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Build a POF model of the Medway Longboat (1742). The group is building a kit which will be fully rigged with an option to add sails. The kit can be purchased from Syren Ship Model Company.

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  2. Thanks so much Nils and the "likes". I'll finish up in a few months. Bob
  3. Thanks so much Nunnehi, Geoff, Art, Jeff, Grant and Dave for the nice comments, and thanks also to the "likes". Grant, worse than the feeling of frustration was the feeling of utter stupidity. Art, I've been working on Chuck's Winchelsea. Bob
  4. Lovely job Bob. Shame about the missing deadeye - that must have been quite frustrating for you!
  5. Beautiful work as always Bob. What else have you been working on? I have not been around much lately so I have been out of the loop as they say.
  6. Looks like you have outdone yourself again. Great looking boat. Just keep making sawdust and all is well.
  7. As anticipated, we returned to New Jersey for Thanksgiving. While there, I got a great deal of the rigging done. I probably would have finished, but for discovering that I was 1 deadeye short (probably lost in transport between Jersey and Florida at some point). That means that completion will have to wait for our next trip north, which isn't likely to be until late spring or even summer. In the meantime, I also have to get 1 deadeye. In any event, the attached photos show the model in it's almost completed state, lacking 1 shroud, final tying off of some lines and rope coils. Bob
  8. I used the Jax pewter for blackening. It was my first attempt working with metal blackening, so I have nothing to judge it against, but I was satisfied with the results. Just make sure the metal is super clean, and BRUSH the Jax on, do not submerge it. The stuff can be a bit pricey, but I found a little glass/jewelry store on line that sells 4 ounces for $6.00. That';s a pretty good price. https://glasssupplies41.com/product/4-oz-118-ml-pewter-black-patina/
  9. Beautiful work. Thanks for the link for the fishing line. The 0.010 loop in the kit JUST made it through the outside hull with scraps left over. Having enough to do the whole hull in one pass is a winner. I am am looking for the red paint like “Utrecht Crimson” and metal darkening products locally and striking out. Feels like a basic question but it has me stumped. Thanks in advance, looking forward to your progress in part 4.
  10. This week I finished the mast, the jib boom and the boom and gaff for the Medway Longboat. And I got the boom and gaff rigged. I took up Chuck's challenge and created spindles for the blocks on the mast. The gaff, with its parrels, was a devil to figure out. I went through five different configurations before coming on one that would keep the head of the gaff firmly against the mast while I raised the aft end of the gaff (all other attempts ended with the head of the gaff falling down on the boom). So, now I am on to working with the deadeyes, chainplates and shrouds to get them looking right. Here are a few photos of the rigging thus far.
  11. Not hard to find at all. A quick search for black monofilament will yield multiple options. https://www.amazon.com/Magreel-Monofilament-Fishing-Nylon-Strong/dp/B07SQ1VX3P/ref=asc_df_B07SPLB6FQ/?tag=&linkCode=df0&hvadid=385569651350&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3204704411157101334&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003576&hvtargid=aud-802037562948%3Apla-824255271971&psc=1&ref=&adgrpid=78921460776&th=1
  12. Very nicely executed technique with that black monofilament. In all my years around fishing, I don't recall ever seeing black monofilament. Is it hard to find?
  13. Thanks everyone for the "Likes". I finally finished installing the simulated nails using 10LB black monofilament line. I cut a short length of the line, dipped the end in some titebond glue and then inserted the glued end in the holes that I had previously drilled in the planks using a #77 bit. Once finished and the glue dried, I trimmed the monofilament line close to the plank using a sharp blade. I then gave the hull a light sanding and applied a light coat of Wipe On Poly. Here is a picture of the line before I trimmed it. Here is the hull with the monofilament line trimmed and a light coat of Wipe On Poly applied: I then sanded the inside of the hull and applied Wipe On Poly. Next up is to paint the cap rail and then install the friezes and the molding. That will complete Chapter 3 of the instructions.
  14. Can I trouble you for a picture of the tube? It looks like there is an acrylic and oil version with multiple product lines. Thanks in advance.
  15. I am back to building with the cap rails on. Recommendations for the red paint?
  16. Tom E. and Ryland, Thank you both. It has been a fun build so far. As soon as I figure out how to use my new Proxxon Lathe, I will launch into the mast and spar fabrication. Looking forward to it. Jim
  17. Congratulations on completing the hull of your Medway Longboat. You have done an excellent job building the hull. I look forward to following your masting and rigging of this model.
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