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About EJ_L

  • Birthday 03/29/1984

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    Wichita, Ks
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    Obviously I enjoy scale model building, ships and my HO scale railroad layout are my main areas right now but I still do the occasional car model for people.
    I also highly enjoy wood working, especially lathe work. I make many things from pens and ornaments to bowls, plates, vases and goblets. Always experimenting and trying new ideas as I see them.
    Outside of these I also enjoy my wife, two dogs and outdoor activities like biking, camping and fishing.

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  1. Your canon assembly is looking incredible! Loving all the extra details you are adding.
  2. Soleil Royal update has the carvings on the sides finishing up. Still have a few more to go but nearing the end of the carvings at long last.
  3. Three weeks of work have yielded results and the carvings down the upper gun deck have been completed! Now Im left with a pile of debris to clean so I can get ready for the next stage which will see the two curved decorations at the bow carved and installed. Other upcoming items will be the railings and deck furniture such as the bitts and knight heads, ladders and more canons. Lots of work still to go so stayed tuned! I will I’ll also be starting the next ship in my fleet Royal Louis soon. Not sure exactly when that build will start as I am waiting on the build slip I ordered to arrive but, it was backordered so may be a few weeks, may be tomorrow! I like having two projects going at once in different stages as that allows me to switch back and forth between them to break up monotony. I will start up a build log when actual construction gets started.
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    What have you received today?

    Contents look very similar so it must just be a different box version. I think the longer, narrow boxes pack better than the flatter ones like I have. Keeps the materials packed tighter with less chances of them moving or getting crushed as the deeper box also has stronger sides with less surface area. Looks like we will have a few of these going together!
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    What have you received today?

    Thanks Ulises! I got it through Ages of Sail. By the way, I'll probably be visiting your wonderful build of this ship a lot for inspiration. You are doing a great job on it! Rather surprised to find it myself and it is an older kit. I have a feeling it may have been sitting on the shelf for a while. Not sure when this exact kit was produced but, the drawings are dated from '86. The kit was put together either much later or extremely well preserved though as the wood is in great shape and actually some of the best milled lumber I have seen in a kit like this in a long time. May not have to replace any of it! The instructions and drawings at a quick glance are also fairly clean and clear, another rarity. I intend to do a detailed review at the start of the log when I have had a chance to really go through it. It has been tormenting me all day at work as I have these purchases sent to me here at my office instead of to the house as I don;t like them sitting on the porch waiting for me to get home. Now it sits on my plan table taunting me...
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    What have you received today?

    Just received my next project, Royal Louis by Mamoli. This will be my third French ship in my evolution of French Ships series I have been doing; La Couronne, Soleil Royal and now Royal Louis. Not sure exactly when this build will start but, it should be rather soon. Like most of my builds, I tend to run multiple ships simultaneously as that allows me to break up some of the more monotonous parts of a build. I am aware of some of the issues with this kits accuracy etc. but, as I intend to do a lot of scratch building on her, a lot of the kit design will be changing anyway. Looking forward to another fun adventure. Hope to see you along for the ride!
  7. I promise I have been working! 😀Carving these decorations has been eating up the hours as I can make one in about 45 minutes. 22 out of 30 done and then I can paint them and finally install.
  8. Good to see that I am not too far behind on the build! This one has caught my eye as well for a future build so i think I will pull up a chair and follow along. Off to a great start!
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    Unskilled and Inexperienced

    Welcome to MSW Malcolm! Best of luck to you on your build and don't worry about not knowing or needing to ask something. As you can already see, we are a great community for helping each other along. Most important thing is to have fun! You are building for yourself so no pressure. Again good luck and I look forward to seeing your build!
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    Pleased to be a new member

    Welcome to MSW Dave! Great to have you with us and good luck to you on your Fair American!
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    New to forum

    Welcome to MSW Henry!
  12. Welcome to MSW Kevin! Best of luck to you on your Virginia Sloop. I'm sure you have done so already but, if not, I know there are some nice completed and active build logs on here that you should check out. Have fun!
  13. Awesome! She sure is a busy model with all those details. Lots of interesting pieces to look at.

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