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  • Birthday 09/18/1961

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  1. Doris, You are on your own level. I don't think I have ever seen such detail on any model at this scale. I just am in awe of your talents. Tom
  2. Hello Doris, I just came across this build and I am speechless. I don't think this can be called a model anymore. I am thinking more like a piece of art. Your talent and attention to detail is on a level all its own. Thank you for sharing your methods and giving us something to aspire to. Tom
  3. Ronald, Here are some toothed blades that will fit an exacto handle. www.hobbylinc.com/zona-33-replacement-blades-5-hobby-and-model-knife-blade-39-925 Here is a small hand saber saw that might also work. www.hobbylinc.com/zona-saber-saw-set-hobby-razor-saw-35-450 Tom
  4. A quality piece of art. You should be proud. Congratulations. Tom
  5. Hello all. I hope everyone who celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday enjoyed themselves. Got a little more done over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The quarter deck and gang boards are in place. Now I am making the 6 pounder canons and carriages. Tom Just noticed that I left a couple of temporary supports under the starboard gang boards when I took the pic. Oops. Also not to happy with the gap in the center of the deck boards. Sticks out like a sore thumb in the picture. Luckily that area will be covered by the forecastle deck so it will not be that obvious. I may just put a bit of filler in there to help conceal it anyway.
  6. Hi Mark, I don't know about flying along but thank you for the compliment. I seem to be working on it in spurts which I guess is better than not working on it at all. Tom
  7. Got the upper deck cannons mounted and rigged. Now I will go back and work on the quarter deck and see how that will fit up with this deck. Tom
  8. I am pulling up a chair... this will be a good one I am sure. Tom
  9. Hello all It has been a while since I updated my log. I have been working on my Leopard in spurts and did manage to get some things done. I made all the cannons for the upper gun deck. They are just dry fit for now. I was busy reworking single and double blocks to make them look “acceptable” along with about 100 eyes for the cannon tackle. Lately I have been spending most of my time making components, tiny components that are time consuming. But that is what scratch building is all about. There will be plenty of assembly later. I also built some of the quarter deck. Still have a lot of work to do there. Progress has been slow but steady. Tom
  10. I didn't want to say anything. Didn't want to risk bring the discussion down the gutter and getting a warning. The cats look much better with the lighter color. Tom
  11. Hi Jim, Michaelangelo has nothing on you! The figurehead is looking good. I am a bit away from the carving stage and like you I have zero experience. But hey, that is half the fun of this hobby. We get introduced to all kinds of new things. Congratulations on conquering your first carvings. Tom
  12. Congratulations on making a beautiful model and being recognized for it. It was well deserved. Tom
  13. Hi Jim I just used a standard hardwood dowel you would find at a craft store. Actually, they were not very hard and the package did not say what kind of wood. Cost me about $2 for 4 feet. It just started out as an experiment and I was happy with the outcome so they are now on the model. Tom
  14. Very sorry to hear. My condolences to his family and friends. Tom
  15. toms10

    How similar is building a model to a real boat?

    In my engineering eyes, building a static model is entirely different ball game than building a working boat. Models don't take into account loads and stresses, actual full scale fastening techniques and the list goes on. Tom

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