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  1. how do I get my hands on one. beautiful craftsmanship
  2. You deserve every compliment you get. There is only a few posted Rattlesnake builds and maybe two builds that following Hunts practicum. Sure someone else may have posted it before you somewhere, but we saw you do it here. Keep up the great work
  3. I have head rail envy. You did a great job sir ! I'm right where you are right now trying to figure out how to get the gammoning, heads and grating to fit with the two dolphin striker like things coming form under the bowsprit. gonna be a tight fit.
  4. Jon your model is great ! It's nice to see someone getting close to finishing Just a word of caution on the proxxon mill, you will have a hard time getting tooling and other items to fit. Go with the sherline you won't regret it
  5. I fell into the same trap. I was good to learn on and it looks good, but not at all an accurate representation. At least now I know what appeals to me. I see you have a model shipways kit on the shelf. I have three MS kits on my shelf, and all of them are buy far and away better than anything AL produces. I view AL kits like what you would buy in a souvenir shop.
  6. Aaron thanks, here it is complete
  7. That was a great guess : Their she sits on the shelf. Mainly because of moving, I will finish it....., just don't know when
  8. Christmas break this year was very productive. Installed the steps worked on the ships boat and nearly finished the capstan
  9. As always thanks to everyone for your comments and encouragement ! Almost done with the headrails. Working on the grating and seats of ease. It's going to be a tight fit. My headrails are 2/32 or 1.5 mm pear wood bent and painted.
  10. So it's been ten or so months since I made any progress. I moved and have my dream basement workshop My shop is still under construction but have found the time to work on the snake a bit. I have worked on the head framing and the gallery windows. Also let me apologize for any missed responses or emails with the move I neglected to respond to quite a few people
  11. Looks great. I too struggled with the gun ports. I look at mine and see some irregularities. Its a tough hull to get right. You might want to put in a complete filler block at the bow to give you planks something to hold onto as the approach the bow. You might even want to put a filler block in between bulkhead A and B. As your planks approach the keel their is little material for them to attach to without a filler block. Not a must, but may make planking the hull a little easier and sturdy.
  12. I like your window framing, looks good. I took a picture of my timber heads for you: If you go too big or too tall you can sand/trim them later, but too small or too short gets a little tougher. I made mine a little beefier to give me someone sturdy to attach planks at the bow. Keep up the great work!
  13. Scott I think you did a great job, and are knocking our socks off. Rigging is not easy and only gets harder as you go up the mast. Keep it coming Sir I enjoy and learn from you every step of the way. PS, I read what JSG put down, and I have noticed a number of differences between MSW, Mamoli and Hunts build. I always default to the MSW plans they seem to be more..... realistic/accurate (I hope). After all Mamoli sells fictional ship kits who's to say they don't fudge with ship plans. As for Hunts practicum, someone maybe you or JSG said he seemed to be rushing towards the end of his snake build, I couldn't agree more. The Constitution build he did is top notch but the sake...ehhh. BWT I have all of his practicums if you ever need any of his stuff.
  14. Here is my use of more of the two part epoxy putty to make decorative pieces. The headrails show one side finished and one ready to be painted. The mid rail decorative piece shows the green stuff before it has been sanded but just after shaping and cured.

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