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  1. I don't know if you're just being modest, but I like to see mere mortals working on kits too. I'll never achieve the results of modeling gods like Chuck, but enjoy it nonetheless.
  2. It's basically done. There are a couple more things I can do to it, but I may or may not. I'm calling it done. I have the MASTER KORABEL BRIGANTINE PHOENIX on the way from Model Expo, should be here next week. I may try to shoot for more patience and higher quality work on that one. We'll see how that goes. Here are the final pictures to wrap up this build log. Thanks for following along.
  3. I have the yards on and most of the rigging done, there are a few more things I need to rig. Then all that's left are the flag poles, anchors and bulwark guns. Should be done in a couple days.
  4. I believe I have all the standing rigging done. Now to work on the yards and such.
  5. I'm back to ratlines again.
  6. Finished the ratlines and got the forestays done. Now I need to start on the topmasts.
  7. Hello Dkuehn

                      I have just been looking through your log and the ship is looking good. I go to see the replica of the Golden Hind in London about once every two month when I go down to see the Cutty Sark, and visit the national maritime museum. I know it’s a bit late now, but here are a few photo showing along the hull. It’s hard to take photos of her as she is always surrounded with visitors. Maybe they will help with any painwork you do. Regards DAVID

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  8. For the ratlines I photocopy the full size plans and cut out the ratlines and use that as a reference for tying them. (another post for extra procrastination)
  9. I have finished up the shrouds and the port side gunport doors. Now I need to start the ratlines, so I figured it would be best to do another post as an effective way to procrastinate actually tying the ratlines.
  10. The bulk of the shrouds are rigged, still have some mizzen mast shrouds to do and I need to tie the shroud pairs at the top on all the masts. Then it's lots of ratlines mixed in with gunport doors. The guns on the bulwarks I'll do after the ratlines, they tend to catch the line as I'm tying it.
  11. I've been working on the deck fixtures and the beakhead. The beakhead was a little fiddly, but I added support beyond what the instructions said and that made it more manageable for my rough fingers. I still have plenty to go on the deck and then the gunport doors and channels.
  12. I have been working, but it has been slow going and I've made changes with paint that I wasn't happy with. On the box the top color is a light blue, I don't really like that so I went with a darker blue color. That ended up looking really bad, so I painted over it with some yellow ochre that I had left over from my Lady Nelson. I had mentioned the possibility of doing a second planking with the boxwood that I ordered from Model Expo. The wood that I received didn't look like what I was expecting and I'd rather have an incorrect planking line than the yellow planks. I did however use some of that wood to plank the decks. I saw in another thread how the laser etched deck sheets bubbled up on another Dusek kit, so I decided to just plank it with the wood I got from Model Expo. I'm a little heavy handed and have had to repair the bulwarks several times where they are above deck level, they are easy to break if you aren't careful. The next thing I have to do is the bulwarks framing pieces and then start on the deck fixtures. It is far from perfect, but I'm happy with it.
  13. dkuehn

    What type of wood is this?

    I don't want to speak too harshly of Model Expo, I feel I got a great deal on my Dusek Golden Hind, $88 delivered to my door. But I sure won't order any wood from them ever again.
  14. dkuehn

    What type of wood is this?

    Here's the reply I got: Not worth putting any effort into a return, so maybe I'll find a use for it sometime. If I need to order wood in the future it will be from Chuck.
  15. dkuehn

    What type of wood is this?

    John said he would forward the email to parts. I gave them the weekend and Monday and Tuesday with no reply, so I sent an email to parts just now. We'll see if they respond. They may be busy with the sales they've had going on, but it certainly doesn't seem like excellent customer service at the moment.

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