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Seahawk1313

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About Seahawk1313

  • Birthday 08/11/1948

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    Islip,New York
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    Federal Navy: Start to about 1825. the Subscription Ships. Carved Decoration on Early U.S. Naval Ships

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  1. Cal- I think the aft stand should be shorter, the size of the forward stand. The shape is fine, may be a little thinner. I would line the stands, where they contact the hull, with felt. Just an old guys opinion. Good luck with the Rigging. Re-doing rigging , in my opinion , is harder then starting new.-Hal
  2. You might want to check with your local Library to see what books they can get for you. The Reference Desk at mine is very good at getting me books and materials, I know I must drive them ------. Just my opinion, but I would Preserve as much of your Grandfather work as possible, even if not perfect, it is the art of that artist-Hal
  3. Beyond wonderful, very real. If it sails well and is stable, I wouldn't change the ballast/trim. It looks very good in the water. Really Great model- Hal
  4. Your carving skill is wonderful. Your model is truly excellent. It is a pleasure to watch it progress-Hal
  5. Rich, don't get the shipyard too clean. One it wouldn't be "natural" and it would make my shipyard look real bad.
  6. Doris, Your model is wonderful, your carved work is beyond belief, excellent doesn't describe your work. I love to follow along on your build.-Hal
  7. Very Nice! I'LL follow along.- Hal
  8. Hi Burroak, I would use a toothpick and apply some super glue to the lifted plates, It looks to me that you are burnishing the plates down too hard, just a light rub is all that is needed. When the tape is fresh the glue works fine, I've coppered over 20 1/96 scale ships, some are about 40 years old with no problems. Only trouble I have had was once using very old tape, ended up super glue-ing all the plates. Even old guys live and learn, Hal-
  9. Seahawk1313

    New from Long Island, NY

    Welcome aboard from another Islander. If you are interested , a group of ship modelers meet at the Syosett Library the last thursday of the month. 6:30 to 9:00 PM, always welcome!- Hal
  10. Seahawk1313

    Greatest 74 gun ship

    I agree with Frolick's comments. My favorite is the Ohio... her "bones" lay out on the east end near Greenport and her figurehead is in Stoneybrook on Long Island. She was considered the best American 74.
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    The subsciption frigate New York and other details

    The transom is just my best guess, based on what was recovered, the Annapolis taffrail. I've studied Wm. Rush's work for many years and try to see the carvings as he might have. The President carvings were interesting in that while not by Rush, Daniel N. Train was trained by by him. My take on the President based on written description, Corne' didn't do a painting of the stern. Going by the woodcut, I still think the Philadelphia had six windows on the stern. The line of the rudder seems to center between the middle windows. Could be my old eyes ,but that's my opinion. The style of its stern seems very British, Fox design.
  12. Seahawk1313

    The subsciption frigate New York and other details

    The transom is just my best guess, based on what was recovered, the Annapolis taffrail. I've studied Wm. Rush's work for many years and try to see the carvings as he might have. The President carvings were interesting in that while not by Rush, Daniel N. Train was trained by by him. My take on the President based on written description, Corne' didn't do a painting of the stern.
  13. I love all the devises you make and use, I have copied some and they are very handy. I follow your excellent work with great interest- Hal
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    The subsciption frigate New York and other details

    Trying first time to post pictures of my take on Philadelphia carvings-
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    The subsciption frigate New York and other details

    My computer programmer son is trying to show me how to post pics. These are some ideas for the Philly's taffrail I am playing with. I think I spotted a Lion Head on the right side and either a Griffon or a Hydra on the left side. I may be seeing thing? I like the one with the Griffon-

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