ones and got hooked. Since then Ive build the Phantom and the MS Mayflower. The Mayflower as well as Chuck's amazing practicum helped me learn a lot of techniques. And that brings us to...the Niagara! Im mostly done the prerigging stuff and am looking forward to making all the masts. I decided to make the cannon/carronades run out but ropes stored. I also decided to spend half a millennium making all the tackle for the guns. Another coat of paint is needed to touch up the oops and things but I'll be saving that for last as smudges and things will undoubtedly happen. And enough words...on to the pictures! My amazing ship holding device.... And heres where I am now, making all the parts for the chainplates. And in other news im still terrible at soldering. Blacken-it is my new best friend I feel like im not uploading these images correctly...any tips of how to make them smaller until you click to expand them would be appreciated.
  3. Hello to all. I am a long time reader but first time posting a build log. My first wooden ship model was from Scientific America and was built back in 1978 for my father in-laws new office. Since that time I continued building ships every couple of years until the hobby shop I used closed its doors. In 2002 I found Model-Expo and started building again. Like most builders I started with solid hulls then progressed to POF and POB models. Then I started doing kit bashing and small from scratch models. Until the Niagara I had never built a ship with a hull bigger than 16”. Anyway I hope I can do justice to this forum and build.
  4. Hi all, I was on holiday June and July last year in Hamilton Ontario,while I was there the Tall Ships paid a visit. I went on board the Niagara and took some photographs there. Also a few of the Norwegian Sail training Ship Sorlandet which I didn't go aboard and a Rowboat . Will do in 2 posts,hope you like them. Dave
  5. My father started this before he passed away. I have never done one but am determined to finish it. I have built many models in my time but is a whole new category. He completed the hull and I think the deck is next. here are the first of MANY QUESTIONS i'm sure i'll have. 1. Should i place the hatch, skylights and companionways first and deck around or deck then place them (Does it matter)? 2. I have read about a nibbing stake. do you have to make your own if so how? can I trace the planking layout from the plan? 3. I have also seen where blocks are glued in between bulkheads under rail as a glue point for the decking. Should this be done. Here are some images of whats been done so far. Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated.
  6. I will be attempting to re-construct this log over the next few weeks. A picture of me (in the middle) while working as a volunteer sailor on the Niagara, with the decedents of Oliver Hazard Perry.

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