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    Lawrence
  • Birthday 12/26/1941

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    Sutton, Ontario, Canada
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    Canoeing, camping, fishing, taking pictures and model ship building in the winter.

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  1. Hello Patrick I do thank you very much for your visit to my build log. Also for your very kind words and nice comments. Yes, those nonfunctioning hinges do look a lot better. But I had those functioning hinges that looked like they would do the trick but a bit too large. Today I will dull up that very shiny deck with a coat of Dullcoat. I must decide if I will add a cartridge table to the Magazine, but there is no hurry as I can always come back to it, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  2. Hello Carl I thank you very much for your visit to my build log. Also for your very kind words and nice comments and hints. Yes I do believe that I will give the deck a coat of Dullcote to dull down that shine, ENJOY Regards Lawrence
  3. Hello Ship Mates Once again I do thank you all very much for all of your visits to my build log. Also for your very kind words and nice comments. We have been working off and on on the Lower Magazine Platform all week and have finally got all of these little pieces together, so very much very fine detail in such a small space including 5 doors and the window for the LightRoom. We have also added thin paper painted grey to simulate the Led Lining that these ships lined the decks with as a safety precaution against sparks that could trigger an explosion. I have however given this Led Deck covering a coat of varnish to add a bit of depth to it. However, I may have to go back over it again with a dull coat as it turned out just a bit too shiny, this I will decide a bit later after a little bit of feedback from my Ship Mates. I have only dry fitted the Magazine entrance way as yet as we may go back an give the deck a coat of dull coat. We have been looking at the Carkerage Rack and trying to decide if we want to add this to our little ship, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence PS - I have also removed those oversize working hinges in favor of a nonfunctioning hinge that seems to look much better.
  4. Hello Moab Welcome to my build log, your words, and comments are always welcome here, please stop by very often, you will find that the Old Ship Yard is always open. I am trying very hard to join these two very fine little ships into my build log, let's hope that I do not blunder it all too badly. Looking forward to a bit more of your input, Regards Lawrence
  5. Hello Piet I do thank you very much for your visit to my build log. Also for tour very kind words and nice comments. It is nice to see you back on the form again and that you have all of your little troubles well in hand now, we missed you. Yes, you are probably correct in the size of those hinges not being seen, but when I looked at them blown up on my PC screen they really looked out of place. So I have ripped them out and will replace them with a nonfunctioning hinge that will look more the part, but then again they will not work. It seems that all of the swan class builds have followed this route, as they are rather small, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  6. Hello Grerty I thank you very much for your visit to my build log. Also for your very kind words and nice comments. Yes, model ship building is a great pass time, if when one looks at there ship and find it is not pleasing to there eyes then a rebuild is in store and it always turns out a lot better, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  7. Hello Carl I thank you very much for your visit and also for your very kind words and comments. Yes, you are correct there, the only problem is I do not have a working plan for the but type hinges. I have been looking at those L-Hinges in my TFFM book page240, but they are a none working hinge, but they do look much nicer than those big ones that I just used. Just may give them a try though, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  8. Hello Ship Mates I again thank you all for all of your visits to my build log. Also for your very kind words and nice comments. It's has been a rather busy week around the Old Home Stead, taking in most of our Christmas Lighting, replacing the old car battery, looking at and buying a new one that will arrive around the end of the month and to top this all off we had a party for our twin Great Grand Children, three years old already, Where !!! did the time go. Back in the Old Ship Yard the little fellows and I have found a few hours to work on our Forward Magazine Bulkhead. The Bulkhead we built, added the LightRoom Window, this was a very fun part of the job, along with a lantern shelf that we lined in tin foil to help reflect a bit more light into the Magazine. We also built and added the Bread Room door or should I say hatch as it is very tiny. We built and installed the Main Magazine Door and then dry fitted it to the Lower Platform. Now the Magazine Bulkhead requires another two doors and Bulkheads and yet another for the Lightroom. So as you can see we do still have a bit of work ahead of us yet before we can install this Bulkhead and install another Beam over it all for support, The hinges that we choose for this job are a bit out of scale but they were the smallest that we had on hand, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  9. Hello Ship Mates Well, I finally got the Magazine Aft Bulkhead built after all and have installed it along with the Mizzen Mast protector box. Now we must move along a bit further and try to build the forward side of the Magazine Bulkhead that looks very challenging to say the least, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  10. Hello Piet Bernadette and I return your Good wishes for Great and Healthy New Year. I thank you very much for your visit to my build log and also for your very kind words and nice comments. Yes work continues on the Oliver Cromwell at a very slow pace, can never get things to go together as nicely as they should, but I do try, this POF build sure is challenging. But then again it is very enjoyable and takes away many idle hours, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  11. Hello Ship Mates I again thank you all very much for all of your visits to my build log on the little ship the Oliver Cromwell. Also for all of your very kind words and nice comments. Back in the Old Ship Yard, we are finding a bit more time to work on our ship. We have planked the Lower Aft Platform and also built the Mizzen Mast protection box that surrounds it. Now we must tackle the aft bulkhead that separates the Bread Room and the Magazine, looks like lots of fun, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  12. Hello Carl Happy New Year to you and your Family. Yes from the Old Ship Yard Prospective things seem very slow. Once we figure out the beams over the Lower Aft Platform things should move along much better. I do thank you for your visit and also for your very kind words and nice comments, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  13. Hello Patrick Happy New Year. Yes, she is starting to show a bit of progress now, seems like a long time coming. I thank you very much for your visit, also for your very kind words and nice comments. I do believe that it is time to start working on the Lower Aft Platform that should put some sort of life into the old girl, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  14. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF MY SHIP MATES I thank all of my shipmates for all of your visits to my build log over the last year. Also for all of your very kind words and nice comments along with all of your very helpful hints and support that we look forward to continuing into this coming New Year. Back in the Old Ship Yard the little fellows and I have had a change in plans as we continued to plank up the inside Starboard Side and add the Deck Clamps for the Main Deck, as we figured that this would be much easier now, rather than wait until the lower Aft Platform Deck was completed, so that is the reason for the change in ideas, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence
  15. Hello Denis I thank you very much for your visit to my build log, Also for your very kind words and nice comments. Yes, the fun is just about to start. I still have to plank up the inside starboard site at least up as far as the upper deck clamps, the port side I intend to have some cut-outs so very little planking there, ENJOY. Regards Lawrence

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