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About donrobinson

  • Birthday 11/09/1956

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    Prince Albert Saskatchewan Canada

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  1. Build Log Photography

    Looks great, I have a Nikon dslr but as you do I use my iphone usually as it is handier and needs less light
  2. Tiny Hem in Sails

    What a great tutorial!! Thank You. Now to find some sewing lessons!
  3. Tiny Hem in Sails

    You should really stain your fabric first as the glued parts will probably not take any colouring or at least not as much as the other areas not glued. Look at the MarisStella sails, theses are double folded and will give you an idea how the corners should be cut, in a "V" shape. They will also give you an idea how to do the stitch lines. To prevent fraying on cut lines I painted all edges with watered down pva glue, I use Weldbond, I would also do this after colouring the fabric. It did not stain the fabric but your case, with colouring you may want to try a test area. I can also warn you now that when using wire be sure it is straight and in the proper position, the very outside edge of the hem, as it is a real pain to sew around. I only did a little sewing on my sails, by hand, and found the wire to be in the way all the time, with a machine you maybe going through lots of needles
  4. Happy Birthday Don......:cheers:....Hope you had a good one!!



    1. donrobinson


      Thank You Frank, How are you keeping?

    2. riverboat


      hang'n in there...... Almost finished with the Junk...should be posting shortly ...haven't really been doing too much building lately,just starting to get back in to the groove again, hopefully I'll have some progress pictures shortly....Take care Don....



  5. Happy Birthday Don! Have a good one.



    1. donrobinson


      Thanks Ian, I did have a good one I finished the Trabakul then celebrated!!

  6. hello Don.......Happy Birthday!   we're the same age....but I'm a couple of months older than you  HA.....Ha   hope you have a great day today.....hope you have the day off  ;) 



    1. donrobinson


      Thanks so much, I am retired so I had the whole day off to celebrate. Do I need to call you "sir" being that I am younger?;)

  7. Don,


    Your big day celebrate it with gusto. Treat yourself right today.


    Again Happy Birthday and many more to come.:cheers:

    1. donrobinson


      Thanks so much John, tonight girlfriend is coming over for steak supper and a few cocktails and after that......:):);). Should be an awesome day and night!!!!

    2. John Allen
  8. Got lost for awhile

  9. Ropewalk

    I have the Domanoff planetary ropewalk and after some practice I'm finally making some decent rope. It works very well, although,it does take some time to make rope especially when making larger ropes requiring multiple threads. The rope is not as good as Chuck's but that maybe due to the fact he uses a cotton/linen blend where as I have only used cotton which results in a much "softer" rope. Even though I went through literally thousands of meters of rope getting a decent product(could be mainly that I am a slow learner) I would recommend this product to those that are not inclined to build their own and Alexey does offer great customer service.
  10. Never too late.

    Welcome, looking forward to seeing some of your builds
  11. Congratulations you will enjoy using it. The book is actually real good and very informative, well worth buying.
  12. A Modeler does a TED Talk on making miniatures

    Truly amazing work
  13. Split Brass Ring Frustrations

    Soldering is probably the best, but if you are using wire that is painted I use a small dab of medium ca
  14. I would be interested in seeing those other numbers Chuck, I find this very informative. Thanks
  15. I have not built this one yet, it is on my list,but I can assure you that the quality of the MarisStella kits are excellent. I have built, am building and have some them on the shelf waiting to be built and am totally impressed with their kits. Zoran at MarisStella is always there to help and is happy to do so. All their plans are very detailed and accurate all measurements can be taken off the plans, when reading the plans keep 3d in mind and not 2d as in most plans. I have a set of the plans for the galley and looking at them I can't see any problems arising. A very good bonus with this particular ship is there is no ratlines, which is always a good thing. I am not sure as to how skilled you are in model ship building but I would say this one would be a 6 out of 10 in the difficulty scale, 10 being the hardest. Have a look at my Trabakul, Batelina and Stefano logs in my signature to see the box contents.