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Estoy_Listo

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About Estoy_Listo

  • Birthday 09/20/1949

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    Snohomish, Washington, USA
  • Interests
    I am an avid walker, reader, and cook; and I'm newly retired--and enjoying it.

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  1. Happy Birthday, Derek.  Hope to see you posting soon.

     

    Mark

     

  2. Brilliant build, Steve. Thanks for posting your log. I learned some useful tricks here. Mark
  3. Righteous workshop! This may be your first ship build, but you're no beginner. Me on the the other hand... I'm learning a lot just by watching. I'll follow along.
  4. Thanks, Jim and Carl. The Admiral approves too, describing the work as "elfy." Elfy, as in the Keebler Elf. She was drawn to the details, below. I'm back to puzzling out how to download pictures from the cloud. (Don't mean to publish them so large.) I'll figure it out eventually. I really enjoyed building this, and I'm quite pleased with the results. There are many ways it can be improved, but that takes time and practice. I can't wait to start another . Having problems removing an extra picture. If I'm successful, then good for me. If not, then thank you for your patience.
  5. A year later, I'd say it was about time to finish the build. (Moving from a four bedroom house to a 650 SF apartment is a serious disruption, and this Spring we've been getting out and exploring our new hometown of snohomish I spent a lot of time painting--or rather, learning to paint. I used filbert style brushes which worked well. I thinned the paint to a workable consistency and just did the best I could. Getting even color w/o brush strokes is a real challenge, but I did the best I could. I got bogged down attaching the molding. I was using CA for the first time, and I goofed in aligning them between the deck and hull. I tried to "color in" the gaps w/ a fine-tipped pen but that made things worse, and as often happens w/ bad ideas, I kept at it until there was nothing left but to strip them off and start over, which led to re-painting the hull and then, finally, the superstructure. This gave me an excuse to experiment with tints and shades and mixing colors. I finally settled on a color and got it done. Rigging was fun. It took a while to develop a hand for working with the blocks--several of which I lost, replaced, then lost again. At length all was assembled and in working condition. The rigging thread looked too much like thread, so l bought some proper rigging from Syren. What a difference! A terrific upgrade. So here I am. My first model finished. I'm pleased with the results. I had a lot of fun, and I made some rookie mistakes, but I'm pleased with the results.
  6. This has been very instructive, Dee_Dee. Thanks. Looking forward to watching your progress.
  7. I'm more inclined towards working boats, but I can see why you're enthused about this build. It looks great.
  8. Estoy_Listo

    Introducing myself

    Welcome Steve. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to. Mark
  9. This book is mentioned elsewhere in the forum, but it wasn't until I was snooping through my party host's bookcase that I discovered this gem. What a book! 3700 articles arranged from Aalesun, a seaport on the Norwegian coast, to Zulu, a type of fishing vessel peculiar to the NE coastal ports of Scotland. (We learn here, among much else, that carvel hull had a pronounced rake and that they were rigged w/ a dipping lug foresail and a standing lug mizzen. The model pictured in the book is a beauty.) Copyright 1988. High quality paper, crisp text, with binding that makes it a pleasure to hold. Bought it used online from you-know-who.Com. $4.99. Can you beat that? Merry Christmas, all
  10. Glad to see your post, Dee Dee. I've got a Glad Tidings under my bed, awaiting its holiday wrapping and eventual berth under the tree. I'm looking forward to following your lead.
  11. I see these pictures and think, Man, I've got to build this.
  12. Estoy_Listo

    Greetings

    Welcome aboard!

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