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Chuck Seiler

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    : San Diego area
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    Shipmodeling, eh

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  1. I am curious as to where the Princeton researchers got their data in the NY Times article referenced in Lou (limagna)'s earlier post. Are we to believe that colonial beds and doorways are small because they were too stooopid to make them the correct (for their height) size?
  2. The issue I have with this discussion so far is the use of a 6 foot person. People were smaller 200 years ago than they are today. I would shoot for a 5 foot person.
  3. One scene that was cut, modified actually, was the scene where they anchored in Brazil. This was related from one of the SD Maritime docents who was an extra in the film (he played the master at arms). The anchor for the movie was made of fiberglass. They came into the harbor with all the native craft escorting them, then dropped anchor....and it floated... CUT!!!!!! They had to haul it in, add weights to it then do it again. DOH!
  4. Hms Enterprize shipyard 1:72

    Many thanks
  5. Hms Enterprize shipyard 1:72

    Clare, Who is GPM?
  6. For what it's worth, I am firmly in the #2 pencil camp. For me, solid black is not subtle enough. I have the privilege of belonging to a club with access to actual tall ships. I can go up on the Berkeley and look down on HMS SURPRISE and CALIFORNIAN and see how real caulking looks. Even so, scale distance is only 1.5 to 2 feet away. Mentally factoring in the effect of distance on color and I feel the old #2 represents it best.
  7. OPTIVISOR is supposed to be pretty good. Quality plus changeable lenses. I have one, but I still prefer my cheapo Deluxe Lighted Headband Magnifier (see MicroMark) that the lights fell off years ago.
  8. Red bulwarks

    I'll buy that.
  9. Please take a survey

    I don't know if I am seeing this correctly,but....there is quite a gap between first post and second. Is that correct?
  10. Red bulwarks

    I am late to the discussion...please pardon my tardiness. I was a little involved in the discussion on pigments referenced by Wayne, so this interests me in terms of "what did they use and why". I see the phrase "...did not paint..." several times above. I hope that means they did not use color, but did in some other fashion treat the wood. I have seen untreated wooden buildings and structures and note how (relatively) rapidly they deteriorate. I can only guess at the impact an open ocean, salt water environment would have on raw wood. Would pinetar be used, as Duff suggests, or something else.
  11. Sandpaper. Use. It.

    Vossie, Thanks for the tip on the book. Finishing has been a weak area with me. In some cases I prefer to paint a piece before installing it to ensure a crisp paint line, or lack of over paint. Similarly, paint or stain a section before installing moulding. The issue has always been to seal or not seal. I have painted with some success using a method outlined by Chuck and others. However, I only paint small areas. I either stain or leave natural the bulk of the model. I usually avoid sanding sealer due to fear that it will screw up efforts to stain. Perhaps I should experiment.
  12. A Lesson Learned, Bass vs Box

    Harley, Welcome to the entryport to the dark side. It starts with substituting boxwood for basswood. Next you are kitbashing and soon scratch building. Sometime in the middle you will pop over to Jim Byrnes' place and get a miniature table saw so you can cut strips from sheets.
  13. Hello i'm new here and to ship building

    Derek, Welcome aboard! For what it's worth, I have been modeling for many years and I found the longboat quite challenging. Its simplicity is quite deceiving. Since you are working single layer planking that can be seen from both sides, your planking job must be PERFECT. Good luck and happy modeling!!
  14. Full steamboat

    Looks like the FARWEST.