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About Bulwark

  • Birthday 11/16/1973

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    programming, drawing, music, gaming, ship models and naval history.

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  1. Addition: the bulwarks should be even, not dropped down. The taffrail adds that level change impression.
  2. Great idea! I will have to try that.
  3. This is a new hobby fir me and i made it past planking and a really frustrating experience with bulwarks. That said what keeps me going is the process itself and that glimpse of the goal. But my favorite aspect of this is seeing two pieces of wood pressed together, looking like two parts, sanded and becoming part of a whole. Sometimes like there's no seam. So, what's your favorite part of boat building?
  4. Anyone know about how high the bukwarks should be above the deck? Following the practicum thus is the template i have right now.
  5. Having trouble with the bulwarks of the Bluenose II. I have a template made by taking a rubbing of the top plank through a sheet of cardstock (thin). by pressing againsi the top plank i got an impression and was able to draw a line over it. Yet after i cut it out it still seems a bit wrong. I managed to fit the template onto a bit of basswood that was expendable. Am I right that this piece should be 10mm wide? I think so. My main problem is that i have the curve right but at the prow the bulwark wants to twist out away from the ship. The deck overhangs the top plank a bit and causes this twist. So is this the way it ought to be? Picture is worth a thousand words and all that.
  6. Dave, I have the practicum as well as some more direct help from John Earl himself! I know about where Ft. Sill is. Yeah, it would be prone to tornadoes. I've been through too many to count. lol. Thanks for the warm welcome, gang!
  7. Hey all, Bulwark here from Oklahoma, watching the twisters go by and oblivious to them because my mind is on this hobby now. I have had a great experience here so far. Lots of great encouragement and advice. This helps more than anything to make me want to build things. I've seen some amazing, and mind blowing work here. There is such talent gathered in this site. I am glad to be a part of it. My humble beginnings are in the gallery now and although it is some rough work, I am proud of it. I finished it, and I have two ships waiting to be build: the Bluenose II (AL) and the Red Dragon (AL). I know that I will get all the help I need to make these models come alive. I'm taking a particular interest in fabrication of small ship furniture, such as I saw done by Ms. Galad from Brazil who modded her Red Dragon to have a furnished cabin complete with LED whale oil lamp to illuminate the tiny room, and transparent windows to allow the viewer to see inside. That is the kind of modeler I aspire to be. But it is a long road to such a thing. I don't know if I can manage to get there, but the journey is thing. Couldn't ask for better fellow travelers.