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  1. Hjx, I like to read from peoples with experience in 3D. To create a team of ‘’expert’’ is an innovative way of thinking but close to 100% of MSW forum build model ship alone, and some fortunate discuss the subject in clubs. MSW forum can also be a very educative tool. Many problems of construction are resolved with the help of members from this forum. Does this forum could be a platform for a common project? Personally, my satisfaction is to build with wood, I have no interest in the commercial aspect. To produce a 3D kit is another area. I would like to buy ‘’the Perfect set of Model ShipPlans 2D-3D’’ and you help me to understand that these plans need many hours before it can be executed. There are many possible different model ship which can be chosen to draw plans and HMS Princess Royal could be one of them. Are there plans from a museum, I do not know?
  2. Hi Hjx, You have a very nice and a big project. Here is a guess on the duration of this kind of project. To be able to build a highly detailed model could be a job of many years, something like +/- 10. Part 1 : +/- 5 years Research of available documentation : 1-2 years Plans redrawn with a higher level of details in 2D with the most difficult details in 3D : 2-3 years ------------------------------------------ Part 2 : 5 years Building the model What a satisfaction to be able to travel all this road! The first time is the most difficult, the second time is much easier because you saw the road once.
  3. I used few times this gadget I made when I needed big plans to work on. Holds on the ceiling with adjustable arms for proper positioning
  4. Usually a milling machine is also a bench drill press. A drill press is used more often than a mill. There are 2 ways to use a drill press: the slow way by turning a handle mechanism out for clarity and the fast way...
  5. Painting Wales

    For the black wales, there are many solutions: Ebony, nothing matches the look and the feel of this wood but the extra fine dust penetrates everywhere. Leather dye India ink Saman water based wood stain black. Different results with the camera. On the picture, ebony and dye and ink
  6. macro photography

    Photo 1 : You can take decent pictures with macro lenses, by opening (F) to increase depth of field. Photo 2 Photo with small camera 1 by 2 inches : Life Cam by Microsoft
  7. Adjustable height table.

    IKEA probably have the best deals for it, hand crank or electric. I would buy this tool before many others because to have the work at the good height is a lot easier to work.
  8. My perception of 3D model ship changed with the years. Even if I am not able to draw 3D I have admiration for those who can do it. Here is what I would like to do if I knew how to do it. I would like to have the 3D model ship I am building actually in wood. I do not know if what I write is a stupid idea but here is how a 3D model could help me: Let's take an example: I am building a keel for the 74 guns. It is difficult to visualize how will the planking will touch the keel and in which angle. With access to the 3D model, it would be possible to visualize the keel as a finish product and rotate it as we wish to see details. I suppose I would need a program to open these files, but as an addition to the plans, I would love to buy such 3D plans.
  9. More tools - Luthier, jeweler, fly-tying

    Both are right. A scalpel blade cannot be use for everything, it is mostly for small jobs, smaller than what you show. Metallurgy is not necessary on your side! A dull hard blade is worthless. I am only doing a comparison between scalpel and Exacto. The subject of Exacto comes back often on this forum. Many peoples prefer Exacto. I rarely use Exacto, I prefer scalpel blades because in comparison these are much sharper and I repeat sharper is easier to work.
  10. More tools - Luthier, jeweler, fly-tying

    Vossiewulf, I do not agree with you. To make it simple an exacto blade is a a dull blade in comparison of a scalpel blade. I work a lot with scalpel blade because it easier to cut and less strength is required because it is sharper.
  11. More tools - Luthier, jeweler, fly-tying

    Vossiewulf, « A replacement Xacto knife with changeable blades from Ron Hock that are Rc62 and can be made much sharper than Xacto blades » As sharp as scalpel blades? And there is no need to sharpen.
  12. Thank you Denis to show us these inside photos. I love this kind of photos.
  13. What have you received today?

    That one you showed earlier is particularly nicely milled: thick from everywhere except where it counts!